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IV Fluid Therapy in Boston

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IV Fluid Therapy in Boston

IV Fluid Therapy in Boston

Do you have a favorite science fiction film, book, or television show? Maybe the thought of the science fiction genre conjures up images of metal needles, strange creatures, or totalitarian artificial intelligence. 

 

When people hear the term “IV fluid therapy,” there’s a chance their brain jumps to extreme futuristic technologies.

 

The reality is that IV fluid therapy is a favorite healthcare practice of both patients and functional medicine providers—like the team at Five Journeys.

 

What is IV Fluid Therapy?

Our bodies need key vitamins, nutrients, and minerals to function properly. They get these most directly from the food we eat—which is why we’re always harping about the importance of eating variety and color!

 

For a variety of reasons, our bodies easily end up off-kilter. Whether we’re restricting food intake in the name of “health,” have a gut issue, aren’t eating a diet rich in micronutrients, or are bombarded with toxins, our bodies aren’t able to properly absorb what they need.

 

This is where IV fluid therapy comes in. We deliver these key nutrients to the body much quicker than it takes the body to metabolize food. Our patients leave IV fluid therapy sessions feeling refreshed, boosted, and ready to show up for their health. 

 

IV Fluid Therapy isn’t Science Fiction

When you hear the word “IV fluid therapy,” your mind may conjure up images that resemble your favorite science fiction stories. Many people cringe at the idea of IV fluid therapy or dub it as something “of the future.”

 

In reality, IV fluid therapy is a current treatment that’s safe and effective for just about everyone. It’s not scary or far-fetched, like something in a futuristic film. 

 

Two Types of IV Fluid Therapy

At Five Journeys, we provide two primary types of IV fluid therapy for our Boston patients:

 

Medical IV Fluid Therapy

For individuals with chronic health conditions, intense and frequent treatment is required to attack the root health problem. 

 

We offer the following types of medical IVs:

 

  • Heavy metal detox package
  • Glutathione boost
  • Vitamin C Oncology Protocol
  • Antioxidant Alpha-Lipoic Acid
  • High-dose Vitamin C
  • NAD+ metabolic support 

 

Five Journeys medical IVs are for individuals with cancer, mold toxicity, extreme vitamin deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, and more.

 

To book your medical IV, call (617-934-6400) or contact us today.

 

Wellness IV Fluid Therapy

For those looking for general improvement in health, performance, aging, immunity, and more, we offer special IV packages for general wellness.

 

Five Journeys offers three wellness IV packages:

 

  • Immune booster IV
  • Hangover helper IV
  • Energy booster IV

 

Amp up your performance, fight those stubborn age lines, and boost your immunity today. Call (617-934-6400) to book or read more on our website.

 

Is IV Fluid Therapy Safe?

If you’re new to IV fluid therapy, you may have several concerns or questions circling in your mind—aside from the common fear of needles.

 

Is IV fluid therapy safe?

How soon will I feel the effects of an IV fluid therapy session?

Is it going to hurt?

What are the side effects of IV fluid therapy?

 

We answer all these questions and more on our IV Fluid Therapy FAQ.

 

How Five Journeys Approaches Health.

You’ve likely had experience with traditional healthcare—whether frequent visits or (hopefully) not much contact.

 

Either way, the experience with traditional medicine is often full of frustrations. You spend forever in the waiting room and barely get to see your doctor. Instead of being taken seriously, you’re told to lose weight (as if this will fix all your problems) or you’re handed another pill bottle.

 

Maybe this treatment guidance works for a while, but your symptoms return, and you feel even worse than when you started.

 

We promise there’s a better way of doing things. With functional medicine, you are seen and heard and treated as the unique individual that you are. We view healthcare as more than just treating symptoms; we address the root cause of your health issues.

 

Through an in-depth analysis of your current situation and after conducting adequate testing with cutting-edge technology, we come up with a unique treatment plan. This may include dietary tweaks, mental health counseling, a gut detox, or IV fluid therapy. 

 

We view healthcare as a partnership between doctor and patient—and we’re with you every step of the way.

 

IV Fluid Therapy in Boston

Five Journeys offers functional medicine to patients in Boston—and across the world thanks to telemedicine. We approach healthcare by viewing the body as one system of interconnected parts. We don’t just treat your symptoms; we examine what’s going on beneath the surface.

IV fluid therapy is one of the many therapies we provide for our patients. Book a free discovery call to get connected and learn more about how we can serve you.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test looks for the inappropriate presence of bacteria in the small intestine known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or “SIBO”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Breath

COST

*$109 with insurance, $179 without insurance *This test has an initial fee of $109, if your insurance doesn’t cover the test you’ll be charged the extra $70.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 – $184

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $400.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$450-$3000

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Urine & Blood

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Stool

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

Testing: $138
DMSA: $36

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

Only covered by Medicare

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$99 – $184

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted