IV Nutrition Therapy

Shine Health and Wellness

Kimberley I. Shine, MD

Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Pasadena, CA

Intravenous therapy is a method to restore nutrients and fluids to your body. The experienced team at Shine Health and Wellness in Pasadena, California, offers customized IV therapy that addresses your specific needs. Kimberley Shine, MD, provides a blended IV solution that can relieve health problems and improve painful symptoms. Ready to learn more about IV therapy? Call the office today or book an appointment online.

IV Nutrition Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous, or IV, therapy can be life-changing for many people, infusing the body with much-needed fluids, medications, and nutrients.

Today, many "pop-up" clinics and spas offer IV services. However, these treatments aren't always safe. Receiving IV therapy without a doctor's supervision can result in unnecessary supplementation and costs, as well as a risk of complications.

At Shine Health and Wellness, you meet with a qualified physician and get a tailor-made prescription for IV therapy.

Dr. Shine performs an extensive lab analysis on you before prescribing an IV. She helps you determine which fluids, medications, and nutrients you need to improve your health.

How is IV therapy different from taking oral supplements?

IV therapy provides an infusion of fluids and medications directly into your bloodstream. Oral medicines can sometimes cause stomach upset or other digestive issues, but IV therapy bypasses your stomach, preventing nausea or gastrointestinal distress.

In addition, you can receive higher doses of medications and supplements. Some medical conditions interfere with your body's ability to absorb critical nutrients; IV therapy ensures that you receive the nutrients you need.

What can I expect in an IV therapy session?

During an IV therapy session, a nurse places an IV into a vein in your arm. Next, a customized blend of fluids is inserted into the IV drip. You can rest, read, or even take a short nap while your body absorbs these nutrients.

Most treatments take less than an hour. Once your treatment is completed, your nurse removes the IV and you resume normal activities.

How can IV nutrition therapy improve my health?

Many health conditions affect your fluid and electrolyte levels. IV therapy offers a fast, effective way to restore the balance of fluids in your body.

Also, some gastrointestinal disorders prevent your body from digesting food properly. IV therapy can be an essential part of treating these illnesses.

Different kinds of IV therapy are available; each one is targeted to address specific health issues. During your consultation, Dr. Shine helps you explore your options for IV therapy and guides you through the process of finding the combination that's right for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about how IV therapy can boost your health, call the office today or book an appointment online.