2016 JAHC Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities
Conference planning is in full swing! The 11th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC), (Ascending to New Heights: Reaching the Summit with Homeopathy), April 8-10, 2016 will be a 3-day weekend of learning, networking, and inspiration. This special event – the largest gathering of the homeopathic community in the US – will take place in beautiful Westminster, Colorado (just outside of Denver) at the Westin Westminster, perched among the majestic Rocky Mountains. Registration is scheduled to open in November.
Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are available now. Showcase your business to an audience of 325+ practitioners, patients and clients, students, and general consumers. View our prospectus for a full list of opportunities available online here.
Bequests and Estate Plan Gifts
Did you know that you can make a bequest to NCH by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to NCH, or by designating NCH as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy? Remembering NCH with a bequest from your estate will help sustain and strengthen the organization in years to come. For further details and suggested language visit our Planned Giving page.
We’re Growing Like Crazy!
We recently announced the release of our 2014 Annual Report and it is posted online as an open-to-the public document, providing an overview of our work and accomplishments in the year 2014 – which, as you may know, was a year of tremendous growth for NCH – and celebration of our 40th anniversary! It also serves as another ‘thank you’ to our 2014 donors – without whom we wouldn’t be able to continue raising awareness and educating the public and practitioners about homeopathy. If you haven’t already, check it out here.
FDA Re-Opens Commenting Period
The FDA has re-opened the commenting period in order to allow interested parties additional time to submit their comments. If you missed the last two opportunities to submit your own positive comments on how much you appreciate easy access to over-the-counter homeopathic medicines in your life, then now is your chance. We encourage everyone who uses homeopathic products to take five minutes to submit your comments to the FDA about how much you love homeopathy, how you are able to make informed decisions about purchasing homeopathic products vs traditional OTC medications, and that you want to find the right medicine for your symptoms in the appropriate area of the store. We’ve provided detailed guidance on the topic, and a free webinar with CE Credit available, all on our website!
FTC Workshop Update
To better help consumers make informed choices, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) proposed strengthening product label and advertising disclosures to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at the agency’s “Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising” workshop on September 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.
NCH Board Member Tina Quirk was in attendance at the workshop. NCH will remain in close contact with the AAHP and work to develop guidelines on how you can help during the FTC Public Commenting period which will remain open until November 20, 2015. The workshop was recorded and can be viewed online here.
Stay tuned for more information. Read AAHP’s full post-event news release online here.
Calendar of Events
Do you know of an upcoming conference, event or seminar that isn’t posted in our Calendar of Events? Let us know! Directions on when, what, and how to submit an event to be included for FREE can be found here.
New Issue of Homeopathy Today
The Autumn 2015 issue of Homeopathy Today is here and will soon be reaching member mail boxes! Not a member of NCH? Here is what you’re missing in the
A subscription to Homeopathy Today is made available exclusively to current members. Joining NCH as a member is a wonderful way to deepen your understanding of homeopathy and connection to the community. In addition to this highly acclaimed magazine there are other valuable benefits. But more than that, membership dues help us fulfill our mission to promote health through homeopathy and raise awareness. Login and visit the online store to get your complimentary subscription started today!
All Aboard the Hahnemann Train!
Monuments have been erected in his honor, streets have been named after him, he is featured on stamps, and now the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, is being recognized in the form of a moving tribute – a train! On August 27, 2015 a train was baptized in the name of Samuel Hahnemann at the modern train station in Köthen (Anhalt) Germany.
Köthen has become the destination for many homeopaths as they set out for a historical voyage that is rich in homeopathy. It has gained popularity because Dr. Hahnemann lived, practiced and contributed his best works there. It is from Köthen that his teachings went out to the world and enrich all of our lives today. It is the home of the restored Hahnemann House, the German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians, European Library for Homeopathy, and more.
The German Central Association of Homeopathic Physicians cordially welcomed attendees in Köthen, Germany for the train’s ribbon cutting ceremony, and paid tribute to the merits of Samuel Hahnemann in their speeches.
Continuing Education Reminders
On-Demand Continuing Education - We recently announced the launch of our new on-demand continuing education platform. Our first series of on-demand courses is tailored to introduce homeopathy to practicing healthcare providers. Nurses can earn 2 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits for the bargain price of only $30!
All practicing healthcare providers (not just nurses!) are welcome and encouraged to participate in this series to learn how to incorporate homeopathy into their existing practices.
Free Contact Hours for Reading Homeopathy Today – Attention nurses! This is a reminder that you can earn FREE CE credits by reading Homeopathy Today magazine. The Autumn 2015 issue features the second in a series of articles by family nurse practitioner Lia Bello, RN, FNP, CCH, offering continuing education contact hours for nurses. This is a great way for nurses to earn CE credits, and learn homeopathy at the same time! And, did we mention that the credits are free, if the required post-test and evaluation are completed within one year? The Autumn 2015 article, “Emotional First Aid: Stay Strong, Serene, and Centered” provides 1 contact hour.
In October, 2014 the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC) announced the launch of its first initiative in consumer health information, a public education and advocacy program, CoverMyCare (CMC), designed to create grass-roots support for the full implementation of Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), "Non-discrimination in healthcare." Highlights from the past year include:
Learn more about their progress and activities online here.
THE ORGANON by Samuel Hahnemann – An Outline
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 63-69 Lays out the philosophy of the system (continued)
*Indicates a footnote well worth reading.
Note: The above is only an outline. To comprehend The Organon in its fullness, we recommend that you read the book.
The NCH Webinar archive is packed with practical education. If you’re a current NCH member interested in improving your skills, or growing your business, then check out our Improving Professional Practice recorded webinars to include:
It’s all there, FREE for members and just waiting for you to watch, pause, and restart at your own convenience. Simply login and under Member Quick Links choose Webinar Archive.
After providing a double dose last month - two brilliant webinars that educated hundreds – we are taking a break in October. But our much awaited November webinar is just around the corner and registration is open!Homeopathy Basics for the Age Gifted
November 17, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET
Join us with classical homeopath, Kathleen Slonager, as she discusses homeopathy use for the older population. Homeopathy is an effective scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health or imbalances are expressions of disharmony within the whole person. Homeopathy offers gentle and safe help for the entire family.
The basic use of Homeopathy is easy to learn and is also very inexpensive. During this workshop, you will learn homeopathy basics and philosophy, as well as why this 200 year old system of medicine is safe, non-toxic, and free of side effects. We’ll discuss:
Ms. Slonager is a well-known homeopath, as well as the President of the Homeopathic Nurses Association. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a healthcare administrator and leader. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Asthma Educator, and Certified Classical Homeopath. Kathleen is a passionate about health and wellness issues, and hopes to light a spark in others.
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!
Find one or more rubrics in the repertory that match each of the following symptoms:
(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)
Note: Answers are based on Kent's Repertory but apply equally to the Synthesis or Complete repertories. The answers are not comprehensive; you may be able to find other rubrics that are equally applicable!
A special thanks to Karen B. Allen, CCH for providing the REPERTORY QUIZ to Homeopathy Today magazine in 2003.
Your friend’s newborn is rather fussy. He cries when he's not being held by mom or dad, and when left alone. He is colicky and gassy in the evenings, usually between 4-8pm, and although he nurses in the night, he wakes up hungry and cranky. When she calls you to ask what remedy would you think of first what do you tell her?
(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)
If you have a “Case Quiz” to share, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to feature cases submitted by our community members!
Stories of Inspiration
I began using homeopathy when my son was 3 month old. His father is hearing impaired due to repeated ear infections as a child, and I was looking to prevent this for our son. I took him to a homeopathic practitioner who successfully treated him constitutionally. He also offered classes to teach the ongoing use of homeopathy. I was able to prevent any further ear infections, as well as successfully treat croup, colds, flu, plantar warts, and a case of shingles during his childhood. What a gift!
- Kathryn Vennes Grev of Maple Grove , MN
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.
Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education (ACHENA)
ACHENA is seeking comments from all segments of the homeopathic community and the public at large regarding the role of distance education in the preparation of professional homeopaths. The two overarching questions about which ACHENA is seeking community input are as follows:
To submit a comment: Prior to submitting your comment, please review the full announcement and current ACHENA distance education standards which are posted on the ACHENA website at
Community Discussion: ACHENA will host a public discussion of this topic via teleconference. Schools and individuals are invited to offer testimony for consideration and there will be time for discussion. If you would like to offer formal testimony on this topic please contact ACHENA at email@example.com
The public comment period will be open for a period 45 days. All comments must be received by ACHENA at the designated email address prior to midnight Pacific Time, November 7, 2015.
For more information, and to view the complete announcement of call for public comments, please visit ACHENA’s website here.
American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)
The AIH recently held a webinar lead by Joel Shepperd, MD on The Organon of Medicine.
Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession. For further information see our website.
Canadian Consumers Centre for Homeopathy (3CH)
Please help 3CH fight for homeopathy and for healthcare freedom! In a surprise announcement on July 31, Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose stated that, as of July 2016, Health Canada (HC) not only will require stiffer “not-a-vaccine” labeling on nosodes, but will “no longer approve specific health claims on homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless those claims are supported by scientific evidence.” Basically it forbids homeopathic manufacturers to say on the packaging of cold, cough and flu medicines what they are for. (The claimed pretext: "to ensure that Canadian parents... have the information they need to make informed health choices." Uh... right.) If parents don't know what products to buy, they won't buy them. And if it ceases to be economically feasible to sell them, the manufacturers will quit making them. Read more on this and how you can help here.
Hpathy is inviting NCH community members to submit homeopathy cases and articles to be considered for publication in its online journal Homeopathy 4 Everyone. This is a great opportunity for the NCH community members to share their work with a broader audience.
Anyone interested may contact Alan Schmukler by email at Alanheal@aol.com. If you have not published before, guidance from Alan is also available upon request.
Learn more about Homeopathy 4 Everyone online here.
North American Society of Homeopathy (NASH)
NASH is dedicated to promoting, representing, and serving as the voice of all professional homeopaths in North America. In addition to our Registered members, we offer membership at various levels – including Student, Associate and School. School members have student representatives in our Student Liaison Program which unites homeopathic students across the country to discuss with NASH upcoming concerns for our profession. All students, including students currently enrolled in our School members’ programs are eligible for NASH scholarships.
This year, our School members have introduced their various programs via our Telecasts and have shared their educational opportunities. Taped telecasts are available to the public here.
Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)
Flu Season has arrived in Haiti! HWB-trained Homéopathes Communautaires have been inundated with cases of fast-onset high fevers worse from motion, with headache, heavy perspiration at night, and cold hands. In another part of Haiti, the local HCs report high fevers with headaches that go into loose coughs, worse from heat. Thanks to their training, their homeopathic kits, and our continued mentoring, the HCs are able to respond quickly to help their neighbors. Please visit our website for further details as this flu season evolves.
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2016 JAHC Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities
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On Demand Continuing Education
Homeopathic Nurses Association
Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC)
The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) Campaign page
Learn more about Cover My Care Activities
Webinar: Homeopathy Basics for the Age Gifted
Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH
Canadian Consumers Centre for Homeopathy
ACHENA’s Commenting Period Information
American Institute of Homeopathy website
HPathy’s Homeopathy 4 Everyone
NASH Taped Telecasts
Homeopaths Without Borders website
Repertory Quiz Answer: A. Mind, Anger, contradiction from; B. Mind, Somnambulism; Mind, Unconsciousness, conduct, automatic; C. Mind, Monomania; Mind, Thoughts, persistent; D. Vertigo, Wine, after; Vertigo, Fall, tendency to; Mind, Dipsomania; Generalities, Reveling, night, from; E. Eye, Injuries, from; Face, Discoloration, bluish;Generalities, Injuries; F. Ear, Discharge, offensive; Ear, Discharge, fetid; Ear, Discharge, purulent
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