FAQ

Have questions about Inbloom or the services we offer?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions below!

General FAQ

Where are you located?

Downtown charlottetown, 250 university avenue. We share a space with Bodyworks PEI, look for the big sign on the lawn!

When are you open?

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

Do you have parking?

Yes, plenty, and it is free!

What services are available

Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, IV Vitamin Therapy and Supplement and Natural Health boutique open to the public.

Corporate Wellness Packages and Online Learning Platform coming soon!

Naturopathic Medicine FAQ

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is a unique complementary healthcare system. It’s philosophy revolves around working with the body's innate healing abilities and addressing the root cause of illness. Rather than viewing symptoms as isolated entities, naturopathic medicine recognizes them as indicators of underlying imbalances and sub-optimal lifestyle patterns. This approach emphasizes the understanding of disease as a process rather than a standalone condition.

What conditions can naturopathic medicine help with?

Many! Naturopathic medicine centers around assessing the individual and identifying their unique needs to bring them back into their ideal state of health and well being. 

At Inbloom Health it is not in our scope of practice to use pharmaceutical interventions or surgery and therefore this is considered in some cases and we do suggest seeking primary and urgent care when necessary. In these cases Naturopathic medicine serves as a complementary system to healing or a way to rebuild or support in addition to conventional care. 

How does naturopathic medicine differ from conventional medicine?

Primary Health Care providers such as GPs (physicians), family doctors, surgeons, and specialists provide specific disease care. They are essential to your health care team as they treat active disease and urgent and emergent conditions.

Naturopathic Medicine and your Naturopathic Doctor can provide support to your overall healing process whether that be recovery, complementary support for active disease or working toward maintaining good health without medical intervention (prevention). 

What is the difference between a Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopath?

Naturopathic Doctors are required to complete an undergraduate and then a four year doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at an accredited naturopathic school. They are then required to complete and pass 2 standardized North American Board Exams (NPLEX), jurisdictional exams and remain in good standing with the national board of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and provincial board of Naturopathic Doctors (PEIND)All Naturopathic practitioners at Inbloom have met the qualifications listed above and are Naturopathic Doctors in good standing.

We caution you when selecting naturopathic practitioners to double check for the credentials listed above.

What treatments do naturopathic doctors use?

At Inbloom Health we use vitamins, herbal products, acupuncture, iv vitamin therapy, dietary counselling and lifestyle counselling (i.e sleep hygiene support, exercise support, evidence based education etc).

Are naturopathic treatments covered by insurance?

Naturopathic medicine is covered by most major insurance companies.The amount covered will vary. We recommend checking in with your insurance company directly to confirm.

Do you direct bill?

We do offer direct billing for most major insurance companies. We cannot guarentee that your insurance company allows for direct billing and in some cases you will need to pay in full and seek submit for reimbursement from your company directly. Contact your insurance company to confirm.

What is the cost?

IV Therapy FAQ

What Conditions does IV therapy Treat?

Many! At Inbloom we use IV therapy for a wide variety of conditions. We use IV therapy often in recovery and prevention of viruses and infections, migraines, burnout, chronic pain, low energy, recovery from IBD flares, fibromyalgia, athletic recovery and performance and many more.

Is IV Vitamin Therapy Safe?

For most people it is. We require each patient to undergo a safety consult with our Naturopathic Doctors who have completed additional training in IV therapy. Safety consult must be completed prior to IV infusion.

What are the benefits of IV vitamin Therapy?

Improved absorption of vitamins and minerals.

How long does the infusion take?

Between 45 minutes and 1 hour. This will vary depending on the amount of fluid and the vitamins and minerals in the custom infusion.

Can IV vitamin therapy help with hydration?

Yes, our infusions can be customized based on needs and safety to include a higher amount of fluid.

How long will my drip take?

Most drips take approximately 45 minutes but plan for one hour as we may require a slower drip rate.

How much does IV vitamin therapy cost?

The baseline infusion starts at $120 and based on your individual needs and goals add on vitamins and minerals that will vary in price. For more information view our pricing page.

Is IV vitamin therapy covered by insurance?

In some cases insurance companies may cover your infusion under naturopathic benefits.

How often do I need to get IV vitamin therapy?

This will vary depending on the individuals and your health needs. We recommend a minimum of 2-3 drips for best results. The dosing schedule will be determined in your safety consult.

Do you direct bill?

We are only able to direct bill the safety consult. Infusions must be paid in full and submitted by the patient for reimbursement.

Acupuncture FAQ

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a healing practice using fine needles to stimulate specific points on your body. These points are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and it’s approach to healing. The points selected will be individualized based on your unique needs. Acupuncture is an evidence based treatment and patient favorite for reliable results.

Does acupuncture hurt?

There can be a range of needle sensitivity around where the needles are inserted. Some points may cause more sensation than others. Frequent descriptions of sensation experienced can include : heaviness, tingling, sensation of floating. Sensations do dissipate with treatment time. All patients are encouraged to communicate with their practitioners if they are experiencing any discomfort and adjustments will be made.

How long are sessions?

Sessions range from 40 minutes to 55 minutes depending on your treatment plan.

How often do I need acupuncture?

This will vary depending on your condition and your treatment goals. Acupuncture treatments build on one another so the more frequently and close together the sessions are done the faster you will see results.

Is it covered by insurance?

Acupuncture is covered by most major insurance companies Our team are all certified and licensed acupuncturists. .The amount covered will vary. We recommend checking in with your insurance company directly to confirm.

Do you direct bill?

We do offer direct billing for most major insurance companies. We cannot guarantee that your insurance company allows for direct billing and in some cases you will need to pay in full and seek submit for reimbursement from your company directly. Contact your insurance company to confirm. 

What do I wear to my appointment?

The areas where the needles will be inserted will vary. We often recommend bringing a pair of shorts and a comfortable t-shirt if you prefer not to disrobe into undergarments.

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