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million+ users worldwide

thousands of healthcare professionals

millions of canadians use homeopathy

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homeopathy is

The fastest growing system of health care in the world today

Used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Included in publicly funded health-care systems in Europe, Central and South America and India.

Effective for acute illnesses like colds, ear infections, sore throats and chronic diseases like asthma, arthritis, depression.

Safely used by people of all ages, including infants and pregnant women for more than 200 years.

Holistic: treats the whole person, assessing physical, mental and emotional symptoms.

Individualized: matches the treatment with the unique symptoms of the individual. Homeopathy treats the person, not just the diagnosis.

Practised by professional homeopaths, medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and many other health professionals.

Regulated as a health profession in many countries worldwide. Ontario is the first province in Canada to regulate homeopaths. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by Health Canada.

Evidence based: hundreds of scientific studies published in peer reviewed journals show that homeopathy is effective.

Complementary and safe: homeopathy may be used alongside conventional medicines safely and without adverse interactions, making homeopathy an especially valuable treatment choice.

Affordable: medicines are inexpensive to purchase and economical to use.

Accessible: available in most pharmacies and health food stores in Canada and online.

Cost effective: research conducted by the Swiss government found homeopathy to be more cost effective than conventional medicine.

Homeopathy is the people’s medicine: historically used by individuals and families at home to treat and manage everyday ailments.

About Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine that uses specially prepared natural substances which work with the body’s own healing system to relieve symptoms and restore health.

It was developed by German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, more than 200 years ago and is still in use today by over 200 million people and 400 thousand health care practitioners. Nearly 2.9 million Canadians use homeopathy.

Homeopathy is known for safely and effectively treating acute illnesses such as ear infections, diarrhea and sore throat as well as chronic diseases like arthritis, asthma and depression.

Homeopathy has a long history of use in veterinary medicine for the treatment of both pets and livestock.

What makes homeopathy unique amongst holistic therapies is the principle of “like cures like”.  A substance which can cause symptoms when taken in large doses can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, homeopathically prepared coffee (known as Coffea cruda) is used to treat insomnia.

Homeopathic medicines are sourced from plant, animal and mineral substances which undergo a specialized manufacturing process called potentization. This involves serial dilution and succussion (shaking) which activates the therapeutic properties of a substance and renders it free of any toxic ingredients which could cause side effects. Homeopathy is exceptionally safe and without harmful effects, even for children and pregnant women. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by Health Canada and have drug identification numbers.

Regulations

Regulation of the Homeopathic Profession:

Homeopathy is regulated provincially and Ontario is the first province to regulate professional homeopaths. The College of Homeopaths of Ontario was established to allow self-regulation of the homeopathy profession within the framework of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Homeopathy Act, 2007.

 

Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines:

Health Canada regulates homeopathic products as a type of natural health product. Health Canada reviews homeopathic products to make sure that they are safe and that the health claims (what the product claims to do) are supported by textbooks and other references used in the practice of homeopathy (e.g., pharmacopoeia, Materia medica). All homeopathic medicines have a DIN-HM (drug identification number-homeopathic medicine).

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/regulation/information-homeopathic-products.html

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