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Note: The treatments described in this article are for providing medical information, but this is not medical advice. For medical guidance, you should contact your physician or health care professional.

Whether routine or complex, surgery can be a major stress to the body. A great way to deal with that stress is to strengthen the body and your immune system with intravenous nutrition. By utilizing intravenous nutrition, you can enhance your recovery from the surgery.

Taking supplements orally is a good thing to do. Taking antioxidants such as vitamin C can help your immune system. Other supplements such as B vitamins help with metabolism. Minerals such as magnesium and zinc have many benefits. While taking these vitamins and nutrients orally is helpful, the benefit of these nutrients is greatly enhanced with intravenous delivery.

For one thing, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract leads to much better delivery of concentrated nutrients by IV. Also, many people have difficulty tolerating some vitamins at higher doses because of stomach irritation. Most of those people can tolerate IV delivery much better. For instance, some people cannot tolerate more than two or three grams of oral vitamin C. The same people have no difficulty tolerating 10 grams of vitamin C IV or even more. Another benefit of intravenous nutrition is that nutrients are delivered in a concentrated manner as opposed to the slow absorption when taking them orally. This creates a high concentration of nutrients in the bloodstream, which enhances delivery where they are needed, into the tissues and cells.

With these advantages, IV nutrition provides several benefits. Many people report an energetic boost with IV nutrition. For instance, those with fatigue often benefit from the metabolic support that IV nutrition provides. There are multiple nutrients that support the immune system when given orally and these nutrients achieve greater potency when given intravenously. Thus, immune function is enhanced.

As noted, surgery is a great stress on the body. Even for someone healthy, a common refrain from someone who has had surgery, especially with general anesthesia is “that took a lot out of me.” Also, because of the stress, those who undergo surgery are more vulnerable to infection. Using IV nutrition helps one deal with this surgical stress. IV nutrition will help minimize the fatigue from general anesthesia. With the body worn down, one is more vulnerable to infection after surgery. As two of the benefits of IV nutrition are improved energy and enhanced immune function, IV nutrition is very well suited to help one recover from surgery.

My general recommendation to optimize recovery from surgery is for a healthy person to undergo one or two IV nutrition sessions before surgery and one or two IV nutrition sessions after therapy. If someone has more health challenges and/or is frail, they would benefit from two or three IV nutrition sessions before surgery and two to four sessions after surgery. My experience is that people who take advantage of this treatment usually do very well with whatever surgery is needed.

Another great way to enhance recovery from surgery is to address any scars resulting from the surgery. The nervous system, particularly the autonomic nervous system, is interconnected throughout the body. When a scar forms, this creates what is called an interference field. In acupuncture, this would be called an energy blockage. The body relies on a smooth flow of energy and nerve communication for optimal function. When a scar interferes with energy flow and nerve communication, different problems can be created in the body.

Sometimes the problem caused by a scar has an obvious connection such as a painful scar or muscle tightness in the area of the scar. However, more common is that the problem caused by a scar is distant from the scar. For instance, someone with a knee scar may begin to experience low back pain. Of course, there are other potential causes of the low back pain such as poor mechanics or a disc problem. However, the treatment of the back pain is more effective when also addressing the scar with procaine.

To reduce the risk of a scar causing unanticipated problems, I recommend treating the scar six to eight weeks after surgery. This helps the scar heal well and reduces the risk of a scar becoming a harmful interference field. It is a very simple procedure that is well-tolerated. It can be done once with good effects or can be repeated for added benefit.

In summary, surgery can be a very stressful experience that causes one to be exhausted and depleted. With IV nutrition around the time of surgery, the stress is minimized, which can improve surgical outcome. Treating your scar after surgery will reduce the chances that the scar will cause long-term problems. Natural IV nutrition and scar treatment are very helpful for recovery from surgery.


Dr. Slaten is a pain wellness physician in Ridgewood, New Jersey. You can contact his office to see if you are a good candidate for these treatments. Check out his website at www.hormonesnj.com

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