5 Reasons to Consider IV Therapies

One of the most valuable of the comprehensive integrative therapies available at Progressive Medical Center is the Intravenous delivery of life enhancing nutrients and natural medicines. Intravenous (IV) therapies provide relief and healing for people with a wide array of health concerns and objectives.

Other reasons to use IV therapies include:

  • Auto immune disorders
  • Athletic performance
  • Neurological conditions
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia symptoms

“IV Therapy bypasses the digestive system, allowing for full absorption of nutrients and amino acids into the bloodstream”


The first system compromised with illness is often the digestive system. There are many common reasons for digestive disorders such as dietary sensitivities and medications. When the digestive or GI system’s functionality is weakened health issues are perpetuated.

This disrupts the body’s ability to heal itself. IV therapies bypass the digestive system and allow for full absorption of nutrients, amino acids, and herbs administered directly into the bloodstream. There those nutrients can help the digestive system and other systems of the body heal.

Auto-Immune Disorders

Allergies and nutritional deficiencies are just a few of the culprits that can suppress the immune system. By intravenously administering high doses of nutrients as well as anti-inflammatory herbs like licorice root we can restore the immune system.


Intravenously administered glutamine after a game or training session can speed recovery and restore function to lungs and muscle fibers. In contrast, many athletes are given high doses of Arginine a legally compliant and naturally occurring amino acid that helps the body to produce more growth hormone to prepare for game season.

Cancer patients

We take an integrative approach and work in conjunction with patients that choose chemotherapy and/or radiation to assist with the toxic side effects. We work with patients’ immune systems to help with recovery and quality of life.


Patients with heavy metal toxicity and fibromyalgia can benefit from Chelation Therapy. After the therapy, we will supplement with higher doses of nutrients to ensure the replacement of minerals that might have been taken out along with the toxic metals. Detox is also a great way to kick-start a weight loss program.

Neurological conditions

Patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s can benefit drastically from IV therapies that incorporate glutathione. A major intercellular antioxidant that increases dopamine levels and improves motor function.


Magnesium administered intravenously helps reduce the inflammatory effects of asthma to provide long-term relief. A nebulizer with glutathione and other nutrients may be administered to heal the lungs, as IV therapies work at the blood level.


Patients experiencing diabetes-linked neuropathy have had feeling return to limbs and better regulation of insulin with the administration of Alpha Lapoic Acid, a naturally occurring antioxidant. This is especially effective when combined with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


Since fibromyalgia symptoms include severe muscle pain, amino acids are administered intravenously. These are the building blocks for our muscle tissue and therefore help muscles recover more quickly, ultimately reducing the aches and pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

For more information or to answer your questions on IV Therapy, Call today: 770-676-6000