IV Therapy in Markham
IV What is IV Therapy?
In naturopathic medicine, IV (or intravenous) therapy refers to giving high doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients through an intravenous line. By administering substances this way, we can provide higher doses and greater absorption than is possible when nutrients are taken through diet or oral supplements. In some cases, IV administration also achieves a different mechanism of action than oral administration.
Who Does IV Therapy Help?
At Silver Spruce, we recommend IV therapy as part of a complete treatment plan for patients with a variety of conditions and health goals, including those looking for general health maintenance. IV therapy can particularly benefit patients with digestive conditions, weakened immune systems, thyroid and adrenal conditions, and chronic fatigue, as well as those needing support for athletic recovery.
For patients seeking supportive cancer care, we offer IV vitamin C along with other nutrients. A growing body of research suggests using IVC in combination with chemotherapy and other conventional medical treatments can improve quality of life, slow cancer progression, and reduce treatment related side-effects.
What Does IV Therapy Involve?
IV therapy works by bypassing the digestive system, allowing high doses of vitamins and minerals to immediately enter the bloodstream. This quick action is a tremendous benefit in restoring healthy levels in patients who are depleted in certain nutrients, sustaining levels in healthy individuals, and reaching therapeutic levels for the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Before any IV therapy is administered, our naturopathic doctors start with a complete health history, including blood work, to determine whether IV is an appropriate treatment strategy. They then provide a customized protocol. In most cases, a series of at least 4-6 IVs is recommended.
IVs are administered only by NDs who are board certified and regulated to do so. IV therapy is very safe for most patients and we take every precaution to ensure a comfortable experience. As with any procedure, you will be informed about the benefits, possible risks and side effects of your treatment before you begin.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment?
To get started with IV therapy, the first step is to book a consult with one of our naturopathic doctors. During your initial visit, your ND will review your health history and goals, and recommend a treatment plan for IV therapy, if appropriate, as well as other treatments. Please call the clinic or book online now.
We also accept IV referrals from other naturopathic clinics that do not have an IV facility on site. If you are currently under the care of a naturopathic doctor and interested in adding IV therapy to your treatment, please speak with your ND about whether this treatment would be right for you; if you are an ND who would like to make a referral, please call or email us for more information.