Infusion Therapy

Family Practice & Direct Primary Care located in Lincoln, NE

Infusion Therapy

Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy administers vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream to encourage wellness and promote healing. At Aletheia Integrative in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jaime K Dodge, MD and the team of family practice and direct primary care physicians offers infusion therapy to people of all ages. IV infusions can relieve uncomfortable symptoms, help you recover after an athletic event, or enhance your general well-being. Call Aletheia Integrative today to schedule an infusion therapy appointment or book your visit online.

Infusion Therapy Q&A

Is it true that infusion therapy is more beneficial than oral supplements?

Yes. Infusion therapy is unique in that it administers vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into your bloodstream. 

When you take vitamins and nutritional supplements orally, they break down in your stomach first, so your cells only receive about 50% of the benefits. Infusion therapy, on the other hand, bypasses your digestive system entirely, letting your cells receive 90% of the benefits.

Infusion therapy is quick, convenient, and affordable. There aren't any side effects, so you can return to your normal routine immediately afterward.

What types of medical issues can benefit from infusion therapy?

The Aletheia Integrative team uses infusion therapy to treat various medical issues, including:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Nausea
  • Inflammation
  • Hangovers
  • Jet lag
  • Arthritis
  • Fatigue
  • Common cold
  • Seasonal flu
  • Brain fog
  • Allergies
  • Heartburn

You don’t need to be sick to benefit from infusion therapy. Many runners and athletes schedule infusion therapy after races and competitions to speed up the body’s natural recovery process. Infusion therapy can also be used to relieve anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions that affect mood and outlook.

How do I prepare for infusion therapy?

Your Aletheia Integrative provider reviews your medical records, asks about your treatment goals, and completes a physical exam. 

Your Aletheia Integrative provider makes personalized infusion therapy recommendations. Infusion therapy is administered intravenously with a drip. The drip is a saline (salt water) solution containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

What happens during infusion therapy?

Infusion therapy is an outpatient procedure that averages 45-90 minutes.

At the beginning of treatment, your Aletheia Integrative provider prepares the drip. Then, they clean your arm and carefully insert a very thin needle into a vein in your inner elbow. The needle connects to a catheter attached to the IV drip. The IV slowly lets nutrients into your bloodstream, where they’re processed by your cells.

You can read a book, listen to music, or take a nap during treatment. Once the drip finishes, your provider removes the needle, bandages your arm, and provides recovery instructions.

Call Aletheia Integrative today to schedule an infusion therapy appointment or book your visit online.