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Candidates for IV Therapy

Physical Pain

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Post-joint replacement pain
  • Knee, hip, ankle, or wrist pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Trauma pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Myosotis
  • Polymyositis
  • Post-stroke pain
  • Arthritis
  • Gum pain
  • Occipital pain

Emotional Imbalance

  • Insomnia
  • Carbohydrate lethargy
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of concentration
  • Mental fatigue
  • Emotional fatigue
  • Acute or chronic depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Stress

Medical Conditions

  • Carbohydrate toxicity
  • Hay fever
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Urticaria
  • Common cold
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Cancer pain

Neurological Pain

  • Neuropathy
  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Nutritional neuropathy

Lifestyle Conditions

  • Jet lag
  • Travel fatigue
  • Circadian adjustment
  • Hangover

Program Options

  • IV Infusions

    IV Infusions

    Treatment Options

    • Modified Myers’ Cocktail
    • High dose vitamin C infusions
    • Magnesium infusions
    • Vitamin B infusions
    • Lidocaine infusions
    • Glutathione infusions
    • Ketamine infusions
    • Immune boosters
    • Stress reduction
    • Metabolism-energy

    Additional Options

    • Hangover management
    • Migraine management
    • Dehydration – IV restoration
    • Jet lag infusions
    • Weight loss infusions
    • 0.9% normal saline infusions
    • 0.45% normal saline infusions
    • Lactated Ringer’s infusion
    • Electrolyte muscle infusions
    • Long distance runner infusions
    • Infusions for nausea
    • Electrolyte replacement
  • Myers’ Cocktail

    Myers’ Cocktail

    The Myers’ Cocktail is a common infusion we provide to our patients, which enhances the immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with allergies, and reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia. The Myers’ Cocktail also reduces inflammation to improve chronic pain and other issues that may cause a loss of vision.

  • Intramuscular Injections

    Intramuscular Injections

    Treatment Options:

    • Vitamin B complex
    • TORADOL® injections
    • Glutathione injections

    Additional Options

    • Ketamine injections
    • 0.25% Marcaine with KENALOG injections
    • 2% lidocaine injections with KENALOG
  • IV Infusion of Pain Medications

    IV Infusion of Pain Medications

    Treatment Options:

    • TORADOL®
    • Magnesium
    • Lidocaine

    Additional Options

    • Acetaminophen
    • Ketamine
  • Trigger Point Injections

    Trigger Point Injections

    Treats the Following:

    • Pain
    • Fatigue
    • Stress
    • Muscle tightness
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Myofascial pain
    • Post-stroke pain

    Additional Options

    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Postherpetic neuralgia
    • Complex facial pain
    • Acute or chronic migraine
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Arthritis pain
  • Nasal Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

    Nasal Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

    Treats the Following:

    • Neck pain
    • Facial pain
    • Headache
    • Migraine
    • Trigeminal neuralgia

    Additional Options

    • Cervical postherpetic neuralgia
    • Gum or oral pain
    • Pain associated with visual cues
    • Complex facial pain syndromes
    • Complex headache pain syndromes
  • Acupressure/Acupuncture


    Transcutaneous nerve stimulation, which helps control pain from fibromyalgia, other neuropathic syndromes, and myofascial pain syndromes.

  • BOTOX® Injections for Pain

    BOTOX® Injections for Pain

    Treats the Following:

    • Migraine
    • Complex chronic migraine
    • Medication overuse for a headache

    Additional Options

    • Complex facial pain syndromes
    • Postherpetic neuralgia
    • Headache pain syndromes
  • Intravenous Ketamine Infusions

    Intravenous Ketamine Infusions

    Treats the Following:

    • Acute depression
    • Chronic depression
    • Anxiety

    Additional Options

    • Irritability
    • Mood swings
    • Chronic pain management

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is IV Therapy?

    What is IV Therapy?

    IV therapy introduces vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream through a catheter. Intravenous infusions are performed by placing a tiny needle into a hand vein. A local anesthetic is used, so the IV application isn’t painful. Once the IV is placed into the vein, fluids, nutritional supplements, and minerals are infused directly into your body. This process bypasses your stomach and intestines for greater absorption and efficacy.

  • Who oversees my IV therapy?

    Who oversees my IV therapy?

    You and your doctor will determine which IV therapy system is best suited for your needs. A board-certified anesthesiologist then monitors your treatment.

  • How does IV therapy help after I’ve been traveling?

    How does IV therapy help after I’ve been traveling?

    Crossing multiple time zones can mess up your natural circadian rhythm. Jet lag can leave you physically taxed and feeling stressed. IV infusions can help reset your internal clock and replenish the amino acids that can reduce travel-related depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

  • How does IV therapy fight the “common cold”?

    How does IV therapy fight the “common cold”?

    Bacteria or a virus that you have unknowingly picked up can cause the common cold, which may leave you feeling fatigued. IV infusions help boost your immune system so you can better fight off foreign invaders.

  • How can I benefit from IV therapy if I am a runner?

    How can I benefit from IV therapy if I am a runner?

    IV infusions replenish your muscles with nutrients and saline, allowing your muscles and joints to become lubricated by eliminating oxidation byproducts that accumulate in your muscle cells.

  • How does IV therapy affect depression and anxiety?

    How does IV therapy affect depression and anxiety?

    Excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and sugars deplete the brain of dopamine and norepinephrine, which can cause depression, anxiety, lethargy, irritability, and other mood disorders. With IV infusions, we can provide amino acids, vitamins, and nutrients that will replenish your neurotransmitters so your thoughts are clearer and your mood is improved.

  • Can IV therapy treat my hangover?

    Can IV therapy treat my hangover?

    A hangover is often caused by extreme dehydration from the overconsumption of alcohol. IV infusions can help you replenish your lost fluids and give you a shot of nutrients to help you recover.

  • What is carbohydrate toxicity?

    What is carbohydrate toxicity?

    High levels of processed carbohydrates and refined sugars can cause lightheadedness and chronic fatigue.

  • What is postherpetic neuralgia?

    What is postherpetic neuralgia?

    The chickenpox virus, which may reappear later in life as a complication of shingles, can cause nerve damage and pain in the neck and chest. Immediate attention is required because of chronic discomfort.

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1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 125
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel: 310-340-0171

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16415 Colorado Ave., Suite 212
Paramount, CA 90723
Tel: 562-774-2306

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