2 Common Misconceptions About IV Therapy Treatments

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Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Over the years, the field of modern health and medicine has evolved far beyond expectations, thanks to constant advancements. From vaccines to different medicines and alternative treatments, nearly every condition can be effectively treated with the dependable measures available today. 

Among the different treatments that you can use to improve your overall health and wellness, there’s one type of treatment that stands out the most: Intravenous therapy.

What is IV Therapy?

In recent times, IV therapy has become a hot topic among patients, clinic owners, and medical experts because of its flexible applications and wide range of benefits.

The best way to describe this treatment is that it’s a medical method that delivers fluids for treatment or fluid replacement directly into a vein (hence, the name “intravenous). With regards to history, this form of fluid administration has maintained an instrumental position in traditional hospitals or clinic set-ups to treat more serious health conditions.

Although this technique was mainly used by healthcare facilities to quickly administer fluids to treat various conditions like dehydration or nutrient-absorption-related issues, it is now more commercially widespread. With health spas, boutique clinics, and “IV specialists” innovating this method’s unique mechanics, IV therapy has been innovated so that it can be applied with less serious or minor concerns, such as:

  • Hangovers
  • Skin whitening
  • Skin elasticity

Debunking common myths

Although IV therapy is already established as a trustworthy form of treatment, it’s no stranger to having an array of misconceptions surrounding it. Unfortunately, these same misconceptions have misled most aspiring patients to a point where they forgo the opportunity to receive such a treatment, missing out on the opportunity to improve their lives.

Thankfully, you won’t have to become unnecessarily fearful of an IV therapy treatment or stray away from it because we will debunk two common misconceptions:

Myth #1: IV therapy is only for the gravely sick

Although IVs and needles are associated with emergency room-related situations for conditions like dehydration, fibromyalgia, or fatigue, it’s also something that is great for regular upkeep. 

As mentioned, IV therapy treatments are now used for various conditions and minor issues that were previously just treated with time and rest. Thanks to the advancements of current medical technology, you’ll be able to treat your body to the significant benefits of IV therapy without being sick. Here are some other wellness-related uses you can enjoy: 

  • Immune system improvement through the administration of vitamin C solutions (such as Z Med Clinic’s IV vitamin therapy)
  • Athletic performance and stamina-related improvements
  • Bone strengthening with calcium drips
  • Energy level improvements

Misconception #2: It should only be done once

The one thing that makes IV treatment so unique is that it can be regularly enjoyed even though it is quite unorthodox compared to other nutrition or wellness forms like eating or taking capsules. At Z Med Clinic, we see patients who come in at least once a week or every other week to get their therapy treatments so that they can boost their health, a true testament to the convenience you can experience!


Although they may sound intimidating, IV therapy treatments are the most effective treatment methods that anyone can enjoy in today’s market. Unfortunately, many avoid these intravenous treatments more often than they should because of their myths. Thankfully, keeping this guide in mind will open your eyes to the truth that more upsides await when you start incorporating this treatment into your routine! 

Z Med Clinic is the leading specialist in IV infusion therapy in Houston, TX, and a trusted expert that you can rely on to significantly boost your health and wellness with world-class treatments. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment!

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Medical Director

About Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon MD is a proud native Houstonian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. For medical school, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (recently renamed McGovern Medical School). She began her family practice training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, but subsequently returned to Houston where she completed her residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program.

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