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The 'Myer's Cocktail':
An Intravenous Therapy for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Compromised Immunity and Much More

The following is a reproduction of a Millennium Health Centre editorial article which appeared in the Seaway News newspaper in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The content is shortened to accommodate a newspaper space allotment. As such, it is not academically cited with references. These are available, so please feel free to email your questions.

Regards,

Dr. Stephen F. Jones B.Comm., N.D.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Recently, I have been contacted by some EMC readers with a diverse range of problems including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, impaired immunity, Parkinson's and more. In replying to these reader's I have mentioned that some intravenous treatment options exist for them. Understandably, they were not sure what I meant by this. As such, I am going to spend a few weeks talking about a variety of treatments which are administered by Naturopathic or Medical Doctors via intravenous (I.V.) injections.

Intravenous injections are the small needles put into your veins in settings like hospitals, chemotherapy wards etc. They allow for fluids to be 'pushed' or 'dripped' into your blood stream (vs. taking blood out). A tremendous number of therapies are available whereby an individually tailored list of vitamins, minerals, natural chemicals, amino acids (etc. etc.) can be administered to the patient intravenously. In doing so, specific biochemical reactions within the body can be quickly altered to address the underlying condition.

One such example of an I.V. therapy is the 'Myer's Cocktail'. Named after Dr. John Myer's M.D. of the United States, this is a therapy used by hundreds of medical and naturopathic doctors in North America and Europe, but which is still essentially unknown to most doctors. The I.V. treatment has been used to treat literally thousands of patients and has been written about extensively by Dr. Alan Gaby M.D. of the United States. Readers can go online to www.findarticles.com and search the October, 2002 edition of the Alternative Medicine Review (Altern Med Review 2002;7(5):389-403) for a free copy of Dr. Gaby's discussion of the Myer's Cocktails. Reader may also contact my office for a print copy of this article.

What the Myer's Cocktail does is administer dosages of vitamins, minerals, natural medicines etc. directly into the bloodstream in amounts which could not be absorbed if taken by mouth. This quick access to the blood and ability to provide tailored, higher dosage administrations allows the doctor to directly affect specific biochemical reactions within the body. For example, the 'Kreb's Cycle' of each cell (ie. the energy 'furnace' inside your cells) can be provided immediate nutrients to 'switch on' and work at an improved rate, providing the patient with greater energy. The liver's chemistry can be stimulated to 'detox' chemical or toxic exposures. Muscles can be relaxed via the right dosages of various minerals and blood pressure can be dropped. Anti-viral and immune stimulating agents can go straight to work. And so goes the biochemistry. The point is that a doctor specially trained and experienced in the use of these advanced medical therapies can tailor a treatment for the individual patient's condition, existing medications, age, gender etc.

The concept of the Myer's Cocktail focuses upon the reality that many medical conditions are the result of known nutrient impairments. Others require specific biochemical reactions to be stimulated or sedated for the patient to get better. These biochemical reactions are the result of the direct interaction of various vitamins, minerals and nutrient / chemical. As such, the Myer's Cocktail is a powerful therapy because it can get the right nutrients directly into the body's cells and tissue and immediately modulate these biochemical reactions.

The question then becomes; does the Myer's Cocktail work? My personal experience over the past several years with the Myer's Cocktail in the treatment of immune deficient conditions, autoimmune conditions, various cancers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, heart palpitations and (much) more has been astounding. Both objective measurements via blood work (such as reduced inflammation 'markers'or increased immune cells), as well as subjective patient reports have overwhelmingly supported my observations.

Prestigious medical clinics such as The Tahoma Clinic in the United States frequently use such formulations as the Myer's Cocktail. Are these therapies 'alternative' medicine. No, they are basic yet powerful biochemical medical interventions with substantial patient data to support their use. Is it 'common' medicine. Again, the answer is no. Then again, common treatments for conditions such as Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are often limited in their success. The Myer's Cocktail offers a viable and powerful option for the patient.

We will examine more specific treatments in the coming weeks for Parkinson's, Alzheimers, Sciatica, Neuralgia (nerve pains), anti-viral (ie. Herpes etc.) and Premenstrual Syndrome.

Best of health to you.

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