IV Nutrient Therapy
About IV Nutrient Therapy
Even though IV therapy is evolving far beyond its origins as an ER / hospital room staple, we can use this traditional example as both conscientious healthcare consumers and providers to illustrate its high utility in a broader therapeutic context. For example, why would an ER / hospital bother investing the extra time and money to staff an IV therapist, prep patients, purchase and maintain IV equipment, and administer slow drips when oral drugs abound? Why hasn’t this 60+-year-old technology been replaced yet? First and foremost, it’s typically faster than pills, which is a potentially life-saving advantage when it comes to acute care. Intravenous therapy is the fastest method of absorption around, in fact, because the substance injected “jumps the line” to the second-to-last spot: the veins. Bloodstream, brain, done.
Yes, IV therapy is a highly relied upon resource when it comes to providing quick aid for trauma victims, serious health conditions, severe dehydration and more, but given the wide availability of immunity-augmenting “cocktails,” this delivery system is well-suited for many other applications. Aside from severe trauma, IV therapy also helps with situational issues like hangovers, dehydration, and infections.
As the perception of IV therapy continues expanding to accommodate wellness and preventive initiatives, the role of the IV therapist evolves concordantly. Now, you no longer have to be infirmed or severely injured to benefit from this fast-acting and potent treatment, because IV therapists have earned their way into the world of preventive medicine. Industry-leading practices are dedicating themselves to redefining this battle-tested mode of medication administration. This is the next in shifting from reactive to proactive care.