A homeopathic doctor is a licensed medical doctor who is also trained to practice homeopathy. Typically these MDs either hold a DHt specialty degree (Doctor of Homeopathic Therapeutics) from the American Medical Association or a CCH (Certified Classical Homeopath) from the Council on Homeopathic Certification.
In Arizona, a new law allows the American Medical College of Homeopathy to train homeopathic medical doctors.
In other countries, especially in Europe and South America, it is much more common to find medical doctors who practice homeopathy. In India, there are dozens of five-year medical schools and associated hospitals that train homeopathic doctors.
People from these countries tend to call all American homeopaths ‘homeopathic doctors’ but actually non-MD practitioners are just called ‘homeopaths.’
In the United States, in the 19th century, homeopathic doctors were common, and many of our hospitals and medical schools were founded as homeopathic institutions. Here in Boston, we have Boston University Medical School and Boston Medical Center which were originally homeopathic.
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