I’ve been posting mostly recipes on my blog so far, and I will continue to do so. But I want to also add in posts about naturopathic modalities. Today I’m going to delve into IV therapy.

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I’ve had the opportunity to further my studies and take an accredited IV therapy course in Toronto at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Many people are not aware that naturopathic physicians offer such services, and not all do, as it requires additional training. Please check out this overview of IV therapy by the Ontario College of Naturopathic Doctors.

So what can IV therapy do?

  • High dose IV vitamin C to treat cancer see you tube
  • Mistletoe therapy for cancer see you tube
  • Chelation therapy for heavy metal detoxification
  • Chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease see you tube
  • Glutathione for parkinson’s disease see you tube
  • Alpha lipoic acid for peripheral neuropathy link
  • Myers cocktails for anxiety, depression, arrhythmia’s, asthma, viral infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, athletic performance, migraines and more!

To focus more on myers cocktails, they are a mixture of many different nutrients to suite the patients presentation. Generally they contain Magnesium, B12, B6, B5, B-complex and vitamin C. With Myers, all the ingredients are drawn up into a syringe with added sterile water to reduce the hypertonicity. The injection is done with a 25G butterfly needle and takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Why get nutrients from IV therapy? Even though we do get our nutrients from our diet, there are even instances where an optimal diet does not translate into proper nutrition at a cellular level. With myers cocktails, we give therapeutic doses of nutrients, and we’re able to bypass the digestive system. Especially important if there are any digestive concerns (IBS, low stomach acid, crohn’s, colitis, etc). 

IV therapy is first line treatment for many health concerns. It may also provide results where other therapies have failed. If this is something you or someone you know could benefit from please do not hesitate in contacting me. 

If you haven’t already, please check out the links above. They really illuminate the benefits of several types of IV therapy. 

My office is located at Natural Path Wellness Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at 250 Baker Drive Suite 232. Please call 902-463-9351 for a consultation today!