Oh, okay. I didn't realize that. I guess I tend to think of the words holistic and naturopathic as being synomymous (referring to doctors of chiropractic and others of similar nature) but perhaps not. Some people refer to their "natural" practitioner as homeopathic, but that is actually very specific type of medicine, as far as I'm aware. So there can be a confusion in terms.
I have trouble describing what this practitioner does because she's a chiropractor but I see her for her specialized practice in a field called Nutrition Response Therapy (NRT), and it is cumbersome to explain it each time. I guess I could say, my "nutritionist" or "holistic doctor."
In any case, so far seeing her I have been able to get my high blood pressure down to normal and get off my medication for that, as wel as get rid of other symptoms I'd been treated for last year by an MD that didn't know how to help me except give me drugs. That's why I've been hoping that this will help heal the GERD. But I do know sometimes things are past the point of no return and require medical intervention. I just hope that's not the case with me just yet.Will know soon enough.