IV Nutrition Therapy Irvine, CA

IV Nutrition Therapy Irvine

Infusion Therapy is a medical treatment that involves delivering medically prescribed compounds directly into the bloodstream through a vein. This method is commonly used to treat complex chronic illnesses like autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Lyme disease. Infusion Therapy can help patients by improving their immune systems, reducing inflammation, and providing essential nutrients their bodies may lack.

 What are the Benefits of Infusion Therapy?

One of the main benefits of Infusion Therapy is that it allows for a more targeted and efficient delivery of nutrients and medications. The substances are delivered directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and liver. As a result, patients can receive more bio available doses than they can tolerate orally.

When treating complex conditions, our physicians want to achieve serum concentrations of the prescribed compounds that are significant enough to help the body heal without producing any untoward effects. Since intravenous compounds go directly into the bloodstream, there is no need for the body to metabolize the dose through the digestive system. It is among the best ways to deliver what the body needs to heal.

Overall, Infusion Therapy can be a valuable adjunctive treatment for individuals with gut issues, providing targeted support and promoting overall wellness. When the gut is impaired because of illness, this process is even more difficult and inefficient. As is often seen with chronic illness, a person’s gastrointestinal tract may not function optimally, which slows down progress.

Regardless of the illness, anytime we can heal the gut, the entire body benefits. Healing the digestive tract takes time and we want to help our patients start the healing process right way. The workaround is to bypass the gut with Infusion Therapy until the digestive tract is functioning more optimally.

  • Infusion Therapy allows for direct administration of beneficial therapeutic compounds and fluids into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system.
  • Infusion Therapy is beneficial for individuals with compromised gut function, as it ensures that essential nutrients are absorbed and utilized by the body.
  • Infusion Therapy can help to replenish electrolytes and restore hydration levels, which are often imbalanced in individuals with gut issues.
  • Infusion Therapy can support the immune system by delivering immune-supporting compounds directly into the bloodstream, helping to strengthen the body’s defenses against infections and inflammation.
  • Infusion Therapy is customized as part of an integrative therapy treatment plan to help restore damaged pathways, systems, and organs, address specific deficiencies or imbalances, and help manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and nausea associated with chronic illness.
  • Infusion Therapy can provide targeted treatment and support for the body’s natural healing processes for complex chronic illnesses.

What Conditions Benefit from Infusion Therapy?

At Restoration Healthcare, you will see that nearly all patients are prescribed IV therapy. Our goal is to restore the body’s cells, critical pathways, and overall function back to health by restoring innate centers of healing. Infusion Therapy can be used for:

  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Central Nervous System/Neurodegenerative Disorders (Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s)
  • Chronic fatigue and myalgic encephalomyelitis
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Dysbiosis-SIBO
  • Endocrine diseases
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Hypertension
  • Infections
  • Long-COVID
  • Lyme disease (Long Lyme)
  • Malnutrition
  • Mast Cell Activation (MCAS)
  • Migraine headaches
  • Mitochondrial Illnesses
  • Mold and environmental toxins
  • Multiple chemical sensitivities
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mycotoxin Illness
  • Neurological and cognitive disorders
  • Neurotoxins
  • Recovery from chronic illness, injury or surgery
  • Thyroid Disorders (Hashimoto’s)

How is the Infusion Therapy Targeted to My Health Needs?

Infusion Therapy can also be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual patients. At Restoration Healthcare, our physicians prescribe personalized Infusion Therapy treatments for patients with Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, mitochondrial-related conditions, autoimmune and many others to help restore critical pathways and systems to their normal functioning state. Trained professionals administer Infusion Therapy in a medical setting to ensure safety and effectiveness. Overall, Infusion Therapy is a valuable tool in treating complex chronic illnesses and can help patients improve their quality of life.

A prescribed Infusion Therapy for complex chronic illness is specifically tailored to a person’s medical condition and needs. It is administered under the guidance of a healthcare professional and can often be a combination of medications and fluid compounds or prescribed nutrient compounds. Treatments are often one or two days per week at the start of a protocol and extend for weeks. This differs from other IV therapies used to promote overall health and wellness, often used by athletes and individuals seeking a quick energy boost.

What Can I Expect from Infusion Therapy?

When your doctor prescribes a course of Infusion Therapy, they will determine the specific protocol, how many treatments you need, and the frequency and duration of appointments. Our Infusion Therapy team is staffed by paramedics working under doctor’s orders who are experienced and always available for concerns and questions.

We have two Infusion Therapy rooms: one for quiet, sleep, and meditation, the other for taking phone calls, working on your computer, and conversing with other patients. Our chairs are large and comfortable, the lighting is dim, and the atmosphere is restful.

Every patient has their own experience – You may feel cool because of the increased fluids in your bloodstream (we have heating pads!). Some patients feel sleepy, others are hungry, and others don’t feel differently. In your first treatment, the Infusion Therapy team will ensure your questions are answered, and your concerns are addressed. Your treatments, including IV therapy, are carefully planned to restore your body’s cellular health and the metabolic pathways needed to function correctly. It may take time to feel the improvements fully, so it is essential to meet your doctor’s prescribed course of treatment. This is a very important part of your path to wellness.

Will It Hurt? This is a common question. We get it. Our Infusion Therapy team is highly trained to make this experience comfortable. We use the tiniest pediatric equipment to take the ouch out of the process. Once the IV tube is in place, it should not hurt, burn, or sting. You may feel some tenderness afterward, but this will disappear in a few days. If you are ever uncomfortable or feel like it is not going well, our team is there to help make it right.

How Long Will It Take? 

How often your doctor prescribes for you to receive Infusion Therapy depends on your health status and condition. Each type of IV treatment has its own time frame, from one-hour to four hours. Your full course of treatment may be weeks or several months. We recommend that you plan your schedule of appointments in advance so that this becomes a priority and does not interfere with your other commitments.

For the best outcomes, it is essential that you complete your entire prescribed Infusion Therapy course of treatment. Our comprehensive approach to treating complex-chronic illness is a commitment of time and energy. We understand that can be a challenge. However, we know from years of experience that this commitment is needed to resolve complex chronic illnesses.

To make this time commitment as easy as possible, we encourage you to bring what you need to keep your life moving  – phone, computers, reading materials, craft projects, books, or games to pass the time. We recommend you wear warm clothes, and bring a water bottle and snacks.


Why Do I Need Infusion Therapy?

At Restoration Healthcare, Infusion Therapy is integral to our doctor’s clinical plan for treating complex chronic illnesses. Our Infusion Therapy protocol prescriptions are specified for your health issues and deliver specialized nutrients to address complex chronic illnesses at the cellular level. Our physicians formulate and prescribe intravenous therapies for complex chronic diseases to bypass what is often a compromised gut to ensure nutrients get directly to the cells. We also prescribe chelation IV therapy, which is for removing toxic heavy metals and certain medications (see more below).

What Does Infusion Therapy Do?

Infusion Therapy applies therapeutic compounds directly into the body. It bypasses the gut and intestines, which may be compromised or inefficient at metabolizing prescribed medications and therapeutic compounds. This malabsorption can be significant if the digestive tract is compromised from illness. When these compounds are applied directly into the body under the careful supervision of our licensed doctors and trained medical staff, they work at the cellular level to boost immune function, increase energy levels and restore pathways to manage complex, chronic health problems.

How is Infusion Therapy More Effective Than Oral Delivery Methods?

The bioavailability and absorption of intravenous compounds are always higher than anything taken orally because it bypasses the body’s digestive tract. Anything in a pill or powder form travels through the digestive system and may be lost along the way. Conversely, Infusion Therapy injects therapeutic compounds directly into the bloodstream; there’s no need for the body to metabolize the dose through the digestive system. Many obstacles prevent the digestive system from working efficiently, which limits absorption and bioavailability, including:

  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Infections of the gut lining
  • Inflammation of the gut
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption

How Does Infusion Therapy Differ from Chelation Therapy?

Exposure to toxic heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, thallium, and aluminum can come from our food and water, air, and even some medications. They are found in paints and construction materials, batteries, lightbulbs, gasoline, pesticides, fungicides, cigarette smoke, and even the fireworks we enjoy around the 4th of July.

There is no escaping them and unfortunately, sometimes the body is poorly equipped to purge them from our systems. Often genetics create great vulnerability. Toxic heavy metals bind to cells and inhibit the normal function of cells and organs. If concentrations of certain toxic heavy metals are too high in the body, it can be associated with serious health conditions. A process called chelation helps remove heavy metals. Chelation therapy involves taking a substance that binds to heavy metal molecules in a way that enables your body to eliminate them as waste products. Technically speaking, “chelation” means to grab or bind. We use CaEDTA (calcium ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid) delivered directly into the bloodstream via intravenous (IV) drip.

What Can I Expect from Infusion Therapy at Restoration Healthcare?

A course of treatment will depend on baseline laboratory work and the severity of the condition. Most courses of Infusion Therapy will be weekly, for up to 12-weeks, and Chelation Therapy is up to 40-weeks. Our staff monitors progress through the treatment, and doses are adjusted accordingly.

If this sounds complicated and time-consuming, we understand. And we also know from experience and patient outcomes that this therapy can make the difference in resolving stubborn and complex chronic health conditions.

The clinic has two Infusion Therapy rooms, one for working and keeping up with busy lives and the other for quiet activities with what we call “library” rules. Our staff is always nearby to check on you, answer questions and ensure you are comfortable. To ensure the expected outcomes, you must complete your doctor’s entire prescribed Infusion Therapy course of treatment. Our comprehensive approach to treating complex-chronic illness is a commitment of time and energy. We understand that can be a challenge. However, we know from experience that this commitment is needed to resolve complex chronic illnesses

Will my Insurance Pay for my Infusion Therapy?

At Restoration Healthcare we bill qualified insurance plans for Infusion Therapy. Our billing team will work with you on coverage issues for your specific plan.  Some insurers cover all Infusion Therapies and Chelation therapy, others only some. Your coverage for all treatment at Restoration Healthcare will be addressed after you complete your New Patient Intake and apply to become a patient.  Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for deductibles, co-insurance payments, and/or copays, and any additional expenses. We understand that navigating insurance plans can be complex and takes a great deal of patience. If your insurance coverage changes or you receive a bill that seems incorrect, please contact us right away so we can help you clarify the situation.

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