Comparison of Practitioners

Diagnose

No

Yes

No

Prescribe Medical Tests

No

Yes

No

Treatment Method

Recommend dietary changes, supplements and lifestyle changes

Prescribe pharmaceutical drugs

Give diets

See the Body

As a whole

As a number of individual parts

Years of study in the field

4

8

4

Focus on…

Body’s inherent ability to heal, person as a whole, prevention of disease, health promotion

Ilness and treatment

Illness and treatment

Average consultation time

1.15 hours

9 minutes (in Italy)

20 minutes