IV/Ozone Therapy

Intravenous or IV therapy delivers fluids, medications, and nutrients directly into the bloodstream through a vein. This therapy approach is essential for patients with medical conditions requiring rapid and efficient absorption or those unable to take oral medications. Conditions benefiting from IV therapy in Walnut Creek, Napa, and Atherton, CA, include dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, severe infections, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and chronic illnesses like Crohn's disease. 

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Dr. Paul Kim and Dr. Neesha Dave at the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging might recommend IV therapy for specific cases. In geriatric medicine - our doctor might suggest it for elderly patients with dehydration due to reduced fluid intake or medical conditions. For integrative medicine, our doctor might propose IV therapy to people with nutrient deficiencies, fatigue, or those seeking wellness optimization. Both doctors recognize IV therapy's potential to swiftly address health issues and improve patients' quality of life. However, they would carefully assess each patient's medical history, needs, and preferences before recommending IV therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. 

IV Therapy: Explained

IV therapy involves the administration of fluids, nutrients, or medications directly into your bloodstream through an intravenous line. Our trained healthcare professional inserts a thin needle into a vein and places a plastic tube (catheter), allowing substances to be delivered swiftly. During IV therapy in Walnut Creek, Napa, and Atherton, CA, you can expect a sense of mild pressure as the needle goes in, followed by a sensation of coolness as the fluids enter your veins. Depending on the purpose, IV therapy can benefit you in various scenarios. After intense physical exertion, receiving an IV drip with electrolytes can swiftly rehydrate your body and restore balance. IV antibiotics can directly combat infections if you suffer from a severe illness. Hangovers can be eased by a rehydrating IV cocktail, revitalizing your energy and reducing discomfort. A personalized IV infusion can provide rapid relief for chronic conditions like migraines. IV therapy bypasses the digestive system, allowing faster absorption and quicker results. However, minor risks like infection or bruising may occur. Overall, IV therapy offers a convenient and effective way to address dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, and various medical situations, promoting quicker recovery and revitalization.

IV Therapy for Healthy Aging

IV therapy promotes healthy aging by delivering essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream, enhancing absorption and effectiveness. Nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants rejuvenate your body's cells, boosting energy levels, improving skin elasticity, and supporting cognitive function. For example, a vitamin C IV can enhance collagen production, reducing wrinkles.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. Consider IV therapy in Walnut Creek, Napa, and Atherton, CA, for a healthier, vibrant lifestyle. 

Ozone Therapy in Walnut Creek, Napa, & Atherton, CA

Ozone (O3) is a colorless gas that is made up of three oxygen particles. The regular oxygen (O2) that we breathe every day is made up of just two oxygen particles. Because ozone has three oxygen particles rather than two, it is considered an ‘activated’ form of oxygen. Ozone is used in many applications where more oxygen is beneficial such as water purification, air purification, and medical ozone therapies.

When the body needs to be supercharged with oxygen particles, ozone is the go-to option. Ozone is used to promote oxygen utilization leading to an increase in immune cell production. This unique therapy is given to patients to detoxify the body, help fight infections, treat diseases, and accelerate recovery.

Ozone therapy is a biological modifier and this type of therapy has been around for 100 years. It is widely used in Europe in countries such as Germany, Spain and Italy. It can be used to help promote a healthier immune system and overall lifestyle. Some of the common conditions that ozone therapy is used to help with are:

  • Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal)
  • Autoimmune (e.g fibromyalgia)
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Wound healing
  • Cancer (optimizes treatment)
  • Respiratory (e.g. bronchitis)
  • Digestive (e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), and heart conditions (e.g. heart attack)
  • Improve athletic performance and even help reduce jet lag
  • Helps detoxify the body


What does Ozone Therapy do?

Ozone therapy works to increase the oxygen utilization of systems in our body which in turn promotes the immune system. The disinfecting qualities of ozone make it a highly recommended method for treating viral and bacterial infections.

Oxygen is also the basis of energy for all the cells in the body. As we take in more oxygen molecules through ozone therapy, our cells are able to produce more energy. This increase in energy helps the body heal itself, correct any damaged systems, and provide the support you need to feel better.

How does Ozone Therapy work?

There are a few methods of ozone therapy. Ozone infusions involve ozone collecting blood and returning it to the patient once ozonated. Rectal and bladder insufflations are used to address problems such as chronic cystitis, hepatitis, and colitis in organs such as the liver, intestine, and bladder. Ozone therapy has been widely used topically to treat wounds, burns and nail fungus. It can also be delivered directly to the joints through an injection known as prolozone (ozone mixed with vitamins and procaine).

Ozone treatment is safe, effective and preventive. Your doctor will determine the best treatment option and frequency for your needs.

Book an appointment with Dr. Paul Kim or Dr. Neesha Dave at the Medical Institute of Healthy Aging by calling one of our three locations: (925) 979-0979 (Walnut Creek), (707) 266-2277 (Napa), and (650) 779-7201 (Atherton).

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