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Homeopath

Homeopath holding a bottle of medicine

Homeopaths treat a range of conditions, both physical and emotional, with very small quantities of natural substances (or 'active ingredients') that trigger the body into healing itself.

Homeopathy is based on the theory of 'like cures like' – that substances taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. Medicine may take pill, tablet or liquid form.

The Work

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Pay

Most homeopaths charge around £60 to £125 for the initial consultation and £35 to £65 for follow-up appointments, which usually includes the cost of the remedies. A homeopath starting out may earn from £6,000 up to £10,000 a year. Once a reputation is established earnings may rise to around £30,000 a year.

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Getting In

You might find work in the National Health Service (NHS) – there is one NHS homeopathic hospital in Scotland, in Glasgow (NHS Centre for Integrative Care). Most homeopaths are self-employed.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
312
5.8 %
RISE
2029
330
  United Kingdom
2024
5817
6.7 %
RISE
2029
6206

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

More Information

Homeopathy UK (formerly the British Homeopathic Association) has a list on their website of qualified homeopaths, practising across the country.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Faculty of Homeopathy
Tel: 020 3640 5903
E-mail: info@facultyofhomeopathy.org
Website: http://www.facultyofhomeopathy.org
Twitter: @fohhomeopathy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/facultyofhomeopathy

Homeopathy UK
Tel: 0203 640 5903
E-mail: info@homeopathy-uk.org
Website: https://homeopathy-uk.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeopathyUK

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