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The use of intravenous and/or intramuscular nutrients (called parenteral nutrition), including amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients allows direct access to the metabolism without requiring proper or optimal functioning of the organs of digestion, including stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and/or pancreas as well as the entire ensemble of digestive enzymes. The use of nutrients in this way is referred to scientifically as ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE. In some cases the nutrients are used to induce optimal function of the metabolism. In other cases the nutrients may be used in higher than replacement amounts to achieve a general or specific metabolic effect. For example, higher dose of the B vitamin "niacin" (vitamin B-1) is used medically to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Similarly, high doses of vitamins B-1, B-6 and Folic acid are used to lower elevated blood Homocysteine levels (levels of Homomcysteine above 9 ng/dl are associated with a progressively increasing risk for heart attack, stoke and/or peripheral vascular disease, also called "hardening of the arteries"). In addition, the use of intravenous nutrition, including amino acids, vitamins, tropic factors and/or minerals is common in many chronic, degenerative diseases as general metabolic support for optimal self-healing. Orthomolecular medicine is also commonly used to help fight infections, allergies and the effects of stress. Finally, parenteral nutritional methods are commonly used for correcting sub-clinical problems and for disease prevention.
Although the use of Orthomolecular Medicine is completely legal in the state of Nevada under Nevada Law (Nevada Revised Statutes 630A.040(2), in many cases the treatments are NOT COVERED BY MEDICARE and may NOT be covered by private insurance. In the case of private insurance, however, there is no way of knowing whether or not the treatment will be covered until the patient submits the claim for reimbursement. The receipt provided by Bio Health Center is complete with the treatment used, appropriate diagnosis and ALL other information legally required for the insurer to process the claim as submitted. Therefore, patients are encouraged to submit their claims for reimbursement. SIDE EFFECTS are generally mild and may include pain an/or irritation at the injection site, brief light headedness, dizziness, warmth, flushing, transient nausea or rash or, rarely, true allergy. Any and all questions about my use of Orthomolecular Medicine methods have been answered to my complete satisfaction by my physician and/or the staff of Bio Health Center.
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