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.