From wheelchair to walking

Debbie could not get out of bed or function because of pain and fatigue. It’s becasue her immune system is NOT strong enough to get rid of the chronic infection (bacteria and viral). Chronic infections cause the nerves to break down, behave differently, fools the body into tricking the immune system (auto-immune).
Debbie had been misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue, myologic encephalopathy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome . . . . . . Those symptoms are accurate but the cause is a sluggish immune system.
When you stimulate the immune system, the body will start fighting the infection and you get health back. That’s what is happening with Debbie. She is able to function, get out of the house and she’s starting to be a “normal” person.
Here’s why IV vitamin therapy is so powerful:
The West Clinic also specializes in the area of advanced bio-nutritional medicine. This area of expertise includes both oral and injectable nutritional medicine.

Many of our patients are so depleted of essential nutrients, that they cannot place their bodies into a favorable position to heal, regardless of whether the patient is fighting a low grad chronic infection to chronic fatigue to cancer.

The reason why patients usually feel so much better fairly quickly is because of how IV therapy works. Once you are hooked up to the IV, depending on which treatment you are to receive, the treatments will generally range from 45 minutes to 3 hours. Further, once you are hooked up, all you have to do is sit back and relax. Any change in the intravenous (IV) nutritional medicine that you are receiving is done by switching the bag, never the needle.

Taking nutritional medicine by IV allows for greater absorption by the cells. Absorption is a process that depends on what biochemists call the concentration gradient, which means that the nutrients must b in a higher concentration outside the cell as compared to inside the cell.

If your cells are sick, however, they may not be able to transport the nutrients in sufficient quantities to restore their health. Thus, nutrients must be given in a concentration high enough to force the nutrients (nutritional medicines) that you need into your cells. As the concentration level increases outside of your cell, your ceel wall allows nutrients in.

If, for example, your cells are sick and can only absorb 10% of what they need under normal concentration conditions, we can increase the concentration of those available nutrients (using an IV) by 1000%, which automatically allows your cells to increase their absorption ability to 100 percent of normal.

Many patients have asked me on occasion, “If all I need to do to make my cells healthy again is to give them the right nutrients in the right concentration, why can’t I simply take those dosages by mouth? Why do I need IV therapy?” There are several reasons. Usually oral therapy only, is reserved for those mild, marginal health problems that don’t require a “bigger gun.” Further, it is very effective as a general rule, as a preventative measure. Unfortunately, in several cases of serious illnesses, there is no way to administer the doses that are needed, orally. That is when it is appropriate to consider IV therapy.

IV therapy is used in cases of serious illness, not as a preventative measure. Cells in your stomach and intestine can transport and absorb only so fast, and, unfortunately, their highest speed isn’t high enough to create a high-concentration gradient throughout the body. Your stomach simply can’t absorb these types of high dosages. In addition, when many nutritional medicines are taken orally in the large doses that are required, the body simply cannot handle digesting and routing the nutrients. A patient could experience a skin rash or diarrhea because the stomach is not able to facilitate that level of concentration – unpleasant side effects for an already sick patient!

And, as many of you know, there comes a time when you can only swallow so many pills. IV therapy is the perfect solution in these cases, because intravenously, the nutrients are able to bypass your stomach and produce an instant and significant increase in concentration, which is presented to every cell in the body.

Further, in many cases, by the time symptoms of a disease have become apparent, it is too late for oral nutritional medicines alone, to make much difference at all. Your body’s ability to absorb nutrients can be inhibited by many factors, including previous medications, antibiotic use, yeast or bacterial overgrowth, and existing, nutritional deficiencies.

More about Jason West

World renowned clinic in Pocatello, Idaho has patients from every state and from every continent. The West Clinic was started in 1916 and has four generations of doctors and six generations of patients. Dr Jason West has two doctorates and a fellowship in health care disciplines. At the Southern California University of Health Sciences, he was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award (from the students) and the Presidential Leadership Award (from the president). It’s the first time a doctoral candidate was selected for this recognition by the students and the faculty. In 2012, in his home state of Idaho, Dr West was selected as Chiropractor of the Year. He uses his education in bio-mechanics (chiropractic), bio-chemistry (naturopathic medical doctor) and energy medicine (acupuncture and homeopathy) to develop comprehensive treatments plans for chronic pain, degeneration, and to restore patients to optimal health. Dr West loves attending continuing education seminars and it has been his goal to attend at least one seminar per month and has been doing so since he started practice in 2000. Dr West is a published author in the scientific literature on headaches. He currently has three other studies pending publication. Dr West has participated in many media events including his own radio show, “How to Save Money Medically,” a video blog, and multiple documentaries. In 2011, a film maker decided to make a film on alternative medicine. They went out and visited hundreds of clinics and selected the six of what the producers considered the top alternative medical clinics in the United States. Dr West’s office was selected and in 2012 he was profiled in the medical documentary, “Doctored.” This documentary is available online and on Netflix. They are making a sequel to this documentary called “Undoctored” which will release in March of 2015. Dr West plays an integral role in this documentary as well. He has been invited to participate in the video series, The Last Stop, a nine-part video series about the health care system. This will start filming in late 2015 or early 2016. Dr West has lectured all over the world at conferences in United States, Canada, and Australia. He has presented at chiropractic, naturopathic conferences, and the American Academy of Ozone Therapy, and has taught over 50 individual seminars for doctors on topics such as clinical nutrition, blood chemistry, chronic disease, and energy deficits, motivating staff members and educating to patient base and provides personal consulting with doctors that wish to excel in health care. He continues to teach regularly and has eight seminars scheduled in 2015. Dr West is married to his sweetheart, Maxine and has five sons. He loves technology, computer uses in medicine, snowmobile, motorcycle riding, and loves the study relationships and communication. Achieving his goal of Eagle Scout gave him a great love of the outdoors and being self-reliant.