Homeopathy has been practised and researched in Britain since 1844 and founding of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Homeopathy practice and regulation was formalised in 1950 with the organisation officially incorporated by an Act of Parliament.
In 2019 HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy and it is now one of the longest established Homeopathic organisations in the world.
The Faculty is the leading membership organisation for statutorily regulated healthcare professionals who integrate Homeopathy within their practice. The Faculty’s mission statement is “To promote and support the highest standards of practice, education and research in Homeopathy”.
The Faculty is an international and multidisciplinary organisation, embracing a wide range of healthcare professionals.
The Faculty provides internationally recognised training pathways in Homeopathy for Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses and other statutorily regulated healthcare professionals.
Faculty members are medical professionals who are qualified and trained in both conventional medicine and Homeopathic medicine.
In addition to Membership and Academic activities, the Faculty’s other areas of work include Promotion, Quality Assurance, and Publication of their research journal, Homeopathy.
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide for both acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of treating “like with like”. That is, a substance which causes 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. According to this principle, when made into a Homeopathic medicine, this could be used to treat people with those symptoms. However, Homeopathic medicines use minimum doses of the active substance, which results in the medicines being non-toxic.
Homeopathy should be seen as a complementary treatment rather than an alternative to conventional medicine. Despite the differences in approach, Homeopathic and conventional treatments can work very well together and are frequently used as part of an integrative approach. Consulting a medical doctor who is trained in Homeopathy allows patients more treatment choices.
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