NUHS offers a specialty rotation in homeopathy during its naturopathic medicine (ND) clinical internship experience. Simply because we do not understand their method of action so we cannot decide in a scientific manner which medicine is to be prescribed. Homeopathic medicines marketed for injectable use (i.e. employing any route of administration requiring puncturing of the dermis) are not covered under the Regulations, and will therefore not be eligible for DIN-HMs.
The German people are so supportive of natural medicine that the German government mandated that all medical school curricula include information about natural medicines. A typical homeopathic dilution is 30X, where the X represents 10. So, one part toxin (such as the aforementioned poison ivy) is mixed with 10 parts water or alcohol.
Perhaps the way to move forward is to allow skeptical doctors to deliver homeopathic medicine to their patients while announcing to them that it is a placebo. Single homeopathic remedies for home-care and first aid, have saved our butts more time than I can count.
Taking all these factors into account a homeopath will select the most appropriate medicine based on the individual’s specific symptoms and personal level of health to stimulate their own healing ability. Self-limiting conditions like sprains, coughs, colds and flu can benefit from homeopathy (though critics contend that the body’s natural healing mechanisms are responsible for cures, not homeopathic medicine).
The data was gleaned from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey The researchers explored the prevalence and use patterns of homeopathic medicines among U.S. adults in relation to other complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) use. Homeopathic medicine is significantly cheaper than pharmaceuticals, and most remedies cost between $2 and $10.