This is a piece written by Susan Giles a classical Homeopath in the UK. She describes the difference between Homeopathy and Naturopathy. To read more please click on the link below. It is very interesting and shows the importance of using a fully trained and registered homeopath when looking for treatment. For more information on homeopaths in your area look at the Irish Society of Homeopaths webpage-

“Confusion between the two is what comes up most often when I meet people. I will talk about homeopathy first and then naturopathy. In addition, I have added a link at the endto a youtube video by Canadian homeopath Joe Kellerstein who elegantly describes what homoeopathy is and how it contrasts to naturopathy. I think he is qualified to comment as he is a naturopath, chiropractor and a fully trained homeopath.

Even when we are just talking about homeopathy alone, it can be confusing as to what the credentials mean (see link for credentials below) and what level of training practitioners have. Homeopathy is a complete course of study in itself. Homeopaths are specialists in homeopathy. There are shorter courses in homeopathy as well but an academic course requires 3-4 years of full-time study to attain competency. This is considered the equivalent of a university degree. These programs also require medical science courses in pathology, anatomy and physiology as well as courses in nutrition. Final accreditation is given after many clinical hours are completed and many actual cases submitted for scrutiny. In Canada, homeopaths are regulated in Ontario only, however, homeopaths are free to practice in other provinces. To ensure your homeopath has a good level of education regardless of where in Canada they practice, you may want to see if they are registered with the Canadian Society of Homeopaths or if they are in Ontario they should be registered with the College of Homeopaths. Make sure the practitioner you choose is accredited by an organization dedicated to homeopathy.”  To continue reading click here-