I just have to post this quickie because money is always a big concern when people are considering seeing a naturopath, but according to someone other than myself (god knows I’ll say it all day long), naturopathic medicine reduces healthcare costs and saves you money.
Naturopathic Medicine Reduces Healthcare Costs
In a 2011 study tracking individual use of health care options, researchers found that:
- 29% of those who use naturopathic medicine reduced their hospital visits!
- 30% of those seeing a naturopathic doctor reduced their visits to specialists
- 42% of people under naturopathic care reduced their visits to their GP
- 48% of people seeing a naturopathic doctor reduced costly prescriptions
The bottom line? Naturopathic Medicine reduces healthcare costs and saves money in the long-term.
Another study on Canadian postal workers showed that the inclusion of naturopathic medicine to their existing care significantly decreased their cardiovascular disease risk. A companion study showed that for those same postal workers the annual economic benefit to society was $1,138 per person treated and the cost savings to the individual or their employer were $1,187 per year. Yup. According to science, naturopathic medicine reduces healthcare costs. That is awesome.