IV Therapy

Alisha Bhatia, ND

Board Certified & Licensed Naturopathic Doctor located in Temecula, CA

Whether you have concerns about the quality of your diet or you want a little extra help getting over your cold, you may benefit from intravenous (IV) therapy. Board-certified naturopathic doctor, Dr. Alisha Bhatia, N.D., offers IV therapy at her Temecula, California, office, including the Myers’ cocktail and vitamin shots. To learn more about IV therapy and how it can benefit your health, call the office or request an appointment online today.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is a specialized treatment in which essential nutrients are infused directly into your bloodstream. Nutrient deficiencies may be more common than you think. Even if you eat a balanced diet, you may not be getting everything your body needs due to poor soil quality at the farm-level, leading to an inadequate supply of nutrients in the food you eat. And if you take supplements, it’s possible that your body may not be able to absorb all the necessary nutrients.

With IV therapy, you don’t have to worry about absorption or deficiencies because it delivers the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to the organs and body systems that need them directly from your bloodstream.

Am I a good candidate for IV therapy?

Dr. Alisha determines if you’re a good candidate for IV therapy. She conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in for care. She also has you complete an online health questionnaire before your first appointment so she can understand your health needs and goals.

During your exam, she asks in-depth questions to better understand your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. She then performs a physical exam and requests lab work to assess your nutrient levels. 

Based on the information gathered during your exam, she creates your customized IV therapy plan to improve your nutritional health.

What is the Myers’ cocktail?

The Myers’ cocktail is a blend of nutrients aimed at improving your immune system and relieving fatigue. The blend has also been shown to benefit those suffering from chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, allergies, and asthma. 

The Myers’ cocktail contains:

  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium 
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12

Many patients report an immediate boost in energy after infusion with the Myers’ cocktail.

What are vitamin shots?

In addition to the Myers’ cocktail, Dr. Alisha also provides vitamin shots for more targeted nutrient care. The most popular vitamin shots include:

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a B vitamin that makes red blood cells, forms DNA, and supports neurological health. After receiving a vitamin B12 shot, you may have an immediate boost in energy. The shot also improves your metabolism and is often requested as an aid to support weight loss. 

Glutathione

Glutathione is an essential antioxidant that helps your cells fight against oxidative damage. While your body is able to manufacture glutathione on its own, a glutathione shot may boost your levels to improve immune health, energy, muscle recovery, and skin health.

IV therapy ensures your body gets the nutrients it needs to support health and wellness. To schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of IV therapy and how it can help you, contact Dr. Alisha Bhatia, N.D., by phone or online today.