What is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is an approach to health care, which utilize natural, non-toxic therapies to treat the whole person and encourage the self-healing process.
Naturopathic doctors complete a graduate degree program through an accredited medical school within United States, and many choose to complete postgraduate studies to further clinical experiences.
Naturopathic doctors treat a variety of conditions, including digestive issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, physical pain, and sleep disturbances.
At Moringa Natural Health Center, MNHC, we emphasize clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing, nutritional medicine, intravenous and injection therapy, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, minor surgery, naturopathic physical medicine, counseling, and environmental medicine to identify and treat the root cause of your health struggle.
A naturopathic doctor obeys six basic principles compatible with natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person.
First Do Not Harm
Identify and Treat the Cause
The Healing Power of Nature
Treat the Whole Person
The Physician as Teacher
2. How is Naturopathic doctor different than Conventional Allopathic doctor?
Naturopathic doctor focus in identifying and treating the root cause of your health struggles rather than symptoms.
At our healing center, MNHC, we customize your treatment plan per your goals and experiences. Our highly qualified team is available to help you choose individualized naturopathic therapies to help you achieve your goals.
And you may be recommended one or more of the above therapies during the course of your treatment program.
3. What happens when I get there?
Upon arrival you will complete new patient paperwork, followed by a brief tour of our facility. You will then meet with the doctor and be evaluated and receive any necessary testing to help the doctor identify the root cause of your health concerns.
Following the first part of your visit, the doctor will organize your case and formulate a treatment plan according to your needs. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for you to meet with the doctor and review your results and treatment recommendations.
4. Do you take insurance?
No. We are non-participating, an Out of Network provider and we do not directly bill insurance. However, upon your request, an itemized receipt for submission of reimbursement for services rendered can be provided. In other words, if applicable, your insurance may directly reimburse you for any covered services provided at our clinic.
We do accept payment via HSA, HRA or Flex Spending Accounts that many insurance plans include. Reference FAQ5 for more info.
5. If you don’t take my insurance, can I come to your office?
Yes. We have an outstanding team and a thriving healing center.
Our fees and treatment plans are designed for people with and without insurance.
Our standard fees are very reasonable and can be lower than most insurance copays.
Truthfully, the majority of insurances in Arizona offer minimal coverage for naturopathic services making it an out of pocket expense even for insured patient.
If you believe there will be some insurance reimbursement potential, we will give you an itemized receipt that you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. We have patients who go this route successfully and we can help you with any other questions regarding this issue, just ask our front desk team for more information.
6. When will I know the total cost?
You will know the exact costs before incurring any bill. While we cannot determine your actual cost until after a proper evaluation and the doctor completes a treatment plan, at that time we will be clear and upfront about the cost.
Our fees are very reasonable especially in comparison with the traditional medical costs for treatments, and we work with you to find the best path to pay for your treatments.
7. Does your clinic require me to sign a contract?
No contract is required to receive our utmost natural therapies from highly trained doctors.
8. How much is the initial visit?
The initial visit will vary depending if diagnostic tests are being completed during the initial visit with the doctor.
9. I’ve heard that once you go to a Naturopathic doctor you always have to go?
Many people choose to include regular naturopathic care as part of living a healthy lifestyle. After experiencing the benefits of natural therapies many often desire to continue experiencing the benefits on an ongoing basis. We offer lifestyle memberships for those who desire to continue with regular naturopathic care.
10. I’m nervous about going to see a Naturopathic doctor?
We completely understand. Many of our patients feel this way initially but are able to overcome this apprehension. First, please understand you will not be required to go through any therapies until the proper clinical evaluation and testing has been completed and you and the doctor discuss your case and you decide to go ahead with the treatment.
Second, realize that a naturopathic care is a scientific intervention and is very safe. At our healing center, MNHC, we have worked endlessly to bring highly qualified team and scientifically proven diagnostic tools and therapies to identify the root cause of your disease and help you reach your health goals effectively.
Because we know often your internal systems such as poor gut health and low thyroid functioning are the root cause of your pain and discomfort, low energy, weight gain, and poor quality of sleep and why you are even considering naturopathic care in the first place.
Once your poor internal systems are balanced and corrected you will feel like you have a new lease on life, at least that is what we constantly hear from our patients.
Finally, there are several natural therapies we employ to ensure that we work successfully to meet each and everyone’s needs. We are confident you will have a positive experience.
11. How often will I need to come to the office?
Frequency is determined by the condition of your current health and corresponding to your goals and the recommendation of your doctor. Typically, people will begin at a higher frequency of visits to get a kick-start to heal and recover.
As you begin to feel better and your systems are corrected and stabilized, the visit frequency with the doctor reduces.
It’s common for people will come 2 or 3 treatments a week for a few weeks and then taper off as is appropriate. Ultimately, the doctors’ recommendations will reflect whatever will ensure you achieve the best results. You will be able to discuss this specifically with the doctor at the appropriate time.
12. I live too far from your office. I don’t know if I can fit that into my schedule.
We care for many people from outside of our local area. Our location is conveniently located just off grand and 103rd Ave., less than 5 miles from AZ Loop 101, which makes an easy access coming from any direction.
Many people travel from far and choose to utilize Moringa Natural Health Center for treatment because of the excellent care and results. Also, our clinic operates very efficiently, making it easy to get in and out for natural care on days that work best for you.
Finally, we will help create a treatment schedule that works around your situation regardless of your busy schedule.
13. I’m on a fixed income.
Many people who utilize our clinic services are on a fixed income. We understand your concern and want to make it work for you. Following your evaluation and meeting with the doctor, we will meet with you and review the exact cost and discuss payment options. We want you to have peace of mind while receiving the best quality of health care services that you need.
14. What forms of payment do you accept?
Health Savings Account (HSA) Flex Spending Account (FSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) All major credit cards. Cash. Check. Debit. *Financing is available.