Intravenous (IV) therapy is the process of administering fluids, nutrients, or medications directly into the vein. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including hydration, nutrition, and medication delivery.
IV therapy has been used for centuries for a variety of conditions, and its popularity has surged in recent years as people look for alternative or complementary therapy.
IV therapy has been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions, including dehydration,migraines, and hangovers. It can also be used to provide vitamins and minerals that may not be available through diet alone. IV therapy is fairly low-risk, and is generally safe when working with a reputable provider such as Liquid Mobile IV.
What is Mobile IV Therapy?
Mobile IV therapy allows you to receive IV nutrition and IV hydration in your location of choice, such as your home or office. This tends to be a preferred method as it is in the environment that you are most comfortable with, in addition to not having to deal with crowded waiting rooms or exposure to other viruses.
How Does In-Home IV Therapy Work?
In-home IV hydration therapy is simple. The nurse comes to you. All you need to do is select an area of the home that is most comfortable and relaxing for you. This may be a recliner, somewhere there is access to TV or a location where you can relax while reading. Typically, if you have a pet, you will want to put that pet away during the infusion, to keep the environment safe and clean.
Does IV Therapy Work?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the effectiveness of IV therapy can vary depending on a number of factors. However, in general, IV therapy is thought to be an effective way to help a variety of conditions and illnesses. IV therapy has been shown to be effective in aiding dehydration, migraines, certain types of infections, and certain chronic conditions. It can also be helpful in boosting energy levels, aiding in weight loss, and improving skin health.
What are the benefits of IV hydration therapy?
There are a wide range of wellness benefits that individuals get from IV therapy. Often, the benefits vary based on the type of IV infusion, frequency of IV therapy, health status and your wellness goals. IV therapy benefits may include:
- Increased energy
- Enhanced performance
- Rapid recovery
- Elevated feeling of wellness
- Boosted immunity
- Collagen enhancements
- Pain relief
- Reduced fatigue
How Long Does IV Therapy Last?
IV therapy is typically administered for 15-60 minutes, though the exact length of time will depend on the specific infusion and service. Liquid Mobile IV makes receiving IV therapy simple, as our mobile service means we bring the infusion to you, wherever you are.
The effects of IV therapy may not be immediately noticeable. For instance, if you are receiving IV therapy for hydration, it may take several hours for your body to fully process the fluids and nutrients. In some cases, it may take a few days to see the full effects of IV therapy. Some effects of IV therapy appear more quickly– for instance, our Hangover Relief infusion is designed to deliver fast and effective relief. Some people may require multiple sessions of IV therapy to achieve desired longer lasting sustainable results.
Is IV Therapy Safe?
IV therapy is generally safe when performed by a trained professional, like any one of Liquid Mobile IV’s registered nurses. However, like with all elective medical services, there are some risks involved. These risks can be significantly minimized by working with a reputable provider like Liquid Mobile IV, and carefully following all instructions.
The most common, while still uncommon, side effect of IV therapy is bruising at the insertion site. Other possible side effects include dizziness, lightheadedness, and nausea.
- Allergic reaction: Some people may have an allergic reaction to the fluids or medications used in IV therapy. If you have any allergies, be sure to let your provider know before starting treatment to eliminate this risk.
- Infiltration: Infiltration is a condition that occurs when the IV fluids leak out of the vein and into the surrounding tissue. This can cause pain, swelling, and bruising. Infiltration is more likely to occur if the IV is not placed properly or if the vein is damaged. Our certified RNs are experts in their field and treat every infusion with the utmost care.
- Phlebitis: Phlebitis is a condition that occurs when the IV needle irritates the vein, causing inflammation. Phlebitis can cause pain, redness, and swelling. It is more likely to occur if the IV needle is not placed properly or if the vein is damaged.
How Can I Find a Reputable IV Therapy Provider?
If you are interested in trying IV therapy, it is important to work with a reputable provider. You can ask your healthcare provider for recommendations, or you can search for providers online. When searching for a provider, make sure to read reviews and check for credentials. Liquid Mobile IV is proud to be one of the few IV therapy providers with a full team of licensed, registered nurses. Once you have found a few providers that you are interested in, contact them to learn more about their services and to schedule an appointment.
IV therapy can be an effective remedy for many different conditions. However, it’s important to speak with your doctor before beginning any new elective medical service, especially if you have a history of medical conditions.
How to Prepare for an IV Therapy Appointment
It is important to be well-prepared for your IV therapy appointment in order to make the most of it.
- Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before your appointment.
- Wear comfortable clothing that will allow easy access to your veins.
- Be prepared to answer questions about your medical history and current health conditions.
- Let your nurse/practitioner know if you have any allergies or sensitivities.
- Relax and enjoy the experience!
What Happens During an IV Therapy Appointment?
During the IV Therapy appointment, a small catheter will be inserted into a vein in your arm and fluids will be slowly infused over the course of up to60 minutes, in most instances. Though rare, you may experience some bruising at the insertion site, but this is usually minor and temporary. For those visiting one of Liquid Mobile IV’s clinics to receive their infusion, your therapy will be carefully, yet quickly, inserted, so you can get back to your daily routine in no time.
Liquid Mobile IV also offers mobile infusions, meaning we bring the IV therapy to you. On-demand or scheduled in advance, when it’s time for your appointment, a licensed nurse will meet you at your home, office, hotel, golf course– the options are endless! If you are hosting an infusion party, where several people are receiving IV therapy, additional nurses may be onsite to assist. Clinic options are available as well, if you prefer to walk-in.
How Much Does IV Therapy Cost?
The cost of IV therapy will vary depending on the type of service or infusion you receive and the provider you use. In general, a single session of IV therapy can range from $100-$200. Some providers offer discounts for multiple sessions or for package deals.
Does Insurance Cover IV Therapy?
Insurance typically does not cover IV hydration therapy, however some insurance companies may offer reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs. Check with your insurance provider to see if they offer any type of coverage for IV therapy services.
Should I Tip My IV Nurse?
While it is not required, it is common to tip your IV nurse for their services. A standard tip is 15-20% of the total cost of the IV therapy session.
Give us a call today to speak with a Liquid Mobile IV licensed nurse to learn more about IV therapy and to find out which infusion is right for you, or click Book now, to schedule your appointment.