IV Therapy Specialist

Marina Margolin, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Universal Family Medicine

Marina Margolin, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Financial District, New York, NY

When you’re feeling tired and low, or you’re recovering from an illness, you may be short of essential vitamins and minerals. If you need a boost, Dr. Marina Margolin of Universal Family Medicine in Downtown Manhattan, Financial District of Manhattan, can help using IV therapy. Dr. Margolin and her team introduce special blends of micronutrients directly into your bloodstream to tackle fatigue, boost immunity, and improve the symptoms of many common health problems. Find out how IV therapy could make you feel better by calling today or by booking an appointment online.

IV Therapy Q & A

What is IV therapy?

IV therapy is a treatment method in which you receive vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients directly to the vein in your arm. The team at Universal Family Medicine tailors each treatment to your needs to ensure you receive the optimal blend of micronutrients.

Oral supplementation has long been a popular method of trying to boost health and vitality, but there’s a drawback to swallowing your vitamins and minerals. Because the product has to pass through your digestive system, there’s a risk that some of the micronutrients could travel along your digestive tract without making it into your bloodstream.

In some cases, medications can be added to solutions in order to treat diseases faster and more efficiently.

With IV therapy, nothing gets wasted, as the essential ingredients bypass the digestive system and go directly into your blood, where they can do the most good. The original IV infusion is the Myers Cocktail, named after the physician who developed it. The Myers cocktail is still one of the most popular blends for improving general health.


What conditions can IV therapy help treat?

IV therapy began as a way of boosting the health of those with vitamin deficiencies, those whose immune systems needed a boost, and those who had fatigue-related health conditions. IV therapy also aids detoxification, increases hydration, and provides an effective solution for the misery of a hangover.

Developments in IV therapy science mean IV blends are now available that can treat a much more extensive range of conditions, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold
  • Dehydration
  • Migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Gastritis
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Dry or aging skin

When used regularly, IV therapy could also help rejuvenate your body and assist with weight loss.


Does IV therapy hurt?

IV therapy does involve having a needle placed in your vein to deliver the treatment, but much like having a blood test done, you should only feel a momentary sharp scratch as the needle goes in. Once it’s in place, the needle stays there for up to an hour as the cocktail enters your bloodstream via a drip, but you shouldn’t feel any discomfort.

If you have heightened sensitivity, which is common in people with chronic pain, for example, or you don’t like having injections, your provider at Universal Family Medicine can give you an anesthetic cream to numb the injection site.

IV therapy is a safe form of treatment in the hands of experts like the team at Universal Family Medicine. If you’d like to find out more about the potential benefits of IV therapy, call the practice today, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.