Richard Firshein, D.O.
Integrative Medicine & Family Medicine located in Manhattan, Upper East Side, NY
IV therapy not only rids your body of toxins, but it can also balance your hormones, boost your immunity, and relieve your stress. At the Firshein Center on the Manhattan of Upper East Side, Dr. Richard Firshein brings a holistic approach to healthcare by offering innovative solutions like nutritional IV therapy to support your overall well-being and prevent disease. For more information on supportive treatments like IV therapy, call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.
What is IV therapy?
IV therapy is a treatment method delivering valuable vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This therapeutic approach offers numerous benefits from enhancing your immune system to detoxifying your body and promoting relaxation.
Different types of IV therapies treat a variety of conditions. In most cases, a pharmacist mixes your IV solution based on your doctor’s orders. Dr. Firshein closely evaluates your health and personal needs during your consultation to create an IV therapy tailored to you.
How does IV therapy work?
Your body can develop nutrient depletion over time due to chronic stress, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and illness. When you don’t have proper nutrition, it can affect your cell metabolism. As your cell function diminishes, waste products can build up and impair your system.
By delivering high doses of nutrients, including antioxidants and amino acids, directly into your bloodstream, your cellular metabolism can receive a boost and clear stored metabolic waste products. This process can help you maintain your health and fight illness.
What conditions can IV therapy treat?
Built over a lifetime, Dr. Firshein combines his access to state-of-the-art therapeutics and the experience that comes with over 30,000 patient visits and a deep understanding of the connections among mind, body, and nutrition. He recommends IV therapy for a wide range of issues, such as:
- Asthma and allergies
- Sinus and respiratory infections
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Autoimmune or low immune system disorders
- Neurological conditions
You can also experience benefits from IV therapy if you’re dehydrated or looking to improve your complexion.
What can I expect during IV therapy?
IV therapy can take between 45 minutes and 2½ hours depending on your type of infusion. While you relax, Dr. Firshein inserts a needle into your vein to deliver your vitamins and minerals through an IV drip.
As you receive your infusion, you may notice mild sensations, like tingling in your fingertips, arm, and chest, as well as coldness or stiffness. In some cases, you may faintly smell or taste the vitamins, but these responses are normal and fade immediately when your IV therapy session is complete.
Most people receiving IV therapy find the process relaxing and enjoyable. They also feel an increase in energy, alertness, and their overall wellbeing after their infusion.
To see how IV therapy can improve your overall health, call the Firshein Center, or schedule an appointment online today.