Optimum Wellness

IV Therapy in Alberta

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An Innovative Approach to Total Health

IV vitamin therapy has been around since the 1970s when Dr. John Myers developed the still-popular Myers cocktail. IV vitamin therapy comes with an incredible list of health benefits. It can boost your immune system, improve your skin and natural glow, provide you with a quick hangover cure, and treat various health conditions.

IV vitamin therapy works by providing an infusion of vitamins and minerals directly through your veins, bypassing the digestive system. When vitamins are taken by mouth, only 50% of them are absorbed by the body. However, 90% of vitamins and minerals administered by IV are absorbed by the body.

IV vitamin therapy has fantastic therapeutic effects that improve one’s overall feeling of health and well-being. If you are interested in learning more about how IV vitamin therapy can help you, please book your consultation today.

When you visit Optimum Wellness for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff who will check and make sure that your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

We’ll have a detailed health history and lifestyle discussion to pinpoint the areas where IV therapy will best benefit you.

After our detailed discussion, we may perform some gentle testing to better understand your overall health and wellness. We’ll discuss these tests before so you know what to expect. We’ll also use this time to discuss what you can expect during an IV therapy treatment.

Treatment Options & Plans

Once we fully understand your needs, goals, and expectations, we’ll customize a treatment plan specific to you. You’ll work directly with your naturopathic doctor, who will ensure your treatment helps you reach your wellness goals and makes you feel your ultimate best.

Every IV treatment is different from the next. We’ll discuss our recommendations with you during your consultation.

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FAQs

IV therapy has been used to improve many conditions, including:

  • Acute or chronic infections (colds/flu)
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Athletic support-rehydration and recovery
  • Burnout and chronic stress
  • Crohns/colitis
  • Detoxification
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Poor immune function
  • Weight loss & metabolism

IV drip bags are fully customized to the individual patient, and so your cocktail will likely differ from others.

To give you an idea, however, the Myers cocktail generally contains a mixture of vitamin C and B vitamins, magnesium, and calcium.

Some people experience mild pain at the injection point, but the treatment itself shouldn’t be painful. We do everything in our power to ensure your treatments are as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

Most patients report feeling better after their treatment!

IV therapy is generally very safe. We use sterile equipment and materials, and your treatment is performed and monitored by your trained naturopathic doctor in our safe, clean, welcoming environment.

IV therapy is mildly invasive because it’s administered directly into your veins and does come with some risks. We’ll discuss these with you before your first treatment.

Your therapy frequency will depend on your unique health, goals, and wellness plan. Once we understand your overall health, we can recommend a frequency schedule we believe will benefit you most.

If you’re feeling an improvement or need an extra boost, we can change your plan to suit your symptoms.

The best way to prepare for your treatment is to eat and stay well hydrated. Drinking lots of water before your appointment will make your veins easier to access, and eating a decent meal will reduce your chances of becoming lightheaded.

We strive to make your IV therapy appointment as enjoyable as possible. Indeed, use this alone time to relax and enjoy the experience. Listen to some music, bring a book, or take a little nap. This time is purely for you!

Your naturopathic doctor will prepare your personalized IV solution before or at the beginning of your appointment. The IV line will be started by inserting a small needle, which is removed once the line is in. Your naturopathic doctor monitors you throughout the procedure, and you can always call us in if you need us. After your drip is complete, your naturopathic doctor will check your vitals before you go home.

Your appointment can take between 30 minutes to an hour.

The side effects of IV therapy are low but do occasionally occur. For example, some people may experience bruising or swelling at the infusion site, and others may experience a sensation of heat if their IV drip is administered too quickly.

We’ll be sure to discuss any possible side effects with you before your appointment. Your naturopathic doctor will closely monitor your procedure, and all your vitals will be checked after to ensure you’re stable and healthy.

We currently do not treat cancer patients or people who are pregnant.

Some patients with chronic or severe kidney, heart, or liver disease may not benefit from IV therapy. Your naturopathic doctor will evaluate your overall health and recommend treatment based one your unique needs during your consultation.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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Types Of Stretching

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Types Of Stretching

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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March 24, 2020
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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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Benefits Of Stretching

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Benefits Of Stretching

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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March 23, 2020
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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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