Professional Homeopathic Medicine in South Africa



Homeopaths in South Africa

Homeopaths in South Africa are healthcare professionals who diagnose, treat and manage patients with homeopathic medicines. South African homeopaths are also allowed to prescribe herbal medicines and utilise clinical nutrition in the treatment and management process. These modalities do not simply include over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic and herbal remedies or nutritional supplements. In South Africa, a homeopath is allowed to compound and dispense homeopathic and herbal medicines and is licensed to do so by the Department of Health. It is these medicines that many medical aids pay for whereas OTC preparations may not be covered.

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Did you know …
Over 400 million people around the world choose to use homeopathy as their primary system of health care.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine globally.
Most South African medical aids pay for homeopathic consultations and medicines.
Homeopathy is a recognised health care discipline by the South African Department of Health.
Homeopathy is the #1 alternative system of medicine in Europe.
Over 90% of French pharmacists advise pregnant women on the use of homeopathic remedies during pregnancy.
In 2012 the Swiss government released a report confirming that homeopathic treatment is effective.