History of IV Therapy

History of IV Therapy

IV Nutrient Therapy

Micronutrient deficiency among American adults has been on the rise and this trend will continue; researchers believe this has contributed to the higher occurrence of chronic diseases, inflammation, and decreased immunity.

Given today’s fast paced life style, over consumption of processed foods, exposure to chemicals, the traditional way of maintaining an optimal health such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are harder to sustain and often not enough. Everyone can use a little help. IV Nutrient Therapy maybe a helping hand for those with certain conditions and need to bounce back quickly.

IV Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous (IV) is a therapy that delivers liquid substances directly into a vein, the fastest way to achieve intended benefit as it bypass the digestive system. IV therapy has been a part of medicine for a century. Intravenous technology was first published in 1883 by Dr. Thomas Latta during a cholera epidemic in Britain. The standard IV use of saline solutions did not begin until 1902. Intravenous therapy was further developed in the 1930s but was not widely available until the 1950s.

Traditionally, IV is given in the hospital setting. Today, more and more medical practitioners are incorporating IV treatments outside of hospital because the procedure has been proven to be safe and patients don’t want the high costs of hospital visits.

IV Nutrient Therapy is for delivering vitamins and minerals, along with fluid replacement directly into circulation, achieving maximum benefit of these nutrients.

Dr. Myers, a late physician from Baltimore, pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical conditions. When Dr. Meyer passed away, his patients sought IV Therapy with another Baltimore physician Dr. Gaby, who documented and published this treatment in 2002, and named it Meyer’s Cocktail, in honor of Dr. Meyer. Both Dr. Meyer and Dr. Gaby used Meyer’s Cocktail to provide relief for patients with vast conditions such as migraine, fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, upper respiratory tract infections, athletic performance, seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute muscle spasm, and more.

Meyer’s Cocktail

Ingredient Amount
Magnesium chloride Hexahydrate 20% (Magnesium) 2-5 ml
Calcium Gluconate 10% (calcium) 1-3 ml
Hydroxocobalamin 1,000 mcg/ml (B12) 1 ml
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 100 mg/ml (B6) 1 ml
Dexpanthenol 250 mg/ml (B5) 1 ml
B Complex 100 (B complex) 1 ml
Vitamin C 222 mg/ml (C) 4-20 ml

According to Dr. Gaby, the ingredients can be modified based on patient’s symptoms and reactions to treatment

In addition to vitamins and minerals, IV Therapy may include other ingredients:

  • Glutathione: a premium antioxidant produced by all the cells, especially the brain, liver, intestine and kidney.
  • IV Meds: anti-nausea, anti-heartburn, anti-headache

Excerpt from Dr. Gaby’s paper:
Over an 11-year period, approximately 15,000 injections were administered in an outpatient setting to an estimated 800 -1,000 different patients. Conditions that frequently responded included asthma attacks, acute migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis. A small number of patients with congestive heart failure, angina, chronic urticaria, hyperthyroidism, dysmenorrhea, or other conditions were also treated with the Myers’ and most showed marked improvement. Many relatively healthy patients chose to receive periodic injections because it enhanced their overall well being for periods of a week to several months.

Publications and Reviews on IV Nutrient Therapy

1. Dr Gaby’s Publication on Meyer’s Cocktail: http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/7/5/389.pdf
2. Reader’s Digest: https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/iv-therapy/
3. Time.com: http://healthland.time.com/2013/01/15/hook-me-up-are-iv-clinics-for-you/
4. US News: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/2016-07-07/should-you-try-iv-therapy
5. Women’s Health: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/vitamin-iv-drips
6. Dr. Whitaker: https://www.drwhitaker.com/the-power-of-intravenous-nutrient-therapy
7. A good written blog on Meyer’s Cocktail: https://resquaredmedical.com/everything-you-want-to-know-about-myers-cocktail/
8. IntegratedPractitioner.com: https://www.integrativepractitioner.com/whats-new/all-news/nutritional-iv-therapy-alternative-pathway-care/
9. Nutritional IV Symposium — presented by Dr. Mitchell Ghen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzbs1GekemM

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