I had the same experience with a naturopathic doctor. I paid $150 for NOTHING. He told me things I already knew and got no where. Then I saw a TCM doctor who literally helped me for free, he didn't charge me. I ordered the herbs yesterday and they should br arriving within a few days. I definably recommend a good TCM doctor over a good naturopath. But I would recommend a good naturopath over a bad TCM doctor. You just have to make sure the doctor has values and is not a crook.