The Myer’s cocktail consists of essential minerals and vitamins to assist the body in recovering from a variety of different diseases. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of this treatment. This is especially true for fibromyalgia patients. This disorder has become fairly common and is characterized by chronic fatigue, widespread pain, sleep disturbances, muscle tenderness, and a depressed mood. Fibromyalgia is ten times more common in women than men, with 3.4 percent of women living in the United States being affected.
Dr. John Myers was the physician who created the Myer’s cocktail during the 1960’s. He discovered the minerals and vitamins in the cocktail were important for the functioning of the muscles and nerves, conversion of food to energy, metabolism and protection from cell damage. The most common minerals and vitamins included are calcium, magnesium, vitamin B complex and vitamin C. The Myer’s cocktail is given through an IV to bypass the digestive system. This delivers more of the nutrients directly to the cells. The procedure uses a slow IV drip requiring between 30 and 60 minutes.
The Myer’s Cocktail Treatment
Prior to starting the series of infusions, the electrolyte levels of the individual are checked. This includes both calcium and magnesium. The majority of patients begin to notice an improvement after approximately six weeks. Once the eight week treatment has been completed, the medical professional established a maintenance program generally requiring an infusion on a monthly basis.
The individual receiving treatment needs to set aside a long enough period of time because the procedure is administered intravenously. The procedure takes place in the office, beginning with the placement of an IV in the arm vein of the patient. The IV is usually placed in the bend of the elbow, the forearm or the hand. It is important to wear warm clothing and drink a lot of fluids prior to the procedure. This will help ensure the IV can be inserted more easily. Once the IV line has been placed, the medication bag is hung on a pole and hooked to the IV line.
The majority of infusions require less than 60 minutes to complete. There are no restrictions or downtime following the treatment. Due to the safety factor, this procedure is often recommended for conditions causing persistent chronic pain. This includes:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain
- Immune suppression
- Consistent loss of appetite
- Acute muscle spasms
If you are interested in receiving a Myer’s cocktail treatment, speak with the professionals at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana to learn more. We are conveniently located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!