There are chronic infections and then those that are latent and lie dormant in the body for years, even throughout life. We now from studies and from personal experience with patient feedback and lab test results that IV therapy can help reduce and alleviate the symptoms of, and in some cases, the pathogenic infection route.
Dormant Viral Infection Studies Shingles
Herpes zoster infection (shingles) results in a painful skin rash which generally lasts 2–4 weeks. 1 It can lie dormant in the body for years and is thought to be related to the chicken pox virus. It’s typically stimulated by stress or illness later in life, but also can affect younger people as well.
Some people develop ongoing nerve pain, a condition known as postherpetic neuralgia, which may last for months or years and is due to nerve damage or alterations caused by the virus, and can include sensations of burning pain, itching, oversensitivity, (tingling, numbness or pins and needles. In a study on postherpetic neuralgia, 50% of patients had low vitamin C levels. A number of case studies have indicated that both acute and postherpetic neuralgia can be dramatically decreased following intravenous vitamin C.1
Epstein Barr (EBV)
Epstein Barr is a very common virus that when tested, most people have antibodies for; nine out of ten adults test positive for the Epstein Barr. EBV is the herpes virus simplex 4. Many young people contract it early in life from kissing or sharing food and drinks with others, as it lives in the fluids of the body including those in the mouth. Often, it begins as a mononucleosis or can go undiagnosed until later in life. As with many viruses, it lies dormant and can be triggered by stress, anxiety or other infections and illnesses.
In a recent study on EBV and IV Vitamin C, data provided evidence that high dose (7.5 to 50 grams) IV vitamin C therapy may have a positive effect on disease duration and may reduce viral antibody levels.2
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection and one that is very common. Unfortunately, it lies dormant in the body, and many people are unaware that they have it. Toxoplasmosis is a result of undercooked food or contact with the parasite through cat feces. It is thought that almost all cats carry the disease. Symptoms include muscle pain, fever, and headache, all of which can last for weeks. It is can also lead to neurodegenerative disorders. High dioses of Vitamin C can be anti-parasitic and other therapies can be added to the treatment plan such as anti-parasitic and antiviral drugs or nutrients.
COVID-19 and Respiratory Illness
A recent study lead by researcher, R. Horowitz, purported IV glutathione, glutathione and alpha lipoic acid may represent an innovative treatment approach for blocking and addressing “cytokine storm syndrome” and respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Cytokines are immune system proteins, but when in overdrive, they begin to attack the body’s own tissue. This is why people with underlying conditions are having a tough time fighting off COVID-19. They also have challenges fighting the common cold, flu, or noroviruses. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to treat Covid-19 patients in our office.
IV Therapy Can help combat many disorders. When it comes to viral infections these are a few of the top contenders in IV therapeutics.
A few examples of IV treatments are Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chelation, Glutathione, High-Dose Vitamin C, Meyer’s Cocktail, and Magnesium. These IV treatments help with countless issues from asthma, arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol, hormonal disorders, and so much more. Glutathione is one of the most potent antioxidants and is a master at detoxifying and healing the body.
Why IV & Chelation Therapy Rather Than Oral Supplementation?
IV therapy administers high dose vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential nutrients to fight disease, eliminate symptoms, and alleviate associated effects. Many individuals have digestive malfunctions and liver complications that prevent oral medications and supplementations from getting into the bloodstream and to the appropriate cells in the body.
Poor diet, chronic stress, insomnia, disease, illness, environmental stressors, and a sedentary lifestyle can all contribute to disease states and an unhealthy lifestyle. ISN’T IT TIME YOU TOOK STEPS TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE?
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1. Chen JY, Chu CC, So EC, Hsing CH, Hu ML. Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia with intravenous administration of vitamin C. Anesth Analg. 2006;103(6):1616–7.
2. Mikirova N, Effect of high dose vitamin C on Epstein-Barr viral infection 2014; 20: 725–732., ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4015650/