Homeopathy » Homeopathy in New Zealand
Homeopathy in New Zealand has experienced significant growth over the past decade as more and more New Zealanders discover first-hand the benefits of using homeopathic treatment.
The first recorded homeopath in New Zealand was William Purdie, MD, a graduate of Glasgow, who arrived in December 1849, and settled in Dunedin. The New Zealand Homeopathic Society was founded in 1951.
The practice of homeopathy in New Zealand falls under "common law" as it does in Great Britain. One can practice homeopathy without having a medical license. The New Zealand Council of Homeopaths, which provides a 'stamp of approval' for appropriately qualified homeopaths, now has around 150 members including several medically qualified GPs and qualified veterinarians.
There are four manufacturing homeopathic pharmacies in New Zealand and a number of chemist shops that offer a full range of homeopathic products and potencies. New Zealand currently has one college that provides training in homeopathy: the College of Natural Health & Homeopathy (CNHH), which has faculties in Tauranga, Auckland and Christchurch.
The New Zealand Homeopathic Society in Mt Eden, Auckland has a library and sells a wide range of homeopathic books.