widely known sulfur dietary supplement, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) therapy can be used to treat not only nutritional deficiencies but also a wide range of medical conditions – all thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. At Balance of Life Clinic, we serve patients throughout Northeast Ohio with advanced MSM therapy from our welcoming offices in Medina, OH.
What Is MSM Therapy?
A rich mineral element, sulfur is crucial to various bodily functions. However, when an individual has a deficiency, chronic inflammation may develop, and health problems such as the following can be the result:
- Chronic constipation
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Wounds, abrasions, or cuts
- And more…
MSM therapy is also being explored as a treatment avenue for patients with metabolic syndrome, obesity, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, liver problems, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, HIV, and more.
Though sulfur deficiencies are rare in humans, those experiencing conditions related to inflammation may benefit from MSM therapy. It’s also appropriate for athletes looking to enhance their performance and recovery practices. MSM is usually administered orally, topically, or intravenously and increases a patient’s sulfur intake to fight inflammation.
What to Expect from MSM Therapy
At Balance of Life Clinic, we offer intravenous (IV) MSM therapy to deliver the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of MSM directly into the patient’s bloodstream. This enables the MSM to bypass the digestive system and immediately benefit the body’s cells and tissues. IV administration also means the body can handle a larger dose of MSM than with pills or tinctures. It also provides MSM at a higher concentration than what foods naturally containing MSM can.
To prepare for IV MSM therapy, your doctor may provide you with instructions such as fasting the morning of the session or ceasing certain medications. On the day of the procedure, you can expect a relatively quick appointment with little to no downtime needed to recover afterward. Most patients experience no side effects and can immediately feel the difference, though full results may not appear for several weeks. However, some rare side effects have been reported, including:
- Upset stomach
- Soreness at the injection site
If our specialists deem that a patient isn’t suited for IV MSM therapy, we will explore oral and topical methods, though the course of treatment may vary.
Book Your MSM Therapy Appointment Today
An outpatient procedure, MSM therapy might be the answer for those seeking relief from their painful symptoms and hoping to improve their quality of life. At Balance of Life Clinic, our integrative approach to whole-body health includes natural therapies such as MSM therapy, as well as other forms of IV treatments, to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms. What’s more, MSM therapy can be received from the comfort of our quiet, relaxing offices, preventing you or your loved one from a trip to a busy hospital or facility. To learn more about how we serve patients from throughout Northeast OH, contact Balance of Life Clinic in Medina, OH, today.