Anubha Anti-Ageing Medicine

INTRAVENOUS AND INTRAMUSCULAR THERAPIES

Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy
Anubha has offered intravenous vitamin C  since 1988 for the management of acute viral infections
including herpes -cold sores (Herpes 1), genital herpes (Herpes 2), adult Chicken Pox (Herpes 3),
Glandular Fever (Herpes 4), Cytomegalovirus (Herpes 5), Ross River virus, the 'flu viruses', Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome, supportive treatment in the management of cancer, auto-immune diseases and
other conditions. The injection appears to stimulate endogenous immune function. Recent publications
by Riordan and colleagues suggest that vitamin C may kill cancer cells by acting as a pro-drug in that it
is converted to hydrogen peroxide. Intravenous C appears to improve energy in CFS patients.


Intravenous Vitamin B Therapy
Intravenous vitamin B has been found helpful in states of aesthenia / exhaustion and stress as well as
specific deficiencies of B group vitamins. Various B group vitamins assist in energy production.  
Riboflavin (Vit B2) is a precursor for FAD (flavin adenosine dinucleotide) an intermediary hydrogen
carrier in the formation of ATP. Vitamin B3 or (nicotinamide) is a precursor for NADH (nicotinamide
adenine dinucleotide hydrogen) an essential co-factor in the formation of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate)  
our biological energy.


Intravenous Glutathione Therapy
Patients suffering from glutathione deficiency respond to intravenous glutathione.  Glutathione protects
against  free radicals damage and cell membrane instability due to environmental pollutants.  
Glutathione has been found to regulate protein and DNA biosynthesis, cell growth and it enhances
immunologic function through it's effects on lymphocytes.  
           

This treatment may  be applicable in states of oxidative stress. Oral glutathione therapy may not raise
glutathione levels. However Glutathione in its reduced form given intravenously, may effectively raise
blood glutathione levels and act as a powerful antioxidant in the management of conditions of
accelerated oxidative
stress.       
                                                                                                                     


Intramuscular Vitamin B12 Therapy
Vitamin B12 has been used intramuscularly for decades for the management of aesthenia syndromes
(physical or emotional exhaustion and stress) as well as for B12 deficiency. New forms of vitamin B12
offer higher bioavailability and effectiveness.



Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is the process of removing non-biological metals from the body, which may cause or
promote a disease process. Intravenous chelators such as EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) and
DPMS (dimercapto 1-propane sulfonic acid) or oral chelators like DMSA (2.3 meso dimercaptosuccinic
acid) are most commonly used. Other agents like desferrioxamine, BAL and DPTA are less commonly
used.

EDTA chelation therapy remains a controversial treatment, even though it is the accepted treatment of
choice for lead poising in children. There are many uses for EDTA chelation therapy, including the
treatment of strokes, cardiovascular disease, hypercholesterolemia, tinnitus, vertigo, heavy metal
intoxication especially aluminium, lead, arsenic, cadmium, uranium, platinum, tin, nickel, silver and
others. as well as for the removal of excess minerals especially copper, iron and calcium.

DMSA and DMPS are specifically used for the removal of mercury, however they also effectively removes
lead, arsenic and copper. The benefit of DMSA, is that it is an oral treatment and is convenient to
administer. DMPS is usually administered intravenously and has a high affinity for mercury and lead.

DMPS, DMSA and EDTA are used diagnostically in a provocation challange test to assess the body
burden of specific heavy metals. This is performed by injecting (DMPS or EDTA or ingesting DMSA).
Urine is collected over a six hour period to assess the amount of toxic metal excreted as a measure of
body burden.

(See separate page on  CHELATION THERAPY)



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