We are all looking for ways to stay healthy and enjoy our lives to the fullest. Unfortunately, the occasional cold or flu can impact our schedules and take away from our lives for a week or more. It’s hard to bounce back from seasonal sickness and even harder to not let health issues such as asthma get in the way of daily life. At The Gillian Institute, we put our patient’s health first and constantly strive to improve their quality of life. IV therapy is a revolutionary technique that administers vitamins directly into the bloodstream. This simple treatment helps our patients regain control of their health and feel their best.

What is IV Therapy?

An IV, or intravenous, therapy treatment infuses vitamins directly into the bloodstream. This is done by applying a thin tube into a vein. The tube is attached to an IV bag that holds a mixture of vitamins, minerals, and/or antioxidants. The mixture will slowly drip into the bloodstream over a period of fifteen minutes to an hour. This treatment requires little preparation and no downtime!

IV therapy benefits patients by improving their immune system and overall health. IV vitamin therapy is more effective than taking pills by mouth. Taking supplements will not allow you to enjoy the full benefits of what the pills have to offer. Direct infusion of vitamin-rich formulas will allow your body to intake a high concentration of beneficial elements.

When you take vitamins or medications by mouth, fifty percent goes unabsorbed and passes through the gastrointestinal tract. IV therapy allows for ninety percent absorption into the bloodstream.

IV therapy was developed in the 1970s by Dr. John Myers. The combination of vitamins he created, called the Myer’s Cocktail, is still used today in a variety of health applications. The solution contains magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. He found that when this combination of healthy elements was administered to his patients intravenously, they experienced fewer asthma attacks, migraines, muscle spasms, respiratory infections, sinus infections, allergies, fatigue, and other conditions like fibromyalgia improved. From his findings, IV vitamin therapy has since been improved and modernized. Over the years, the treatment has proven to enhance the function of the body in many other ways and help patients enjoy better overall health.

The Use of IVs Today

IVs are applied by a trained professional who has had plenty of experience finding veins.

IVs are used in the medical field to administer liquids directly to the body. They are a convenient way to administer blood, nourishment, hydration, and anesthesia. IVs allow for liquids to bypass the digestive system, which doesn’t always absorb enough nutrients or liquids to improve a health concern, like food poisoning. IVs have been able to improve patient’s survival chances and make recovery more comfortable and quick.

Today, IV therapy is often used to treat dehydration, jet lag, food poisoning, improve skin and hair quality, overcome the cold, recover from a physically challenging event, and even combat hangovers.


The primary advantage to an IV vitamin infusion is the difference you will feel in your health. IV therapy can treat stress, boost the immune system, rid toxins from the body, improve hormone levels and much more. The treatment truly improves many aspects of the body and, therefore, your daily life.

Patients are often impressed by how quickly they feel better. Often by the end of the treatment, they feel more alert and symptoms from conditions like hangovers have already begun to fade away.


The ideal candidates for IV therapy are men and women of any age who would like to improve their health. This treatment is perfect for practically everyone. If you are struggling with low energy, have a cold you just can’t get over or are looking to maintain a certain level of health; IV vitamin therapy is your answer. To know for sure if this treatment is a good fit for you, please schedule a consultation with us here or give us a call today!

Personal Consultation

A private meeting with one of our qualified doctors is a great opportunity for you to learn all about IV therapy. Our doctor, Dr. Kimberly Short will meet with patients so they can better understand their goals and design their best treatment plan.  During your consultation, you will be able to ask about IV therapy and how it will improve your quality of life. The doctor will take the time to explain the treatment and ask you where you would like to see improvement in your health.

There are certain mixtures of vitamins that can be combined to treat a number of concerns, such as skin health. The doctor will ask about your current health, past procedures, allergies, medications and supplements you take, as well as your current lifestyle. This information will help them determine the best therapy mixture for your body. If treatment is determined a good solution for you, the doctor and you will schedule an appointment.



Drinking plenty of water, going for a brisk walk, or eating before treatment will help your veins remain dilated and easily accessible. Eating will add the benefit of increasing sugar levels and blood pressure. Eating prior to IV therapy is good because some vitamin and mineral mixtures will lower sugar and blood pressure levels.


Do not take antihistamines or decongestants twenty-four hours before your appointment. These medications will constrict blood vessels and make it difficult for our staff to find a vein.

These simple steps will help your appointment go smoothly and for you to have a comfortable experience.

IV Therapy Treatment

You will get to rest, read a book, watch TV or play on your phone until your treatment is complete.

An IV treatment is simple and takes from fifteen minutes to an hour. A cocktail of minerals, vitamins, and/or antioxidants will be combined before your appointment. When you arrive, you will be directed to a state-of-the-art room where you will have a seat. The injection site will be cleaning with rubbing alcohol and a needle will be used to insert a small catheter into the arm. Once the tube is in place the needle will be removed. The catheter will be removed and you will be able to get right back to your regular day.


IV vitamin therapy does not require downtime. It is a convenient treatment that will have you feeling better before your appointment has ended. After treatment, the injection site may be red and sensitive. Make sure to keep it clean and covered with a bandaid until it is healed. The administered vitamins will stay within the body for 2-3 weeks. All the ingredients are water soluble and will be metabolized naturally by the body.  One of the primary results our patients enjoy is how much healthier and energized they feel after their appointment.

We encourage patients to schedule IV therapy every few weeks to keep up their health. The mixture of vitamins, minerals, and/or antioxidants can be altered to target whatever you want improvement in.


The cost of your IV therapy treatment will relate to the components used for your specific mixture and if you schedule multiple treatments. Some patients set up a few treatments over the course of a few weeks to overcome a sickness or achieve a skin or body goal. If you are interested in learning more about IV vitamin therapy click here or give us a call at (317) 913-3260. Our doctors look forward to discussing how IV therapy will have you feeling your best in no time.

More FAQs


The purpose of IV therapy is to help patients be healthy. Some people seek out treatment for illnesses, relief, or boosts in low vitamins or minerals. Many patients implement IV therapy as a way to maintain a certain level of health. IV vitamin therapy is a great way to conquer a cold or quickly recover from food poisoning. The purpose of any treatment will relate to the goal of the patient. If you have a specific goal in mind, you will want to meet with one of our doctors. They will inform you of the many benefits involved with IV therapy. They will also customize your treatment to ensure you get your best solution and feel great!


The cost of IV therapy will relate to your desired outcome. One of our doctors will inform you of the pricing involved. Together, you and the doctor will create a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and boosts your health. The end cost of this treatment will be determined in a private consultation.


Yes. IV therapy is a revolutionary way to enhance your health and feel your best. We love IV therapy because it helps our patients feel better by the end of their treatment. It is simple, convenient and will improve so many different aspects of your life!


When administered by well-trained staff and monitored by a doctor, IV therapy is good for you. Our doctors take your health seriously and will make sure your treatments are spaced out for safe results.


IV therapy can be used to treat an array of concerns, such as: dizziness, fatigue, food poisoning, hangovers, dehydration, jet lag, unhealthy skin, seasonal illnesses, and many more conditions and illnesses. The best way to find out if IV therapy is a good option for your health concerns is to schedule a consultation with us.


Getting an IV is uncomfortable for a second as the catheter is adjusted into the arm. Once it is in place the treatment is relaxing. For the remainder of the appointment you can rest and entertain yourself by reading or watching TV. IV vitamin therapy is an effective way to improve the immune system. By boosting vitamin levels in your body, you improve the health of your cells, which in turn positively affect the organs. IV therapy is an excellent way to reach and maintain optimal health.