Naturopathic Intravenous Therapies

Dr. David Vojtisek, ND
Many of you may not be aware of the fact that vitamins, minerals and other natural substances can be administered intravenously, that is, by being dripped directly into the bloodstream via a vein.
Why not simply take the same substances orally, as a pill or capsule?
The main reason is that when taken orally, a pill or capsule must first be broken down/digested in the stomach, absorbed in the intestines, activated/processed by the liver and only then delivered into the cells where they are needed via the bloodstream. It is not uncommon, however, for upwards of 70% of the original dose to be lost by the last step of this process. In addition to this a certain amount of energy is often required for the substance to cross into the cell (this is called active transport) or quite a high blood concentration of the substance is needed in order for the target cell to absorb it efficiently.
This is where intravenous treatments come in, they bypass the digestive tract completely as the healing substances are delivered directly into the bloodstream. Also, these treatments can increase the concentrations of the substances to be delivered high enough to facilitate optimal absorption into the cells where they are needed for healing and/or normal function.
Dr. Vojtisek received the necessary additional education and training for intravenous naturopathic therapies while still attending the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine back in 2007 and has used them extensively in his practice since then.
He uses them to treat, among other conditions, cancer related illness, infections and immune deficiencies, fatigue, adrenal hypofunction, to optimize athletic performance and recovery, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and upper respiratory tract infections
To find out whether you may benefit from naturopathic intravenous therapies please call our clinic to book a case evaluation/initial visit with Dr.Vojtisek as the first step or simply call for additional information.