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Vital Enquiries in Homeopathy

It is extremely important to find the 'right' homeopathic practitioner that requires a lot of patience and perseverance. Several medical doctors (M.D.'s) and osteopathic doctors (D.O.'s) specialize in homeopathy. Naturopathic physicians (N.D.'s) doctors, commonly considered as the general practitioners of alternative medicine, are another group commonly found specializing in homeopathy, practicing alternative medicine. Many chiropractors,dentists, acupuncturists, nurse-practitioners and certified midwives similarly have known to practice homeopathy.

The main concern is however, how does one find a homeopath who is reputed as well as reliable?

The following queries may occur in case of each homeopath before finalizing.

From where have you secured your degree? “According to homeopathic physicians, what is commonly and importantly preferred is that the homeopath has a recognized and a professional training; not a source of some self-help study groups.

For how long have you been practicing homeopathy? Generally, it is understood that the longer the practice, the more advanced is their skill and knowledge. Several homeopaths are certified by the Board , which implies that they have been practicing homeopathy for a minimum period of three years having cleared out a comprehensive exam.

What is the time slot you allot to each patient? A time slot of minimum one hour should be alloted to treat a chronic ailment, opines other homeopaths. That period is indeed very crucial for the homeopath to get to know and learn sufficiently about you as well as the symptoms, in order to make the right choice of the remedy. In case a homeopath spends comparatively lesser time in your first visit, it is an indication that you need to consult another homeopath.

What percentage of his practice does he allot to homeopathy? In case the practitioner is utilizing barely 50 percent of his time, it is better to give it a second thought.

Are your patients treated with a single remedy at a time or multiple remedies simultaneously? Some homeopaths may be successful at treating patients with many remedies at the same time. However, an ideal homeopath is expected to treat one ailment at a time, using a single remedy that may be effective for all the other ailments.

It is commonly observed, that homeopaths generally do not undertake the practice of using one remedy for one ailment and another remedy for another.


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