IV nutritional therapy involves administering key vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, and amino acids directly into the body for optimal absorption.
Iron infusions are a common treatment for iron-deficient anemia or when oral therapies are either insufficient, not tolerated well, or not indicated.
IV ozone therapy, otherwise known as Major Autohemotherapy (MAH), involves the administration of medical grade ozone into the body through a sterile, safe and effective process.
IV nutritional therapy, Iron infusions or MAH may be used to help alleviate certain symptoms, improve energy, balance mood, optimize brain function, reduce pain and inflammation, or increase immune function.
Due to the direct nature of IV therapy, nutritional and ozone infusions can provide quick and meaningful improvements in health for many conditions and concerns. We offer a wide range of IV nutritional therapy options that are further personalized to meet each individual’s goals and needs. Talk to your FoRM Health PDX naturopathic doctor about what IV therapy can do for you, or schedule a consultation by phone or our online system. For more information or additional questions in setting up your appointment, call our office today.
Common conditions treated with IV therapy include:
- Depression and mood stabilization
- Seasonal cold and allergies
- Chronic viral infections
- Chronic Fatigue
- Iron & other nutritional deficiencies
- Athletic performance
- Pain and injuries
- Brain enhancement
- Digestive disorders/malabsorption
- Skin and hair support
- Other anti-aging needs
- Hormone imbalances
- Thyroid disorders
- High blood pressure
- Metabolism support
Schedule with FoRM’s IV therapy specialists:
Dr. Caitlan Readhead ND (IV nutritional therapy, Iron infusions)
Dr. Kai Herman ND (IV nutritional therapy, MAH/ Ozone Infusions)
What conditions are appropriate to treat with IV Nutritional Therapy?
IV nutritional therapy is easily customized for almost any condition or complaint. See list of popular conditions treated with IV therapy above, or list of IV formulas below.
What types of IV formulas do you offer?
Popular IV Formulas:
- Energy Boost
- Brain Boost
- Slim Down
- Chill out
- Skin & Beauty
- Hormone Help
- Iron Infusions
What is IV Ozone therapy?
IV Ozone therapy, also known as Major Autohemotherapy (MAH), involves drawing out a small amount of blood into a closed sterile bag, to which medical grade ozone is added. The mixture of ozone and your own blood creates a highly oxygenized, bright red blood, which is then re-infused into the body. For the past several decades it has been a popular treatment in Europe and has a high safety profile.
What are the theorized effects of IV ozone?
- Ozone stimulates the production of immune cells and helps balance the immune system
- Ozone kills bacteria, fungi, mold, and viruses
- Ozone activates anti-cancer processes in the body
- Ozone makes red blood cells more elastic and flexible
- Ozone improves energy utilization and production in your body
- Ozone has anti-inflammatory properties
What are common conditions treated with IV ozone therapy?
This treatment is recommended on an individual basis. Your FoRM provider may recommend this treatment whenever the above-mentioned effects would be beneficial to you.
Am I a good candidate for IV therapy?
Prior to any IV treatment, your naturopathic doctor will discuss your health history and current needs to determine whether you are a good fit for this treatment. In general, IV therapy is a safe treatment since it contains natural ingredients that your body already tolerates well.
There are a few patients who might not be a good candidate for IV therapy, including patients suffering from cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, heart failure, or blood clotting disorders.
When doe IV therapy take effect?
One of the major advantages of IV therapy is that its benefits can be immediate. That’s why it’s a popular remedy for colds or flus, hangovers, headaches, or boosting energy levels. Additionally, it bypasses the gut by being infused directly into the blood stream. This allows for 100% absorption of the nutrients or ozone-saturated blood being administered.
What is the benefit of IV therapy over oral supplements?
IV nutritional therapy allows us to deliver nutrients more efficiently, effectively, and at higher concentrations than what standard oral supplementation typically allows. Since it is delivered directly into the blood stream, you are able to absorb 100% of the nutrients provided.
I have iron deficiency...how do I get started with iron IV infusions?
The iron utilized in our office is one of the safest forms of intravenous iron. Iron infusions may only be administered after an initial appointment is completed with your FoRM Health naturopathic doctor, who will determine the appropriateness of the therapy. Referrals outside of FoRM Health for intravenous iron infusions are also considered and should be directed toward Dr. Caitlan Readhead.