Mailbag! How to Find a Doctor Who Listens


This is the exact reason I went into alternative health.

In my early 20s, I was very sick and mainstream medicine had nothing to offer me. That’s what made me start to second guess if they had all the answers after all.

Then, through a series of happy accidents, I ended up going to a school for natural medicine.

So, let’s get you some help!

The first thing you can do is ask everybody you know if they have a holistic practitioner. Ask your family, friends, and even strangers who look like they’re healthy!

You’d be surprised by all the people in your circle who use natural medicine—it’s not just for “granola” types anymore.

And once you start asking around, you might start hearing a lot of different names like “osteopath” or “naturopath.”

You see, there are a few different types of holistic practitioners, so it’s important to know the difference between them.

Let me show you:

  • Osteopathic Doctors (or DO). These doctors attend medical schools with an emphasis on health and adjustments (like chiropractors) but are also licensed and accept insurance, like mainstream doctors. My experience with DOs is that some are very open to natural healing and others are no different than your medical doctor. You can find an osteopathic doctor through the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Functional Medicine Doctors. Many natural practitioners and medical doctors practice Functional Medicine. This is a natural medicine that is very science-based and uses both alternative and standard testing to get to the root cause of the disease. You can find practitioners who practice functional medicine here at The Institute for Functional Medicine.
  • Naturopathic Doctor (ND). This is the type of doctor I am. NDs attend a very similar standard medical school, only focused on natural healing (though some states allow us to prescribe drugs, do minor surgery, and perform some procedures). NDs are not licensed in every state, but we do practice in most. You can find an ND near you here at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
  • Chiropractors. These practitioners are licensed in every state and are a great resource for natural medicine. One thing to keep in mind: some work almost exclusively on musculoskeletal complaints, and others have a wider practice that focuses on many health issues. Chiropractors are easy to find in almost any area, but you can also check here at the American Chiropractic Association.
  • Acupuncturists. They, too, tend to focus on specific complaints or are more holistic. Many are also trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and can recommend herbs and supplements for your treatment as well. They are easy to find in your local area or here at the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine website.

With all of these practitioners, ask for a 10-minute consultation and see if they’re a right fit for you.

Soon you’ll be on your way to taking back your health… and finding REAL answers to your complaints.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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