Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is a whole medical system; it seeks to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce illness or symptoms (an approach called ''like cures like''). Homeopathy is used for wellness and prevention and to treat many diseases and conditions.
Arizona is one of only 3 states in the U.S. that has a state licensing board that licenses medical doctors to practice homeopathy. The organization that creates and upholds standards for the practice of homeopathy in North America is the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC). The certification offered by the CHC is not a license to practice homeopathy, as licenses can only be granted by states or provinces. Certification is peer-recognition of having attained a reasonable level of competency in homeopathy. In the dozen or so states that license naturopathic physicians (ND’s or NMD’s), homeopathy is included within their scope of practice.