Why are conventional (allopathic) physicians so opposed to homeopathy?

It’s true.  Most conventional (allopathic) physicians are opposed to even hearing about homeopathy.  Many will try to dissuade you from seeing a homeopath and mention reasons why homeopathy might harm you.

Many conventional physicians ridicule homeopathy and describe it (inaccurately) as nothing more than an expensive placebo.

Most of these physicians are simply uninformed and ignorant about homeopathy.  They have never experienced the effects of homeopathy, have never studied it, and have no basis by which to judge it objectively.

Other physicians might confuse homeopathy with herbal medicine.  Homeopathy is not herbal medicine and should not be confused with it.

Many physicians might feel threatened by things that they do not understand, or things that they were not taught in medical school.   Some of the principles of homeopathic medicine might seem to run contrary to doctrine of medical school.  In fact, Homeopathy does advocate a different view of the body, and the environment, that respects self-healing and ecology, two principles that are still not taught in most medical schools.

Even physicians who have received training in some forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) or Integrative Medicine tend to dismiss Homeopathy simply because they lack experience with it.

Interestingly, when the American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in 1847, their charter specifically forbade members from associating with, referring to, or fraternizing with Homeopathic Physicians.  The AMA is a trade organization who’s “beef” had nothing to do with providing a better, safer, more economical form of medicine, but was a “turf battle” to fight competition from Homeopathic physicians. This was about money, not science.

Why are conventional (allopathic) physicians so opposed to homeopathy?