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Still Seeking Presenters for NCH Webinars in 2016!

We are still seeking presenters for our popular webinar series for 2016 (although spaces are filling up fast)! Webinar topics vary from introductory basics for beginners to advanced case approaches for practitioners – the topic is up to you. With an average of 500+ people registering for each one, these webinars are a great way for professional homeopaths to get exposure to potential new clients, customers, and students – plus they are recorded and archived on the website!

Some topics we’d love to include in our webinar series in 2016 include:

  • Homeopathy for cold and flu season
  • Homeopathic remedies to have on hand for kids
  • Homeopathy for older adults/aging
  • Complimentary homeopathy during cancer treatment
  • And other hot topics of interest to the community

If you are interested in presenting, please send us a message at info@homeopathycenter.org with a proposed topic, short description, and a brief bio on you.

NCH Announcements

FDA Public Comment Reminder

If you haven’t already submitted your personal comment to the FDA please take some time to do this today. The deadline to submit a comment is August 21st.  More than 4,000 people have commented so far, but we need more! Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of comments from consumers confusing homeopathy with other modalities or combative, unhelpful comments. Help us tip the balance by submitting an educated, helpful, and positive comment. We have detailed guidance on what to say and what not to say online here and a very informative e-Learning Webinar on the topic. As a bonus, CE credit is available for watching the webinar and passing a brief test. Do your part to help homeopathy today!

Updated DHHS Section 2706 Policy Document

An updated policy document from the Department of Health and Human Services was published on May 26 regarding guidance for implementation of Section 2706, the non-discrimination section of the Affordable Care Act. IHPC representatives met with DHHS staff regarding inaccurately written guidelines for Section 2706 after the Harkin event last September, providing clear comparisons between what is in the law and what was defined in the guidelines. Staff members were also given recommendations and additional documentation. Read more here.

Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Homeopath with NCH

Looking for a way to thank your homeopath? Make a donation to the National Center for Homeopathy in their honor. Contributions enable us to educate, empower, and raise awareness to promote health and improve lives.

Upon request, we'll send your honoree a letter to let them know about your gift. Learn more and donate today!

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Heat Exhaustion

It’s summer and the heat is on. Homeopathy can be extremely effective in stabilizing an individual and helping them to heal from overheating. Being exposed to too much hot weather can result in a mild form of shock and make a person overcome with exhaustion. Before selecting a remedy, make sure that the patient lies down in a cool, dark, space and apply a cool wet cloth to the head while giving sips of water (add a bit of salt if available):

  • Glonoinum – Agonizing congestive headache with waves of throbbing. Face is hot and red. Extremities are cold. Irritability and confusion might be present.
  • Veratrum alb – Individual might have fainted or collapsed. Face is pale with profuse and clammy sweat, extreme coldness especially to hands and feet. Pulse is rapid and weak. They are anxious, afraid and may rant and rave wildly.
  • Belladonna – Face is bright red, glassy-eyed, pupils are dilated. Pulse is strong and fast. No thirst but has a dry mouth.
  • Cuprum met – All symptoms of Veratrum alb may be present, but the dominant symptom is cramping. Individual nay have jerking motions of the muscles.

There are other heat exhaustion remedies to be considered. Read up on them here.

Important: Be alert that the individual might be suffering from heat stroke. Different from heat exhaustion, heat stroke is a life threatening emergency and a remedy can be given, but while en route to the nearest hospital.

2016 JAHC – Start Planning for Colorado Now

Are you kicking yourself for missing the 2015 JAHC in May? It’s not too early to start planning to attend the 2016 Annual Conference Joint American Homeopathic Conference being held April 8-10, 2016 in Westminster, Colorado (just outside of Denver).

It may seem like light years away, but starting to plan the foundation of your trip early can make things much easier for you later. What can be done now? For most the first two steps are:

  1. Budget & Saving – Figure out how much money you're going to need to attend. Start setting aside what is needed for: registration, some meals, transportation, and hotel fees (if you aren’t local). And don’t forget a little spending money; everyone wants to do some shopping in the bustling Exhibit Hall Market Place!
  2. Make Time – If you work, make sure you notify your staff or employer now that you’ll be taking those days off in April. That way, moving forward, important events and project deadlines can be planned around your absence. Still a student? See if attending the conference can work around your classwork. If you’re a full time parent, start drafting your child care plan; or even better, parlay the trip into your 2016 family vacation.

Stay tuned in the upcoming months for exciting details such as key-note speakers!

Lizzie Geeks Homeopathy

Geek the Library is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness for our libraries by highlighting celebrities and everyday people 'geeking' their nerdish passions.

NCH Member, Lizzie Martinez, MA DHom, was fortunate enough to be a part of this campaign on a local level - and she chose her most nerdish passion: Homeopathy! She proudly holds one of her favorite books, and if you look super close you can see that she is holding a homeopathic medicine too.

Thank you, Lizzie, for helping to raise the profile of homeopathy one step at a time!

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 52-56 Lays out the philosophy of the system (continued)
Note: 52-56 have been totally re-written in the 6th edition. Re-writes are provided.

  1. By looking at nature, the physician will learn to treat only by homoeopathy. 6th Edition Re-write of 52: There are two methods: allopathic and homoeopathic. Each opposes the other. To practice both, at the whim of the patient, is criminal.
  2. Mild cures can happen ONLY through homoeopathy. It should be the first mode of employing medicines. 6th Edition Re-write of 53: True, gentle cures, can only be homoeopathic.
  3. The homoeopathic way is the only one. 6th Edition Re-write of 54: allopathic practice is based on conjecture.
  4. the 2nd mode is allopathic. 6th Edition Re-write of 55: the only reason people stuck by allopathy is that it afforded palliative relief.
  5. The 3rd mode is anti-pathic or palliative. 6th Edition Re-write of 56: Patients were deceived by quick improvement, but this method is fundamentally harmful.

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.

 

Payment Troubles?

Have you had trouble making your NCH payments online? The culprit could be your billing address. But don’t go for the phone or lick that stamp just yet; the fix to an AVS error message is quick and easy. AVS stands for Address Verification System, which is used to determine if the billing address is correct. If you get this message while paying online it is because the billing address that is being provided doesn’t match the billing address for the card. Your primary mailing address will default as your billing address. On the Checkout page simply click the Change link that appears under the Billing Address section. In the pop-up window you can then see how you have the ability to keep up to four different addresses on your NCH account (Home, Work, Billing and Other) and you can easily select the one that is your billing address for the card that you are using. And if the billing address for your card isn’t yet programmed, you can easily add it on that same page by using the Edit link. Your address updates will conveniently be saved for your next online transaction.

HRI Rome 2015 Sold Out!

Having reached their preferred maximum of 250 registered delegates, the HRI Rome 2015 was a success! The sold out HRI Rome 2015 Conference is a testament to the resurgence of homeopathy research. Check next month’s edition of this e-Newsletter for the official post-event report from HRI.

Homeopathic Medicines Produce Apoptosis in Cancer Cells

The International Council for Homeopathy reports that a new study, published in The International Journal of Oncology, adds to the growing body of research showing homeopathic medicines produce apoptosis in cancer cells. The findings of a preclinical study clearly delineated the molecular mechanism underlying the apoptogenic effect of the non-toxic homeopathic remedy, Sulphur, in non-small cell lung carcinoma cells.

In the search for new medicines devoid of the toxic side effects associated with conventional chemotherapy, this study adds to the growing body of knowledge that outlines the potential of homeopathic medicines to have a role in the treatment of patients suffering various forms of carcinoma. Learn more here.

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

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Natural Support for Athletes
August 25, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Whether you are an active kid, aging athlete or weekend warrior, there are times when all of us can benefit from a little support from natural remedies. Join professional homeopath, Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA) and learn how you can support your active family naturally. Tanya will share natural strategies to speed recovery from injuries, and bring out the best performance in all. Learn how to effectively use homeopathic remedies for common sports injuries, and how to use a couple of key cell salt remedies to keep everyone “in the game” and having fun!

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!

The different typefaces (plain, italic, and bold) used for remedies listed in repertories denote low, medium, or high "grade." This grade indicates which of the following?

  1. That there's a high likelihood that the remedy is indicated in the case you are analyzing.
  2. The degree of intensity of the symptom as experienced by the provers.
  3. The commonality of the symptom among the provers.
  4. Whether the symptom was identified by a proving, clinical use, or both.

(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.

Even though she is 16 weeks pregnant, your best friend is game for a weekend road trip as long as you do the driving. Halfway to your destination she begins to complain that the car feels stuffy, so you adjust the airflow in the vents. Then she says, “Uh-oh, I feel horribly nauseous…I think I might be sick!” You stop at the next gas station and help her out of the car as quickly as possible. The smell of a passerby’s cigarette is unbearable to her, and her face becomes pale and drawn. Back in the car now, she isn’t very relieved from all the vomiting and you note that her face is not just pale, but almost green in color. She is uncovering her abdomen and riding with her head practically out of the moving car for fresh, cool air. She is holding onto a cup and spitting into it every so often. Suddenly you realize what remedy she needs. What do you give her?

(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 have smelled the scent of skunks wafting in through my open windows at night in our home, every summer for the past 28 years; but last night was the first time the scent was so strong that it made me ill. In the wee hours of the night, I woke in the dark, to my second-story bedroom filled with the acrid smell of skunk spray. My first reaction was a bit panicky as it was so overwhelming. I immediately shut the window and tried to go back to sleep. In retrospect, I should have immediately done more to air out the room through the door and the hallway window. I am not sure if I got back to sleep, but about 45 minutes later, my abdomen started cramping up and I spent the next hour in the bathroom. I knew I was sick from the skunk spray. I was eventually able to go back to bed and slept for a few more hours.

When I awoke, I was pale, weak and my digestive system felt out of whack. I ate breakfast and then I took homeopathic Arsenicum alb to help my digestion while I scoured the internet for anyone having had a similar reaction. I found a blog from 2008 where they spoke of being very ill for a week after getting skunked. At least I now knew I wasn’t crazy. But I was totally unwilling to suffer for more than a few hours, let alone a week. I spent the next 30 minutes reading a few other articles about animals getting skunked and their effects. I noticed one article describing how toxic the sulfuric acid fumes of the skunk spray are to animals. This made me realize that taking homeopathic Sulphur might antidote the sulfuric fumes. I began taking homeopathic Sulphur and I immediately began to feel better. Two hours later, I felt I was almost back to normal.

- Susan Grace Wisniewski of Shepherdstown, WV

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.

 

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

The AIH recently began hosting a webinar by Kim Elia on Case Analysis and the Use of the Repertory in July.  Upcoming webinars will include Iris Bell, MD on homeopathic research and Joel Shepherd, MD on the Hahnemann’s Organon of Medicine in September.

Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession. For further information, see: www.homeopathyusa.org.

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

The CHC is in the process of revising the certification exam and is in need of people to write potential examination questions (a.k.a items). You can earn continuing education credits for this renewal period by attending an Item Writing training and submitting items that are accepted by the CHC Examination Committee.

Item writing is central to the certification of homeopathic practitioners and a way for you to impact the quality of our profession. We look forward to your participation in this critical process.

Please share your expertise and consider writing some questions for the examination. If you are interesting in writing questions for the exam, please send an email to chcpres@homeopathicdirectory.com on or before August 15, 2015.

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)

Section 2706, the provider non-discrimination provision of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on the first day of 2014. Insurance plans issued on or after January 1, 2014 are prohibited from discriminating against naturopathic physicians when the licensed ND is treating the same conditions or performing the same services that the insurer would otherwise cover.

After almost a year of Oregon Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) working with Oregon’s Insurance Division in advance of this law going into effect, it appears that the majority of insurers and insurance plans are in some way violating this law.

In response to these violations, the OANP filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net) and their contracted benefits provider American Specialty Health (ASH), alleging unlawful and discriminatory practices. Read the July 7th press release here.

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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FDA Comment Guidance
http://homeopathycenter.org/news/fda-update-submit-your-comments-about-over-counter-homeopathic-medicines-fda

FDA Comment Webinar/e-Learning Module
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/media-library/fda-consumer-call

Updated DHHS Section 2706 Policy Document
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/updated-dhhs-section-2706-policy-document

Donate Today
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/donate-0

Donate in Honor of Your Homeopath
http://homeopathycenter.org/say-thank-you-your-homeopath-nch

Like the NCH Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/homeopathyinfo?ref=hl

Heat Exhaustion Remedies
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/heat-exhaustion

Lizzie Geeks Homeopathy
http://geekthelibrary.org/

Homeopathic Medicines Produce Apoptosis in Cancer Cells
http://www.spandidos-publications.com/ijo/47/2/573

Learn How to Share Your Story
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/your-homeopathy-story

Oregon Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) Press Release
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.oanp.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Lawsuit_Press_Release_FINAL_.pdf

Learn more about NCH Membership
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/join

 

Repertory Quiz Answer: c. The commonality of the symptom among the provers
Solve the Case Answer: Tabacum

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