Dr Eric Chan (ND) and Dr Tawnya Ward (ND) administer a variety of intravenous therapies. These include naturopathic treatments such as ozone therapy, ultraviolet blood irradiation, IV nutrient therapy (such as vitamin C, vitamins, minerals, glutathione). Baseline blood labs are run prior to all IV therapies, and all IV treatments are individualised to each patient’s case specifics as part of an comprehensive health plan.
Chelation therapy: We have used both the traditional ACAM (American College for Advancement in Medicine) protocol of a 1.5-3 hour drip as published in the TACT trial (trial to assess chelation therapy; Lamas GA et al, JAMA, 2013); as well as in cases of heavy metal toxicity, the more rapid administration of a different form of calcium EDTA.
Phosphatidyl choline is a treatment used in conjunction with traditional chelation therapy in some patients. In a study at Baxamed Medical Center in Switzerland, 20 patients with heart disease and re-occurring angina completed an average of 30 treatments, and 19 out of 20 were completely free of symptoms and medication. Likely, though not clear, this was a single component of a multi-faceted approach including diet, exercise, etc.
Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy is a high dose method of using vitamins and minerals, for the purposes of stimulating the body's own healing systems by providing proper nutrition at the cellular level. A generic name for such a therapy is the Modified Myer's cocktail. This therapy bypasses gastrointestinal absorption problems, but more importantly, is able to achieve an extremely high blood concentration of nutrients beyond what is orally possible. This high concentration makes it a down-hill process for cellular absorption, and thus "sick" cells are postulated to be able to absorb nutrients necessary for function and healing.
Ozone Therapy is one of the oxidative treatment modalities. Research has been published by a variety of authors but accessible articles on the internet include those written by Dr Bocci in Italy. Major autohemotherapy is a technique in which blood is treated with ozone and then re-infused with the goal of stimulating both oxygen delivery as well a cytokine stimulation / balancing.