IV Therapy Services Maryland

IV Therapy is allowing your body to reach an optimal level of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as quickly as possible. At Shakthi, we offer a variety of IV Cocktails for hydration, recovery, immunity, and all-around wellness.

How It Works

IV Therapies are 40-50% more effective than taking something orally. The IV nutrients actively boost the body’s cells, allowing them to work more efficiently.

Some Benefits Include:

  • Improved Energy and Performance
  • Reduced Inflammation (chronic pain)
  • Increased Immunity Protection
  • Faster Improved Cognitive Functions
  • Faster Hydration and Recovery

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Designed to help shorten the time of recovery after an injury and help promote improved performance and overall wellness.

Includes: Vitamin C, Vitamin Complex, Amino Blend, and Mineral Blend


H2Whoa offers a blend that is meant to provide relief for hangover symptoms like headaches, nausea, and dehydration.

Includes: Ondansetron, Vitamin Complex and Mineral Blend


Designed to help reduce brain fog by improving overall cognitive function, learning, processing, and memory ability.

Includes: Folic Acid with B-12, L-Taurine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid

 A cocktail of vitamins to help alleviate stress, improve immunity, restore hydration, and alleviate headaches.

Includes: Magnesium, Dexapanthenol, Thiamine, Riboflavin-5, Pyridoxine, Niacinamide, Calcium, Gluconate, Hydroxocobalamin, Ascorbic Acid.

Frequently Asked Questions

IV Therapy FAQ's

What conditions can IV therapy treat?

IV therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including dehydration, malnutrition, infections, chemotherapy side effects, and chronic illnesses such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

What are the different types of IV therapy?

There are many different types of IV therapy, including hydration therapy, nutrient therapy, immune support therapy, detox therapy, and beauty therapy.

How is IV therapy administered?

IV therapy is administered by a qualified healthcare professional, typically in a hospital, clinic, or outpatient setting. A small needle is inserted into a vein, and a bag of fluids, medications, or nutrients is attached to the IV tubing and allowed to flow into the bloodstream over a period of time.

How long does IV therapy take?

The duration of IV therapy can vary depending on the type of therapy and the individual patient. Some therapies may take only a few minutes, while others may require several hours.

Can IV therapy be used for weight loss?

IV therapy may be used as part of a weight loss program to deliver nutrients and vitamins directly into the bloodstream. However, IV therapy should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.

What should I expect during and after IV therapy?

During IV therapy, you can expect to feel relaxed and comfortable, and you may need to use the restroom more frequently due to increased hydration. After IV therapy, you may feel more energetic and refreshed.

What is an Integrative Medicine Approach?

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine and alternative therapies to enhance a patient’s vitality, focusing on whole body wellness. An Integrative Medicine physician will address the root cause of your illness and not just treat the symptoms. By determining what the root is, you and your practitioner can devise a health plan to successfully treat the disease. At Shakthi, we take into account other factors in your life that may be preventing the root cause of your illness or disease from fully healing. We work closely with our patients to address their immediate health needs while developing a personalized wellness plan that encourages whole body wellness. You can learn more here.

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine’s biggest benefit is the fact it looks at the patient as a whole individual and addresses the root causes of illnesses by doing so. I went along with this though integrative medicine promotes a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between the doctor and the patient. This means that there is better communication. Another great benefit is that it utilizes every therapy possible to ensure that the patient gets the treatment that is perfect for them.


Where are you located?

We have two locations in Mount Airy and Elkridge Maryland.

Why is integrative medicine not covered by insurance?

Over the past decade or so, integrative medicine has been becoming more and more popular. Because of this popularity, there has been an increase in doctors that practice it. But even with all this popularity unfortunately insurance does not cover integrative health care. The lack of coverage from insurance companies is solely because integrative medicine often encompasses treatments that these health insurance companies degenerative treatments. Because these treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, infrared sauna, and many others are all deemed alternative they are not covered.

What costs are involved? 

We offer two options:
• Yearly Membership
• A La Carte

How do I make an appointment?

You can expect your first visit with Dr. Rao and our team to be more comprehensive than anything you have ever experienced. Our practice is not a revolving door, we won't just visit with you for 5 minutes, hand you a prescription and send you on your way. You can expect the initial visit to last approximately 60 minutes. In that time, Dr. Rao will spend time with you, listen to your history, ask questions, hear your concerns. We put great emphasis on the listening and hearing part of the consult. It is vital in developing a strong doctor, patient relationship and is the only way we can help you get on the right path to healing. After your consult, we will order your testing. Depending on your specific needs a number of tests will be administered. Testing is tailored to each individual. Schedule Appointment Here.

What are five alternative medicines?

There are many different types of alternative medicines but many of them can fall under one of the five main alternative categories. These categories are homeopathy, eastern medicine, naturopathy, and Ayurveda. Within these five types so there are many variations and so choosing one that works for you all relies on what exactly you're looking to gain from choosing alternative medicines.

What does Shakthi Mean?

Shakthi (Shuk-thee) means Strength, Empowerment, and Agent of Change.

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At Shakthi Health and Wellness we offer a la carte and yearly plans that are more comprehensive and often cheaper than traditional insurance plans.

What To Expect

IV Therapy Specialists 

We don't believe that health and wellness come in the form of a pill. Our integrative medicine approaches focus on the whole of you, not just illness. Your health and vitality deserve a more comprehensive, holistic approach that is patient-centered and customized to your needs.

Jyothi Rao


Dr. Jyothi Rao has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed her internship and residency at the prestigious New England Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston. Before opening Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, Dr. Rao practiced medicine in New York and Maryland.

Sudhir Rao


Dr. Sudhir Rao obtained his Medical Doctorate from St. George's University School of Medicine, and is the founder of Pain and Spine Specialists. Despite Dr. Rao's years of training focusing on traditional medicine, he developed a strong interest in Functional and Integrative Medicine to treat chronic illness with alternative methods after a personal experience with limitations in traditional medicine.

What Is IV Therapy

Our IV Therapy options provide complementary nutritional support to their health regimens. But what is IV therapy? One IV infusion offered to patients is the Myers Cocktail. The Myers Cocktail, named after the physician John Myers, is an intravenously administered vitamin drip. This vitamin infusion can enhance your immune system, help mitigate allergy symptoms, and reduce fibromyalgia symptoms. 


IV Therapy Vitamins

The IV provides several vitamins to patients to better enhance their immunity. The vitamins include:

  • Magnesium: Supports the bones and muscles of the body. Can help reduce fatigue, muscle spasms, and migraines.   
  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant that boosts immunity 
  • Vitamin B: Promotes healthy hair and skin while preventing memory loss and regulating stress 
  • Calcium: Supports bone strength 
  • Zinc: A vitamin that is not naturally created in the body, but can help regulate immunity 
  • Glutathione: An antioxidant that supports the immune system and can help prevent cancer, cystic fibrosis, and natural aging 

The Myers Cocktail drip takes 20-30 minutes to flow into your body, bypassing the digestive system, and creating a more effective therapeutic effect. Depending on the individual’s condition they are trying to treat, patients can receive IV Therapy once or twice a week. 

IV Therapy is a complementary medicine approach allowing patients an alternative way to treat symptoms of various health conditions like chronic pain, adrenal fatigue, asthma, immune disorders, and fibromyalgia. The IV Therapy treatment can also be used as an alternative approach to boosting your immunity and your cellular health.  

What IV Therapy Does

Providing your body with additional vitamins and minerals is a good way to maintain your health, enhance your immunity, and boost your energy. The Myers Cocktail infusion provides a potent and effective concentration of vitamins to enhance your body’s vitality.

You may be wondering how the IV itself works. The vitamins administered intravenously allow them to be better absorbed into the bloodstream. These nutrients actively boost the body’s cells, allowing them to work more efficiently.

Many of your nutrients are absorbed through the food you eat, but sometimes it may not be enough. It could be due to a poor diet or an underlying health condition that prevents the level of nutrients your body requires to function at optimum levels. IV Therapy provides your body with the nutrient boost it requires. 

For some, their underlying health conditions are associated with digestive problems such as indigestion and food sensitivities. These conditions may prevent your body from absorbing all the necessary nutrients needed to function.

This may lead to malnutrition and inflammation. When IV therapy is administered directly to the bloodstream, the vitamins are directly “coaxed” into the mitochondria cells, boosting them with energy, encouraging healing, and making them more productive.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Administering Vitamins Intravenously

We think it is vitally important for all of our patients to understand the benefits and risks of any that we might suggest. IV therapy is a good way to get that boost of vitamins and minerals when you are deficient in them. 

The advantages of the cocktails and vitamins we administered are dependent on the components within each of them. But there are benefits and disadvantages when it comes to the actual method of delivery. 


  • When many people try to fix their vitamin and mineral deficiency they look to do it through food or supplements. Both of these are perfectly acceptable but will take a bit of time to be effective. Administering a vitamin and mineral cocktail intravenously will be faster and will bring about results in half the time.

  • Not only will IV therapy help with minerals and vitamins, but it is also well known to help with other issues like dehydration.

  • Some cocktails can actually help with serious conditions like heart health. Including things like magnesium sulfate and calcium can be beneficial to not only answer the deficiency but also help improve your overall cardiovascular health.

  • Using IV therapy in lieu of medication can be less harsh on your system than prescription medication and it will get a natural boost of energy along with all the other benefits.

  • If you suffer from a weak immune system IV therapy is a good option. Vitamin C or zinc gives your immune system a big boost.

  • You can use IV therapies to help with weight management as well. With the right components, you might boost your body’s ability to convert fat into fuel.

There are so many wonderful benefits that our treatments can bring to your wellness journey but that being said we also want transparency. So just like with any injectable, there is a small chance of infection. 

Some patients may experience redness, bruising, or itching at the injection site. And let’s face it most of us know that there is a little bit of pain involved. Though our trained doctors and world-class facilities will reduce the chance of having to address any of these disadvantages.

What Conditions IV Therapy Treats 

Myers Cocktail infusions have been effective in supporting individuals suffering from acute asthma attacks, migraines, chronic fatigue, colds, and fibromyalgia.  

Asthma Attacks: Vitamin B12 encourages the production of red blood cells, allowing the absorption of iron. This encourages oxygen delivery to the body, relieving the strain on your lungs.  

Migraines: Those who suffer from migraines have been shown to have a magnesium deficiency. The magnesium present in the Myers Cocktail provides relief from the migraine attack and encourages the prevention of future migraines.  

Chronic Fatigue: The B complex vitamins play a critical role in energy production, and can provide energy-boosting effects for the body. 

Fibromyalgia: The B vitamins present in the infusion can help stabilize nerve conduction mitigating fibromyalgia pain symptoms. The additional minerals support muscle health and healing, encouraging blood vessels to dilate and carry more oxygen through the body. The infusion has been shown to demonstrate improvement in tender points, joint pain, and quality of life.

When considering if this IV Therapy would be an appropriate approach to supplementing your health care routine, you should reach out to a medical professional, who is skilled and experienced in integrative medicine approaches. Any medical approach should be monitored by a physician. Many of the benefits of IV Therapy may include:   

About Us

We believe in practicing medicine that focuses on whole body health. As integrative medicine doctors we focus our on root cause of your condition with comprehensive treatments that actually heal the body rather than just masking the symptoms of your illness. 

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If you are interested in learning more about our IV Therapy treatments and packages, or would like to schedule an appointment with our office, CALL Shakthi Health and Wellness Center today! Speak with our dedicated staff to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jyothi Rao and begin optimizing your body’s vitality. Call (301) 703-5067 and speak to our integrative speciality care staff today! 

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2702 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy, MD 21771


6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075

6816 Deerpath Rd Elkridge, MD 21075



(301) 703-5067




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