IV Therapy For Colds And The Flu. Does It Work?

More than 9.3 million Americans get infected with the influenza virus each year in the United States. On average, each year 5 to 20 percent of the United States population gets the flu. If you are struggling with a stuffy nose, fatigue, and sweating under the blankets, you know how miserable the flu can be.

Antibiotics are useless against a virus and taking them can only worsen things by killing off the “good bugs” in the gut so, once you have the flu, what can you do? Here is one patient’s experience with us:

“Recently I had the misfortune to catch a pretty nasty virus. A load of work deadlines led me to spend long stressful hours working in front of the computer neglecting proper sleep, good nutrition, and abandoning my gym and yoga routines, all resulting in a depressed immune system. It took me just one trip to the outdoor world – the touch of a handlebar – to get the virus. It hit me like a train; in a matter of hours I went from ‘okay’ to dealing with really intense body pain headache sweating and fever.”

One way to differentiate the common cold from the flu is by how rapidly and aggressively the virus make progress. You will probably notice generalized pain, a sense of malaise, and fever. She was bedridden right away.

“When sick, I usually resort to natural and homemade remedies before turning to any over the counter or prescription treatments. In this order of ideas, I was excited to try a totally natural therapeutic method that was intended to help my body in its fight against the virus: IV therapy. But does it really work?”

Check her video documenting her IV treatment at the Osteopathic Center  

Intravenous therapy (IV therapy) is the quickest way to administer vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly to the bloodstream to enhance immune function and help manage a myriad of acute and chronic health problems. It has also been found to be helpful in the case of the common cold and flu, largely because different nutrients are necessary to strengthen your body’s defenses (aka your immune system).

When you take these nutrients orally in the form of food or a pill, the body only absorbs a percentage of that particular vitamin or mineral. This percentage can be even lower, for example, if you suffer from leaky gut, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, chronic pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, or if you have used a lot of antibiotics in the past. By using an IV infusion, we can avoid all the gut-related malabsorption issues and deliver 100 percent of each vitamin, mineral, and nutrient directly into the bloodstream.

“I visited the osteopathic center in Miami, Florida, where I was administered a cocktail of vitamins and nutrients to help me fight the virus and give my body a boost. I also received ozone and UBI therapy, two of the most advanced IV procedures. With the ozone and UBI treatments, my own blood was drawn, then infused with ozone and exposed to UBI light, then returned back to my body for a potent immune boost.”

The verdict?

“At the time of my visit, I was on the second day of being bedridden, running a fever of 103°F. I was severely congested with an annoying runny nose and scratchy throat. I was also dealing with a very dull pain in my bones (I think this is the best way to describe it) and a mild headache.

“Right after receiving the treatment my fever went down a to 100 and I was able to sleep relatively comfortably during the night. I was still congested and stuffy, but I was not experiencing the intense night sweats from the past two days that left me completely soaked and made me change pajamas several times during the night. The next day after the treatment I noticed a slight improvement in most of my symptoms, and I had a bit more of energy to get out of bed. My congestion improved, and my runny nose began to taper off. My fever disappeared but the fatigue persisted. I cleaned my sinus with a Neti pot right before bed and for the first time since I had the flu I got a good night sleep.

“Things got surprisingly better by the third day. Even though my levels of energy were quite low, most of my symptoms had diminished and I was left with a very mild cold, no more fever or bone pain, just a slight congestion. By day 4, I was fully functional, and my energy levels were back to almost normal. I was surprised at how quickly my body recovered considering that I have never experienced a bout of flu that lasted less than 8 days, and it was more incredible that I didn’t develop the much-anticipated upper respiratory infection and devilish cough that always happens right after the flu. I was armed with a plethora of herbal syrups, tinctures, and expectorants at the ready that were never used.

“My experiences with flu in the past have been more than a week of utter misery with things starting to look bearable after day 7 always followed by a low grade respiratory infection and coughing that last for several weeks. In my experience, the IV treatment cut the severity and the time of the symptoms for more than half, helping me make a speedy recovery. It might not cure the illness or stop the symptoms right away, but it definitely made a huge difference in the overall time and duration of the illness.
My recommendation? Get your IV infusion as soon as you feel the sniffles!”

Check the video documenting her trip to the Osteopathic Center and the procedures in detail. For more info on all the kind of IVs visit: https://ivsuite.com/

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Rebecca Mcmichael

Rebecca is an experienced RN with the most recent experience in infusion therapy. She has degrees in Nursing, Marketing, and Management. Rebecca’s goals is to show kindness and compassion to every patient and to seek excellence in all patient care.

Alee Johnson

After a 30-year career as a District Manager for AT&T, Alee decided she wasn’t ready to retire just yet. So, she dove into a new career in the medical field, which has lasted 14 years. She enjoys the people contact and always strives to make the patient feel welcome while projecting a professional presence. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and is “Mom” to Pickles the dog and Winky the cat.

Erin Levinger

Erin has her bachelor’s in nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 12 years. Primarily in emergency medicine. She I always striving to learn new things and finds integrative and regenerative medicine very intriguing. She loves to hear the success stories and to see the benefits that patients reap from all the services that the Osteopathic Center offers. She is passionate about helping people so they can look, feel, and perform at their best. Erin performs well under pressure and is very organized. She is a team player willing to lend a hand to wherever help is needed.


Adriana has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working towards her MSN. She recently found an interest in regenerative and integrative medicine and loves hearing from patients how these therapies changed their lives. She is always excited to learn new things and strives to provide the best care to patients.

Lawrence Kennard

Lawrence Kennard is a family nurse practitioner with almost 20 years experience in various aspects of healthcare. His career started as a volunteer EMT in North Carolina where he eventually became a paramedic with certifications in critical care and flight paramedicine. He then furthered his training earning a BSN from the University of Tennessee and his MSN from Vanderbilt University. He is board certified through both AANP and ANCC as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has worked in various urgent care and primary care settings including remote locations. He gained an interest in holistic medicine after seeing patients successfully treat themselves with traditional methods. Through coming to The Osteopathic Center, he has incorporated IV vitamins, chelation, UBI, and Ozone therapy into his practice.

Kayla Wolfe

Kayla is a fully licensed Radiologic Technologist with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences. With over ten years in the medical field, she strives to ensure quality patient care and education. As a member of management, she focuses on providing a positive organizational and workplace culture to support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.

Maribel Rodriguez

Maribel has been in the field as a medical assistant and phlebotomist for over 20 years. Her experience in integrative medicine treatments speaks for itself. She treats her patients as a family, but she makes sure all of their needs are the number one priority. Maribel has a down to earth personality; hardly anything can upset her. She is always upbeat and happy to help anyone!

Iryna Drach

Iryna has a Master’s in Finance; she is multi-disciplined and wears many hats. When she is not working on creative projects and answering media requests, she is connecting with patients. She can speak to you in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Polish, and maybe Spanish.

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