How do I find a Good Homeopath?
One of the most common questions that is asked is, “How do I find a good homeopath?” For several reasons, this is surprisingly difficult to answer but I can provide a set of guidelines, in the chart below, to help you recognise when you have found someone who is a ‘good homeopath’. First, let’s look at why guidelines should even be necessary.
World-wide, homeopathy is regarded as a “low risk” system of medicine. In a perverse way, this low risk-status has worked against it. As homeopathy doesn’t harm people governments prefer not to legislate about who can and can’t practice it. As a result anyone – doctors, dentists, counsellors, psychologists, kinesiologists, naturopaths, herbalists … and sometimes even the grandmother’s cat – can access and treat with homeopathic medicines even though they may not be qualified to do so.
As almost anybody can currently call themselves a homeopath, how do YOU find a real one? How do YOU find someone with the knowledge and skill to treat your complaint homeopathically and not just someone who prescribes potentised remedies with a pre-set ‘this for that’ approach?
First, check your potential practitioner has the proper qualifications and probably registered with a Homeopathic Organisation.
But educational standards are just one way to assess who could be a good homeopathic practitioner.
As with all professions and occupations, the person has to be able to transfer what they have learnt into their area of work. The following chart helps you identify who really ‘walks the talk’ with homeopathy. It mainly concerns the homeopathic management of chronic problems. While it can also be used to assess acute care, there may by minor variations in treatment.
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