What is the difference between naturopathy and homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a therapy, Naturopathy is a profession. Homeopathy is a system based around using small doses of substances to stimulate the body to heal itself. While NDs are trained in homeopathy, some may choose to use it, some may not, just like nutritional therapy or pharmaceutical therapy, they are options when appropriate. Other modalities that NDs may use that fall under naturopathy include Clinical Nutrition, Physical Medicine, Botanical Medicine, Functional Medicine, Hydrotherapy, IV-Therapy, Pharmaceutical Therapy, and more, however not all of these are able to be used in Illinois by naturopathic doctors.