In programs of restoring health there are a number of reasons for administering medicines intravenously.
There area many and varied health-enhancing and detoxifying effects achievable when we bypass the digestive tract and get substances directly into the cells. Higher concentrations of nutrients in the bloodstream will be able to enter the cells by osmosis and will sometimes yield dramatic improvements in health when cellular nutrition has been lacking. Formulas of immune system-boosting nutrients given by this route commonly show a benefit not seen when the same nutrients are taken by mouth. Certain specific substances, such as DMSO, EDTA, high-dose vitamin C, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, glutathione, and hydrogen peroxide, have particular clinical benefits when given intravenously.
The clinical settings in which IV nutrients and related substances may be valuable are many and varied, ranging from cancer to insomnia. People undergoing cancer treatment are virtually always helped by the enhancement of their immune system with IV nutrients, by the reduction in overall body acidity with IV bicarbonate, and by the specific anti-cancer effect of high-dose Vitamin C.
Then, there was the case we saw of K.C., a young woman with chronic insomnia. Nothing she had tried had been effective in helping her sleep. Not drugs, herbs, vitamins, minerals … nothing. I then considered the possibility that, although she did not appear to be anxious, agitated, or stressed, perhaps her body was stuck in fight-or-flight mode, unable to enter nurture-and-nourish mode, so that sleep-enhancing nutrients were not being successfully digested, absorbed, and, most importantly, assimilated into her cells.
So she was given intravenous minerals, most notably magnesium. After two or three infusions her sleep became normal, and she has never needed any further treatment.