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Over the course of his career, accomplished chiropractor and applied kinesiologist Dr. Timothy D. Francis has studied and practiced both homeopathy and naturopathy. Dr. Timothy D. Francis stands out as a fellow of the British Institute of Homeopathy and has earned board certification as a traditional naturopath. Although both homeopathy and naturopathy work to heal the body by natural means, their approaches and techniques can differ. Homeopathy is a more specific and self-contained system of medicine in which practitioners prepare and prescribe remedies to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. Homeopathic medicine stems from the philosophy of “like curing like.” This means that those substances that are most likely to treat a specific symptom are those that would prompt the same symptom in a healthy individual. The naturopathic physician, on the other hand, has a broad base of knowledge and often functions as a general practitioner. A naturopath may make use of homeopathic remedies, though he or she is also open to using other techniques that create an environment for the body to self-heal. These techniques may include therapeutic nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and other methodologies that work with rather than against the body.