At Tao Integrative Medicine, we fully understand that nutrition is the essence of life for our bodies. It is only by optimizing nutrition that we can fully return to a state of wellness. Therefore, we offer advanced nutritional testings performed by the highest quality laboratories. Our physician will analyze the results and develop a plan of care to treat any deficiencies identified through oral and intravenous nutrition therapies.
IV nutrition is the delivery of vital nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Infusion therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal tract and allows maximum absorption and effectiveness of vitamins in the body. This promotes healing much more quickly than using oral supplements alone. We offer many different IV nutrient therapies designed to meet individual patient needs. For those with unique nutritional requirements, a customized formula will be prepared by our pharmacist especially for you.
Below are some of our commonly prescribed formulas:
General Wellness Formula
This widely used Meyer’s Cocktail contains B-complex, vitamin C, magnesium and calcium. It has been shown to be effective in treating many disorders. Examples include: allergic rhinitis, fatigue, migraines, reactive airway disease, and infections. This treatment is usually completed in less than one hour.
Optimal Healing Formula
This is useful for patients who are undergoing a surgical procedure and works best when given both before and after surgery. It includes vitamin C, B vitamins, and magnesium, all of which help in wound healing and tissue repair. By boosting the level of nutrients in the body just before and after surgery, we can reduce post-operative infections, inflammation, and scarring, as well as improve recovery time. This therapy takes approximately two hours.
Combat Stress Formula
This formula is designed for the adult in mind who is under great deals of stress and cannot afford to stop moving. It includes Vitamin B12 (for mood, energy, and concentration), B5 (to protect against stress, anxiety, and viral illnesses), and glutathione (which boosts the body’s immune and detoxification systems). Some patients come in every month for this treatment in order to keep stress at bay. It is an intense therapy and is usually administered in less than 3 hours.
Graceful Aging Formula
This formula is targeted for those with concerns about aging. The vitamin C acts as an antioxidant, while vitamin B promotes tissue repair. It also contains magnesium for skin elasticity and calcium for bone health. It provides a great boost for the body every few weeks. This therapy takes approximately two hours.
Immune Support Formula
This formula is designed for patients who are fighting cancer, have auto-immune diseases, or hard-to-treat infections such as Lyme’s disease. It is full of vitamin C and B vitamins, as well as many other special ingredients. For example, taurine is a very important amino acid that is an anti-inflammatory agent, antioxidant, and protects the cardiovascular system. Glycyrrhiza is an ancient Chinese herbal remedy for viral infections. Glutathione boosts the immune system and is a very potent antioxidant. Additionally, zinc helps fight infections and may help ease the side effects of radiation treatment. This is an extensive therapy and takes about four hours. It may need to be given on a weekly basis to start, depending on the extent of disease being treated.
For those with neurologic and psychiatric issues, we aggressively address any nutritional deficiencies, with a particular focus on fatty acids. We have joined together with BodyBio, a company leading in nutritional healthcare, to present you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment as possible. People suffering with the effects of anxiety, autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, stroke, or chronic seizures need special care. This includes thorough nutrient testing, as well as aggressive replacement of deficiencies. Providing the body with the essential nutrients that it desperately needs will allow the restoration of your optimal health and wellness.