IV Therapy

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Intravenous delivery is a quick way to incorporate nutrients, vitamins, and supplements into your body. It’s why hospitals use IV bags for delivering hydration and painkillers during surgery or urgent medical care. At her integrative medicine practice in Irvine, California, Dr. Shirley L. Wang uses IV therapy to deliver several treatments more effectively than with pills and other oral medications. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about IV therapy treatments.

IV therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Taking medication orally is only possible when the medication itself will survive the digestion process to make it into your bloodstream. Delivering drugs intravenously as an infusion or injection bypasses your digestive system, so medication is delivered directly to your blood. IV administration also provides superior control over dosages, whether a drug must be delivered quickly or over a longer period.

While most associated with emergency rooms, IV infusions have many more applications. Dr. Wang uses IV therapy to deliver wellness supplements and active ingredients for several conditions.

What are common uses for IV therapy?

Whether you’re recovering from illness or trying to improve an aspect of your health, there may be a treatment aided by IV delivery. Some of the common IV therapies Dr. Wang uses are:

Amino acid formulations

These are proteins supplied as the raw materials your body needs to maintain health.


These may benefit autoimmune diseases, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and many more.


Combinations of drug therapies delivered intravenously can relieve the symptoms of moderate to severe migraines for many patients.

Ascorbic acid

Also known as vitamin C, ascorbic acid is an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and it can be delivered in higher concentrations through IV therapy than it can through diet or oral medications.


Suitable for counteracting heavy metal toxicity, chelation introduces agents to which heavy metals in your body bind. Your body then metabolizes them.

Glutathione and other antioxidants

Antioxidants block the effects of free radicals and bind with toxins in the blood.

Myers’ Cocktail

A blend of vitamins and nutrients first created by Dr. John Myers in the 1970s, this powerful IV therapy offers benefits for a wide range of conditions.

What problems does a Myers’ Cocktail treat?

Dr. Wang may recommend a Myers’ Cocktail delivered intravenously for any of the following:

  • Chronic depression, to provide an energy boost
  • Chronic allergy and asthma conditions
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal fatigue, and fibromyalgia
  • Immune system enhancement
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis, as a way of providing essential nutrients directly to cells
  • Weight loss, through metabolism boosts

To find out whether IV therapy can benefit you, call for an appointment with Dr. Wang or book one online.