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IV Therapy Specialist

Pohala Clinic PC

Family Medicine & Integrative Wellness Clinic located in Portland, OR


Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy is one of the most immediate replenishment therapies available. IV Therapy can easily help you recover fast, boost energy, sleep deeper & promote wellness. There are a number of situations where IV therapy might be the therapy of choice for you.

These include:

  • Cancer Support
  • Undernutrition and malnutrition
  • Digestive concerns, such as IBS, Diarrhea, Vomiting
  • Acute/Chronic illness
  • Fatigue/Exhaustion
  • High Stress/Anxiety
  • Improving athletic performance
  • Recovery from surgery or other physical trauma
  • Pre-operative
  • Longevity and vitality/Anti Aging support


With IV therapy, nutrients are immediately available for absorption and utilization for the body. Patients often respond quickly and favorably to infusions of appropriate vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. Julie Foster NP and Stefanie Aring NP have been through extensive training in the use of nutritional IVs and can perform an initial evaluation to help determine what IV would be most beneficial for you and your goals.

Some of the most common types of IVs available at Pohala Clinic are:

Myers IV

This is a basic vitamin and mineral formula that is commonly used for immune boosting around colds and flu. It can also be used for patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. These IVs can be done as often as once daily during acute illness or times of high stress. Pre and post operative, these IVs can help expedite healing.

High Dose IV Vitamin C

Some cancers and infectious diseases respond well to high dose vitamin C therapy. Vitamin C therapy is useful for improving athletic performance. This involves an escalating dose of vitamin C, typically starting around 10g and titrating as high as 80g per drip. In order to assure the patient's safety, it is essential to run a test called Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) prior to using more than 20g of vitamin C in a drip.

Alpha Lipoic Acid Drip (ALA) IV

ALA is a powerful, unique, water- and fat-soluble antioxidant. It can be beneficial for patients with hepatitis, diabetes and other chronic diseases. ALA improves blood sugar control in diabetics, can help lessen neuropathic pain, and assists in binding and eliminating heavy metals from the body.

Glutathione IV Push

Glutathione is a detoxifying molecule and powerful antioxidant. Glutathione pushes are used with many neurological diseases. It can also facilitate removal of heavy metals, toxic chemicals and other metabolic wastes.

Viscum/Mistletoe SQ/IV

Viscum is an extract of the mistletoe plant. There are over 100 studies published on its use as a cancer therapy in the European medical literature. Julie Foster NP has had extensive training in Mistletoe Therapy over 20+ years. We use Viscum both as subcutaneous injections and IV therapy to support immunity and generally enhance the vitality of patients with cancer and other diseases.

B12 injections/IV

Vitamin D injections

IV therapy is available to everyone. Simply call 503-572-4196 or email for information, pricing, and scheduling