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At Meeting Point Health, while we treat a wide variety of medical conditions with in-office treatment modalities such as acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and regenerative injections, one of the most powerful treatment modalities that we use is intravenous therapy.
IV therapy treatments offered at Meeting Point Health include ozone infusion therapy, infusions of proprietary nutritional formulas, and infusion of stem cell growth factors. Keep reading below for the most commonly used IV therapies offered, what conditions they treat, and for an introduction on how they work.
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Intravenous therapy, IV therapy, is a medical treatment that administers medications, nutrients, and fluids directly into someone’s veins. The intravenous delivery method is one of the fastest and most efficient ways to provide someone with hydration, nutrition, and medications, as these therapeutics are being delivered directly into the circulatory system.
IV Therapy is one of the most efficient ways to get 100% bioavailable nutritional, cancer-fighting antioxidants, oxygen, growth factors, fluids, and so much more into your system. Some of the benefits of IV Therapy include:
When you take oral vitamins, you may only absorb as little as 10-20% of the ingested dose. Infusions of nutrients by IV are 100% bioavailable, meaning you receive ALL of the administered nutrients. This is especially important if you have chronic infection or toxicity and have problems with poor digestion and malabsorption.
IV drip therapy delivers a precise and potent blend of antioxidants, nutrients, healing agents, and hydration. Each IV therapy treatment is customized to the patient’s needs, improving energy and recovery.
We recommend IV therapy before and after surgeries and invasive medical procedures as well as before and after traveling.
Keep in mind that regenerative medicine uses cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments–it takes years for the FDA to approve these treatments and even longer for insurance companies to cover them.
IV therapy is the most efficient way of introducing therapeutic agents into your body. By directly accessing your circulatory system, IV therapies can have a more direct and potent effect than other therapies that are absorbed through the gut or via the skin.
Yes! All of our IV therapies are performed by experienced RNs with oversight by our physician, Dr. Steve Matta. Our staff always uses sterile techniques and has gone through extensive education for each condition we treat. We make sure you are comfortable and receive precisely the right dosage as you progress through the healing process.
IV therapy helps treat a number of conditions and afflictions, including but not limited to:
IV therapy is designed to maximize nutrient absorption. If you want to optimize your vitamin, nutrient, or therapeutic intake, IV therapy is the best way to saturate your system directly. IV therapy can benefit anyone from people treating chronic diseases to athletes looking to maximize their nutrient absorption.
IV therapy is effective as a primary or supplemental treatment option. Reserve Your Appointment Today
At Meeting Point Health, we help you discover the root cause of your disease, dysfunction, or pain. We ask questions, test, and dig deeper to understand what’s happening at a cellular level. All of our IV treatments are personalized around your findings, so you get the exact care you need.
60 minutes and up
typically once a week when on a protocol; can also be performed same day to optimize other therapies such as a PRP joint injection or Morpheus microneedling
Depending on the injectable used, patients can have some fatigue, nausea, or increased energy the day of treatment. Improvements in well-being can begin within 24 hours
Ozone, also known as O₃, is a molecule made up of three oxygen atoms. Ozone is found in the atmosphere, where it protects the earth from UV rays. When used medicinally, ozone works with your body to boost and improve immune function, detoxification processes, t energy levels, and it reduces chronic inflammation and treats infections, and much, much more.
We can use ozone therapy to treat a wide range of conditions because ozone boosts your body’s existing functions and upregulates your immune system, using the body’s inherent knowledge to heal.
Hydrogen therapy—also known as hydrogen peroxide therapy—is a type of oxygen IV therapy. A diluted solution of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is administered to the body via a vein to help prevent and treat a number of infections, including colds, sinus infections, lung issues, and more.
H2O2 is a natural byproduct of cell metabolism, meaning the body doesn’t detect it as an intrusive substance and reacts unpleasantly. Instead, it neutralizes the toxins and waste in your system and carries them out of the body as part of the natural metabolic process.
Quercetin is a pigmented flavanoid that lends its color to various fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs, and other natural foods. Some of the most common sources include citrus fruits, apples, onions, parsley, sage, grapes, dark cherries, blueberries, blackberries, and bilberries. Olive oil, red wine, and black tea are also rich in quercetin.
Studies show quercetin is a potent anti-inflammatory that regulates histamine levels in the body. This IV therapy can help reduce seasonal allergies and other allergic reactions, diminish inflammatory pain, stabilize blood sugar, and improve the immune system, memory, and overall health.
Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an enzyme our bodies produce naturally. It’s an antioxidant that protects our cells from damage, generates energy in the body, and helps regulate metabolism. Low levels of CoQ10 have been linked to diabetes, weight gain, brain disorders, and low energy.
Our CoQ10 IV treatments contain concentrated amounts of CoQ10 delivered straight to the bloodstream to achieve the most immediate effects. These treatments help individuals effectively shed excess weight, protect skin elasticity, and improve one’s general well-being.
Like CoQ10, peptides occur naturally in the body. These short chains of amino acids are the foundation of our neural tissue, hormones, genes, and our very DNA. They govern an array of cellular processes required for our bodies to function properly, including hormone regulation, collagen production, and maintaining brain, bone, and arterial tissue.
When peptides are administered directly to the bloodstream through IV therapy, they can boost your immunity, help your body process pollutants, improve cognitive function, alleviate anxiety and depression, and improve skin, muscle, tendon, and bone composition. This treatment is also very hydrating and can help with weight loss.
Exosomes are biomolecules in charge of delivering messages between cells, namely transferring lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids from one cell to another. When discharged from regenerative cells, such as stem cells, exosomes carry powerful restorative substances capable of rejuvenating many systems in the body.
During exosome IV therapy, exosomes extracted from stem cells are made into a solution that’s then injected into the bloodstream. The exosomes immediately get to work restoring cell function throughout the body. This treatment has proven effective for chronic pain inflammation and associated conditions.
Extracorporeal blood oxygenation and ozonation (EBOO) is a type of ozone therapy that infuses your blood with ozone to cleanse and detoxify your blood—which, in turn, detoxifies your body. The most significant difference between EBOO and traditional ozone therapy is the volume of ozonated blood. While ozone therapy treats a small volume of blood, EBOO ozonates half of the blood in your system to deliver a concentrated cleansing effect to your body.
This process promotes healing by stimulating your immune system to eradicate viruses, fungi, and other infections in the body. EBOO also reduces free radicals in your system and enhances blood flow, relieving pain and inflammation. In addition to improving immunity and reducing chronic pain, these treatments can also improve circulation, speed wound healing, improve cognitive function, and increase energy.
Ultraviolet (UV) blood irradiation is a process by which your blood is exposed to ultraviolet A, B, and C rays. This process modulates the immune system, reduces pain and inflammation, increases the oxygen-carrying potential of red blood cells, and kills any pathogens (bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) in the blood.
UBI is performed by sending a small amount of blood through special tubing underneath UVA, UVB, and UVC bulbs for exposure. It has been used globally for over 75 years with no known side effects.
The end result of UBI is a bolstered immune system capable of fighting off disease and ridding the body of pathogens and toxins. UBI can treat an extensive range of conditions and is almost always used in combination with ozone therapy for best results.
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Used in combination with conventional treatments, high doses of vitamin C–administered intravenously–can be highly effective against cancer. Not only does vitamin C support the immune system in recognizing and eliminating cancerous cells, but it can create an oxidative effect in the body. Vitamin C is also important in producing red blood cells and can benefit those with anemia.
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One of glutathione’s main jobs is to help rid the body of toxins as the master antioxidant of the body.
Free radicals are toxins formed due to essential inflammatory and metabolic processes. Exposure to air pollution, electromagnetic frequencies like x-rays, chemicals, cigarette smoke, and excessive alcohol consumption cause damage to your cells and DNA. Glutathione is depleted as it works constantly in the detoxification process.
A build-up of these free radicals is known as oxidative stress. Antioxidants act as an antidote by reducing free radicals. Glutathione is a powerful addition to any IV therapy, especially in cases such as Lyme disease, mold exposure, chronic infection, autoimmune issues, cipro toxicity, PANS/PANDAS, gut dysfunction, and liver health.
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Those with chronic Lyme disease are usually left with few options. At Meeting Point Health, we do not use long-term antibiotics to treat chronic cases of tick-borne illnesses. Why?
Antibiotics will not work in these cases. Methylene Blue is a researched injectable that can attack borrelia in its stationary phase and other pathogens. Depending on your specific needs, we can combine ozone therapy with methylene blue and glutathione to maximize your therapeutic results.
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Alpha Lipoic Acid is an essential fatty acid found naturally in all human cells. Its primary job is to help glucose metabolize into energy, with a secondary role as an antioxidant.
It is used to treat insulin resistance, mold toxicity, neuropathy, weight loss, high cholesterol, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and repair damage done by free radicals.
PolyMVA is a potent formula composed of Alpha Lipoic Acid, B vitamins, NAC, trace minerals, and amino acids. It is used similarly to Alpha Lipoic Acid but is more absorbable due to added vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
The addition of those nutrients also capitalizes on the antioxidant power of ALA, making it an excellent treatment for biotoxin illness, a powerful force for detoxification, and a powerful adjunct to chemotherapy.
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Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is a lipid that makes up 70 to 80% of our cellular membranes. In biotoxin illnesses such as mold toxicity, the cellular membranes of your cells begin to degenerate, inhibiting their ability to function.
We perform a modified PK Protocol using IV fluids, PC, and pushes of activated B vitamins, glutathione, and PolyMVA. This aims to correct essential fatty acids, methylation, and inflammation to effectively regenerate the cells in your liver, nerves, gut, and immune system. This is especially important when you have neurological issues resulting from chronic toxicity or chronic infection.
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Calcium EDTA is a powerful chelating agent that binds to heavy metals such as lead, copper, aluminum, nickel, cobalt, and mercury. Once bonded to Calcium EDTA, the body will excrete these unwanted metals out of the body through the urine.
This is a highly effective treatment for heavy metal toxicity and poisoning. Calcium EDTA can also chelate plaque in the arteries to treat cardiovascular conditions.
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Our Concussion Formula is commonly used in combination with diet and lifestyle change for detoxification. It is used in cases of migraine, headache, concussion, anxiety, depression, and other neurological symptoms.
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the body’s command center. It is in constant connection with the central nervous system through a vast network of nerves that connect to every cell in the body.
The ANS unconsciously controls bodily functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood circulation, and pressure, body temperature, cellular respiration, intestinal motility, glandular function, metabolism, and many other processes.
Unfortunately, due to our excessively stressful lifestyles, toxic environments, pollution, allergens, electromagnetic radiation, infectious agents, and nutritional deficiencies overtax the ANS.
As part of our Concussion, we use IV Procaine to re-establish the electrical potential of the nerves and the tissues that they supply. Procaine helps restore the nerves’ electrical functioning so that they can send impulses to tissues and organs. Our formula also includes high-dose magnesium, trace minerals, B vitamins, and taurine to calm and remineralize the body and brain.
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Amino Acids are the building blocks for proteins and nucleic acids. There are 22 known amino acids, nine of which are regarded as essential for human functions. Because the body cannot synthesize essential amino acids, they must be provided externally through food or supplementation. Levels can be low due to gut dysbiosis and other conditions that limit the absorption of amino acids through food.
Each amino acid has a different role in the body. For example, L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid for protein synthesis and the creation of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin, making it a helpful addition in the treatment of mood disorders, insomnia, and even weight control.
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Biotin, ALA, Vitamin A, and other nutritionals for anti-aging and skin support.
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Myers’ Cocktail treats acute stresses on the immune system, including infection, vaccination, travel, viral exposure, and illness. Myers’ Cocktail contains a comprehensive cocktail of magnesium, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, taurine, trace minerals, and zinc.
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NAD+ therapy involves IV infusions of NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), which is a coenzyme found in all living cells and is essential for basic energy production in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of every cell in your body.) NAD levels will decline with age, leading to several health problems. NAD therapy is good for detoxification and enhancing athletic performance, it is also effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including:
IV NAD will improve energy, reduce/slow cellular aging, improve endurance, and generally help reset the electrical potential of your body’s cells. If you’re looking get started with NAD IV therapy in Philadelphia, schedule an appointment with Meeting Point Health’s talented team today.
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