Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Ottawa, ON

Intravenous (IV) Therapy

Customized IV Drip

IV therapy is the process of injecting custom blended combinations of vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the blood stream.

By injecting nutrients directly into the bloodstream we insure 100% absorption. This allows us to give larger doses of nutrients than can be absorbed through a diet and oral supplements, which means that you’ll start to feel better more quickly! Intravenous (IV) Therapy

"I became IV licensed so I could better address the wide range of chronic cases I was seeing. IV nutrient therapy is when vitamin, minerals and amino acids are injected directly into the bloodstream, where they bypass the stomach and are therefore more efficiently absorbed and utilized by the cells. Most people notice an improvement in mood, and energy within the first 1-3 treatments."

IV therapy can be very effective for conditions such as burnout, nutrient deficiencies due to poor diet or poor gut absorption, chronic digestive issues, poor immune system health, inflammatory conditions, skin health, weight management, athletic performance and recovery, low energy/fatigue, and even mood conditions such as low mood or anxiety.

The basic formula I use is called a Myer’s Formula (designed by John Myer MD). Additional nutrients are often added to individualize each IV bag for each patient.

Here Are A Few Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Naturopathic Medicine?
  • Are Naturopathic Doctors regulated in Ontario?
  • What can I expect from my first visit?

Naturopathic medicine is a primary health care system combining modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease.

With extensive education, including a pre-med degree and four years of training at an accredited naturopathic college, NDs integrate standard medical diagnostics with a broad range of natural therapies. The ND medical program covers education in biomedical and clinical sciences as well as naturopathic therapies such as nutritional and lifestyle counseling, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, homeopathy, botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, massage therapy, and physical manipulation. They are also trained in conventional medical procedures such as history taking, physical exams, lab interpretation and diagnostics. NDs are eclectic, each with a slightly different approach, but they all believe that balancing the mind and body is the path to optimal health because it supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Naturopathic doctors are also experts at early detection, prevention, and treatment of chronic disease. Their personalized treatment plans work with each individual patient’s lifestyle and body chemistry.

Naturopathic doctors are guided by six fundamental healing principles:

  1. First, to do no harm, by using methods and medicines that minimize the risk of harmful side effects.
  2. To treat the causes of disease, by identifying and removing the underlying causes of illness, rather than suppressing symptoms.
  3. To teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine, by sharing knowledge with patients and encouraging individual responsibility for health.
  4. To heal the whole person through individualized treatment, by understanding the unique physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental and social factors that contribute to illness, and customizing treatment protocols to the patient.
  5. To emphasize prevention, by partnering with the patient to assess risk factors and recommend appropriate naturopathic interventions to maintain health and prevent illness.
  6. To support the healing power of the body, by recognizing and removing obstacles to the body's inherent self-healing process.

Yes, Naturopathic Medicine is regulated under the RHPA (Regulated Health Profession's Act, 1991) in Ontario. It has been regulated by the RHPA since 2015, when the Naturopathy Act, 2007, was proclaimed. Prior to that, it was regulated under the Drugless Practitioners Act - Naturopathy, 1925.

During the first visit, your ND wants to get to know you as a person, what your health goals are and how you have managed your health in the past. Expect to be there for an hour or more to give your ND adequate time to complete the picture. As well as performing a physical exam based on your health complaints, your ND will also ask you about your mental, emotional and spiritual health, your diet and lifestyle, and treatments you may be receiving from other health care providers. By the end of the visit, your ND will present an individualized treatment plan and may suggest further testing.

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