How to Find a Good Homeopath

So you just typed "best homeopath in Minneapolis" or "how to find a good homeopath" into Google. I'm sure some of the links you pulled up were lists of practitioners from various directories or homeopathic organizations. None of these links, however, tell you how to choose a good homeopathic practitioner. What is it you should look for? How do you know when you've found the homeopath for you? Well, there are a few key elements to consider when you're looking for just the right practitioner.

1. Education

Given that homeopaths are not licensed by the state (we are licensed by our own governing body but more on that in a sec), anyone can hang up a shingle saying that they are a homeopath or that they practice homeopathic medicine. Look for someone who has attended a four year program. There are a number of schools around the country and some are now certified by the Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA). Homeopaths who have attended schools have training in both the classroom and in the clinic. They also have a deeper understanding of homeopathy than someone who only attended a brief certification program.

2. Certification