When choosing a homeopath, it is important to ask about certification. There are many doctors and other types of practitioners using homeopathic remedies in their practice, but have they undergone the riggers of the certification process? Some have but many have not. As a consumer, it is important to understand the difference.
A CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HOMEOPATH works in the following manner:
- Conducts a detailed interview to collect all the symptom information and performs extensive reference book research.
- Chooses the single homeopathic remedy whose adverse affects most closely mimic the totality of the symptoms – this choice is always based on the unique physical, mental and emotional state of the individual.
- Administers the chosen remedy in the minimum dose necessary to stimulate the body to find its balance.
- This customized constitutional remedy works as a catalyst to prompt the body to heal and strengthens the immune system to restore a healthy balance and sense of well-being.
Using a single remedy for all the symptoms may seem unusual to those accustomed to allopathic (conventional) medicine, where one medicine is taken for a skin complaint, another for a headache, and yet another for sleeplessness, but treating the whole person homeopathically gets great results.
WHOLE FAMILY BENEFITS
Certified homeopathic practitioners are able to help most acute and chronic health challenges from pregnancy, birth, infancy, pediatric needs, women’s ailments, help with psychological and behavioral balance, autoimmune, hormonal and chronic disease issues through end of life.
Homeopathic therapeutics for of acute ailments, such as colds and flus, are a natural entrance into consulting with your homeopath and a good way for you, yourself, to learn some basic self-help treatment skills.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE
- SAFE – even during pregnancy, nursing, for infants and the elderly.
- NO side-effects due to the minute amounts used to prepare the remedies in the homeopathic pharmacy.
- RECOGNIZED by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- NON-TOXIC when properly administered.
While 60% of homeopathic medicines do originally come from plants, they act very differently than herbal medicines. From the many available homeopathic remedies, a well qualified practitioner can select one that is best suited for the needs of each individual.
WHAT BOARD CERTIFICATION MEANS
BOARD CERTIFICATION IN CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY is a public statement of a practitioner’s training, knowledge, skill and competence in their profession. The certification for North America (U.S. & Canada).
A BOARD CERTIFIED HOMEOPATH
- has obtained extensive training and health science kills; and,
- has demonstrated a level of competency that meets or exceeds a national standard of homeopathic techniques and philosophies.
SINCE 1991, the Council for Homeopathic Certification sets and upholds a rigorous independent certifying organization of Homeopathic Certification, and the title of Board Certification in Classical Homeopathy is a public statement of a practitioner’s training, knowledge, skill and competence in their profession.
A Board Certified Homeopath has clinically supervised experience and has passed the CHC exam use the credential C.C.H., Certified in Classical Homeopathy.
The council provides a directory of certified North American homeopaths at their website for the use of health care consumers and referrals by health professionals who know the value of homeopathic treatment. Certified homeopathic practitioners include medically licensed health care practitioners and professional homeopaths, uniting and defining the homeopathic profession and advancing it into the mainstream of health care in North America.
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