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What is IV Therapy for Anxiety?

What is IV Therapy for Anxiety?
What is IV Therapy for Anxiety?

If you’re one of more than 6.8 million adults suffering from anxiety, you understand that your condition impacts your quality of life, relationships, and physical health. There is a natural way to restore your emotional balance and reduce anxiety. IV therapy for anxiety has benefited many people, just like you, who think that help is out of reach.

 

IV therapy is an approach that delivers a powerful combination of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. This approach does more than alleviate your anxiety symptoms; it addresses the root causes of your anxiety.

 

The Physical/Emotional Link

If your body is physically unwell, it affects your emotions and moods; conversely, being emotionally imbalanced leads to physical complications.

 

Your hormones, for instance, hold the critical job of controlling your thoughts and moods. Many factors cause hormonal imbalances that lead to physical and emotional distress.

 

Likewise, people suffering from chronic conditions develop anxiety and depression because of the disease’s impact on their quality of life, such as sleep disturbances, pain, and loss of function.

 

In a vicious cycle, mental health conditions contribute to disease processes, including high blood pressure and heart disease. These risks increase when your anxiety and depression diminish your ability and motivation to maintain an active lifestyle.

 

Conventional medicine treats physical and mental issues as stand-alone conditions, but functional medicine doctors understand that they are all connected and address them together. One effective way of doing this is by using IV therapy for anxiety and other conditions.

 

Why is IV Therapy for Anxiety So Effective?

Common approaches to treating anxiety relieve symptoms through expensive prescription medications that are addictive. These medications leave you feeling like a zombie, and if you stop taking them or accidentally forget to take a pill, you suffer withdrawal symptoms after missing just one dose.

 

By contrast, IV therapy delivers critical vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream. These nutrients retain 100% potency and therapeutic properties by bypassing the digestive system. 

 

Fighting anxiety through IV therapy is better than using oral supplements in several other ways as well.

  • Results: The results of IV therapy for anxiety can be felt almost immediately and will last several weeks following infusion.
  • Customized therapy: IV therapies allow doctors to adjust and add more vitamins and minerals as needed for your unique situation.
  • Rehydration: With 75% of Americans suffering from chronic dehydration, IV therapies are an excellent source of extra fluids.
  • Detox: IV therapies aid in detoxification by flushing toxins out of the body.

 

What is the Myers Cocktail?

The Myers Cocktail is a specially formulated IV therapy for anxiety, first developed in the 1960s by Dr. John Myers of the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Myers understood that infusing minerals and vitamins directly into the bloodstream was more efficient than taking oral supplements for many physical and mental conditions.

 

After Dr. Myers passed away in the 1980s, Dr. Alan Gaby modified and perfected the therapy we now call the Myers Cocktail.

 

The Myers Cocktail contains vitamins and minerals that reduce physical and mental stress. B vitamins help regulate cortisol, the stress hormone, while magnesium is critical in treating mental conditions, including depression and anxiety. Zinc and vitamin C boost immunity and help to repair cells.

 

Why is the Myers Cocktail a Preferred IV Therapy for Anxiety?

With vitamins and minerals that improve physical well-being and those known to combat emotional conditions, the Myers Cocktail addresses the root causes of anxiety via IV therapy on several levels at once.

 

The Myers Cocktail contains the following ingredients:

 

  • Vitamin C: This powerful antioxidant boosts your immune system while improving your physical and mental well-being. It helps to protect against oxidative stress that contributes to anxiety.
  • B Complex: B complex is an entire group of vitamins that improve your physical health, increase energy levels, and support your nervous system.
  • Magnesium Chloride: Magnesium is a vital mineral that enables more than 300 biochemical reactions in your body. It improves your physical health, reduces inflammation, and relieves anxiety. 
  • B12: Similar to B complex, B12 is known for improving overall physical and mental health, keeping blood cells and nerves healthy, and boosting energy levels.
  • Zinc Sulfate: Zinc plays a critical role in boosting the immune system and is also known for relieving anxiety. The only source of zinc is supplementation because the body doesn’t store or produce it naturally.

 

Each ingredient is individually recognized to relieve anxiety, but combining them creates a potent cocktail that restores physical and emotional health. This combination makes the Myers Cocktail a preferred IV therapy for anxiety.

 

Depending on your unique needs and health concerns, your doctor may include additional vitamins and minerals for your IV therapies.

 

How Else Can Functional Medicine Treat Anxiety?

While IV therapy for anxiety is effective, it’s not the only way functional medicine treats your condition. As part of your unique anxiety treatment plan, your doctor may recommend the following:

 

  • Comprehensive lab tests
  • Specialized nutrition plans to support emotional well-being
  • Emotional support supplements
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques
  • A thorough physical examination to uncover the physical/emotional links and causes of your condition
  • Extensive medical history to reveal possible environmental, genetic, and lifestyle causes of your anxiety 

Ready to face life without anxiety holding you back? Contact us now to see what your anxiety-free future can look like with our experienced and compassionate 5 Journeys team.

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