Questions to Ask a Classical Homeopath Before Hiring
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by Kari J. Kindem, AIT, CFHom,
CEASE Practitioner, Classical Homeopath
Based in San Jose, CA, USA
These questions are designed to be
a guide and to assist those who are
NEW to classical homeopathy.
We suggest that a client review these questions before when interviewing
Why did you become a
Tip: See if they love homeopathy! Find out if they have a genuine, burning passion for and a deep belief in their work.
whether or not this person truly feels called to this kind of
You want a
homeopath who has time for treating YOU. Listen carefully to the answer to this
question and their reasons. Beware of
egotistical language, discussions of their "importance"
in any field, what book(s) they have published, what conferences
they have taught or spoken at,
etc. Some of the better and hardest working homeopaths are the ones who
get the results by quietly and diligent working on their cases.
Have you had experience treating someone with
to my case before?
Tip: Although not absolutely vital, it is extremely helpful
and highly recommended by us.
Homeopathy doesn't treat by disease name, but by symptom pictures.
Of course, it helps if a
homeopath knows this kind of condition,
but it is not essential.
Get testimonials from clients who have been treated
successfully for the same or similar conditions when possible.
How many years have you been practicing
Is homeopathy your
Look for experience with prescribing for both acute and chronic
how many prescriptions they average per month, per year.
Be aware of "experienced" homeopaths who have not actually
worked actively with enough clients and recently.
homeopathic credentials or certification(s)
do you have?
have studied professionally (and still be studying!). The
should be well trained and mentored. They should have
studied the advanced
water dosing method.
there is no licensing in the USA for homeopaths. Having
any designations does NOT guarantee that they are a truly gifted
homeopath and is not a measure of competence in case work! Look for a good success rate,
client testimonials and
a homeopath's experience with issues similar to yours.
Where did you study homeopathy and for how long?
The answers should be a specific
program or intense study with a knowledgeable person(s).
being involved in an ongoing way with various professional
Forums with reputable homeopathic organization, school or
Who did/do you mentor with in homeopathy?
Who did/do you have your clinical experience with in
Ask if there is a certain
homeopath they are trained or influenced by
Find out where they received their clinical
training. It should be with LIVE CASES, in a clinical and
supervised setting that includes full chronic intake and
follow-up on such cases.
What other continuing education do you have in
Ask if they are taking any continuing educational course,
seminars, attending conferences etc.
Continuing education is always important
because homeopathy is a very complex field of study!
Have you read the
Tip: This is the
main source to learn homeopathy and know the principles!
They should have read it.
Most very good homeopaths are studying homeopathy continuously.
How long is our initial
Do you take the entire history of a
client? What paper work
do you require of me.
Tip: The answer should be 1 -
2 hours, with
the ENTIRE history requested in great detail.
Expect to to receive and
paperwork to complete in great detail. Expect omplete a detailed
personal interview interview via skype or in person depending on
the homeopath's practice style.
Do you treat
Tip: The answer
should be YES!
This is the simple definition of
Miasms: in homeopathy, the theory of miasms originates in
Diseases" which was published in 1828. The three miasms given in that work
are held to be responsible for all diseases of a chronic nature and to form
the foundation or basis for all disease in general. The key miasms are:
Psora, Sycosis and Syphilis. Combination miasms are:
Tubercular and Cancer miasms.
What type of
homeopathic potencies do you use? (Dry or
Remedies can be given dry or in water
homeopaths who study and are trained in the
advanced water dosing methods of the 5th and 6th Organon by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
will know how to successfully use water remedies.
HDo you consider the sensitivity of the
The answer should be yes
Sensitivity of the client will determine the
dosing method and potency used.
How do you choose the
Tip: This answer is
They should use NO gadgets or machines or muscle testing to choose a remedy!
The best answer is, the remedy is selected on the totality of
characteristic symptoms of the unique client.
Professional Homeopathic software
will greatly speed the
research for an already competent homeopath. Using
computer software is
not a guarantee of proficiency, skill or exactness.
Knowledge of Materia Medica and experience must be a part of a
choice of any remedy.
Do you follow through with your clients after they
take their remedies? How do you
Regular case management and
follow-up is essential!
The importance of follow through and maintaining contact with a
client by the
after taking the remedy is crucial to developing rapport between
homeopathy and client and monitoring the client's progress.
Be very concerned bya homeopath who does not make clear
arrangements for regular follow-up after the client is given a
How available are you in an emergency, nights, weekends? How accessible are you to
How accessible are you after hours and/or on weekends and
Ask for the homeopath's
your homeopath's work schedule. Make sure
this schedule and the homeopaths availability matches your
expectations of a professional who caring for you and/or family.
Expect quality client care and responsiveness from a true professional
homeopath that you are trusting with your precious family - and accept
Will you treat acutes (short term illness) with homeopathy?
The answer should be YES.
Acute are a large part of homeopathic care
and should be treated with homeopathy, just like chronic
Other Questions to Ask
Additional questions to give you more
insights about a Homeopath
Do you have a family? Do you/did you treat your own
family with homeopathy?
Do you treat
yourself with homeopathy?
The answer is likely to be
YES - and is often one of the main reason the homeopath became a
Do you advocate conventional
The answer should be NO!
Vaccine are toxic and alter health in dramatic
ways. Most homeopaths are not trained in
vaccine injury recovery.
Some homeopaths don't like to say their view on
Are you willing to use nosodes in potency to unblock
a case, if necessary?
answer should be YES - but ONLY if the homeopath is trained and experienced with this type of treatment!
are very deep acting, powerful remedies made from diseased tissues.
should NOT be used by an unsupervised clients OR
by Homeopath who is not professionally trained and very experience in their case use.
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