IV Therapy

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Are you curious about how IV therapy can enhance your health and wellness? To check out the benefits of IV nutrition, schedule a visit with Kristine Vardanyan, MD, and her team at Valley Village Health Clinic in Valley Village, California. Book online, or you’re always welcome to call and speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.

IV Therapy Q&A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy, also called IV nutrition therapy, is a treatment that uses a sterile needle and medical tubing to deliver a powerful boost of balanced nutrients directly into your bloodstream. While IV therapy is currently enjoying a great deal of attention, the practice is nothing new. 


Intravenous (IV) therapy has long been used in the emergency room and surgical settings to deliver an immediate hydration boost and as a means of safely administering precise doses of medication. IV therapy in wellness applications takes the same approach, only administering a blend of nutrients instead of medication.

Some of the areas where IV therapy can help include:

  • Immune boost
  • Hangover recovery
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Workout recovery
  • Chronic dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual cramping
  • Brain fog

IV therapy is highly customized, delivering the select nutrients your body needs. 

What are the benefits of IV therapy?

IV therapy delivers a powerful nutrition boost that makes micronutrients immediately available. It effectively bypasses your digestive system to place nutrients within your bloodstream. 

You can certainly get the nutrients you need through food sources alone. Doing so, however, requires a significant investment of time in meal planning, shopping, and meal preparation. For many people, other obligations make it difficult to take in sufficient nutrients through food sources.

Supplements can help, but considerable research shows that a portion of supplements passes entirely through the digestive tract without being broken down. IV therapy offers a more effective and efficient delivery system to give your body what it needs to thrive.

Is IV therapy a painful process?

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, IV therapy is not a painful process. Once you’re resting comfortably in the treatment chair, your practitioner uses a needle to place a thin piece of medical tubing into a vein on your hand or wrist.

The other end of the tubing connects to a bag filled with your custom blend of nutrients. The solution enters your bloodstream one drip at a time. In less than an hour, your treatment is complete, and your provider gently removes the tubing. 

When you’re ready to give IV therapy a try, call or click to schedule a visit.