Can IV Hydration Therapy Be a Kind of Relaxation Experience?
In 2020, many Alabamans are more stressed-out than ever before. With all the commitments you have in your busy schedule, setting time apart for yourself to simply relax might not always seem possible. With hydration therapy, you can set a pause on the day while you receive the health-promoting benefits of IV hydration therapy. In this article, we’ll discuss hydration therapy, how it can help you relax and overcome other health challenges, and how to get started.
What is Hydration Therapy?
Essentially, hydration therapy is the practice of restoring the body’s fluid levels. In today’s stressed-out world that eats low-quality food on the go and rarely gets enough water, dehydration is common. Signs of poor hydration include: • Dizziness • Low energy • Poor motivation • Inability to concentrate When a patient visits the clinic for hydration therapy, the doctor gently attaches an intravenous (IV) device into his or her arm. Nourishing fluids are then introduced directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. IV therapy is the fastest delivery system for the body. The solution contains crucial electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, and potassium) in addition to water. Other vitamins and minerals important for relaxation are often added after consultation with the patient. IV therapy can quickly restore fluid levels to their optimal state and promote relaxation.
IV Hydration Therapy for Relaxation
As mentioned previously, providers have options for what to include in the IV solution. For patients who feel stressed out and want to relax, we can add ingredients designed to help. Some common ingredients that have proven scientific backing for relaxation include:
- Vitamin C.
- Magnesium. One study examined the link between magnesium and anxiety, noting lower levels among patients treated with magnesium supplements.
- • B-Complex Vitamins. The term “B-Complex” refers to vitamins B1-B12 that the body needs to get through diet. Unfortunately, many Americans are deficient in the B vitamins. One study of workers in a stressful work environment had lower stress levels after B-complex supplementation.
- Taurine. Taurine is an amino acid that is found in the highest amount in the brain. It plays an important role in a number of processes, including inducing relaxation. Scientific studies have proven its beneficial effects in terms of relaxation. We offer patients many other options to include in their IV hydration therapy for relaxation. Our expert providers work with each client to meet his or her needs.
What Health Conditions Might Be Improved with Relaxing Hydration Therapy?
Hydration therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions. Many people with no chronic health problems find relief due to elevated fluid and electrolyte levels. Many patients, though, are looking for relief from the following conditions.
IV Therapy for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition that often causes intense pain in the muscles and bones that make up the musculoskeletal system. There is no cure as of yet, but many patients find temporary relief with IV hydration therapy. Participants in one study of fibromyalgia patients receiving IV hydration therapy found that 60% reported less pain and 80% reported higher energy levels.
IV Therapy for Depression
Depression is the most common mental health condition. Millions of Americans suffer, filling millions of prescriptions for drugs like SSRIs every year. For some, medication works. For others, they find relief through other means like hydration therapy. Part of the reason that IV therapy can be effective for treating depression is dehydration depletes serotonin — a neurotransmitter important for relaxation. IV therapy can help restore optimal serotonin levels.
IV Therapy for Allergies
Millions of people experience allergies each year – some to household pets, some to weather, and others to food. IV therapy can help flush allergens from the blood while also introducing nutrients important for preventing allergic responses within the body. Studies have shown, for example, Vitamin C injections decrease allergic responses in people who suffer from seasonal allergies.
The Bottom Line on IV Therapy and Relaxation
In addition to treating a number of chronic health conditions, IV hydration therapy is a great way to relax. Stop by our clinic today or give us a call to set up an appointment. Our expert providers are ready to discuss all your IV hydration therapy options. Call us now at 205-352-9141.