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The amino acids From the MIC Injections that are injected into the body stimulate the liver into optimizing the process of metabolism. These injections boost the body’s metabolic power and are millenia ahead of other alternatives providing a highly effective temporary increase of normal metabolic functions. As soon as the effect of these substances wears off, the body begins to gradually return to its normal metabolic rate. When administered in combination with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise, our lipotropic formulas can help your body to rid itself of fat, while simultaneously increasing your energy levels both via the energy released from your fat  and the energy promoting properties of vitamin B-12. The formula used in the MIC Injection specially blends the following important ingredients:

Methionine - The "M" in MIC Injection, is an essential amino acid, which means that it is not synthesized in humans. This amino acid acts as a lipotropic agent which: assists in the breakdown of fats within the liver; helps to lower cholesterol thereby preventing excess fat buildup in the liver and throughout your body’s circulatory system; is helpful in preventing and relieving fatigue; and is useful in some cases of allergies by virtue of its ability to reduce histamine release.

One of the sulfur-containing amino acids (along with cysteine and cystine), methionine is important (essential) to many bodily functions and must be directly consumed through supplementation or methionine-containing proteins. Foods which contain high levels of methionine include cheese, eggs, fish, meats, spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, and select other plant seeds. However, by injecting methionine into your muscles you can rapidly achieve high concentrations which many researchers and physicians believe results in more effective mobilization and elimination of abnormal fatty deposits. Other reported benefits of methionine include improvement of: liver disease; skin tone and elasticity; nails; hair; and cardiovascular and muscular functions, through its role in the production of creatine. It has also been used to treat premature ejaculation, chronic depression, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s disease, and AIDS myelopathy. More specifically, clinical research has clearly demonstrated methionine’s ability to “…strongly improve the alcohol-induced histological changes in the liver. Triglyceride content of the liver was found to decrease in a dose-dependent manner with increasing methionine ingestion.

Inositol - The "I" in MIC Injection, is a B-vitamin that promotes: the health of cell structures and nerve synapses; aids in the metabolism of fats; helps reduce blood cholesterol; and participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.

Also known as myo-inositol, inositol is best described as a carbocyclic polyol, which forms the basis for many signaling and secondary messenger molecules. As such, it is involved in many biological processes, including the breakdown of fats, the reduction of serum cholesterol, serotonin activity modulation, gene expression, and insulin signal transduction. It is not considered a vitamin because your body is unable to synthesize it. However, it has been shown to be helpful for the treatment of depression, panic disorder, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and fatty liver. It also important for optimal brain function.

Inositol deficiency may manifest as symptoms of constipation, high cholesterol, vision problems, and hair loss. Although it is naturally found in certain foods such as nuts, beans (especially red beans and kidney beans), grains, cantaloupe melons, and oranges, it is more effective in breaking down fat when given as an intramuscular injection.

Choline - The "C" in MIC Injection, is an essential nutrient that helps to support the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular, and hepatic systems.

A few specific studies have clearly demonstrated:

    Choline supplementation normalized cholesterol metabolism, which was sufficient to prevent nonalcoholic steatohepatitis development and improve liver function. Our data suggest that choline can promote liver health by maintaining cholesterol homeostasis.
    Choline induces glucose and insulin intolerance in Pemt(-/-) mice through modulating plasma glucagon and its action in liver.
    Choline supplementation decreased the concentration of liver triacylglycerol during the first 4 wk after parturition. Results from this study suggest that hepatic fat export in periparturient dairy cows is improved by choline supplementation during the transition period and this may potentially decrease the risk for metabolic disorders in the periparturient dairy cow.
    Choline is also known to be involved in the synthesis of carnitine, cell membrane phospholipids, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is a major source for methyl groups via its metabolite trimethylglycine (betaine) that participates in the S-adenosylmethionine synthesis pathways. Lastly, choline has also been shown to specifically aid with memory, and to support the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.  Food sources of choline include peanuts, soybeans, wheat, chicken, fish, beef, cauliflower, eggs, and lettuce.

Cyanocobalamin/Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12) - This form of B-12 vitamin is used in our MIC Plus injections and plays a significant role in the replication of DNA, the normal functioning of the nervous system, and the formation of blood cells. The vitamin B-12 injection has been shown to provide these key benefits: boosts energy and overall metabolic rate; assists in the burning of stored body fat; detoxifies the body; increases red blood cell production; maintains a healthy liver; helps regulate sleep, mood, appetite and energy; works synergistically with other nutrients to improve health; and slows aging.

Vitamin B-12 is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in a vitamin B-complex formulation. Important in DNA synthesis, vitamin B-12 is bound to the protein in food, and is released by stomach acids during digestion. Once released, B-12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Essentially water-soluble this vitamin is commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products. Read more about Vitamin B-12 Injections.

B Complex - Super B complex contains a specific blend of injectable B-Vitamins which act as a potentiater for fat loss.  8 specific nutrients from the B family form the B-Complex, each individual nutrient serving a specific function.  These functions include: assisting the body in the handling of stress; increasing energy; optimizing cardiovascular health; increased brain function; boost anti-oxidant protection from free radicals; and maintaining an optimal metabolism.

L-Carnitine - Carnitine is an amino acid which is required for the transport and breakdown of body fat for the generation of metabolic energy. Studies show that oral L-Carnitine supplementation can decrease fat mass, preserve muscle during exercise, and reduce muscle fatigue.  Further research over the last decade has shed new light on the importance of L-carnitine as a regulator of skeletal muscle fuel selection, which means it is needed to determine whether muscle tissue utilizes carbohydrates or fat for energy.  When taken orally, L-Carnitine requires a high dose to promote fat tissue breakdown.  This is because only a fraction of carnitine is absorbed during oral digestion. When administered by injection, nutrients like L-Carnitine are completely absorbed by the body.

  • Pain and tenderness over the infected sinus. The pain is often throbbing and worse when you bend your head forward. Chewing may be painful.
  • Nasal symptoms. You may have either:
    • A blocked nose. Both sides of your nose usually feel blocked. Your sense of smell may also go for a while.
    • A runny nose. If the discharge is greeny/yellow, it is more likely that you have a germ (bacterial) infection in your sinuses. The green/yellow colour is due to infected mucus and pus. A runny nose may dry up if the sinus drainage channels become blocked with thick mucus. If this happens, pain and tenderness over the infected sinus may become worse.
  • A high temperature (fever). This may develop and you may feel generally unwell.

Other symptoms that may occur include:

  • Headache
  • Bad breath
  • Toothache
  • Cough
  • A feeling of pressure or fullness in the ears
  • Tiredness

In children, symptoms may include:

  • Irritability
  • Ear discomfort
  • Snoring
  • Mouth breathing
  • Feeding difficulty
  • Nasal speech

Your doctor can usually diagnose acute sinusitis from listening to your typical symptoms. They may also check to see if you have a temperature or if you have tenderness over your sinuses. They may examine your nose, as often the lining of the nose is swollen in acute sinusitis. Investigations are not usually needed to diagnose acute sinusitis. Occasionally, blood tests, X-rays or scans are advised if the diagnosis is not clear.

Are antibiotics needed?

Not usually. Most cases of acute sinusitis are due to infection with a germ called a virus. Like with colds, the immune system usually clears the virus and symptoms generally go within a couple of weeks. Antibiotics do not kill viruses. Also, even if the infection is caused by germs called bacteria, the immune system will usually clear it away. So, for most people with acute sinusitis, antibiotics are not needed. Antibiotics can also cause side-effects. Side-effects can include diarrhoea, a feeling of sickness (nausea), being sick (vomiting), skin rashes and fungal infection (thrush). However, antibiotics are sometimes useful. Your doctor is not likely to prescribe an antibiotic for a mild bout of acute sinusitis. But a course of antibiotics may be prescribed in some cases - for example:

  • If your symptoms are severe or if you are very unwell.
  • If you have another illness such as cystic fibrosis, heart problems or a weakened immune system.
  • If your symptoms are not settling within seven days, or are worsening.
Treatment to relieve symptoms

Some treatments may help to relieve symptoms whilst waiting for your immune system to clear the infection. These include the following:

  • Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen will usually ease any pain. They will also help to bring down any high temperature (fever) that you may have. Sometimes stronger painkillers such as codeine are needed for a short time.
  • Decongestant nasal sprays or drops are sometimes used. You can buy these from pharmacies. They may briefly relieve a blocked nose. However, they are not thought to shorten the duration of acute sinusitis. You should not use a decongestant spray or drops for more than 5-7 days at a time. If they are used for longer than this, they may cause a worse rebound congestion in the nose.
  • Keeping hydrated can be helpful, so have plenty of drinks.
  • Warm face packs held over the sinuses may help to ease pain.
  • Saline nasal drops may help to relieve congestion and blockage in the nose.

Steam inhalation is a traditional remedy but is now not usually advised. This is because there is little evidence that it helps. Also, there have been some reports of people burning themselves trying to breathe in steam from a kettle. However, some people say that their nose feels clearer for a short while after a hot shower.

The Sinus Cocktail injection is used to quickly releive the symptoms of acute sinusitis and get you back to feeling better.  Come on in to VIP Quick Care in Jackson or Paris TN to get your sinuses under control today!

Migraine Headache Symptoms

Anyone who has experienced a migraine knows this: Migraine headaches are painful. These intense headaches can cause nausea; vomiting; sensitivity to sounds, smells, and light; and vision changes. If you experience sporadic migraines, the headache and symptoms may last only a day or two. If you suffer from chronic migraines, however, the symptoms may occur 15 days or more each month.

Causes

What Causes Migraines?

Migraine headaches are a bit of a mystery. Researchers have identified possible causes, but no definitive causes have been declared. Possible theories include:

  • Central nervous system disorder. An underlying disorder may set off a migraine episode when the disorder is triggered.

  • Vascular problem. Irregularities in the brain’s blood vessel system may cause migraines.
       
  • Genes. Having a family member who experiences migraine headaches increases your risk for having migraines, so researchers suspect an inherited gene may cause migraines.

  • Chemical abnormalities. Several types of brain chemicals and nerve pathways are active during a migraine headache. Abnormalities in any of these areas may cause migraine.
What Can Trigger a Migraine

Unfortunately, because scientists have not been able to identify a cause, the best way to avoid migraines is to avoid what triggers them. Migraine triggers are unique to each person. What causes a migraine for one person might not for someone else. It’s not uncommon for a person to have several migraine triggers. The most common migraine triggers include:

  • Food. Salty foods or aged foods, such as cheese and salami, may cause migraine headaches. Highly processed foods can trigger a migraine, too.

  • Skipping meals. People with a history of migraines shouldn’t skip meals or fast unless it is done under a doctor’s supervision. Missing a meal can cause a migraine.
       
  • Drink. Alcohol and caffeine may cause headaches.
       
  • Preservatives and sweeteners. Some artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, can trigger a migraine. The popular preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG) can, too. Read labels to avoid them.
       
  • Sensory stimulation. Unusually bright lights, loud noises, or strong smells may set off a migraine headache, as can flashing lights or bright sun. Strong scents, such as perfume, paint, and cigarette smoke, are common triggers.
      
  •  Hormonal changes. Hormone shifts are an especially common migraine trigger for women. Fluctuating levels of estrogen may trigger headaches. For example, many women report developing migraine headaches right before or even during their period. That’s because estrogen levels fall dramatically during that time. Other women may develop hormone-induced migraines during pregnancy or menopause.
       
  • Hormone medications. Medications, such as birth control and hormone replacement therapies, can trigger or worsen a migraine. However, in some cases, these medicines can actually reduce a woman’s migraine headaches.
       
  • Other medications. Vasodilators, such as nitroglycerin, can trigger a migraine.
       
  • Stress. Constant mental stress can cause migraines. Home life and work life are two of the most common sources of stress. Stress damages your body and your mind if you aren’t able to control it effectively.
     
  • Physical stress. Extreme exercise, physical exertion, and even sexual activity can trigger migraine headaches.
       
  • Sleep cycle changes. If you’re not getting regular, routine sleep, you may experience more migraines. Don’t bother trying to “make up” for lost sleep on the weekends, either. Too much sleep is just as likely to cause a headache as too little.
       
  • Weather changes. What Mother Nature is doing outside may affect how you feel on the inside. Changes in weather and shifts in barometric pressure can trigger a migraine.
     

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In any given year, the overwhelming majority of American’s either won’t need to see a doctor at all, or will only need to visit a primary care provider for basic or relatively routine medical issues. Self-pay patients are no different in this regard, which is why being able to find an affordable and accessible primary care provider should be near the top of the list of things to do for people who will be paying directly for their own care.

Two of the best options are telemedicine and quick care clinics, both of which offer relatively low-cost access to quality care. However there can be drawbacks with telemedicine – some things just can’t be handled over the phone and require an in-person visit, so the highly-trained nurse practitioners staffing VIP quick care clinics are ready and waiting to help.  If you are like most of us, time is a precious comodity and at VIP we respect your time and get you back to see the practitioner quickly. 

For these reasons, finding a facility that caters to self-pay patients is a no-brainer. So come see the highly-trained prectitioners at the VIP Quick Care location near you in Jackson TN or Paris TN.