Monday, August 8, 2011

Parenteral Therapy (IV Therapy)

What is Parenteral therapy?
Parenteral therapy can be defined as substances that are given directly and absorbed into the circulatory system, by-passing the “enteric system” or gastro-intestinal tract and liver, thereby increasing the absorption of the substances.
The Parenteral therapy can be delivered Intravenously, intramuscular or subcutaneously. Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and homeopathics are easily, safely and effectively delivered to the body.

Why  Parenteral Therapy?
Parenteral therapy is a way for individuals with compromised intestinal absorption or digestive issues (Cancer, Crohn's disease, Irritated Bowl Syndrome, ulcerative colitis, etc.); to have 100% absorption of the nutrients delivered over the conventional oral administration.
As well Parenteral therapy enables rapid delivery of higher concentrations of medicines that may otherwise not be possible by oral means. 

Who Can Benefit from Parenteral Therapy?
Parenteral therapy benefit a variety of conditions. Severe acute and chronic infectious diseases (Mononucleosis, Influenza, and Herpes), autoimmune conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and Psoriasis), Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, acute and chronic gastrointestinal illnesses and cancer are among the most common conditions treated by parenteral therapy. Patients suffering from anxiety, depression, neurological conditions, chronic stress and general poor vitamin-mineral status can also benefit greatly.
Individuals who are interested in “anti-aging” or simply preventative medicine, parenteral therapies offer delivery of high concentrations of potent anti-oxidants to combat oxidative stress which is a marker of premature aging, degenerative diseases and pre-cancerous states.

What Substances are Administered?
The type of Parenteral Therapy will vary depending on the condition and the purpose of the treatment. Naturopathic treatment is individualized according to the patient and the treatment goals. Various vitamins, minerals, and homeopathics can be safely administered parenteraly to enhance the therapeutic response.

To make an Appointment or for more information:
Dr. Kin Leung, B.Sc., N.D., CCT, CPCC

Naturopathic Fundamentals Wellness Clinic
191 Edwards Way SW, Unit 103
Airdrie, AB
T4B 3E2
Tel: 587-360-1100

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