The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York was established in 1862 as a professional organization open to M.D.’s and D.O.’s formed for the advancement of homeopathic therapeutics.

Homeopathy is widely used around the world. Between 25-50% of people in Europe report using Homeopathy. While its usage in the United States remains at a lower level, many patients are turning to health care professionals for advice in Homeopathy. New York State contains a fair amount of physicians who use Homeopathy in their medical practice. The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York has many of those physicians as it members.

Homeopathic prescriptions appear to stimulate a healing process. How homeopathic medicines achieve this is not fully understood, but a number of credible models exist. These medicines are selected on the basis of their similarity to the pattern of illness. This therapeutic method is known as the Law of Similars and is based on observations in many thousands of patients over many years. Homeopathic medicines are used in a specially prepared way to mirror the illness upon itself and stimulate a spontaneous resolution, but without toxicity or side effects.

In many countries Homeopathy is practiced side by side with conventional medicine. Those who learn how to prescribe homeopathically experience a unique and a refreshing approach to disease management. The scientific evidence strongly suggests that Homeopathy has effects over and above those of a placebo. There is already ample scientific evidence showing that Homeopathy can safely reduce suffering and pain in a range of acute and chronic illnesses.