Should I see a homeopath who is also a medical doctor or will a homeopathic therapist do?

Nothing topples the medical training of a medical doctor.

As a homeopathic therapist, you cannot compete with this.

However, if you look at the world’s top homeopaths, you find, that they are not only doctors. Quite a few are actually therapists.

How come?

Let me share my experience.

If you speak with freshly graduated homeopathic therapists, you realise that they quickly feel uncertain about their medical knowledge.

Is this bad?

Not at all. If they think that you should see a medical doctor, they will immediately tell you so, whilst offering to continue treating you homeopathically.

Homeopathic therapists are no wannabe doctors.

They may actually have something, that is very difficult to reach for medical practitioners.

Homeopathic therapists have often a much finer practical and more creative understanding of homeopathy than their medical counterparts, precisely because they lack the clinical training of medical doctors. They may therefore be much more able to see, what needs treatment in a patient – and that can be a psychological symptom or a even more generalised observation, such as a repeatedly used verbal expression or hand gesture that the patient applies often – and that can be used to find a helpful homeopathic remedy.

Experience is not always helpful. Sometimes it overshadows your capacities for observation.

You may have been lead to this site by the question, how homeopaths are chosing their homeopaths.

And there are actually two qualities that you want to look for in your homeopath which transcend the doctor-therapist dilemma, but include – of course – the capacity for empathy mentioned before.

As a homeopath, I am judging the ability of my fellow professionals, by

  • their ability to observe the characteristic aspects that maybe have never before been acknowledged by anybody, and by
  • their versatility of translating these observations into a matching remedy state.

It is therefore much more their personality and the influences that have shaped it, that play an important role, rather than their diploma and other professional achievements.

Keep this in mind.