Treatments Naturopaths Use
TruMed Naturopath Clinic in Edmonton
We are proud to provide Edmonton the best available Naturopath and Alternative Medicine Treatments.
We have four Naturopaths at our Clinic that offer Edmonton a range of natural treatments and services.
Naturopathic Doctors are trained to offer a wide array of treatments, everything from psychological counselling, to Traditional Chinese Medicine to Homeopathy.
At TruMed we focus on these treatments:
As a naturopath, Dr Muradov's Edmonton practice is heavily rooted in Nutritional Medicine.
Nutritional Medicine - which is based on the administration of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other endogenously occurring substances).
First and foremost, use of the aforementioned substances by our Naturopaths would be to rectify nutritional deficiencies contributing to a particular concern.
In the last century, the average content of minerals in plant foods has declined dramatically. So naturally, our Naturopathic doctors attempt to pin-point which particular nutrients you're lacking and replete you with supplementation.
Our Naturopathic doctors rely heavily upon the use of nutrient supplementation to help patients which is in essence Orthomolecular medicine - providing the optimum nutritional environment for celullar function.
Furthermore some nutrients have pharmacologic actions in particular doses that exceeds their normal roles in the body. For instance, although Vitamin C is considered an immune booster in low doses, as the dose increases, Vitamin C has a separate anti-viral effect.
By using Nutritional Medicine treatments, it allows your TruMed Naturopath to practice effective Modern Functional Medicine
Dr Muradov heavily uses Nutritional Medicine at our Naturopath Clinic because results can be superb and the evidence base (supporting studies) is vast.
For many of our Edmonton patients, our Naturopaths start with “cleaning up the diet.”
Emphasizing a wide variety of whole foods and minimizing intake of refined carbohydrates, restricting the use of salt, caffeine, and alcohol is also important for some individuals while increasing clean water intake.
Next, our Naturopaths are able to do precise dietary modifications at our clinic because we use three separate types of food testing - IgG4, Total IgG and occasionally IgE testing to allow us to make extremely individualized recommendations.
Your Naturopath at TruMed will determine whether Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity Testing is appropriate and which is best for you.
We've run thousands of food allergy and sensitivity tests at our Edmonton office.
Our Naturopaths work with a range of different diet strategies for our Edmonton patients. Low carb, Paleo, AIP, Wahls, Ketogenic, Vegetarian, Carnivore and Low Fodmap are the most common diets we work with.
Your Naturopath at TruMed will pick the best strategy for your health concerns.
There is synergy between Nutritional supplementation and dietary modification so they are often executed by our Naturopaths together.
Dr Muradov uses herbal medicines as part of his Naturopathic practice because they are effective, safe & well researched.
Efficacy: Herbal Medicine can be extremely efficacious in a number of areas. Many Naturopaths use herbal treatments.
At our clinic our Naturopaths use herbs for mood (depression & anxiety), sleep, stress, energy, heart health, infections, endocrinology, pain and cancer.
Safety: Herbal medicines are typically extremely safe treatment even at high doses. Adverse effects are rarely reported in clinical trials for many common botanicals.
Your Naturopathic Doctors at TruMed are trained to anticipate if there will be interactions between your current medications and any suggested herbal interventions.
Research: Many Botanical medicines our Naturopaths use have clinical trials to support their use.
For example, at the clinic we often recommend Rhodiola Rosea for stress and mood which has two clinical trials demonstrating benefit in stress and anti-depressant effects for mood.
Many of the Botanicals we use at TruMed are evidence based, however, occasionally a Botanical may be recommended by your Naturopath based on its historical use.
Naturopathic Doctors at TruMed love IV Therapy. Because frankly, it's the best.
Dr Muradov actually received his IV Therapy certification as a Naturopathic student and was able to start recommending IV Treatments even then, and he has stayed current with IV Therapy attending many advanced Naturopathic IV Therapy seminars.
IV Therapy is: accurate, effective and safe and often gets results quickly.
Accurate: Our Naturopaths can deliver precise doses of key nutrients directly into the blood with guaranteed 100% absorption which is not the case with oral supplements.
Effective: Nutrients delivered by IV route can often get our patients excellent effects where oral supplementation was ineffective especially for energy or mood.
Safe: Although invasive, IV therapy is extremely safe when proper doses and administration rates are used with very low rates of adverse effects.
Your TruMed Naturopaths have administered thousands of IVs will an extremely small incidence of adverse effects over an 11 year period.
Rapid effect: IV Therapy can often provide a profound effect for many conditions within 24 hours especially for energy & mood.
Naturopath Treatments at TruMed
Other Natural Treatments
Nutraceuticals & Natural Supplements: Dr. Muradov makes heavy use of these as treatments as part of his Naturopathic care because standardization allows precise dosing and there is usually robust published evidence supporting their use.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Acupuncture: Symptom pictures are used to guide herbal treatment & acupuncture.
Although all the Naturopaths at TruMed are trained in TCM, Dr. Muradov no longer uses TCM as part of his Naturopathic protocols.
If you need TCM you might be referred to another Naturopath at TruMed.
Homeopathy: Energetic remedies are matched to your constitution & symptoms and can be effective if precisely prescribed.
Although all the Naturopaths at TruMed are trained in Homeopathy, Dr.Muradov does not use Homeopathy as part of his Naturopathic practice.
If you need homeopathy you might be referred to another Naturopath at TruMed.
Other Naturopath Services
Hormone Testing - Our Naturopaths have substantial experience using Saliva, Blood and Urinary Hormone testing for hormone balancing & fatigue treatment.
Food Sensitivity Testing - Since 2010 we've been offering Edmonton various Food Testing panels with full Naturopathic support to make sure you understand your test results.
Thyroid Testing - Our Naturopaths work with advanced Thyroid test panel including Reverse T3 - not available through Alberta health.
Nutritional Testing - Our Naturopathic Doctors work with various Nutrient tests to uncover deficiencies and toxicities - We can test for Vitamins, Minerals & Amino acids.
Off label meds
Sometimes our patients need bioidentical hormones or an off label medication.
Although Naturopathic Doctors in Alberta don't prescribe, the Naturopaths at TruMed have close relationships with prescribing professionals to refer our patients to .
Our Naturopathic doctors are trained and knowledgeable in pharmacology and off-label medications.
More about Naturopathic Medicine
A recurring theme in Naturopathic Medicine is that combinations of interventions often have additive or synergistic effects that is not as prevalent in standard western medicine.
For example, combinations of nutrients may be more effective than individual nutrients. Our Naturopaths often see this in IV Therapy - the individual B-Vitamins and Magnesium have less of a pronounced effect when given individually but there is a strong synergy when all are given simultaneously.
With nutritional treatments whether oral or IV, multiple nutrients are involved in individual biochemical processes so for the body there is an enhanced effect when all the chemical reactants are present.
Interestingly but not surprisingly because of this synergistic action, nutrients, hormones, and other natural substances are sometimes effective at lower doses when they are used in combination with other interventions than when they are given isolation.
Part of the art of Naturopathic medicine includes being able to identify which dietary modifications, nutrients and supplements are most likely to be beneficial which interventions are more likely to be ineffective or unnecessary.
Naturopaths at TruMed really focus on this because we've seen many of our Edmonton patients "overloaded" on supplements whether they are self prescribed or from other practitioners.
Our goal is to give you the least amount of precise natural medicines to get the job done.
Naturopathic medicine is highly individualized, and effective treatment varies from one patient to another.
Although our Naturopaths have "protocols" for a given condition we use testing and clinical judgement to find where you fit into that treatment plan to provide a treatment just for you.
For example, some patients with chronic fatigue respond best to Thyroid augmentation whereas another may respond only to IV Therapy with nutrients or another might respond to IV Therapy with NAD+
Frequently, however, our Naturopaths see the best results with a combination of interventions.
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TruMed Naturopathic Clinic and IV Therapy - specializes in IV Vitamin Therapy Edmonton. Our main Naturopath, Dr Muradov, provides Edmonton with a broad array of Vitamin drips and Injections.