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We loved seeing you in Philly!

We just wrapped up the 10th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (May 8-10, 2015) in Philadelphia, PA – a weekend filled with top-notch learning, strengthening old and making new connections, and lots of smiles and laughter. We welcomed over 300 homeopathic practitioners, students, and avid users for for this 3 day event, along with more than 50 new homeopathic users who joined us for the first ever Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live! Workshop. Attendees spent lots of time browsing and shopping in the expanded Exhibit Hall Marketplace – which included local artisans selling their handmade, natural, and holistic items – in between sessions featuring some of the most well renowned homeopathic practitioners in the world!

We also want to say a special thanks to our sponsors: Hyland’s Homeopathic, Tx Options, 1-800-HOMEOPATHY, and Washington Homeopathic Products. Without your support this event wouldn’t be possible.

We had a great time (as we hope you did too) and look forward to seeing you next year!

NCH Announcements

Attention NCH Members – Change in Online Renewal Process

In order to allow our members to renew their membership with greater ease, and allow for the purchase of add-on items (e.g. Donations, Vegetarian Times) in a single transaction, we are no longer creating dues "orders" for renewal. To renew your membership (or rejoin after membership expires) you must visit the store and add the membership product of your choice in to your cart.  For detailed instructions on the new process, login in at www.homeopathycenter.org/user with your email and password, and select the appropriate renewal link on the Member Quick Links page.

Save the Date for the 2016 Annual Conference

Save the date now for the 2016 Joint American Homeopathic Conference – which will be held April 8-10, 2016 in Westminster, Colorado (just outside of Denver). The beautiful and rustic Westin Westminster will provide a relaxing, nature-inspired backdrop to this weekend event. It’s a gorgeous property complete with mountain-views and walking trails – all within easy walking distance of a wide-selection of restaurants and shops. Be on the lookout for more information about the event, including a full line-up of speakers and session information in the upcoming months.

And if you’re interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring this event, please contact Anita Parker at aparker@homeopathycenter.org or more information.

Leave Your Legacy through NCH

A planned gift to NCH may be made in memory of a loved one, to honor someone special, or in appreciation of the important work NCH has done on behalf of the homeopathic community. Planned gifts to NCH can be made through bequests, retirement assets, life insurance policies, or gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. Visit our website to learn more about how your legacy can live on through our work at NCH.

FDA Hearing Update

FDA’s 2-day public hearing to gather information about the current use of products labeled as homeopathic was held on April 20-21, 2015. FDA panelists and attendees heard from NCH, representatives of the homeopathic manufacturing industry, homeopathic pharmacists, homeopathic and integrative medicine researchers, practicing homeopaths (including MDs, NDs, DOs, and CCHs), representatives of professional homeopathic and naturopathic organizations, and representatives of other consumer-facing organizations (including the Holistic Moms Network, and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association). The consistent message reinforced across these groups was that current FDA regulations of homeopathic remedies are sufficient, and have served the public well for the last 25 years. View a full summary of the hearing on the NCH website.

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 34 – 39: How it Works (attempt) rewritten in the 6th edition

  1. The artificial disease does not only have to be stronger, but it has to be most similar (the vital principle is instinctive, unreasoning, and without memory). Nature cannot cure an old disease by adding a new dissimilar one.
  2. Consider when two dissimilar diseases meet in the same person (examples are given in paragraphs 36-40).
  3. Old diseases keep away new dissimilar diseases.
  4. Chronic diseases are not affected by non-homoeopathic treatment.
  5. New, stronger diseases can suppress old disease but will never remove it.
  6. Allopathic treatment suppresses the disease, then the chronic disease returns when the medication is withdrawn.

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.

The Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI) has announced the full conference program for the upcoming event taking place June 5-7, 2015.

The standard and range of abstracts was excellent, enabling HRI’s peer-review panel to select a diverse programme of high scientific quality.

Attendees can look forward to 37 oral presentations, covering the full gamut of cutting edge research, from RCTs on respiratory illnesses in children, to experiments investigating homeopathy’s mechanism of action. In addition, there will be poster talks, a poster session and a vibrant social programme for you to enjoy.

Check it out at www.hrirome2015.org. for more information.


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

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Stings, and Sunburn, and Poison Ivy, Oh, My! Homeopathic Solutions to Summer's Common Ailments
May 27, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Have more fun this summer with your handy, easy-to-use remedy list for all the common situations that warm weather adventure brings!  This one-hour webinar will instruct you on how to easily find the best remedy for all the different kinds of bites and stings, ailments from heat, sun exposure, poison oak and ivy, minor injuries, food poisoning, and over-indulgence that can easily occur during all the outdoor activities of summer.
Presented by Douglas Falkner, MD MHom.

This webinar is free and open to anyone! REGISTER TODAY!

This webinar is a part of the "Homeopathy Academy for Moms" series, sponsored by Hyland’s & 1-800Homeopathy. All webinars in this series are free and open to the public so invite your friends!

Visit http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-academy-moms to learn more about this and other webinars in the series or watch videos of past webinars.

 

 

 

Test your repertory knowledge!

What is a rubric?

  1. A slang term for a remedy kit.
  2. An entry in a material medica text about a specific range of action of a remedy.
  3. A textbook describing symptoms resulting from provings.
  4. A symptom in the repertory with the remedies shown to affect that symptom.

(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 come down with a cold. Your nose is runny with watery discharge and leaves the base of your nose red and sore. Your eyes are burning and are sensitive when exposed to light. The headache is in your forehead and all symptoms are worse in the evening and in a warm room. Your arms and legs feel sore and tired. What is the best remedy for these symptoms?

(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!

Stories of Inspiration

I became a homeopath because of how well it worked for my kids. I did not treat them at home, but they received great homeopathic care from a professional homeopath.

My son had suffered from chronic ear infections as a baby, leaving him with a lot of antibiotics, and two sets of surgical tubes. He later developed chronic glue ear, asthma, and eczema. The osteopath that had helped with his ears referred me to a homeopath. I was amazed to find that, within a month of homeopathic treatment, his ears, asthma and eczema were all so much better!  I had no idea it worked so holistically, and so well – so quickly!  When my step-son had been out of school for six months suffering from chronic migraines and nausea from viral spinal meningitis, my partner and I decided to take him to a homeopath. Within three days of taking the recommended homeopathic remedy, he was back in school with no more headaches, no nausea, and all his energy back!

This was the one-two punch for me, and I decided I had to study it.  No regrets!

- Kathleen Scheible of San Francisco CA

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.

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.

American Institute of Homeopathy

The American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) worked directly with the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP), and the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) to coordinate responses to the FDA’s recent hearing;  Homeopathic Product Regulation: Evaluating the Food and Drug Administration’s Regulatory Framework After a Quarter-Century; Public Hearing. The AIH sent four representatives to testify in defense of homeopathic OTC products.

The AIH recently began hosting quarterly webinars including Polarity Analysis hosted by Heiner Frei, MD in March, and Homeopathic Aggravations hosted by  Andre Saine, ND in May. Future webinars are scheduled to include The Organon and An Introduction to the Repertory Analysis.

Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession.  See http://www.homeopathyusa.org for further information.

Dr. Rogers Prize

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the field of homeopathic medicine? Nominations for the 2015 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine are now being accepted! The Dr. Rogers Prize is a $250,000 cash prize awarded biennially to celebrate the achievements of researchers, practitioners, and others in Canadian health care. Entries completed and submitted before 5:00 PM (PST) May 29, 2015 will be considered for the 2015 award. All nomination materials, including letters of support, must be received prior to that deadline. For more information visit www.DrRogersPrize.org.

Homeopaths Without Borders – North America

HWB’s Clinical Director, Lauren Fox, FNP, BC, CCH, who designed and taught the first homeopathic course for Birth Attendants in Haiti, was invited by the Haitian-American Nurses Association to present "A Transformative Approach to Changing the Infant/Maternal Mortality Rate in Haiti" at their annual congress in Miami in April 2015 (see www.facebook.com/hwbna). Statistics confirm that Haiti has the highest maternal and infant death rates in the Western Hemisphere (Maternal: 350 deaths/100,000 live births – Infant 49.43/1000) but HWB clinics and training-program graduates are already showing that homeopathy is helping improve outcomes. If you’d like to volunteer with HWB, please visit www.hwbna.org and click on ‘Get Involved’.

International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine

The ICNM Scientific Committee is accepting abstracts from NDs for the 3rd International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine, being held in Barcelona, Spain, July 1-3, 2016 through May 31, 2015. Each submission will be evaluated for its scientific content, clinical relevance, and specific needs of the ICNM's educational program & theme. Get more information on the NCH website or at www.icnmnaturopathy.eu.

Just One Drop

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 http://www.justonedropfilm.com or Facebook page to learn more.

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Leave your legacy
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/planned-giving

FDA hearing update
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/fda-update-homeopathy-well-represented-fda-regulatory-hearings

Webinar registration
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7364729358376860673

Learn how to share your homeopathy story
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/your-homeopathy-story

Learn more about NCH membership
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/joinrenew-membership

ICNM Call for Abstracts
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/icnm-2016-call-abstract-open

Just One Drop Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-One-Drop-a-documentary-film-about-homeopathy/199053957386

Repertory Quiz Answer: d. A symptom in the repertory with the remedies shown to affect that symptom
Solve the Case Answer: Allium cepa

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