The History and Importance of Homeopathy
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Before getting into the specifics of a homeopath's schooling, it's important to understand that those who practice Homeopathy are a diverse group of qualified health professionals. There is also a tiny but active number of dedicated unlicensed Homeopathic practitioners.
Some physicians specialize in Homeopathy and give Homeopathic medications to 75-100 percent of their patients, while others have not learned the complex system of Homeopathy and only prescribe these natural medicines to a tiny number of their patients. These practitioners are usually only familiar with a restricted number of Homeopathic remedies and only use them for acute, rather than chronic, diseases.
Medical doctors are the health professionals who specialize in homeopathy the most in the Western world. In Europe, where homeopathy is one of the most popular alternative medicines, it is estimated that over 30% of French physicians and 20% of German physicians prescribe homeopathic medicines (Fisher and Ward, 1994), and over 40% of British physicians refer patients to homeopathic doctors (Wharton and Lewith, 1986), and 45% of Dutch physicians believe Homeopathic medicines are effective (Wharton and Lewith, 1986). (Kleijnen, Knipschild and Riet, 1991). These large figures suggest that homeopathy may no longer be considered "alternative medicine" in Europe.
Naturopathic physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses are among the other licensed professionals in the United States who specialize in Homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are also used by hundreds of veterinarians and dentists for a big number of their patients.
Because Homeopathy is such an important element of naturopathic education, many naturopathic doctors choose to specialize in it. A distinct organization of naturopathic homeopaths exists (The Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians).
Chiropractors, on the other hand, have a tendency to dabble in a variety of natural therapies, and while there are more chiropractors prescribing Homeopathic medicines than any other health practitioner in the United States, just a small percentage of chiropractors specialize in Homeopathy.
In 1990, there were only three Homeopathic training programmes and three naturopathic medical schools in the United States. Over 20 training programmes and five naturopathic medical schools existed in 1997. (Ullman, 1996).
Homeopathy training programmes are typically three or four years long, with extended weekend (three or four-day) courses held once a month or every other month. There is a lot of homework assigned and required.
Homeopathic training programmes include in-depth instruction in Homeopathic philosophy, case taking, case analysis, materia medica, and a repertory (repertory refers to important texts/databases that list the specific medicines that are known to cause a specific symptom in overdose and cure it in Homeopathic doses).
Dr. Arnav is one of the best homeopathic doctors in Jaipur, having practiced classical homeopathy for the past ten years. He received his training from numerous homeopathic physicians and has successfully treated over 1000 patients to date.
He is a specialist in dermatology, allergy disorders, female disorders, children's care, male sexual disorders, and hormonal and musculoskeletal disorders.
Dr. Deepa has been working since she was studying homeopathy. She has a vast medical experience of more than 15 years and has successfully cured more than 1000 patients with serious disease conditions.
She is also known for her distinctive and effective choice of medicines for her patients. She is a skin specialist and also specializes in hair and female disorders.