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IV Vitamin Therapy, Additive and Subtractive Therapies in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy is one of the “big guns” to treat chronic disease.

When medicines and treatments are taken by mouth, only a fraction of the treatment is effective; part may be degraded by the digestive system, and a portion of what makes it into the bloodstream is often filtered out the liver and kidneys. In contrast, intravenous (IV) nutrition therapy is one of the “big guns” to treat chronic disease and other conditions and disorders. It’s the fastest and most effective way to deliver these treatments. Additive formulas add carefully measured substances to the body, with the full effect being delivered directly via the bloodstream. Subtractive formulas are often essential to detoxifying the body of environmental, chemical or pathogenic toxins, chemically trapping, neutralizing and/or eliminating those substances from the body. The IV vitamin therapy treatments we offer in Phoenix and Scottsdale include:

Additive (+) IV vitamin therapies (designed to add substances to the body) include:

  • Nutrient therapy
  • Glutathione IV Therapy
  • The Myer’s Cocktail
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Neurological therapy

Subtractive (–) IV vitamin therapies (designed to remove substances from the body) include:

  • Chelation Therapy
  • Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) Therapy
  • Chelox Therapy


Please watch Dr. Mike Cronin speak about one patient’s experience with chelation therapy to remove heavy metals from her body:

Transcript for “The Medicine of Subtraction, Environmental Medicine with Dr. Michael Cronin”

One of my patients was a 20-year-old model who was suffering from chronic fatigue, emotional fragility, a wide variety of inflammatory problems.

When we did her intake and physical and diet diary, we started a number of things, but what was most prominent was the amount of water-based tuna that she ate in order to maintain her weight. So high on the agenda was to test for heavy metals.

Heavy metal testing is done by doing a chelation challenge test. We measure the levels of minerals that are stored in the body and in the bones for 14 different elements. Well, she was in fact very high in mercury, in fact, normal should be no more than 10 parts per million. And she had over 120 parts per million.

So we got her on a good diet and then started chelating her and gradually that number came down from 1:20 to 100 to 70 to 60. As it did, her energy returned. we did it slow enough so that she was able to handle the chelation process, as well as instituting the dietary things that would keep her in good stead in terms of her, her weight.

This was generally referred to as environmental medicine and it represents a component of naturopathic medicine that I describe as “the medicine of subtraction”. (Note: Chelation therapy is a medical procedure whereby chelating agents are administered (intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally) to remove heavy metals from the body.)

For many people, they may have food allergies; foods that irritate their body and irritate their sinuses. So when we have hayfever we try to separate people from pollen, dust and mold. When they have food allergies, we have lab tests that identify them, so maybe they remove dairy and the wheat from their diet. When they have a heavy metal toxicity, we try to identify the source of the heavy metal and try to eliminate it via this method we call chelation.

And then there are also on the medicine of subtraction in terms of just stress and decreasing your, your daily stress level. So, although very frequently we’re adding nutrients and we’re adding supplements, or the medicine of subtraction in terms of solvents and metals and toxins, ways as an important component of naturopathic medicine.

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