When you walk into a ‘health food store’ you can be pretty sure to find something that is beneficial to take for what ails you - anything from a cold to cancer. Is there an advantage to seeing a naturopathic doctor prior to purchasing that vitamin or herb? You bet there is!
Consider this - you are an individual. You may have more than one health concern happening at the same time. You may also be on prescription medication. Walking into a store and purchasing something to address one symptom might help, but there might be something better suited to your specific needs. You want what you take to be effective for your concern. And sometimes what’s
Consumers may not be aware that in Ontario Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) may provide injection and intravenous (IV) services to their patients. These are valuable treatment options that can be of great benefit to consumers as patients.
NDs who offer injection services are required to undergo training and be specially certified. Around 20% of Ontario NDs are so certified and it is likely that only some of these offer extensive injection services as part of their practice. To find a qualified ND offering injection or IV services use the following link to the "Connect with and ND" web page at the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. In the Areas of Focus search box, highlight IV Therapy. (http://oand.org/naturopathic-medicine/connect-with-an-nd/)
What kind of benefits to patients can be had through injection or IV therapy? Michael Frosina, ND, who practices in this field, explains: "People w