faq - iv therapy + iv wellness

What is Intravenous (IV) Therapy + Wellness?

IV Therapy + IV Wellness uses the naturopathic treatment of infusing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids intravenously into the blood stream providing 100% absorption. 

IV therapy are specific treatments guided by assessments and diagnoses. This can include chelation therapy and IV ozone therapy. 

Is IV Therapy safe?

Yes, IV therapy is safe for the appropriate candidates. It is very important that one of our experienced naturoapthic doctors performs a comprehensive assessment to determine if this treatment will be safe and appropriate for you. It should be noted that all medical therapies carry a risk, therefore it is important for the patient to understand the risks, benefits and alternatives and to receive therapies only from certified personnel.

Who will be giving me my IV treatment and will it hurt?

At Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine, all of our IV treatments are provided by experienced and certified naturopathic doctors. These doctors have been highly trained and have been given specific authorization by Registrar of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA) to practice IV therapy.

Everyone varies on their fears of needles and we understand this. Our team of experienced IV-certified naturopathic doctors take great care to make any discomfort barely noticeable and to ensure that all of our patients are comfortable during their IV infusions. 

What should I do to prepare for my IV appointment?

We encourage all of our patients to be hydrated and have had a snack or meal prior to their IV appointments. You are welcome to bring a book, e-Reader and other device to use during your infusion. Or you can simply sit back and relax in our recliner chairs and rest with a blanket during your treatment. 

How quickly will I feel the benefits?

Everyone is different and response times can vary depending on your health status. Just because you do not notice the immediate difference doesn't mean that the therapy isn't beneficial. If you're unsure, talk with your naturopathic doctor about how to assess the benefits and your progress.

How are IV treatments billed?

As you are seeing a registered naturopathic doctor, your treatment will be listed as a naturopathic medicine visit with a naturopathic doctor. Please feel free to chat with our knowledgeable front desk staff should you have any specific questions.

What is the advantage of getting nutrients via an IV infusion?

The benefit of IV Therapy + Wellness treatments that these nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream and immediately provides therapeutic doses of nutrients. This process bypasses the digestive tract thereby ensuring optimal absorption. Additionally, there are therapeutic doses of nutrients that cannot be achieved via oral ingestion without significant digestive upset. Infusing these nutrients allows an alternative to achieving these dosage and concentrations without the upset tummy.