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I'd love to hear about anyone's experiences, both good and bad, with naturopathic doctors, as I'm trying to convince DH to go to one. A little back-story:<br><br>
DH is a sensitive boy. Hereditary skin issues (is allergic to nickel and who knows what else--I use free-and-clear laundry detergent and had to stop wearing perfume when we started sleeping next to each other or else he'd wake up with a rash). He also has bad sinuses and takes an inhaler (that round purple one) for asthma that was diagnosed about 18 months ago. The last week or so, he's been really congested (again) and went to the MD yesterday for a very bad earache (result--it's inflamed, stop picking at it, here's an anti-inflam.--at least she didn't give him an ABX). His joints hurt, so he takes fish oil and a condroitin thing every day (like Move Free or something). Then he drinks a big glass of Metamucil to keep other, ahem, issues at bay. He's 33 years old!!<br><br>
Anyway, I've been suggesting that he make an appointment with the naturopath who lives/works, no kidding, across the street and a couple houses down from us. The issue, other than making the leap from allopathy, is that it's expensive. In NJ, NDs can't be licensed, so she can't take insurance. She charges $115 for an hour consultation plus I'm sure there will be lab fees.<br><br>
So, I guess my questions are:<br>
A) Is it worth the money?<br>
B) What are we looking at it terms of ongoing costs? My only experience with alternative medicines (other than accupuncture for my cat years ago) is with a chiro, and I know that you tend to go to a lot of visits with that route.<br><br>
Thanks,<br>
Fed up wife to a sniffly, itchy and yes, b*tchin' and moanin' man <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sneeze.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sneeze">:
 

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