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Infusion Therapy: How to prepare for your IV at INN


Are you ready to get your infusion therapy on, but not sure where to start? If so, we can help. This blog post will cover what you must do to prepare for your infusion therapy at Integrative Nurses Network.



IV therapy is a common alternative and complementary approach to healing in a rapidly growing segment of the natural healthcare market. Alternative health care focuses on maximizing a patient's overall health, as well as their comfort levels during treatments. Patients often are faced with a multitude of treatment options for one's particular ailment. IV Therapy is comprehensive in its focus and encompasses the whole patient; body, mind, and spirit. It can be used to enhance other conventional therapies or be the sole modality for healing many conditions. IV therapy has been scientifically investigated with numerous clinical trials demonstrating its effectiveness in treating what is often called "the chronic diseases of aging."There are a few things you should know before taking an IV treatment. Here we will go over the preparation process to ensure that your IV is done safely and effectively.


Hydration: dehydration causes the most post-IV symptoms and concerns. You must start pre-hydrating 72 hours before your infusion. This means that on Monday night you need to drink about 3 liters of water (16 cups), and then continue drinking every day until Thursday morning when you come in for your treatment. The goal is to become fully hydrated before each treatment so that there are no complications or issues during or after the treatment.


Symptoms such as headache, dizziness, dry mouth, joint stiffness, joint aches, and others often are due to the need for more water! Drink water before, during, and especially after your IV. An electrolyte mixture and coconut water may be used, but water is best. Can add ¼ tsp sea salt to water or meal 30 minutes before Infusion for increased flow to peripheral vasculature and ease of venipuncture.

Reduced fat, protein, and alcohol 48 hours before infusion.


Eating a healthy and balanced diet is essential before undergoing Infusion Therapy. Patients should eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid high-fat and high-protein foods.


When you are concerned about your health, you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to restore it. IV Therapy can be an invaluable tool in your health care plan, and it is likely that many of the concerns that keep you out of the offices of a physician or specialist can be addressed by a natural IV Therapy treatment. There are plenty of reasons why IV Therapies do not get the same media attention as other procedures, but it remains one of the best choices for restoring health if the right people are doing it. The nurses at INN want you to be fully informed and prepared before your IV session. We want you to know that your health goals are attainable, and we want to help you achieve them.


We'll hope this blog was helpful and informative, and we look forward to seeing you soon!



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