IV and Injection Therapy

Vitamin C IV

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidative stress. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen. When taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Studies suggest that these higher levels of vitamin C may cause the death of cancer cells in the laboratory.
High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. A Scottish surgeon named Ewan Cameron worked with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling to study the possible benefits of vitamin C therapy in clinical trials of cancer patients in the late 1970s and early 1980’s.
Surveys of healthcare practitioners at United States CAM conferences in recent years have shown that high-dose IV vitamin C is frequently given to patients as a treatment for infections, fatigue, and cancers, including breast cancer. Infusions of 10-20 g are given often, with doses of 100 g being administered with no side effects. Typically it takes about 1 hour on average to administer a Vitamin C IV.
Some of the more common conditions we have treated are the following:

  • Cold and Flu – Shortens both severity and duration of illness
  • Wound healing – Useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
  • Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – Revitalizes, boosts energy
  • Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties
  • Certain neurological conditions
  • Alternative Cancer Therapy

We often combine Vitamin C Infusion with Myers Cocktail and Ozone intravenously. We have successfully been using this combination with the every day person to the professional athlete gearing up for the long haul of their respective seasons.

FAQ:

Q: What is Vitamin C IV?
A: Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent oxidative stress. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen. When taken by intravenous (IV) infusion, vitamin C can reach much higher levels in the blood than when it is taken by mouth. Studies suggest that these higher levels of vitamin C may cause the death of cancer cells in the laboratory.

Q: When was Vitamin C IV first used?

A: High-dose vitamin C has been studied as a treatment for patients with cancer since the 1970s. A Scottish surgeon named Ewan Cameron worked with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling to study the possible benefits of vitamin C therapy in clinical trials of cancer patients in the late 1970s and early 1980’s.

Q: How is Vitamin C IV given?

A: Infusions of 10-20 g are given often, with doses of 100 g being administered with no side effects. Typically it takes about 1 hour on average to administer a Vitamin C IV.

Q: Who can benefit from Vitamin C IV?

A: Some of the more common conditions we have treated are the following:

  • Cold and Flu – Shortens both severity and duration of illness
  • Wound healing – Useful for post-cosmetic surgery cases
  • Depression – Vitamin C helps raise neurotransmitter levels
  • Fatigue – Revitalizes, boosts energy
  • Allergies – Vitamin C has antihistamine properties
  • Certain neurological conditions
  • Alternative Cancer Therapy

We often combine Vitamin C Infusion with Myers Cocktail and Ozone IV. We have successfully been using this combination with the every day person to the professional athlete gearing up for the long haul of their respective seasons.

Q: What is the cost?

A: Currently we charge $175 Cash. Insurance does not reimburse for Myers Cocktail Therapy.

Myers Cocktail

Myers Cocktail is an alternative therapy that was invented over a half century by John Myers. A Myers Cocktail is typically a combination of Vitamins C, B Complex, B5, B6, B12, Folic Acid, Calcium and Magnesium (blended with sterile water or saline). The specific amounts of nutrients can vary depending on the patient and the condition being treated.
Myers Cocktail can be infused directly into the circulatory system, generally over 15-25 minutes by gentle “push” or 40-60 minutes by “drip” (i.e. Myers Cocktail is used as an add-on with a Vitamin C IV Therapy). Myers Cocktail can be used pretty much on anyone wanting to improve and maintain their overall health. Holistic Medical Care Clinic has treated athletes, individuals under chronic stress, students, those with compromised immune status, seniors, etc. Some of the symptoms a Myers Cocktail can help relieve (but not limited to):

  • Fatigue and Low energy
  • Seasonal Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis
  • Eczema, Acne and other skin conditions
  • Migraines
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Poor memory and concentration
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Muscle spasm and pain, Muscle recovery and endurance
  • Arthritis and Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Hangover Treatment

IV Ozone

IV ozone increases the amount of oxygen to the body through the introduction of ozone into the body. Blood is drawn from the patient (autohemotherapy), exposed to ozone and re-injected into the patient. This therapy delivers the ozone/oxygen mix into circulation so every cell in the body has exposure to the mix. Healthy cells that have enzymes are able to break down ozone into oxygen. Unhealthy cells (i.e. cancer cells, viruses, and bacteria) do not survive as the ozone penetrates the harmful cell membranes and destroying the unhealthy cells. This therapy has been proposed for use in various diseases, including AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease, alzheimer’s dementia, lyme disease, to name a few.

FAQs:

Q: What is IV Ozone?

A: Blood is drawn from the patient (autohemotherapy), exposed to ozone and re-injected into the patient. This therapy delivers the ozone/oxygen mix into circulation so every cell in the body has exposure to the mix.

Q: What is the benefit?

A: Healthy cells that have enzymes are able to break down ozone into oxygen. Unhealthy cells (i.e. cancer cells, viruses, and bacteria) do not survive as the ozone penetrates the harmful cell membranes and destroying unhealthy cells.

Q: What can IV Ozone treat?

A: This therapy has been proposed for use in various diseases, including AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease, alzheimer’s dementia, lyme disease, to name a few.

Q: How long has IV Ozone been around?

A: It was first used by doctors in France in 1951 who injected up to 10 mililiters of ozone-oxygen into an artery/vein in patients with poor circulation.

Q: How long does it take to administer?

A: It typically takes about an hour to run an IV Ozone for one patient.

Q: How much does it cost and is it covered by Insurance?

A: As a stand alone treatment the cost is $250 Cash. We typically use it as an add-on in conjunction with a Vitamin C IV or Myers Cocktail. Insurance does not cover IV Ozone.

GABA Balance Shot

Dr. Rucker helped formulate the “Gaba Balance Shot” with the help of a local compounding pharmacy. It is a custom formulated intramuscular shot which is an all natural nutrient blend used to promote relaxation and calmness. It also can help treat migraines, anxiety, and muscle tension.
Ingredients are 50mg of each of the following: GABA, Magnesium, Taurine, and Theanine. The injection is ideal to take in the evening, before bedtime, but it can also be administered during the daytime to treat muscular tension or anxiety. It can be used up to five times a week based on a patients tolerance for shots. When injecting more than 1ml of G-Balance, use a 25g 5/8” 3ml syringe and inject into the gluteus, shoulder, or thigh.

Breakdown of Ingredients:

  • GABA – GABA has been found to help promote Growth Hormone release for those actively training or exercising. GABA is a muscle relaxant, decreases anxiety, aids in secreting growth hormone, promotes sleep, and helps with hypoglycemia
  • Magnesium - Plays a key role in many of the body’s enzymatic reactions and plays an important role in neurochemical transmission and muscular excitability and therefore has been used successfully for seizures and other muscle related problems.
  • Taurine - Acts as a metabolic transmitter and is also known to have a detoxifying effect. Theanine is one of the chemicals found in green tea and is used to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation.

An overview of the effects of the Gaba Balance Shot:

  • Promotes relaxation, restful sleep, and positive mood
  • Effective treatment for Stress and Anxiety
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Pain Management

We offer this injection in a take at home format or patients can come to the office weekly as needed.

FAQs:

Q: What is a GABA shot used for?

A: Dr. Rucker helped formulate this shot in conjunction with a local compounding pharmacy. It is a custom formulated intramuscular shot which is an all natural nutrient blend used to promote relaxation and calmness. It also can help treat migraines, anxiety, and muscle tension.

Q: What are the ingredients of a GABA shot?

A: GABA – GABA has been found to help promote Growth Hormone release for those actively training or exercising. GABA is a muscle relaxant, decreases anxiety, aids in secreting growth hormone, promotes sleep, and helps with hypoglycemia
Magnesium – Plays a key role in many of the body’s enzymatic reactions and plays an important role in neurochemical transmission and muscular excitability and therefore has been used successfully for seizures and other muscle related problems.
Taurine – Acts as a metabolic transmitter and is also known to have a detoxifying effect. Theanine is one of the chemicals found in green tea and is used to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation.

Q: How is the shot adminisitered?

A: The injection is ideal to take in the evening, before bedtime, but it can also be administered during the daytime to treat muscular tension or anxiety. When injecting more than 1ml of G-Balance, use a 25g 5/8” 3ml syringe and inject into the gluteus, shoulder, or thigh.

Q: How long does a GABA shot last?

A: It can last up to 72 hours or longer.

Q: How much does it cost and does insurance cover it?

A: Each GABA shot is $40, and Insurance does not reimburse.

Fat Burner Shot

The Fat Burner Shot is a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids (B6, B12, methionine, inositol and choline) that helps break down fat cells and provide an energy boost. This shot is offered to every New Patient who signs up for our HCG Weight Loss Program during the initial medical consultation. The Fat Burner Shot can be administered in our office or in the comfort of your home. The Fat Burner Shot must be refrigerated.

FAQs:

Q: What is a Fat Burner Shot?

A: The Fat Burner Shot is a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids (B6, B12, methionine, inositol and choline) that helps break down fat cells and provide an energy boost.

Q: How is it administered?

A: The Fat Burner Shot is injected in the hip. The injection can be done in our office or the comfort of your own home.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Each Fat Burner Shot is $40, and Insurance does not reimburse.

B Vitamin Shot

Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur because of a poor diet, or because some medications interfere with absorption of B Vitamins. Some issues related to lack of B Vitamins are insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, and depression to name a few.
Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis. Vitamin B12 shots effects lost around a week. Shots can be administered at home or in the office. Shots must be refrigerated.

FAQs:

Q: What is a B Vitamin Shot?

A: Cyanocobalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12.

Q: What is a B Vitamin shot used for?

A: Lack of B Vitamins can cause insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, and depression to name a few. Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis.

Q: How long does a B Vitamin Shot last?

A: Vitamin B12 shots effects lost around a week.

Q: How much is a B Vitamin Shot?

A: Each shot is $20 and Insurance does not reimburse.