IV Therapies And Chelation

Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center

Integrative & Functional Medicine & Lifestyle Preventative Medicine located in Ann Arbor, MI

IV nutritional therapy can help you improve your overall wellness anytime, and oral chelation is an effective way to detoxify from heavy metal toxicity. At Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the team can prescribe the IV therapy or oral chelation therapy that you need based on a thorough medical evaluation and testing. Schedule your appointment now through the online tool, or call the office to schedule today.

IV Therapies and Chelation Q & A

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is the process of removing harmful metals, such as mercury, lead, and iron from your body. If these heavy metals build up in your bloodstream, they can cause serious illness.

Chelation therapy may be administered as an oral medication or IV infusion, using a chelating agent, such as dimercapto propanesulfonic acid (DMPS). Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center only offers oral chelation, as they feel this is the safest and best way to administer this powerful therapy.

Testing may be done periodically during your course of chelation therapy to verify that the toxic metals are leaving your body. Even if you're already sick due to heavy metal toxicity, chelation therapy can help you recover full health again.

Before your chelation therapy, you’ll have a lab review with your Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center provider so you can learn about your heavy metal levels. During this review, you’ll also discuss how long the detox process may take. For most patients, it’s around a year.

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is a treatment that gives you powerful doses of the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that your body needs for optimal health. Through specific diagnostic testing, you may learn that you're severely deficient in certain nutrients. This may be the reason that you suffer from chronic allergies, inflammatory conditions, chronic fatigue, or many other conditions.

Fortunately, IV therapy can give you a large infusion of the substances that you need almost immediately. Getting these nutrients through an IV puts them directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system so that improper digestion or malabsorption isn’t a problem.

IV therapy can be a powerful treatment for overall health and wellness, for weight loss, or for a sudden illness like a severe cold. Your Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center provider can tailor the treatment just for your needs, precisely adjusting the nutrients until they're right for you.

What does it feel like to have IV therapy?

Most patients say that it's comfortable and easy because the needle used for infusion is so slender. Usually, the IV therapy session won't take more than half an hour. In some cases, you might briefly notice a metallic taste, but it fades quickly. It's also possible that you'll feel cold around the infusion site (usually your arm) but this sensation is also short-lived.

You can relax, read, play on your phone, or watch television during your treatment session, and as soon as it's complete, you can resume your day.

Interested in harnessing the power of natural nutrients to detoxify and feel better? Book online or call Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center today for an appointment.