Homeopathy In New Jersey

Written by Linda Alexander
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Homeopathy in New Jersey enjoys a long, interesting history. Delaware County was the birthplace of three of homeopathy's veteran practitioners, Doctors Walter Williamson, Richard Gardiner, and Gideon Humphreys. These three doctors were all instrumental in the history of homeopathy in New Jersey.

The Beginning of Homeopathy in New Jersey

Ion 1836, Williamson introduced homeopathy to the area, where nobody had even heard the word before. He was also one of the founders of Homeopathic College of Pennsylvania, the first establishment in the country to teach homeopathy. It's not surprising that homeopathy reached New Jersey before it reached more populated states, given its proximity to two metropolises, New York and Philadelphia.

In 1846, the first homeopathic society in New Jersey was formed. It was the New Jersey Branch of the American Institute of Homeopathy, which was organized in Mount Holly. Laws allowing homeopaths to practice legally, however, were not in place in New Jersey until 1854. Since then, homeopathy in New Jersey has been able to flourish.

If you live in New Jersey and are looking for a homeopath, consider that many allopaths are also homeopaths. This will allow you to combine the best treatments of conventional medicine with homeopathy. Or, if you have friends or family who have visited homeopaths before, ask them for a referral. They might know of a homeopath whom they trust or by whom they have been treated successfully.


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