An overview of Homeopathy


IMAGINE a system of medicine with the potential to:

  • Address chronic disease and simultaneously support the immune system, reducing susceptibility to infection and disease. 
  • Increase productivity, energy, creativity, and wellbeing. 
  • Reduce the need for antibiotics
  • Be effective for conditions resulting from viruses and antibiotic resistant bacteria. 
  • Understand your individual needs rather than suppressing the problem with a quick fix.
  • Provide inexpensive and non-invasive treatment.
  • Enhance the effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Manage suffering and pain without side effects.
  • Intervene in behaviour patterns that can lead to violence, addiction or delinquency, giving people a chance to lead fully satisfying lives and making society a happier place at the same time.
  • Assist in balancing emotions, anxieties or problems arising from grief

For over 200 years Homeopathy has offered the knowledge and imagination to practice a sustainable, ethical and effective system of medicine. Homeopathy dates back to the 18th century when German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnemann discovered the principle of “like cures like” – where a substance can cure the same sort of symptoms it can cause. Respected in Europe, the USA, South America, India, and Russia, Homeopathy remains the second most widely used system of medicine in the world today (WHO).

Initially successful in treating acute illness, such as the 1831 European cholera epidemic (mortality rates using Homeopathy were an astonishingly low 21% compared with 59% for those treated conventionally), professional Homeopaths now tend to treat people seeking relief for chronic conditions.  “It’s getting to the roots of disease instead of topping the weeds,” says Susanna Shelton, CEO of BOP College of Homeopathy, NZ’s largest Homeopathic training provider, and the only one with multi-site delivery in Auckland, Tauranga, Christchurch and more recently, Sydney. “Homeopathy’s effectiveness in a wide range of conditions is increasingly being verified by clinical trials published in respected journals like The Lancet and British Medical Journal.”

Dip Hom

The College of Natural Health & Homeopathy aims to provide “professionalism and innovation in homeopathic education”. Courses are held one weekend a month for ten months of the year, allowing working people to study. This is particularly well received by people already working in conventional medicine. We have GP’s, vets, nurses and midwives on our courses. Students come as a result of direct demand for homeopathy, and for health professionals, Homeopathy complements training they have already done. The medical theory is a key component of the course for students with no conventional medical training. The standard of training is comparable to international levels of training in the UK, Europe, and the USA, and includes regular guest tutors from overseas. 

Our NZQA accredited the first-year course,  the New Zealand Diploma in Acute Prescribing with Homeopathy lays the foundations of homeopathy education. The New Zealand Diploma of Homeopathy (Human Health or Animal Health) then expands on the foundation, exploring advance concepts, case-taking, and medical science. Both diplomas are approved for student loans and allowances (domestic only) and can be fully completed via online learning.

Follow your passion for natural health and homeopathy by enrolling in a Diploma of Acute Prescribing with Homeopathy today.