Deep down almost everyone is afraid of needles; they remind us of trips to the doctor, hospital stays and being sick. But even though I was trepidatious before they started my treatment (and my blood pressure numbers definitely showed that), the ladies wielding the needles at The Remedy Room make getting healthy as painless as possible.
The Remedy Room offers IV infusions to treat dehydration and hangovers; promote wellness post-cold and flu; and increase athletic performance. There are also B12 and B complex injections, medications to reduce nausea, acid reflux and inflammation, as well as oxygen treatments. Non-IV treatments are available for those who just can’t get past the needles. They also offer a “Mobile RR Unit” that can treat 12 people at a time, and can be reserved for any kind of group – think bachelorette and bachelor parties, athletic events and festivals.
When you walk into the St. Charles Avenue clinic, you’re greeted by a calm atmosphere in a modern setting. On your first visit you have to fill out a very involved questionnaire via an iPad, and then you’re taken back to have a one-on-one consultation with founder and primary physician Dr. Mignonne Mary. Hands-on, friendly and charming, Mary goes over your full medical history, talks to you about your concerns and recommends treatments.
Pull the curtains around your area, curl up in the massage chair or on one of the beautiful white leather chaises with a heated blanket, close your eyes, listen to the relaxing music and get carried away, or chat with the gracious staff and the time passes before you know it – just don’t bend the arm with the IV in it. Infusion treatment takes about an hour, prices begin at $149 (I was a guest) and you can add additional supplements and purchase treatments in packages.
You don’t have to be a believer in vitamins and supplements to believe in the results; the evening after my treatment and the entire next day I was relaxed but energetic. I already made my second appointment and have added The Remedy Room to my cell phone so that the next time I overindulge – Mardi Gras, anyone? – I can get well faster and stay healthier longer.
The Remedy Room is located at 1224 St. Charles Ave., Suite 1C; call 301-1670 or visit TheRemedyRoom.com to learn more and to schedule an appointment. If you have any concerns or doubts, check with your physician beforehand.
Auraluz gets ready for Mardi Gras
4408 Shores Drive, Metairie, 888-3313, AuraluzLinensGifts.com
Auraluz, the linens, gifts and children’s clothing store in Metairie, has a new collection of Carnival-themed items. For children you’ll find cute onesies and tees with Carnival designs, while grown ups can treat themselves to wine buckets, cocktail shakers, gourmet food items and more. The place is a local Aladdin’s cave for items including heirloom, embroidered clothing and funky, seasonal gifts, Auraluz also offers gift registry services for weddings and showers.
– Mirella Cameran
Founder of CIS takes on national editorship
Dr. Craig Walker, founder, president and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS), has become editor of the prestigious medical journal Vascular Disease Management. The title is a web-based, peer-reviewed publication. Dr. Walker, an interventional cardiologist, established CIS. The group now has locations in 13 cities across south Louisiana and Alabama. Dr. Walker was also one of the founding members of one of the nation’s largest cardiovascular conferences, “New Cardiovascular Horizons.” Dr. Walker says, “Great strides are being made in diagnosing and treating vascular disease. More than ever before, it’s important to disseminate information about vascular disease and evolving therapies.”
– Mirella Cameran