Homeopathy Referral Lists
Licensing requirements for homeopathy vary from state to state and depend on how extensively the practitioner is practicing. If the practitioner is also offering a primary care type of practice (i.e., diagnostics) they will always need to be licensed. If they just offer homeopathy alone, people can often practice without a license, although that is subject to interruption by local authorities.
The problem for the consumer is that the practitioner's level of training in homeopathy often has little to do with their type of licensure. For example, Nevada and Arizona license M.D.s to do many kinds of alternative medicine under the name of homeopathy; however, most of these “licensed homeopaths” know little homeopathy. So the best test of qualifications is whether the practitioner has been board certified in homeopathy. The most respect board certifications in homeopathy are: DHANP, CCH, RSHom(NA), and
There are many types of practitioners who are drawn to homeopathy: N.D.s (like myself), D.C.s, D.O.s, M.D.s (at the turn of the 20th century all homeopaths were M.D.s); nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, midwifes, acupuncturists, veterinarians; and “lay” homeopaths who have no additional medical training outside of their homeopathic schooling. The professional background prior to becoming a homeopath does not seem to be a good determiner as to who are the best homeopaths. Just as there are good N.D. and M.D. homeopaths, there are also very good lay homeopaths.
The following referral lists are all of relatively well-trained and certified classical homeopathic practitioners. We can't, of course, vouch for them as individuals but to get on these lists they have demonstrated through examination, interview and case submissions that they have met the standards required to be qualified.