Naturopathic Cancer Treatment Provider for over 25 years

IV Therapy Specialist

Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

Holistic Cancer Care & Primary Care & Primary Care Practice located in Downtown, Portland, OR

If you’re dehydrated or have a nutrient deficiency, you may benefit from IV therapy. IV therapy is a minimally invasive in-office treatment that supplies your body with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients intravenously. At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health in Downtown Portland, Oregon, the team of holistic medical experts regularly prescribes IV therapy to treat a variety of conditions. To see if you’re a candidate, make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a holistic, integrative treatment that involves the introduction of vitamins, nutrients, or medications to your bloodstream intravenously. There are a variety of ways to use IV therapy. 

Following a physical exam and review of your medical history, the team at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health can develop a treatment regimen that aligns with your needs. 

What is IV therapy used for?

IV therapy is incredibly versatile. At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, the team regularly uses IV therapy to:

  • Improve immune system function
  • Improve detoxification pathways
  • Ease acute and chronic stress
  • Aid in the treatment of chronic fatigue
  • Aid in the treatment of fibromyalgia
  • Address dehydration

The team also uses IV therapy to promote athletic performance and recovery; they regularly work with high school, college, and amateur athletes to ease inflammation to muscles and joints and to prevent injury.

You might also benefit if you have an autoimmune disease like Crohn’s that prevents you from absorbing the nutrients in the foods you eat. 

Can cancer patients benefit from IV therapy?

Yes. At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, the team regularly administers high-dose vitamin C to cancer patients guided by a protocol developed more than a decade ago at the University of Kansas. High-dose vitamin C enables your body to absorb much higher amounts of vitamin C than is possible orally. 

Clinical research shows that high-dose vitamin C is toxic to many types of cancer cells but harmless to normal cells. This type of treatment helps healthy cells heal while reducing the side effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy. 

In addition, IV therapy with high-dose vitamin C provides a safe, non-toxic, and well-researched alternative to traditional chemotherapy. You can use it alone or in combination with conventional chemotherapy treatment. 

Are there any risks associated with IV therapy?

IV therapy is safe and well-tolerated, but there are risks. For example, IV therapy requires the use of a needle. This presents a risk of infection or swelling. 

It’s also possible to receive too much of a certain vitamin. That’s why it’s so important to work with a qualified medical professional like those at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health. 

If you have any questions or concerns about IV therapy, make sure to bring them up during your initial consultation. 

Whether you’re suffering from chronic fatigue or you simply want to improve your athletic performance, IV therapy is worth considering. Make an appointment at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.