Healing at the Cellular Level: What Are the Benefits of Concierge IV Infusions for Recovery?
One of the most iconic Buddhist teachers and civil rights leaders of the 20th century was the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. When broken down, what he preached can also be greatly pertinent to addiction, mental health, and recovery. For example, Nhat Hanh once advised, “It’s very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.” Perhaps one of the best but least known ways of facilitating a place for this relaxation is via Concierge IV infusions.
What Does It Mean to Heal at the Cellular Level?
Many people bandy about this concept of “healing at the cellular level,” but what does it really mean? Healing at the cellular level means healing from the internal core/root issues of problems to our external physical ailments. It is whole-body healing. This is also the concept of “holistic healing.”
Now, many people misinterpret holistic healing as the practices that often embody it. Yes, yoga, meditation, and breathwork are holistic practices, but they are only representations of what it means to heal holistically.
According to the official Merriam-Webster definition, “Holistic” is defined as “Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” This interconnectedness of the entire body system is also pivotal when it comes to healing at the cellular level. From the inside out, we must heal. Also, by healing the internal core, we ultimately heal the external shell (and vice versa). This is also why comprehensive care in recovery is so crucial to healing at the cellular level.
Why Is Comprehensive Care So Critical?
What exactly does “comprehensive care” in recovery even mean? It means is that a recovery plan should embody multiple modalities that come from multiple angles and fields of thought.
Now, while there are many arenas of recovery care, perhaps it is best to focus on four areas in the treatment realm. These are the areas of traditional, nutritional, experiential, and holistic treatments. By combining modalities from these four types of treatments, one’s chances of recovering at the cellular level are raised exponentially.
These four areas of treatment all work together in a way that makes all of them more effective than if they were being utilized on their own. For example, when someone is being treated with traditional psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), they need to have a clear headspace for them to work at their optimal levels. Holistic practices like yoga and meditation can help create this essential headspace.
Now, infusion therapy is particularly unique in this interconnected concept of comprehensive care. This is because when effective infusion therapy is utilized, it can make an individual more receptive to each of the other types of treatments. Why? Because it raises our overall wellness to its premium capacity. One which is needed for complete healing at the cellular level.
Concierge IV Infusions and Other Effective Modalities: What Does Comprehensive Recovery Look Like?
So, what exactly are Concierge IV infusions? Concierge IV infusions are high-potency nutrient infusions of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that enter directly into the bloodstream. This delivery method ensures that these nutrients are absorbed quickly, with more nutrient retention than other methods (such as oral supplements). Concierge IV infusions not only offer the potential for cellular healing, but they do so with a profound immediacy. This immediacy allows for all other forms of therapy and treatments to work at more proficient levels.
Many people do not realize how nutrient-deficient people can become after a period of active addiction. One example can be gleaned from people who struggle with alcohol addiction.
According to the journal Alcoholism, Clinical, and Experimental Research, “Chronic alcoholic patients are frequently deficient in one or more vitamins. The deficiencies commonly involve folate, vitamin B6, thiamine, and vitamin A.” It also states that “Although inadequate dietary intake is a major cause of the vitamin deficiency, other possible mechanisms may also be involved.” For example, “Alcoholism can affect the absorption, storage, metabolism, and activation of many of these vitamins.”
Concierge IV infusion therapies can not only replenish these deficiencies for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) but also for people with other types of substance use disorder (SUD) and mental illness. This is because there are many types of Concierge IV infusions.
What Are the Different Types of Concierge IV Infusions?
Just as no one’s addiction and/or mental health details are the same, neither are their nutrient needs. That is why we here at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab offer a wide variety of Concierge IV infusions.
These are infusions that can help with physical ailments but also replenish individuals with the nutrients they need to better access the core/root emotional and mental causes of their issues. Some of these infusions include Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) IV infusions, Myers Cocktails IV infusions, and Glutathione infusions.
What Are Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) IV Infusions?
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) IV infusions can be an ideal way to restore oneself to optimal health. According to the clinical article, Sobriety, and Satiety: Is NAD+ the Answer?, “Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is an essential pyridine nucleotide that has garnered considerable interest in the last century due to its critical role in cellular processes associated with energy production, cellular protection against stress and longevity.” Also, “Research in NAD+ has been reinvigorated by recent findings that components of NAD+ metabolism and NAD-dependent enzymes can influence major signaling processes associated with the neurobiology of addiction.”
The NAD variation of Concierge IV infusions offers an immediate positive impact on the body that few other treatments can match. These NAD infusions can help with exhaustion, overwhelming stress, mental acuity, enhanced mood, increased physical performance, and the list goes on. However, as the article previously mentioned, NAD infusions can be an ideal way to restore the energy levels needed to heal at the cellular level. NAD infusions can also be particularly helpful for treating issues of addiction because they can help with symptoms of craving and withdrawal.
What Are Myers Cocktails IV Infusions?
Myers Cocktails Concierge IV infusions offer some incredible healing potential. For example, in addition to restoring one’s nutrient levels to aid in mental health and addiction recovery, according to Alternative Medicine Review: a Journal of Clinical Therapeutic, “The modified “Myers’ cocktail,” which consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders.” Also, more benefits are being found out regarding Myers Cocktails all the time.
Myers Cocktails Concierge IV infusions have been utilized since the 1980s and offer many upsides with little to no side effects. Like NAD infusions, Myers Cocktails also aid in energy production. But they also offer improved immunity levels, enhanced mood, a reduction in inflammation, enhanced focus, improved sleep patterns, stress reduction, and help with digestion. Myers Cocktails have even been shown to help with skin complexion and hair and nail growth.
What Are Glutathione Infusions?
Glutathione Concierge IV infusions are exceptional at helping individuals restore healthy and optimal levels of wellness. According to the article Glutathione! in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, “It is hard to overstate the importance of glutathione… It plays a crucial role in shielding cellular macromolecules from endogenous and exogenous reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. While it directly quenches some free radicals, of perhaps greater importance is that it deals directly with the causes of oxidative stress such as mercury and POPs [persistent organic pollutants].”
With that type of endorsement, it is hard to see how Glutathione Concierge IV infusions don’t aid in the process of healing at the cellular level. Glutathione infusions also offer an ideal way to detox after an extended period of addictive alcohol and substance use.
When Glutathione is utilized intravenously, its benefits rise exponentially. These benefits include improved energy levels (which is an important running theme with these infusions), improved sleep patterns, better brain functioning, aided digestion, increases in positive mood, and the potential for much-needed stress reduction.
Now, it is quite clear to see how these Concierge IV infusions can be beneficial on their own and beneficial in relation to one another. But, as previously mentioned, they can also benefit other forms of treatment and therapy. For example, they can greatly increase the positive results of nutrition therapy.
Concierge IV Infusions and Nutrition Therapy
We have a saying here at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab: “Food is medicine.” This is why we focus on nutrition in the same way we focus on other types of therapy that are more often associated with addiction and mental health, such as CBT and DBT. So, what exactly is “nutritional therapy?”
According to the clinical article, New Approaches to Nutritional Therapy, “Nutritional Therapy uses food to prevent and reverse diseases that plague most Western societies: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and depression. In order for food to be therapeutic, it must be nutrient-dense, measured in part by the nutrients and anti-nutrients, contained in consumed foods.” Based on this description, one can see how beneficial Concierge IV infusions can be in aiding nutrition therapy.
We also have highly accredited nutritionists and dieticians onsite who can help with any nutrition questions that may arise while on our 30-acre luxury resort property. They can also aid in something quite unique and phenomenal in the realm of mental health care: horticulture therapy.
What Is Horticulture Therapy?
Thich Nhat Hanh also famously said, “If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eat in such a way, that you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy.” This is the embodiment of horticulture therapy.
Horticulture therapy is an experiential therapy that can help clients better connect to themselves by connecting organically to the earth. Now, this is truly an interrelated cellular connection. But what exactly is “horticulture therapy?”
According to the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “Horticultural therapy (HT) ‘is the engagement of a client in horticulture activities facilitated by a trained therapist to achieve specific and documented treatment goals.’” Many people also may be surprised to find out that it has many far-reaching benefits.
Also, according to the journal, “People’s interactions with plants, through goal-orientated horticultural activities in the form of active gardening, as well as the passive appreciation of nature, could be therapeutic to people with mental disorders in many ways. First, horticulture could have emotional benefits, such as reducing stress, reducing psychiatric symptoms, stabilizing mood, and increasing the sense of tranquility, spirituality, and enjoyment. Second, it could help people to reduce fatigue and restore attention and cognitive ability,” and “Third, it could increase self-efficacy, self-esteem, and quality of life. We also have an amazing way to engage in horticulture therapy at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab.
Here at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, our clients get their hands in the dirt and not only build themselves back up at the cellular level but also leave something lasting behind on Hawaii’s Big Island. They can tend to our rows of citrus and fruit trees, which include lime, orange, tangerine, and longan (a local fruit high in antioxidants, just like Concierge IV infusions).
Concierge IV Infusions and Holistic Healing
Another aspect of recovery that Concierge IV infusions help facilitate is the improvement of specific holistic practices. By reversing the mineral deficiencies that years of untreated addiction and mental health can bring, infusion therapy can create a foundation by which any holistic recovery program can stand firmly.
This includes aiding in holistic practices such as breathwork exercises, meditation, reiki, massage, and, in particular, yoga. While not a requirement for all practices, many types of yoga require some type of physical engagement. Infusion therapy can aid in getting us ready for this physical activity.
The Benefits of Yoga for Recovery
Yoga has been shown to be a highly beneficial practice for anyone seeking some emotional, mental, and physical reprieves in life. However, it can be especially beneficial for individuals in recovery.
According to the International Journal of Yoga, “Therapeutic yoga is defined as the application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions,” and “Yogic practices enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.” One can see how many of these benefits are parallel to the ones offered by infusion therapy and how, when used together, these benefits can be maximized.
Also, there may be no better place to practice yoga than on the soft beaches of the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean, one will see why Hawaii is one of the most ideal places on earth to both find oneself and find peace and recovery.
The Primary Purpose of Healing at the Cellular Level at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab
There is a local proverb on the Big Island of Hawaii that goes, “Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua.” This means that we should “love all we see, including ourselves.”
Yes, our primary purpose here at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab is to help our clients heal at the cellular level. But we can only do that after we first remind our clients that they deserve love and that they deserve to love themselves. So, “Kahuna Nui Hale Kealohalani Makua.”
Replenishing the depleted vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants caused by addiction can be crucial for recovery. One of the best ways to replenish these necessary nutrients is via infusion therapy. Here at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we understand the elemental fact, which is why we offer Concierge IV infusions, including the NAD+ IV infusion, Myers Cocktails IV infusion, and Glutathione infusions. If you feel like you or a loved one may be struggling with issues of addiction, we can help you heal. For more information on the benefits of these infusions, why it is such an exclusive opportunity at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, and why incorporating them into a comprehensive recovery plan can be beneficial, contact us today at (808) 775-0200.