Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are general practitioners of natural medicine. They are trained to treat ailments using clinical nutrition, acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle counselling and homeopathy. Homeopaths, on the other hand, are trained to practice in one discipline – homeopathy. So while a homeopath would prescribe a homeopathic therapy, a Naturopathic Doctor would use any of the approaches listed above, including homeopathy, in their treatments. – taken from the Naturopathic Association of Ontario’s website.
Listed below are the hours a Naturopathic Doctor would train in homeopathic medicine VS the hours a Homeopath would train in homeopathic medicine.
Homeopath vs Naturopath
4180 vs 4500 Total Hours of School
1104 vs 150 Total Hours of Study in Homeopathic Medicine Out Of Total Hours of School
(a homeopath’s additional hours are designated towards medical health sciences, (anatomy and physiology, bio chem., pharmacology, toxicology, labs, pathology, differential diagnosis, emergency medicine, physical exam, nutrition, integrated modalities, botanicals, psychology, ethics and regulatory standards, environmental medicine, public health, neuroscience)
1700 vs 20-70 Hours Homeopathic Clinical Training of Their Total of 1500
Clinical hours of training, remember a homeopath does all their clinical training in homeopathic medicine, a naturopath would do their clinical training in all aspects of general natural training.
Both Naturopathic Medicine and Homeopathic Medicine are regulated under the RHPA.
Education; Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine
Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinical hours 1700
Homeopathic hours 1104
Health Science Classes: Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Botany and Herbal Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Ethics, Standards & Regulations, Integrated Modalities, Laboratory Studies, Nutrition, Pathology & Immunology, Pharmacology, Physical Exam & Symptomology & Differential Diagnosis& Emergency Medicine, Practice Management & Jurisprudence, Psychology & Communication Skills, Public Health, Research Methodology, Toxicology=1376 hours
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