Is Seeing A Holistic Doctor Really Worth The Money? Real People Weigh In

If you’ve ever gone to see a holistic doctor, you know that the experience is very different from that of a conventional doctor’s office visit. Holistic doctors are often trained in a variety of alternative medicine modalities, including nutrition, acupuncture, supplements, craniosacral therapy, ayurvedic medicine, and herbalism (just to name a few).

When you visit one of these practitioners, they typically spend the initial 90-minute visit going over every detail of your health, and compared to the standard conventional doctor’s visit, which often lasts less than 10 minutes, that nurturing of the doctor-patient relationship can be really refreshing. According to Robert Graham, M.D., Harvard-trained physician who is certified in both holistic and integrative medicine and co-founder of FRESH Med, “We focus on the mind, body, and spirit. We spend time and attention on the role of our pillars of health, food and nutrition, relaxation and meditation, exercise, sleep and overall happiness.” Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?