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Homeopathy on the Internet

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A couple of years ago I sent out nearly 100 emails to friends and colleagues around the world asking them to send me their favorite homeopathic websites. In addition to these, I added my own favorites. I trust this compilation of homeopathy sites on the Internet will inform, interest, and inspire you. If you have faves of your own that are missing from this page please let me know.

So many of the sites listed in this article are fascinating, as well as fun. I hope you will jump into this virtual ocean of learning and explore it to the end of the Internet and beyond!

There are unpleasant distractions on many websites; ads that pop up (some of which are cunningly disguised as messages), flashing banners which give you an instant migraine, orange backgrounds and tiny print which make reading on a computer screen impossible. I tended to exclude these–as I did those that were slow to load or outdated.

The Internet makes studying homeopathy a breeze for students, homeopaths, and teachers. There’s tons of information, much of it interesting and even fascinating. The trick is to be careful about the time you spend on sites of dubious scholarly value! The Internet is full of people who are writing all their thoughts, feelings, and opinions with little to no editing.

searching on the web ⬆️

Google is universally considered the best search engine. You’ll find the English one at www.google.com . There are French and German Googles at www.google.fr and www.google.de respectively!

Searching is an art. Choose your words carefully and vary them to find other sites. Spell homoeopathy with the extra “o” to scoop up sites in England, or spell it like the French do (homeopathie) and see what you get. Put the words “classical homeopathy” together within quotation marks and your search will give you results with that exact phrase. Use the full botanical names for remedies (e.g., Atropa belladonna) to find those sites with botanical and homeopathic information. Otherwise, you will tend to get a lot of “other” sites. Try searching for “deadly nightshade” (the common name for Belladonna), then for “Belladonna” alone. Then, finally for “Atropa belladonna.” Each search gives different results with the last search producing many more botanical and homeopathic sites.

Click on the Advanced Search button on Google’s home page and play with your searches to uncover some real treasures.

Many homeopathy sites have “search” buttons and some have them on every page. Search wildly! Type in anything that crosses your mind. See what happens.

Check out www.kartoo.com –a search engine with a map, with a graphical result for your searching. It’s crazy fun!

frustration-free surfing tips

Type the exact name of the site you want to visit. That means every single dot in exactly the right place.

Use your local library if you don’t have a computer.

Limit your time and stretch frequently so you don’t turn to stone!

Use “bookmarks” in your web browser so that you can return to an interesting site. It isn’t easy to remember where you’ve been.

Search with care and cunning (See “Searching on the Web.”)

animal care ⬆️

Many veterinarians have their own websites full of information and articles. Just search for veterinary homeopathy to find them!

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy: for referrals to veterinarians who practice homeopathy | www.theavh.org

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association | www.ahvma.org

Informational sources on the web for everything and anything to do with animals and alternative treatments–including homeopathy | www.altvetmed.com

Search for numerous inspirational and informative articles by noted homeopathic veterinarians including Christina Chambreau and Richard Pitcairn | www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/search.htm

There are are a myriad homeopathy groups on the Yahoo website including this one for those wanting to talk about homeopathy for their pets | www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Pets4Homeopathy

Books ⬆️

Everyone’s favorite bookstores are Nature Reveals (formerly Minimum Price Homeopathic Books) and Homeopathic Educational Services. Most of the pharmacies below also sell books.

Nature Reveals (formerly Minimum Price Books) has a huge  homeopathic book section: a comprehensive homeopathic bookstore with many book reviews. Flexible and varied search options make finding a book easy | https://www.nature-reveals.com/

Homeopathic Educational Services: this site has an incredible number of books and products and a plethora of useful links | www.homeopathic.com

Get some incredible deals on used/second-hand homeopathic books and kits and other homeopathic paraphernalia | www.ebay.com

books online

An extensive collection of homeopathic books (in English) online | https://hpathy.com/ebooks/

Go to the above site and click on the 9 th link down the page: ” Download-Seite Organon der Heilkunst” to download Hahnemann’s Organon in its original German | www.mickler.de

An unbelievable collection of homeopathic books online many of which have photos and illustrations. Bradford’s biography of Hahnemann, The Life and Letters of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, is a distinct treasure. This site is seriously addictive: do not go to it late at night unless you can take your laptop to bed with you | www.homeoint.org

consultations ⬆️

There are many websites offering homeopathic treatment by email–for both humans and animals. 262 sites came up when I searched for “homeopathic consultation” online–many from homeopaths in Pakistan and India. The homeopaths concerned may never meet or speak with their patients. As with all other consultations, you are advised to seek out homeopaths that are qualified as well as certified with reputable, national homeopathic organizations. It is always advisable to consult with your homeopathic practitioner face to face if at all possible.

forums ⬆️

Connect with enthusiasts from around the world and discuss everything homeopathic including philosophy, methodology and materia medica.

Scroll down to the chart of therapies at the bottom of this (long) home page and click on homeopathy. The link at the top, “Homeopathic Discussion Groups,” takes you to a listing of these sites | www.holisticmed.com

Browse the messages on the web’s biggest online homeopathy discussion board and join the list so you too can participate | www.lyghtforce.com

Another popular homeopathic discussion group | www.minutus.org

education ⬆️

There are a tremendous number of websites offering online education or distance learning opportunities. From basic, first-aid homeopathy courses to more comprehensive ones. Using the words “homeopathy” or “homoeopathy” and “distance learning” or “online” and “course” or “class” (e.g., “homeopathy online class” or “homoeopathy distance learning course”) will bring up hundreds or even thousands of results.

If you are interested in studying homeopathy at a real school instead of a virtual one, then search for “homeopathy school” or “homeopathy program.” Use the forums to find out which schools or courses might suit you the best.

You will find a listing of schools here https://homeopathic.com/schools-and-training-programs-in-homeopathy/

events ⬆️

Several websites publish homeopathic events in the U.S. and around the world. Whole Health Now ( www.wholehealthnow.com ) and the NCH website ( www.homeopathic.org ) have the two best seminar, conference, and homeopathic events listings.

fun stuff ⬆️

This German pharmacy site has hundreds of photographs of homeopathic remedies. Click on the British flag (for English) and then click on “Arzneimittelliste” in the bar on the left-hand side and again on the same word in the middle of the next page that appears. All the remedies that have a “link” are listed in blue and can be clicked on for further information and many beautiful photos | www.gudjons.com

This website has a surprisingly smart online remedy finder that is fun for when you are stuck in bed with a cough or the flu and are bored with playing computer games or watching daytime soap operas and the remedy you took isn’t working. The process of questioning takes you from the general to the particular in a way that encourages you to think like a homeopath | www.abchomeopathy.com 

general interest ⬆️

This was where I got stuck in a veritable homeopathic wonderland of data. These sites are my and many other people’s favorites. If your favorite site isn’t here, let me know. (It may be because it isn’t up-to-date or is slow to load or has a ton of annoying ads on it.)

This French site, “Homéopathe Internationale” is a homeopathic treasure trove. It was the most recommended site by those who responded to my email request. Rightfully so as it receives 6500 visitors a day. It is huge, glorious, and multi-lingual with the English sections clearly marked. The site has articles galore, books online, and hundreds of photos of homeopaths old and new. There’s a page that defines old diseases by name–an invaluable resource when using old repertories | www.homeoint.org

The next favorite site was Homeopathy Home. It has tons of links, and over 3000 visitors a day. It was many people’s favorite jumping off point for all other sites | www.homeopathyhome.com

Many papers including books, journals and papers online from the British Homeopathic Library | www.holisticmed.com/www/homeopathy.html

David Little’s site was the favorite for most students and practitioners wanting to study certain subjects in depth. The articles are of an extremely high quality | www.simillimum.com

The site for Homeopathic Educational Services is packed with resources for the home prescriber and the serious homeopath alike |www.homeopathic.com

Here you will find a couple of great articles: one on LM potencies and another on Boenninghausen’s remedy relationships | www.boger-boenninghausen.com

Dr. Will Taylor’s remedy of the week is always worth visiting and studying | www.simillibus.com

This site was full of information–and very slow to load, but worth it. Click on the link to homeopathy and access a number of great articles on homeopathy and vaccination | www.whale.to/vaccine/articles.html

libraries ⬆️

Some homeopathic libraries provide online services, an invaluable resource for students and researchers.

The library of the Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital in Scotland has a searchable database of thousands of books and journals | www.hom-inform.org

This site has the most comprehensive listing of homeopathic libraries around the world | www.antenna.nl/homeoweb/libraries.html

magazines ⬆️

Hpathy’s monthly free online journal is always packed with articles and papers from homeopathic practitioners around the world | https://hpathy.com/

Homeopathy Online magazine | www.lyghtforce.com/HomeopathyOnLine/index.html

Many of this popular magazine’s articles are available on the website. They are well-written, informative, and supportive of effective alternative therapies | www.townsend.com

This site has great information on alternatives to be used for various conditions. I look here for adjunct herbal and nutritional therapies | www.alternativemedicine.com 

Information about diseases, diagnoses, medical terms, and drugs in accessible format and language | www.webmd.com and www.medlineplus.gov

National Women’s Health Information Center, a government site with information on medical topics relating to women | https://www.womenshealth.gov/

Check out drug interactions and side effects here at one of the faster and better organized sites. At the same site you can find information on herbs (Chinese and Western) and three monographs on homeopathic remedies! ( Arsenicum, Argentum nitricum, and Calcarea carbonica) | www.rxlist.com 

This is the Combined Health Information Database offered as an online resource through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control | www.chid.nih.gov 

This is the public relations website for the Centers for Disease Control, where you can keep up to date with public health issues. There has been a lot of information lately about smallpox and vaccinations. You can check rumors and hoaxes here, which is always interesting and sometimes entertaining | www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/index

Click on Topic Links A-Z to access an astonishing amount of statistics and data | www.fedstats.gov

organizations ⬆️

The website of the National Center for Homeopathy: a clearinghouse for information about homeopathy in the U.S. and around the world; a full membership list (6000 members including practitioners and study groups) | www.homeopathycenter.org

The certifying body for professional homeopaths, the Council on Homeopathic Certification website has a searchable directory of board certified homeopaths | www.homeopathicdirectory.com

North American Society of Homeopaths: NASH publishes an incredible yearly journal ( The American Homeopath ) dedicated to a deeper understanding of homeopathy | www.homeopathy.org

American Institute for Homeopathy and American Board of Homeotherapeutics: publishes on its website a directory of medical doctors who practice classical homeopathy | www.homeopathyusa.org/specialtyboard

Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians: for naturopaths who practice classical homeopathy | www.healthy.net/HANP

American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists | https://www.theaahp.org/

The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the U.S.: for the legal and formal aspects of homeopathic pharmacy | www.hpus.com

The U.K. Society of Homeopaths: their online leaflets are practical and helpful | www.homeopathy-soh.org

The website for the European Council for Classical Homeopathy | www.homeopathy-ecch.org

pharmacies: US pharmacies ⬆️

The following pharmacies all have extensive single remedy listings in varying potencies. Remedies from the major homeopathic manufacturers– BHI, Boiron, Standard, Hylands, Dolisos, Boericke and Tafel–are all available from your local whole food store. The following sites specialize in selling remedies on the web and each site has something special to offer.

Hahnemann Laboratories provides high quality remedies as well as lots of information about how they are made | www.hahnemannlabs.com

Order remedies, books, and kits from Washington Homeopathic Products’ popular site. Search their online edition of Boericke’s Materia Medica for your symptoms | www.homeopathyworks.com

Homeopathy Overnight: an interesting, fast site once you get used to the search fields | www.homeopathyovernight.com

Natural Health Supply sells a spectacular number of kits (including LM potency kits) as well as individual remedies and books | www.a2zhomeopathy.org

The Luyties site is the place to visit for Biochemic tissue salts and an interesting range of oils and ointments | www.1800homeopathy.com

pharmacies: UK pharmacies ⬆️

The following English homeopathic websites are popular with those seeking remedies that are not available in the U.S. (for example, less commonly used remedies or recently-proven ones.)

Homeopathic students and practitioners make all the remedies at Helios by hand | www.helios.co.uk

By appointment to the Royal Family, Nelson’s has been manufacturing and selling homeopathic remedies since 1860 | www.nelsons.co.uk

Ainsworths also holds a warrant to supply members of the Royal Family. Ainsworths manufacture their own Bach Flower Remedies using Dr Bach’s original methods of preparation | www.ainsworths.com

provings ⬆️

The full text of some provings, both new and old, are available at some of these sites. I am sure there are many others–these are the ones that I knew about or came across as I stumbled about the web.

The site for Louis Klein’s published provings | www.homeopathycourses.com

Julian Winston (inveterate historian and homeopathic enthusiast extraordinaire) has published a number of old provings on his site that aren’t to be found easily elsewhere. Click on the “archives” link to get to them | www.homeopathic.co.nz

Provings from the Devon School of Homeopathy | https://www.homeopathyschool.com/the-school/provings/

Hpathy has a selection of old and new provings | https://hpathy.com/drug-provings/

Recommended guidelines for provings by the European Council of Classical Homeopathy | http://www.homeopathyecch.org/documents/proving/

There’s a searchable database of homeopathic provings | www.dynamis.edu

practitioner referrals ⬆️

There are links from this Council on Homeopathic Certification site to all sites with Directories including: the American Board of Homeotherapeutics, the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, and the North American Society of Homeopaths. These are all certifying organizations, all of which have directories on their sites | www.homeopathicdirectory.com

The NCH has a huge member and practitioner directory. Note that the NCH is not a certifying body, and all practitioners listed are simply members who have identified themselves as practitioners | www.homeopathic.org

This website maintained by Steve Waldstein, RSHom(NA), has an extensive practitioner listing based on his personal opinions (i.e., it does not constitute a referral from a certifying body) | www.homeopathy-cures.com

This is designed for those who are new to homeopathies, who wish to read how homeopathy can help their complaint and locate a homeopathic practitioner in their area | www.findnaturaltreatment.com

software ⬆️

There are a handful of companies producing excellent homeopathic software packages for the homeopathic student and practitioner.

Cara: free download available online | www.miccant.com

Hompath: free download available online | www.hompath.com

Radar and Encyclopedia Homeopathica: free demo available on request | www.archibel.com

MacRepertory and ReferenceWorks: free demo available on request | http://synergyhomeopathic.com/

There are many more software programs for the home prescriber, some of which are under $50! Click on the Software Link on this site to see some of them | www.homeopathic.com

WildAgain supports wildlife and the wildlife rehabilitation community through a myriad of activities including homeopathy | www.ewildagain.org

The Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation (specifically seals) emphasizing alternative treatments such as homeopathy | www.islandnet.com/~wildlife

The Welsh Hedgehog Hospital (yup, it’s for real) has an adorable site with a homeopathic Materia Medica for rescued hedgehogs | www.whh.org

The two main professional organizations representing rehabilitators in the US | www.nwrawildlife.org and www.iwrc-online.org

A plethora of information about everything to do with wildlife rehabilitation, with links to organizations and a directory of rehabbers | www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028/index.htm

Wildlife Rehabilitation Today magazine’s website. Read online articles and subscribe | www.wildliferehabtoday.com

acknowledgements

Thanks to so many of you who contributed to this article and especially: Teresa Kramer, Doug Hoff, Sherrill Sullivan, Yolande Grille, Francis Treuherz, Julian Winston, Jill Thomas, Valerie Sadovsky, Jim Klemmer, David Witko, Donna Powers, Dana Ullman, Michael Quinn, Sylvain Cazelet, Nancy from Michigan, Eileen Nauman, Thomasina Carr, Karen Greenberg, Ingrid Kropf Holland, Jon Haworth, Karen Allen and Anneke Hoagland. Apologies to any others I have inadvertently omitted to mention.

Copyright ©2018 Miranda Castro

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