What is Intravenous Therapy

Intravenous vitamin therapy involves the administration of Doctor-prescribed nutrients into the body through an IV drip. Our Integrative GP, Dr Daniel Ho has long experience in intravenous nutrients therapy and together with his trained nurses, he can prescribe individualised doses.
How does it work?
The intravenous nutrients, including vitamin C, are 100% absorbable. The intravenous infusion (IV) bypasses the digestive system, allowing more significant quantities of nutrients. Orally administered vitamins can often be inactivated in the digestive tract or poorly absorbed, and in high doses can cause unwanted side-effects such as abdominal cramps and nausea.
Only the purest forms of vitamins and minerals are used in IV administration. Your nutrient drip is specifically formulated for your needs based on Dr Ho's recommendations.
We are equipped to deliver intravenous therapies ALSO to patients who have a port-a-cath.
Evidence-based research supports the use of IV vitamin therapy for the following benefits:

  • Correction of deficiencies due to malnutrition, severe illness or following surgery.
  • Preliminary studies indicate that IV Nutrient therapy may be beneficial for some forms of cancer, may enhance primary cancer treatments, and provide immune system support.
  • Potentially reduce symptoms and severity of cold or flu, and certain other viral infections, such as shingles, glandular fever and others.
  • Potentially it reduces symptoms of the acute stages of illnesses such as cold or virus onset, or asthma attack.
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Improve iron levels with iron injections or infusions we can offer Iron infusions in the centre.

Cost and How to Book
Cost
The cost of each drip varies depending on the type and quantity of nutritional or chelating ingredients. Ask us more by emailing: info@vitawell.com.au
Referral
IV Therapy can be only prescribed by our GP, Dr Daniel Ho after a review of the patient's general health.

IV Bag

Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia