Getting your first vitamin iv therapy should be a smooth process. With IV clinics scattered all over the city, how will you know you are getting the right iv therapy treatment for you? Here is our 4-point bulletproof checklist in choosing an IV therapy Toronto service provider:
- Possess A Doctoral Degree
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) is the leading naturopathic medicine education provider that offers a four-year, full-time naturopathic medicine program; the only Doctor of Naturopathy degree in Canada. According to their website:
“Naturopathic doctors address the fundamental causes of disease, heal the whole person through individualized treatment, and teach the principles of healthy living and preventative medicine. The Doctor of Naturopathy degree program provides more than 3,000 hours of classroom training and 1,200 hours of clinical experience.”
Furthermore, The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians has this to say:
“A licensed naturopathic physician (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician.”
- Must Pass the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX)
After graduation, NDs degree must pass the NPLEX before taking the state licensure exam. Here’s a brief info of what the NPLEX is all about:
“The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) are professional licensing exams administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Graduates of naturopathic programs accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) are required to pass the exams before being permitted to practice naturopathic medicine in a U.S. state or Canadian province that licenses naturopaths.”
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- A Member and Have A Good Standing With A Naturopathic Professional Regulatory Body
In Canada, the recognized association for naturopathic doctors is The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Why is it important that your doctor is a member of CAND? Here’s why:
“The CAND advocates on behalf of the naturopathic profession federally, supports scientific research as well as the regulation of all health-care professionals to ensure public safety. The Association educates people about the training and education of naturopathic doctors and promotes the benefits of naturopathic medicine to the public, corporations, insurance companies and the federal government.”
Additionally, there is also the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors. The organization’s advocacy is posted in their website:
“Ontario’s Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are provincially regulated primary care providers trained in evidence-based natural and conventional therapies. OAND efforts are focused on contributing to the growing respect and understanding of the value of Naturopathic medicine, ensuring that NDs are able to make an increased contribution to addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the health care system, and ensuring that Ontario patients have access to high quality Naturopathic care.”
- Licensed to Practice Parenteral (IV) Therapy
Make sure your doctor has completed the required training in IV therapy techniques and general safety procedures. And most importantly, check for positive reviews from previous satisfied patients.
Ready to get started with iv therapy in Toronto? Check out the types of IV vitamin therapies available at the Dr. Amauri Wellness Centre. You can also contact Dr. Amauri Caversan,ND at (416) 922-4114 or drop by his wellness clinic at 1200 Bay Street #1102, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5.