The prevention of disease and attainment of optimal health in patients are primary goals of Naturopathic medicine. At Gabbert Chiropractic Center, we understand the underlying causes of illness & disease must be identified & removed before complete recovery can occur. Our physicians will seek to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely eliminate or suppress symptoms. It is the Naturopathic physician’s role to support and facilitate the creation of a healthy internal & external environment with the principal objective to educate the patient & emphasize self-responsibility for health.
Chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and thyroid conditions are some of the more common ailments we treat. Using a variety of modalities, we are able to design an individual treatment plan which may include nutrition and supplementation, IV and injection therapy, acupuncture and homeopathy to name a few. Additional ailments that may benefit from Naturopathic Medicine include but not limited to:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic pain & fibromyalgia
- Headaches (including migraines)
- Heavy metal poisoning
- High blood pressure
- Infections (viral and bacterial)
- Smoking cessation
- Weight loss
IV Therapy: How it works
IV Nutrient Therapy is when vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are administered directly into the bloodstream (intravenously infused) through an IV drip. It is a safe, powerful and innovative therapy that supports the resolution of numerous health problems such as infections, fatigue, heart disease and even cancer. For healthy individuals, IV Therapy is great for boosting health and preventing illness.
Typically, nutrients reach your cells through the process of digestion. Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract breaks down the food you eat (or the pills you swallow) and passes the nutrients along to the blood through the lining of the GI tract. If your digestion is weak or if your gut cannot process high concentrations of a nutrient, your gut can become upset or simply excrete the nutrient without sending it along to the blood, where it can reach the cells that need it. When nutrients are infused directly into the bloodstream, they bypass the GI and are carried directly to the needy cells via the blood.
Intravenous treatments are exceptionally powerful because they circumvent issues with oral administration, including stomach upset, absorption issues and loss of potency. In addition, very large doses can be administered via IV without gastrointestinal side effects, which can limit dosing. A perfect example of this is vitamin C, which can only be taken in fairly small amounts orally before causing stomach upset. In contrast, very large doses of vitamin C, which can be very beneficial for the immune system, can be administered safely and without stomach side effects with an intravenous delivery route.
How Long Does It Take?
Depending on the person, one IV typically takes around 30-75 minutes to administer.
How Soon Can I Expect To See Results?
Effects can be felt immediately and results can be life changing.
What Does It Feel Like?
When entering the vein, the high dose of nutrients may feel cool to the body. However, the treatment itself is relatively painless and comfortable. Most people feel increased energy and overall well-being following the treatment; similar to how you would feel after a really good night’s rest.
Why do you need vitamin injections?
These pure nutrients bypass the digestive process, directly delivering them to the body, guaranteeing 100% absorption. With our hurried lives and the reduced nutrient quality in the American food supply, many of us aren’t receiving the proper nutrition for us to experience optimal function. Even pharmaceuticals have been known to cause vitamin deficiencies in short or long term users. Maintaining proper nutrient levels are our body’s only defense in order to adequately process stress, age gracefully, and successfully recover during times of physical or emotional turmoil.
The foundation for many of our customized injectables is Methylated B-12, the most active version of B-12 available. From this foundation you can then add nutrients to make the exact formula that your body needs. Each time that you come in, we work with you to help decide the type of injectable that is the most appropriate for you that day.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy?
When most people hear “hormone replacement therapy” they think estrogen and progesterone for menopausal women, but in reality both men and women in various stages of life can benefit from replacement or supplementation of several different natural hormones. At Gabbert Chiropractic Center we have found that natural hormone replacement therapy can increase energy and vitality, balance moods, boost focus and concentration, and increase libido. We recommend bioidentical hormones at individually customized dosages for maximum safety and effectiveness.
Recent years have seen the emergence of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which takes a more individualized, natural approach to hormone replacement. In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), hormones are biologically identical to human hormones on a molecular level, which is believed to help the body accept the hormone more effectively and avoid side effects commonly experienced with synthetic hormones. Additionally, bioidentical hormones are prescribed on a case-by-case basis based on the specific dosage needs of each patient. Instead of just five dosage options, none of which may be right for you, your Gabbert Chiropractic Center doctor can determine any dose that you specifically need and it will get made for you. This individualized approach makes far better sense than a “one size fits all” approach – no two people are exactly the same, so why would their hormone levels be? And since our bodies are so sensitive to hormone levels, precision dosages are ideal.
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Reduced libido
- Hot flashes associated with menopause
- Cognitive and memory problems
- Weight gain
- Maintaining a youthful appearance
- Healthy aging