Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy) is distinctly renown for its patient-centred methodology, which stresses improving, preventing and remedying someone’s health via therapeutic elements and techniques. The natural therapies and substances used within naturopathy are known to encourage the body to heal instinctively, while facilitating optimum health inside and out.
By focusing on the philosophy of natural self-healing rather than specific methods, naturopathic practitioners have a multi-treatment approach towards patients. This approach focuses on these core values of naturopathic medicine:
1. Do not practice harm; provide effective health care with the least risk;
2. Recognize, respect, and promote the self-healing power of nature within each human being;
3. Identify and remove the cause of illness rather than eliminate or suppress symptoms;
4. Educate and inspire rational hope; encourage self-responsibility for one’s health;
5. Treat each patient by reflecting on the individual’s health circumstances;
6. Emphasize the health condition to promote one’s well being; prevent diseases for individuals, the community, and our world.
“Functional medicine ” is a key term used in the naturopathic medicine world. The functional approach of naturopathy helps practitioners uncover physiological and biochemical imbalances; scientific methodologies are then used as treatments to help restore those particular imbalances.
Treatments by naturopathic doctors (or NDs) assist in preventing disease, and promote a healthy diet and lifestyle; in fact, these treatments are considered minimally invasive. Naturopathic treatments may also involve natural constituents, such as herbs and nutraceuticals. Naturopathy may be intertwined with other natural remedies such as IV therapy, acupuncture, physical medicine, and nutritional therapy.
In order to practice naturopathy, practitioners must undergo formal groundwork; this includes naturopathic medicine programs and examinations from their provincial jurisdiction and the North American Board Exams (NPLEX).To learn more about the IV Lounge’s naturopathic doctor, Dr. Amauri Caversan, ND, click here.
About Nutritional IV Therapy
Intravenous (or IV) therapy is a safe way to obtain high doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.
This is how it works: IV therapy delivers a compound of nutrients (which is the treatment) through the veins and into the circulatory system. The compound then passes through the bloodstream – directly addressing nutritional issues – while bypassing the stomach and intestines.
Because the compound is delivered immediately into the bloodstream and not swallowed, IV therapy may assist you in tackling nutritional deficiencies swiftly and without side effects. Sometimes high-dosed oral supplements, especially vitamin C and magnesium, may lead to uncomfortable side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea and cramping.
The Effects of IV Therapy
IV therapy may recuperate hydration in your body, correct low nutrient levels and improve your metabolism. IV therapy may also detoxify your liver and lymphatic system, encouraging the body to improve its overall functioning.
Additionally, nutritional IV therapy may alleviate the symptoms of chronic fatigue , colds and the flu. Many patients have opted for IV therapy as adjunct cancer care, and as adjunctive care when treating other health conditions.
Patients with the following conditions may benefit from nutritional IV therapy:
- Addiction recovery
- Cancer adjunctive care
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic Lyme disease
- Malabsorption from digestive disorders (i.e. Crohn’s disease, colitis and Celiac disease)
- Low immune function
- Low mood
- Viral infections (mononucleosis, shingles, colds and flus)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Revitalization after chemotherapy
Nutritional IV therapy may also be useful for addressing these daily health concerns:
- Supporting athletic performance
- Pre-surgical support
- Post-surgical recovery support
- Regaining energy after illness
How to Become a Patient at the IV Lounge
All of our drips are compounded daily and customized for your health needs; they are freshly made for each and every appointment. In order to receive IV therapy at our lounge, you must have an initial in-person consultation with Dr. Amauri, ND. During this first visit, a diagnostic and profiling service will be performed, which will require blood work to help pinpoint your individual needs.
Based on your test results, nutritional deficiencies may be identified and Dr. Amauri, ND, will discuss creating an IV drip that is tailor-made for your needs. To book your first appointment at the IV Lounge, click here.