Homeopaths are health care professionals that use homeopathic remedies to promote, maintain, and restore health. They help people maintain normal health using the concept that natural substances can treat the same symptoms they cause; otherwise known as the “Law of Similars”. Using this concept, Homeopaths apply highly diluted doses of natural substances (“remedies”) to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. Some disorders and conditions homeopaths claim to treat include:

  • Flu and cold symptoms
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Sore throat
  • Skin conditions such as eczema and sunburn
  • Migraines
  • Digestion problems
  • Diabetes
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Mental Conditions such as anxiety, addiction and depression

Homeopaths typically provide health care services in homeopathy and therapy-based clinics. Homeopath services include:

  • Assessing a patient’s condition and developing a treatment plan.
  • Prescribing, making, selling and applying homeopathic medicine.
  • Promoting health and wellness through nutrition and lifestyle counselling.

In Ontario, “Homeopathic Doctor” or “Homeopath” is a regulated profession subject to the Professional Practice Standards and Guidelines defined by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.