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Vote for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors

The voting process for the 2015-2016 NCH Board of Directors is currently underway. We encourage all current NCH members to exercise their right by voting online. All online votes must be cast no later than 11:59 PM EST on March 17, 2015. If your membership is current, but you didn’t receive the voting link by email please send your request for the online ballot to info@homeopathycenter.org.

Just One Drop: A film about homeopathy. The History. The Mystery. The Promise.
Laurel Chiten (Blind Dog FIlms) Producer/director

Just One Drop is a documentary film takes us on the journey of homeopathy, a system of medicine used by more than 200 million people on Earth. For over six years, filmmaker Laurel Chiten has been traveling the world exploring the world of homeopathy. She is now in post-production with Just One Drop and eager to get the film finished and distributed to you.

Homeopaths can use the film to educate their patients. Patients can educate their families. Please visit the film’s website www.justonedropfilm.com and Facebook page to learn more.

NCH Announcements

We’re Taking our Webinars LIVE!

Join us for the first-ever Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live! Workshop and Marketplace, May 9, 2015 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA! This event brings our popular Homeopathy Academy for Moms webinar series Live! and in-person!

Learn the basics of using homeopathy at home (or get a refresher) from two homeopathic experts. Then stroll through our holistic marketplace - treat yourself or shop for your favorite people! Over 7,500 people have joined in our webinar series so far, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this Live! event to the Philadelphia area in 2015! Tickets are only $25. Space is limited so register early - http://bit.ly/MomsLive2015!

Pop Quiz!

What do Prafull Vijayakar, MD;  Paul Herscu, ND, DHANP, MPH; André Saine, DC, ND, FCAH; Peter Fisher, MB, BChir, FFHom, FRCP; Heiner Frei, MD; Jo Daly, CCH; Ann E. Jerome, PhD CCH RSHom (NA) and Karen Allen, CCH have in common?

Answer: They will ALL be speaking at the 2015 Joint American Homeopathic Conference, May 8-10, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Check out the full line-up of speakers for more details. Save over $100 by registering before the early bird deadline (March 19)!
Learn more and register today!

Why YOU Give

Have you donated to NCH? Whether Homeopathy Today articles helped you feel empowered to take care of simple illnesses at home, our online directory connected you with a homeopath, or because you see how we are working to make homeopathy a household word - everyone has their own personal reason for why they give to NCH and we want to hear it. Please take a moment to share why you give online here.

Measles in the News

Once an ordinary childhood disease that most mothers and caretakers knew how deal with, measles has been reshaped throughout the years into a dangerous and fearful threat. The recent outbreak that started in southern California is now hitting home for many, and the media seems to be doing its best to work everyone up into a panic. Fear not friend - the right homeopathic treatment can significantly shorten the duration, decrease the severity, and get your kids back to health quickly, safely, and naturally. Give fear the boot and arm yourself with knowledge and your homeopathic medicine kit. Read about tried and true measles remedies here. And if you missed it in September, listen to this free and empowering webinar on tackling childhood illnesses with homeopathy.

Happy National Pig Day!

What? National Pig Day? Well, not officially recognized by Congress, but many pig owners and zoos around the country celebrate this lesser known holiday each year on March 1st.  Ellen Stanley, a Texas art teacher, created National Pig Day in 1972 with the intent to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And homeopathy works well for our clever, oinking friends too! Read how Calcarea carbonica helped, Tarbaby, a rescued pot-bellied pig that was struggling to grow and walk. If this little tail doesn’t put a smile on your face then you might need a remedy. Continue.

Celebrate the 11th World Homeopathy Awareness Week

Join the world in celebrating World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW), April 10–16! WHAW brings a variety of free public events, such as lectures, media interviews, volunteer first-aid at sports events, clinics, written materials, pieces on Twitter and Facebook, publication articles, and much more are shared in over 40 countries. The theme for WHAW 2015 is Homeopathy for Infectious Diseases. Learn how to get involved and plan your participation by visiting the official website here.

Fox News Publishes Article on Homeopathy

Fox News reports! Morning sickness, heartburn and back pain are normal during pregnancy, but finding a solution isn’t always so easy. Although prescription and over-the-counter medications are usually out of the question, natural homeopathic remedies may be an option. Read the full article, Homeopathy: A natural alternative for pregnancy & postpartum issues, and post your comments here.

THE ORGANON by Samuel Hahnemann –  An Outline
Provided in tribute to Julian Winston, May 1941 – June 2005, beloved Editor-In-Chief of Homeopathy Today for 21 years.

It is often said that studying The Organon is fundamental for any successful homeopath. In this series we glean some Winston Wisdom by revisiting Julian’s outline of this masterpiece.

Paragraphs 22–27: The principle of similars

22. The curative powers of medicines exist only because they can produce symptoms in the healthy and remove them from the sick. Medicines can be similar or opposite to the disease. Which to use is revealed by experience.

23. But experience shows that anti-pathic drugs don't cure; the symptoms return with renewed intensity.

24. Therefore homeopathy is the system of choice.

25. This can be learned by pure experiment [not the kind of experiment which is conducted by the regular physician, which is like looking into a kaleidoscope].

26. A weaker dynamic affliction is extinguished by a stronger IF it is similar in nature.

27. Curative powers depend upon the symptoms they produce being similar to the symptoms of the disease, but stronger.

Note: The above is only an outline. To comprehend The Organon in its fullness, we recommend that you read the book. The Organon is usually studied by the intermediate to advanced student of homeopathy.

 

First Full Study of Veterinary Homeopathy Published

The first-ever comprehensive study of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in veterinary homeopathy has been completed and published in the peer-reviewed journal Homeopathy.1 The two-year study, which covered all RCTs of homeopathic intervention (treatment and/or prevention) in any animal species, was conducted by three experts in the field of homeopathic research: Dr. Robert Mathie, Research Development Adviser for the British Homeopathic Association, and Ms Daniela Hacke and Dr. Jürgen Clausen from the Carstens Foundation, Germany.

“In its application to veterinary medicine, homeopathy has been reported in the treatment of many medical conditions in livestock and domestic animals. Although there are a number of well-known RCTs in veterinary homeopathy, a full study of all the research in this field had never previously been carried out,” said Dr. Mathie.

From an exhaustive search of the entire world literature of RCTs in homeopathy, 38 substantive, peer-reviewed reports of RCTs of homeopathic treatment or prevention in veterinary medicine were identified. These covered seven species and 27 medical conditions, and there were similar numbers of treatment and prevention trials.

The authors now plan to take these studies forward to a full systematic review, the results of which will be eagerly anticipated.

For some, the use of homeopathy in the treatment of animals is more controversial than its use in the treatment of people. But with politicians and the medical and veterinary professions becoming increasingly concerned over the excessive use of drugs in livestock farming, further scientific studies into how this complementary medicine could offer a safer alternative are needed. Following the publication of this important paper, future research in veterinary homeopathy will now be better informed.
From the British Homeopathic Association

Take a look at more of the latest homeopathic research in the Research Library on the NCH website.

Attention Members!

This is a friendly reminder that you now have the ability to login and manage your own NCH account details, such as your primary mailing address for Homeopathy Today, billing address for online payments, member directory listing address, preferred email address and more. Help NCH save resources, time and money by  logging in and performing your own updates in the “My Account” section.

Professional and Organizational members: the highly awaited ability to manage and edit your own business listing in our extremely popular Professional and Organizational Directory was also realized in 2013. All professional homeopaths are strongly encouraged to add a photo, indicate if you consult with clients by phone, online, or treat animals as a part of your practice. Please carve out some time this week for learning how to navigate the system and make updates by logging in, clicking “My Account”, and visiting your “Linked Organizations Information” section.

Stories of Inspiration

I suffered with extreme eczema on the front of my lower legs for over 6 months until my doctor finally sent me to the University of Michigan Dermatology Clinic. Another cream was prescribed with minimal change. I had recently learned of an osteopathic doctor in Dexter, MI who practiced homeopathy. I had no idea how it worked, but I was desperate. After a thorough consultation, she gave me three doses of Sepia to take over a period of one week. The oozing, itchy, red rash that was about twelve inches long and about two inches wide on the front of both legs disappeared, never to return. I was a believer after that and at 70 years old, now only take a few supplements and am enjoying good health. Thanks homeopathy!

- Sally Pinchock of Plymouth, MI

We LOVE to hear how our members are using homeopathy at home and we hope you will share 'Your Homeopathy Story' with us! Everyone’s story is different and we want to know how you use homeopathy in your life! Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH.

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Homeopathy Happy: The Key to Resilience in Depression and Anxiety
March 23, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

We all have ups and downs in life. Some days we feel blah, some days we are more anxious. It is in our ability to bounce back from these days that we see our true level of health. Dr. Jennifer Bahr has found that this idea of resilience is the key to health in her patients, and that there is no better way to achieve it than with homeopathy. Dr. Bahr is a licensed naturopathic doctor who specializes in the homeopathic treatment of mental health conditions. In this webinar she will share case examples of homeopathy in anxiety and depression for both moms and kids. She will also discuss some basics of home prescribing for individuals with mild anxiety and depression.

This webinar is free and open to all. Register today!

 

 

Test your repertory knowledge!

The repertory contains various types of symptoms.

a. Sensations
b. Extensions
c. Locations
d. Assumptions

(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)

A special thanks to Karen B. Allen, CCH for providing the REPERTORY QUIZ to Homeopathy Today magazine in 2003.

You wake in the middle of the night, thoughts running through your mind. You are restless and are very sensitive to odors and noises - you can hear a pin drop. You are able to get back to sleep, but only for a short time. You wake with a start after a dream, and again your mind is racing. The rest of the night you toss and turn and doze briefly. What remedy do you need?

(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)

If you have a “Case Quiz” to share, send it to us at info@homeopathycenter.org. We love to feature cases submitted by our community members!

Are You a Member?

Joining NCH as a member is a wonderful way to deepen your understanding of homeopathy and become an actively supporting part of the community. NCH members receive our highly acclaimed magazine, Homeopathy Today, and other valuable benefits. But more than that, your membership dues help us fulfill our mission to promote health through homeopathy, provide education about homeopathy to both practitioners and the general public, and raise awareness about homeopathy. Learn more here.

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Homeopathy Academy for Moms webinar series
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-academy-moms
2015 JAHC full line-up of speakers
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2015-jahc-schedule-glance
Why YOU Give
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/why-i-give-nch
Learn more about 2015 JAHC
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2015-joint-american-homeopathic-conference
Register for 2015 JAHC
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2015-jahc-registration
Measles – Childhood illnesses article
http://homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today/chicken-pox-measles-and-more-homeopathy-childhood-illnesses
Measles – Childhood illnesses webinar
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/webinar/homeopathy-childhood-illnesses
Tarbaby, a rescued pot-bellied pig article
http://homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today/homeopathy-animals-tarbaby-pig-would-not-grow
11th Annual World Homeopathy Awareness Week
http://www.worldhomeopathy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96
Fox News article Homeopathy: A natural alternative for pregnancy & postpartum issues
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/02/15/homeopathy-natural-alternative-for-pregnancy-postpartum-issues/
Manage your NCH Account by logging in at
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/user
Webinar Homeopathy Happy: The Key to Resilience in Depression and Anxiety registration
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7332866609415938305
Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/your-homeopathy-story
Learn more about NCH membership
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/joinrenew-membership

Repertory Quiz Answer: d. Assumptions
Solve the Case Answer: Coffea Cruda

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