IV Therapy

Rheumatology located in Tustin and Laguna Hills, CA

IV Therapy

About IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy can help power you up when you’re tired, run-down, or struggling with chronic health challenges. Elite board-certified rheumatologist Behnam Khaleghi, MD, and the knowledgeable team offer personalized IV therapy plans and first-class care at Pacific Rheumatology Center. Replenishing your vitamin and mineral levels can help your body feel and function at its best. Many patients find that IV therapy is an immense boost for general well-being. Ready to learn more about natural IV therapy? Call either office in Tustin or Laguna Hills, California. Or, click on the online booking feature anytime.

IV Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is a treatment that gives you vitamins, minerals, and other natural nutrients through a vein that puts the substances directly into your body. 

You absorb 100% of the nutrients in IV therapy that directly deliver restorative substances to help your body recover and revive faster. 

One popular example of IV therapy is the Myers Cocktail. It includes B-complex and vitamin C, along with calcium and magnesium. This broad-spectrum mixture is well-known for supporting both sick and healthy people. 

IV therapy can include other substances, too. For example, IV therapy can also be an effective way to deliver medication for patients with arthritis and other chronic conditions. 

When does the doctor recommend IV therapy?

Food and oral supplements must go through your entire digestive tract. Some of the nutrients get lost along the way during this hours-long process. You may absorb anywhere from 10-90% of the nutrients you orally take. 

That process can sometimes make it hard to absorb all the nutrients you need, even when you’re generally healthy. Some people also struggle to absorb nutrients due to a chronic condition. 

The Pacific Rheumatology Center team may recommend IV therapy if you have a vitamin or mineral deficiency or a chronic health problem. Some of the many conditions that IV therapy can help include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Acute asthma attacks
  • Migraine headaches
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seasonal hay fever
  • Chronic sinus infections 
  • Chronic upper respiratory tract infections
  • Illness recovery

IV therapy isn’t limited to these conditions. The team can tailor your IV therapy based on your symptoms and condition.

How does the doctor administer IV therapy? 

The Pacific Rheumatology Center team helps you settle into a comfortable chair before treatment. They do a quick pinprick to place the needle that delivers your treatment into your vein. 

After they tape the needle in its place, an attached tube delivers a gradual drip into the needle and vein. The process takes 45-60 minutes. You can indulge in a catnap or read during treatment. 

IV therapy isn’t painful. But you might feel some coldness around the needle during treatment. This sensation goes away after treatment. 

Because of the immediate delivery into your bloodstream, you may instantly feel the impact of IV therapy. 

For IV therapy that puts your individual needs first, call Pacific Rheumatology Center or make your appointment online 24/7.