How Can I Find a Homeopath?
A growing number of health care practitioners,
including medical doctors (M.D.), naturopathic physicians (N.D.),
osteopathic physicians (D.O.), chiropractors (D.C.), family nurse
practitioners (F.N.P.), physicians' assistants (P.A.), acupunturists
(L.A., C.A., or O.M.D.), and veterinarians (D.V.M.), practice
homeopathic medicine. Most homeopaths have a family practice.
We know of no experienced homeopaths in the United States who
focus solely on patients with ADD. Since a homeopath always treats
the whole person, such specialization is not necessary to find
good treatment. What is most important is to find a practitioner
who specializes in classical homeopathy, who spends at least an
hour with each new patient, prescribes one homeopathic medicine
at a time based on a detailed interview rather than a machine,
and waits at least five weeks before assessing the progress of
the patient. If at all possible, find a homeopath who is board
certified. It is not always possible to find a homeopath in your
immediate area, or even your state. You will be likely to find
much better results, even if you need to travel or do your homeopathic
consultations by telephone, than to go to someone in your area
who knows some homeopathy, but is not experienced and does not
specialize in homeopathy. We treat many patients by phone, though
we prefer to do the initial interview in person if at all possible.
In the appendix you can find the
names and addresses of organizations that publish directories
of homeopathic practitioners in the United States. It is still
wise to speak to the practitioner directly to make sure he or
she meets the guidelines we have suggested.