If you’re dealing with chronic health conditions or are looking to improve your overall health, our team at NY Center for Integrative Medicine can help. Under the direction of Alexander Shapsis, MD, NY Center for Integrative Medicine offers IV Therapy as part of a holistic approach to treating chronic conditions and improving your overall health. With IV Therapy, you will gain the tools you need to boost your immune system, regulate your hormones, and bring a healthy balance to your body.
IV Therapy allows our patients to receive crucial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants directly into the bloodstream. Because the IV skips your digestive tract, your body can absorb them more effectively and put them to use quickly to get the relief you need. IV therapy is an invaluable tool to treat and prevent chronic conditions such as anxiety and depression, immune system dysfunction, digestive issues, cancer, and heart disease.
Many patients can use a course of IV therapy alongside other integrative medicine techniques, such as acupuncture, to avoid costly, long-term prescription medications and the side effects that come with them. When accurately dosed and administered by a qualified healthcare provider, intravenous therapy is a low-risk, cost-effective option for improving your health.
The NY Center for Integrative Medicine team utilizes functional medicine testing, genomic assessments, and comprehensive blood work to get a full picture of your health. Drs. Shapsis and Kachko can help you to identify specific deficiencies in your body and discover the root causes of your health conditions. These tools allow them to tailor a combination of IV nutrients, nutraceuticals and medications to help you feel better, sooner.
Every patient at NYCIM receives a custom IV infusion. During the procedure, Dr. Shapsis will customize a formula based on your needs and deliver it into a vein on your arm through a small tube. The process typically takes about an hour, and most patients will have one or two doses a week during the initial treatment phase. After your initial course, Dr. Shapsis may recommend supplemental treatments at less frequent intervals.
Conventional medicine depends on standardized treatment protocols that focus on making a diagnosis and improving the symptoms, often without regard to each patient’s individual needs. Some patients may struggle with issues such as chronic pain, insomnia, depression, or fatigue for years without getting the help they need, or they may have to rely on an endless supply of pharmaceuticals to manage their symptoms.
Integrative medicine focuses on supporting your physiology to get to the root of your ailment, while also simultaneously helping to reduce your symptoms. Whether you are struggling with a particular issue such as diabetes or indigestion, or you simply do not feel well when you wake up, our team can help. We offer comprehensive testing to identify issues interfering with your health goals to develop an individualized health plan for you. Our research-backed, holistic treatments and therapies, combined with guided changes to your diet and lifestyle, can improve your mood, boost your energy levels, and help you feel more like yourself for a better quality of life.
To learn more about our approach to Integrative Medicine, contact our office in Brooklyn, NY, today at (718) 866-3695.
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