IV Therapy Specialist

Leslie Brocchini, MD -  - Board Certified in Integrative Medicine

Soul Strength Medicine

Leslie Brocchini, MD

Board Certified in Integrative Medicine & Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Sonora, CA

You’ve probably heard of IV therapy, but are you aware of the benefits this treatment can bring to your health and wellness? Leslie Brocchini, MD, of Soul Strength Medicine in Sonora, California, offers IV therapy as one of many cutting-edge integrative health treatments. If you’re curious about the role IV therapy can play in your own health journey, call or book an appointment online today. 

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is a treatment that delivers hydration and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. It is among the most popular wellness treatments available and has received a great deal of attention in recent years. 

You may be familiar with the way IVs are used in hospital or clinic settings. It’s standard practice to place an IV line once a patient is admitted for treatment or preparing for surgery. By tapping directly into a vein, your medical team is able to administer fluids and medications very rapidly. 

That same approach is used in IV therapy. Instead of medications, the IV is used to deliver micronutrients into your bloodstream. 

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

You receive most of your nutrients through food sources or oral supplements. That approach can be effective, but it requires that nutrients move through your digestive system before being transported in your bloodstream to cells throughout your body. 

IV therapy bypasses the digestive system entirely. That means your body has immediate access to the nutrients. It also means your medical team can rest assured that none of those nutrients are lost during digestion. 

Some of the benefits of IV therapy include treating the symptoms of:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Low immunity
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Migraines
  • Adrenal issues
  • Maximizing athletic performance

Don’t forget about the hydration effects of IV therapy. When fluids are administered intravenously, they can rapidly restore your body to a properly hydrated state. That’s part of why IVs are commonly used in emergency and urgent care settings where patients may be suffering from extreme dehydration. 

Is IV therapy painful?

When performed by a skilled professional like Dr. Brocchini and her staff, IV therapy is not painful. You may feel a pinch as the thin needle is placed into your vein, but there is no significant discomfort or pain. 

If you’re squeamish about needles or have anxiety about your treatment, just mention that to the team. Special precautions can be taken to help you relax comfortably during your brief IV therapy session. 

When you’re ready to give IV therapy a try, call the office to set up your visit. You can also book an appointment online any time of day or night. 

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