Frequently Asked Questions about Homeopathy

Is Homeopathy safe?

YES. Homeopathy is safe and gentle and natural – safe for babies and children, safe for pregnant women, safe for breastfeeding women, safe for men and women of all ages. Users and critics agree that homeopathic medicines are safe with no serious side effects – safe for two hundred years of medical practice and research and trials. Homeopathic medicines are gentle in action, made from pure natural ingredients by repeated dilution and succussion (vigourous shaking) in specially licensed pharmacies under strict control – the dose is extremely small.

Is homeopathy officially recognized and regulated?

YES. The Faculty of Homeopathy was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1950 and regulates the practice of homeopathy by medical doctors and statutorily registered health professionals. Homeopathy has been available on the NHS since 1948. Homeopathy has received the patronage of the Royal Family for six generations.

What will my GP think of homeopathy?

25% of all NHS GPs in Scotland have had some training in homeopathy accredited by the Faculty of Homeopathy. Most GPs have an open mind and are willing to support patient choice. Many GPs quietly support homeopathy.