Is_Homeopathy_Safe_ by andissswin

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Is Homeopathy Safe?

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Summary:
You have visited a study group, bought a homeopathic over-the-counter
remedy or investigated the use of a single remedy on the advice of a
friend. You have had a small success and would like to use homeopathy to
tackle a more important health problem, or you want a homeopath to take
care of your family. Where do you go from here?

Homeopathy is practiced by a wide variety of health-care practitioners,
including medical doctors, osteopaths, naturopathic physicians, nurse
pra...


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homeopathy,alternative medicine,alternative,remedy,remedies,homeopatic,


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You have visited a study group, bought a homeopathic over-the-counter
remedy or investigated the use of a single remedy on the advice of a
friend. You have had a small success and would like to use homeopathy to
tackle a more important health problem, or you want a homeopath to take
care of your family. Where do you go from here?

Homeopathy is practiced by a wide variety of health-care practitioners,
including medical doctors, osteopaths, naturopathic physicians, nurse
practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, veterinarians,
chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurse midwives, and podiatrists, as well
as by professional homeopaths, who practice only homeopathy and are
unlicensed in any other discipline.

The problem for the consumer is that the practitioners level of
competence in homeopathy often has little to do with his or her type of
licensure. The best test of qualifications is whether they have been
certified in homeopathy. The CCH credential (Certified Classical
Homeopath) is excellent, as well as the DHt (Diplomate in
Homeotherapeutics, available for MDs and DOs), and the DHANP (Diplomate
of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, available for
naturopathic physicians). For veterinarians, the credential CVH indicates
that they are a Certified Veterinary Homeopath.

What kind of questions will help you identify your chosen practitioner?
The questions will certainly vary with each case, but a few pertinent
ones might be: Does the practitioner specialize in homeopathy? Does the
practitioner use classical homeopathy? Where was the practitioner
trained? How long has the practitioner actively been using homeopathy?
Has the practitioner had experience with the diagnostic category in which
your condition fits?
Some other important issues might be: how distant the practitioner is
from your home and whether or not your insurance company will cover the
visit. As a general rule, if the type of practitioner is covered by your
insurance, then the visit will be covered. You may also consider whether
the practitioner includes other therapies in his or her practice and if
you would like to use those therapies.

The choices open to you will vary according to where you live. If you are
in a major metropolitan area, you will have more choices, although many
practitioners are spread throughout the United States. Remember, use the
resources close at hand, and good luck with your homeopathic experience.


								
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