A Victoria Naturopath Surrendered Her Licence For Violating College's Policy
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A Victoria naturopath is making headlines as she treated a kid with homoeopathic medicines made from the saliva of a rabid dog. Sounding a quite weird right? But it is absolutely true. The lady naturopath named Anke Zimmermann gave up her licences, she said that she would keep up her journey as an unregulated homoeopath.

According to the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C., Zimmermann has surrendered her licence. She voluntarily gave up the licence after a college discussion earlier this month with its inquiry committee.

The college’s policy on immunization was the centre of a “collegial discussion” — which doesn’t allow naturopaths to treat patients with anti-immunization materials without proper medical rational documents.

The college stated in a public notice, “The registrant indicated that she felt that complying with the college’s bylaws and policies, in particular, the immunization standard, made it difficult for her to serve her patients with her integrity.”

The college stated, “The registrant understood the college’s standards of practice and that her approach to practice does not align with the college’s regulation of the profession in that area.”

The college said of Zimmermann; she said in the collegial discussion that she would continue to practise as a homoeopath. In addition to homoeopathy, it is a health profession in the College of Naturopathic Physicians of B.C. not regulated.

What Is Homoeopathy?

Homoeopathy refers to a natural form of medicine used to treat both kind of medical conditions, acute and chronic.

Phillipa Stanaway, who is a deputy college registrar, wrote in an email, the college “strongly recommends the public choose a registered health professional when seeking health-care related treatment.”

Zimmermann told CBC News, “I don’t tell them that their child was vaccine-injured. They come to me — they’re calling me from all over the world, saying this is what happened to my child, can you please help me? And what am I supposed to do, not help them?”

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