What is IV Therapy for cancer?
We can take an intravenous (IV) approach to nutriotional supplementation while fighting cancer at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. Our IV therapy aims to infuse vitamins and minerals directly into your vein where the body needs it most and may absorb it best. By skipping the digestive system, the vitamins and minerals in the IV may allow the cells to have a much greater absorption rate. This could be a great benefit for patients who have digestive issues, difficulty with oral supplements, a poor diet, or who are not absorbing nutrients from eating well. Board-certified otolaryngologist and certified clinical nutritionist Dr. Constantine Kotsanis can give you guidance as to which IV treatment may be the right one for you.
Types of IV THerapies at Kotsanis Institute
Disclaimer: Most (if not all) of these intravenous therapies are not approved by the American Medical Association (AMA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or by most physicians.
Alpha-lipoic acid IV
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) attaches itself to free radicals and, therefore, is an effective defense against immune suppression. It helps to increase levels of vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione. Alpha-lipoic acid helps to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar, assisting diabetics by helping to treat damaged nerves and arteries. ALA can also be administered to people suffering from Hepatitis B or C or other liver diseases.
Aminosyn helps to promote protein synthesis and wound healing and to reduce the rate of protein catabolism.
Colloidal Silver IV
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is useful as a pain reliever and also to help treat burns, acne, arthritis, strokes, and head injury. It helps to soothe toothaches, headaches, hemorrhoids, and muscle strains. At the Kotsanis Institute, we use it for IPT and interstitial cystitis.
Chelation therapy aims to help remove heavy metals from the bloodstream, thereby reducing free radical damage that can cause arteriosclerosis. For this, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA, an amino acid) is administered intravenously. The acid is meant to bind with heavy metals like iron, lead, and calcium and then flush them out of the blood via urine.
Gaby is a mixture of vitamins and minerals administered intravenously. We use it for cases of fatigue, at the first signs of illness, decreased energy levels, and for cases of mineral or vitamin depletion.
Glutathione is an amino acid that we get from fresh fruits and vegetables. However, either a poor diet or certain stressful conditions can reduce its levels in our bodies, leading to various signs of aging. Since glutathione is poorly absorbed when administered orally, IV administration is our preferred route.
Hydrogen peroxide IV
The intravenous introduction of hydrogen peroxide in the body is meant to lead to the release of single oxygen molecules into the cells and bloodstream. Single oxygen molecules may help to destroy anaerobic viruses and bacteria, kill cancer cells, or oxidize toxins and make them easier for the liver and kidneys to process.
Myers’ Cocktail IV
Myers’ Cocktail is a mix of vitamins and minerals that was developed by John Myers and is used to enhance your immune system, treat fatigue, help with allergies, and reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma. The cocktail is administered intravenously, thus bypassing problems with digestion and helping to provide a temporary energy production boost in your body.
We draw your blood, mix it with homeopathic oxygen, drip it through blood tubing where it passes through ultraviolet light, and then return it to your body.
Poly-MVA is a nutritional IV that is designed to provide energy for compromised body systems by changing the electrical potential of human cells. In other words, it increases cellular energy levels, thus increasing the charge density of DNA within the cell. This supports normal cell function and works against abnormal cell function.
Vitamin C IV
A high dose of intravenous vitamin C may effectively help to treat many conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. IV vitamin C has a much greater effect on immune enhancement than conventional oral vitamin C supplements. Additionally, high levels of vitamin C in the blood may cause the production of hydrogen peroxide, a toxin to cancer cells.
Boost Your Immune System through Nutrition
As a method of immunotherapy, our nutritional IV cancer therapies are available at the Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine in Grapevine, TX. We are open to IV therapy patients five days a week in our clinic, as most treatments require five consecutive treatments for optimal benefit. Call our office if you'd like to add IV therapy your cancer care. We'll work with your current medical or oncology team to make sure you get the ultimate cancer treatment you deserve.