What is the difference between Homeopathy and Naturopathy?

Homeopathy and Naturopathy are both a regulated profession. The difference between them are a homeopath specializes in alternative medicine that has its own specific system of principles and they are educated solely on this one method to become proficient. The purpose of homeopathy is to treat the cause of disease and prescribe one remedy for all of the patient’s complaints. A naturopath studies a variety of healing medicines to combat disease these include homeopathy, botanical medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and more.

Do insurance companies cover Homeopathy visits?

Yes, insurance companies do cover homeopathy visits. This will mainly depend on the type of plan your company has chosen for medical benefits. You will need to check with your company or provider about coverage for homeopathy and/or ask to include this in your coverage if not available.

Is Homeopathy covered by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)?

Yes, homeopathy is recognized as a health care profession by the CRA as a medical practitioner tax credit expense in Ontario. Individuals whom do not have additional insurance may be eligible to claim homeopathy on their income taxes. For more details you may visit their website at: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/txprfssnls/srvcs/chngmtcprctnrlst-eng.html

Is it safe to take my prescription medications during homeopathic treatments?

Yes, homeopathic remedies are safe to take even though an individual is taking prescribed medication(s) given by their medical doctor. Under no circumstances, will a homeopath instruct you to stop taking your prescribed medication(s). Only your medical doctor can inform you if you are able to stop your medication(s).