I went to the Naturopath here in our neighborhood. Before the first visit, it took about 2 hours to fill out the paperwork. The process was actually really cathartic- like a therapy session that allowed me to tell my entire story regarding my physical, emotional and spiritual self.
After the free 30 minute consultation, I was feeling hopeful that some of my current issues would be resolved more thoroughly than I anticipated and at the same time a little concerned that I would have to radically change my diet again and only be able to eat rice. (Not the case regarding the second, fortunately.)
It was one of those "block out 3 hours for the evaluation" and it took 4 things. That's not a bad thing, though. IMO, a much better approach than checking in with someone who has allotted 3 minutes for you and rushes to prescribe a pill or surgery.
After the seemingly magical evaluation that involved a computer, an electric probe, and accupressure points on my hand, I was surprised to find out some of the things I was sensitive and reacting to- cats, formaldehyde (hello anatomy and neurology lab- you were more than just creepy!), carragean. At the same time, I was not really surprised since many of the things I already knew I reacted to and avoided-mold/dust, gluten. Or things I cut out just because I knew they were "bad"- msg, aspartame. Now I know they are specifically "bad" for me.
After a chiropractic evaluation and adjustment, some manual accupressure point checks, lots of questions regarding my whole self, he came up with a plan that I can really get on board with. One thing I was really impressed with was the homeopathic remedy he prescribed. The profile described me to a T. Very interesting, a little spooky and very confidence-building.
Though kind of overwhelming, I'm glad this route addresses the root cause of the issues and not just the symptoms or a disease. And that the solutions don't come with a list of crazy side-effects.
Hmm... and I thought I was going in for a detoxifying foot bath...
Has anyone else had experience seeing a Naturopath? I'd be really interested in hearing about your process.