Intramuscular injections are significantly more effective than oral supplementation. When injecting nutrients into the muscle, you gets 100% absorption into your system, as opposed to supplementation, which needs to be broken down and digested before a portion of it is absorbed.
If you have digestive issues, it is possible that you cannot absorb B12 efficiently though your digestive system.
Vitamin B12 injections
B12 injections are very safe for most people and indicated in the following conditions:
- Chronic Fatigue and Stress
- Mood fluctuations and irritability
- Weight Issues
- Low immunity
- Memory Loss/fogginess
- IBS or Digestive Issues
- Pernicious anemia
- Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity
- Vegetarian or vegan (primary source of B12 is found in animal sources)
Adrenal Support Shot
The adrenal support shot contains B vitamins, chromium, AMP, folic acid, as well as some procaine as a local anesthetic to decrease the pain that may come with the injection.
Indications for the adrenal support shot include:
- Fatigue/low energy
- Hormone Imbalance/mood swings related to PMS
- Stress and anxiety
- Weight issues
- Sweet tooth
- Weakened immune system
- Dark circles under eyes and dry skin
- Low blood sugar or low blood pressure
- Numbness and tingling
This ancient, 3000 year old therapy that has stood the test of time, uses small needles to stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal. Acupuncture brings smooth flow of Qi (universal life energy), which brings nutrients and healing to the body. In Traditional Chinese medicine, most illness/pain is caused by a blockage in the flow of Qi.
Acupuncture can help treat a variety of health conditions ranging from pain, digestive concerns, stress and anxiety, insomnia, infertility, hormone imbalance and much more.
Similar to acupuncture, cupping is also an ancient therapy that stood the test of time.
Cupping can be compared to a very deep tissue massage, but in the opposite direction! It is more of a pulling motion instead of pushing down. The sensation is very unique.
The suction provided by cupping can loosen up tight and stiff muscles, separate all the layers of fascia, encourage blood flow and sedate the nervous system. This makes it an excellent treatment for pain, sore muscles, high blood pressure, anxiety, fatigue and even cellulite.
This is the use of manipulation to restore proper alignment of the spine. Often useful as a quick fix for acute neck or back pain. This can also be done in other joints, such as shoulders, knees, wrist, and ankles.
Nutrition and lifestyle recommendations
Naturopathic medicine focuses on treating the patient as a whole. In order to do that, it is very important to investigate the root cause of illness, as opposed to just the symptoms. When treating the patient as a whole, going back to basics is often the first step. Optimal nutrition and lifestyle are paramount as the first steps of getting our health back on track and being able to maintain our health for the long term.
Botanical medicine and supplements
Often times, nutrition and lifestyle modifications are not enough to help the body get back to it’s balanced healthy state.
This is especially true for chronic or more advanced conditions. In these cases, we may need the stronger medicinal properties of herbs as well as supplements. Although in most cases, botanical medicine and supplementation are generally safer than drugs,
They still can have very powerful effects and may have some side-effects or interactions with each other or some drugs. That is why it is very important to consult your primary health care provider or naturopathic doctor, in order to choose the safest and most effective treatment that is right for you.