Top 7 Benefits of Myer’s Cocktails
The origin of the renowned intravenous (IV Therapy) nutrient mixture known as a Myer’s cocktail was named for the late John Myers, MD who used this mixture in his practice to treat a broad spectrum of conditions.  The mixture consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, Vitamin C as well as other minerals and vitamins.

Why use intravenous nutrient therapy rather than oral vitamins or minerals you might ask?  Intravenous nutrient therapy can be much more powerful than taking oral vitamins every day for certain conditions.  When you take oral vitamins, you never absorb 100% of what was in that supplement.  Each person’s gastrointestinal tract functions in a unique way.  For example, two people make take the same 1000mcg vitamin B12 supplement, but one person may absorb 600mcg and the other may only absorb 200mcg of the same supplement.  There are a number of factors at play affecting absorption when taken orally.  If however you are given a Myer’s cocktail with 1000mcg of vitamin B12, you get that 1000mcg directly into your blood stream.  With IV Therapy nutrients, a person gets 100% of whatever is put into their formulation.

Myer’s cocktails can benefit a wide variety of conditions.  Here are a few of the conditions for which we frequently prescribe Myer’s cocktails at Mt Rainer Clinic.
  1. Fatigue:
    Every year millions of North Americans seek medical attention for mental and physical fatigue.  A Myer’s cocktail provides energy producing B vitamins which assist with cellular energy production.  The mineral mixture helps to replete mineral deficiencies which unfortunately are very common among Americans today.
  2. Stress management:
    Stress is inevitable in life.  Stress is a natural reaction we humans have to life events.  Stress itself is not a bad thing.  It is when we do not manage our stress that it causes health concerns such as hypertension, chronic fatigue, weight gain, etc.  Myer’s cocktails work to support the adrenal glands on a nutritional level.  The adrenal glands are important for modulating our energy levels, our metabolism, our electrolyte levels and much, much more.
  3. Immune System Support:
    You can plan Christmas dinner, you can plan your New Year’s Eve party, but you can’t plan the flu.  A simple series of Myer’s cocktails can give strong immune system support, preventing the flu this season before it starts.
  4. Muscle cramps and spasms:
    Whether it be muscle cramps lying in bed at night, or unbearably sore muscle following a trip to the gym we can safely say they are always caused by electrolyte imbalances.  It could be low calcium or magnesium depletion, either way, a 30 minute Myer’s cocktail puts those electrolytes directly into your blood stream eliminating symptoms quickly and effectively.
  5. Fibromyalgia:
    The cause of this complex pain syndrome is controversial, but no one can deny that the root of the pain is activated because of an over-activity of the nerves conducting pain signals.  Often aggravating factors include imbalances in essential B vitamins, electrolytes and anti-oxidants.  Regular Myer’s cocktails bypass the gut, correcting this imbalance to soothe symptoms of Fibromyalgia.  Myer’s cocktails combined with other therapies such as Acupuncture and Neural therapy work to normalize the neurological dysfunction present in those who suffer with fibromyalgia.
  6. Migraines & other Headache disorders:
    There are a gigantic number of triggers for headaches and migraines, all unique to different people. Myer’s cocktails can both prevent migraines and treat them during an acute attack.
  7. Nutritional mal-absorption:
    Many health conditions such as Crohn’s disease, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Leaky Gut Syndrome drastically affect the nutrient absorption ability of your gastrointestinal tract.  Myer’s cocktails help replete these deficiencies to help reduce systemic inflammation, combat infections and expedite the healing process.
If you are interested in experiencing all that a simple and easy Myer’s cocktail has to offer, please contact us at Mt Rainier Clinic and schedule your appointment today! 

Written by Dr. McKenzie Timmer, ND
ACUPUNCTURE BENEFITS VETERANS
Mount Rainer Clinic is proud to announce that Kirsty Docken, East Asian medicine practitioner, Licensed Acupuncturist is now contracted with the VA to provide acupuncture therapy for any veteran enrolled in this program. 

Acupuncture has been effectively used to treat: 
•    Acute and chronic pain
•    PTSD, anxiety, depression
•    Insomnia

The Veteran’s Choice Program (VCP) is a national initiative focused on helping veterans find effective alternatives in pain reduction and decrease the need for pain medication. 

VCP is open to all veterans dealing with chronic pain. The VA covers all costs and veterans are able to schedule their personal appointments directly with Mount Rainier Clinic after the initial paperwork is filed with the VCP. 

In order to enroll, veterans need to contact their VA physician and request to be enrolled into the program. No veteran will be denied access to this care. For additional questions, contact Triwest Provider Services at 866-284-3743.