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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Yes, Virasoap Natural Medicine can be your primary care provider after establishing care at our clinic.

That depends on a few factors such as which treatment you are receiving, if you get any add-ons, and how big your veins are. Our treatments on average take between 30 and 90 minutes.

The greater Boise area is our home. See the complete list below.

This depends on your goals! Read about the treatments on our services page. If you still have questions, feel free to schedule a Quick Phone Consult.

New Patients

Yes, we are accepting new adult patients.

Billing & Insurance

We do not accept insurance because we want to ensure we are able to provide you with the highest quality of materials and equipment, which is not covered by insurance plans.

We take a deposit at time of booking and bill for all services or treatments rendered at time of service. We accept cash, debit, or credit.

We do accept HSA & FSA cards online and in-office.

Policies

Cancellations or reschedules can be made using the patient portal at least 48 hours before the scheduled appointment.

Modalities

IV stands for intravenous as this therapy is delivered via needle or catheter into a vein. The therapy consists of hydrating fluid or concentrated vitamins and minerals to support you. The physician connects your personally made IV solution to an injection site. If you are receiving a push, the syringe is gently pushed over time to your comfort. If you are receiving a bag, the treatment is hung above your head to let gravity work its magic and carry your treatment fluids into the vein over time.

Simply put, IV delivery of medications and vitamins is more efficient than taking them orally. This is because the GI tract is subject to many factors that have to align for perfect absorption, and this ‘perfect’ absorption is still less than the 100% absorption of an IV. Your body will be able to maximally receive the nutrients when delivered directly into the bloodstream and are immediately available to use by the cells that need it most.

By relying on digestion to deliver your vitamins, it can take hours before the nutrients are delivered to the blood. With factors like low stomach acid, GI disease, coffee consumption, or calcium intake, you can limit the amount that gets absorbed by the digestive tract even more. Plus, certain supplements when taken orally in high doses, such as magnesium and vitamin C, can cause bad side effects such as diarrhea. IV therapy is not subject to this issue because it bypasses the gut completely.

Vitamins are essential to energy production of every cell in the body. When vitamins are in high demand by the body, such as under stress and fighting infection, it can leave the body in deficiency, with lower ability to defend against invaders and an inability to detoxify itself. Antioxidants are necessary to maintain a healthy immune system and fight oxidative damage.

Yes! High-dose vitamin C has been studied for over 100 years and has been proven to have a number of health-benefiting and immune-fortifying properties. But don’t take our word for it — read some of these third-party research articles:

The greater Boise area is our home. See the complete list below.

This depends on your goals! Read about the treatments on our services page. If you still have questions, feel free to schedule a Quick Phone Consult.

Depends on your treatment goals. We recommend times when your body needs more protection and is under more stress, such as before traveling, or when you are low on sleep. Our physicians can walk you through what is right for you during your visit.

If you are planning to do a series of repeated treatments and haven’t had recent bloodwork, we will run a small blood test to ensure you are healthy enough to process high volumes of fluid. This is for your safety and to make sure you’re supporting your body the best way possible!

The short answer: most people! The long answer: travelers taking public transit, business professionals with stress, medical providers with exposure, women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, students with decreased sleep, those with low immunity due to comorbidities or recent illness, parents who have kids in school and daycare, and athletes who don’t want anything to come between them and their performance. Who doesn’t benefit? Those with severe diseases affecting the kidneys that are unable to process high amounts of fluids.

We do not accept insurance because we want to ensure we are able to provide you with the highest quality of materials and equipment, which is not covered by insurance plans.