When it comes to your physical health, sometimes trying something new is what your body needs. Have you heard of IV therapy? If you have and haven't tried it yet or if you haven't and you're curious, here's a guide to help you learn more about this service to see if it's right for you.
What is IV therapy? What can it do for you? Learn more here so you can determine if this type of therapy can be beneficial to you.
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy is technically a medical treatment that involves sending nutrients, hydrating fluids, and even medications via an IV. You may receive IV therapy as part of a cosmetic procedure to keep you hydrated or manage your pain, or you may receive IV therapy as a stand-alone service. If you want to hydrate or revitalize your body or go into recovery mode following a race or other activity, then IV therapy can be helpful.
Always get IV therapy done in a doctor's office or in a licensed clinic. Your doctor or specialist will work with you to determine what the best therapy application is for IV use to help you get the most out of the experience.
How can IV therapy benefit you?
When something is administered to the body via IV, it gets into the veins and bloodstream and the rest of the body very fast. This allows you to potentially get your energy back and not feel so fatigued. Your doctor may recommend IV therapy to you if you are severely dehydrated, if your body is stressed, or if you just need to have a relaxing spa day where you can fully recharge from the inside out.
How does IV therapy work?
IV therapy works the way it sounds like it might: a needle is inserted into a vein and attached to a line that is attached to an IV bag. In the IV bag are fluids that are transferred into the body slowly. A baggie of saline fluids for hydration may be all you need, or you can get a custom cocktail of nutrients created as part of your IV therapy to help you from the inside out. Your doctor or IV specialist can show you what methods of IV treatment can work best for you.
You can get IV therapy as a regular treatment for yourself. Speak to a doctor if you want to get IV therapy frequently or if you're worried it might interfere with other treatments you take.