One of the primary differences between homeopathy and naturopathy is that the former involves introducing diluted harmful substances into the body with the intention of making the body develop immunity to these substances that cause problems, whereas the latter on believes in introducing beneficial substance into the human body in order to fight disease. Introducing harmful substance, even in diluted form, may raise many eyebrows, but its effectiveness and benefits heavily outweighs the risk involved.
Another really key difference between homeopathy and naturopathy is that homeopathy relies on medication to treat a disease and get down to the root of the problem, whereas naturopathy relies on lifestyle alternation, which include modifying the diet and exercise regimen, both of which play a significant role in the maintenance of health and even overcoming certain disorders.
Homeopathy and naturopathy also differ on the account of how they act to rid the patient of the disease or disorder. The former has nothing to do with the mind and spirit of the patient, whereas the latter gives a great deal of importance to both the mind as well as the spirit of the patient. It is because of this boarder spectrum that it has often regarded as the holistic medicine or treatments. The effectiveness of treating a patient by focusing on his mind and spirit has come under debate many times. The connection between a person’s health and their state of mind is something that is acknowledged in modern science as well and therefore any debate on the usefulness of treating a patient’s mind and spirit while trying to cure him of a disease or disorder is bound to go in the favour of naturopathy. Of course, some people have more far more faith in modern medicine and treatments instead of naturopathy or even homeopathy.
Homeopathy is safe for even pregnant women and children, as it does not involve giving toxic medicines to the patients. Naturopathy, however, can be harmful to pregnant women and children as some of the natural herbs prescribed for treatment may be toxic.