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Register for the 2016 JAHC by January 20, 2016 (11:59pm ET) and your name will automatically be entered into a raffle to win free registration and two free nights of hotel accommodations at the 2017 JAHC (location TBD). A prize worth over $800!! Why wait? Register today.

Holiday Break

We will again be extending the time that the NCH team is able to spend with their families and friends during the holiday season by closing the office between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will be closed on December 24, 2015 and reopen again on Monday, January 4, 2016.

 

NCH Announcements

We Reached Over 1 Million People in 2015

In 2014 we reached almost one million people; In 2015 we reached over one million people. Next year we want to reach even more – but we can’t without your support. We are 501c3 charitable organization that is dependent upon the donations from the community to do our work and fulfill our mission to improve health by raising awareness about, and increasing the use of homeopathy. Give as generously as you can to NCH this holiday season – your gift today will help to contribute to a better tomorrow.

December 16th Deadline for 2016 JAHC Scholarship Applications!

NCH is pleased to offer two scholarship opportunities to attend the 2016 Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC): The Vital Forces Scholarship (for current homeopathy students) and the Sam Jones Scholarship (for licensed medical doctors). Applications are due no later than 11:59pm ET on December 16, 2015. Applications must be submitted online. Learn more and apply today! The 2016 JAHC will be held April 8-10 in beautiful Westminster, CO, just outside of Denver.

Online Holiday Shopping Can Help NCH!

Every time you shop with AmazonSmile NCH will get a donation! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers – including NCH! Learn more.

Help NCH every time you shop online using iGive.com. It's free and so easy! How does it work? Retailers join iGive.com and designate that a certain percentage of your purchase will go towards the organization of your choice. But it only works if you visit these online retailers through the iGive website - or you can easily install the iGive button in your internet browser and your online purchases will be tracked automatically! Learn more.

NCH Honors Homeopathic History

On November 8, 2015, NCH dedicated a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker honoring the life and work of Dr. Constanine Hering at the location of his home and office in Philadelphia. This ceremony marked the end of a year-long effort to erect the marker, which began with a suggestion during an NCH Board of Directors meeting. An enthusiastic and robust crowd gathered for the dedication, including Dr. Hering’s great grandson, Conrad Hering Knerr, and most of Conrad’s six daughters. Attendees heard testimonials about Dr. Hering’s character, leadership and work, the deep well of homeopathic pharmaceutical and medical history in Philadelphia, and the city’s leadership in medical education and about the collections of historical homeopathic artifacts, including Dr. Hering’s books and writing, which abound in the region. Learn more and see pictures from the event.

The Holidays – Endless Cleaning, Cooking, & Entertaining

The holiday season can have an exhausting effect on those of us who are engaged in the endless round of house work, errands and social obligations. Most people's favorite time of the year can turn into a nightmare for the unrewarded host who guides the family ship through rough waters throughout the year. All that holiday shopping, cooking, and entertaining can lead to burn-out and exhaustion, indifference and apathy, with irritability and snapping at loved ones and inexplicable crying spells. If you have these symptoms, consult a professional homeopath. Sepia just may be the remedy that will give you the physical and emotional reserves to get through this time of the year without losing your cool.

Excerpt: Homeopathy Today 2003 - Cruising through the holidays by Luc De Schepper, MD

Homeopathy: The Missing Link

A new documentary series, Homeopathy: The Missing Link, is scheduled to launch in January 2016. It will be a six-part series, each episode containing interviews recorded during 2015. Check out a sneak-peak here.  And while you’re there, please post a supportive comment.

Lingering Fatigue After an Acute Illness

Frequently, patients seek help for lingering fatigue that began after an illness. Typically this is secondary to influenza or mononucleosis, but can occur with strep throat, meningitis, Lyme disease, West Nile fever, malaria, and others. Prolonged fatigue can also set in after a severe mental/emotional or physical shock. These individuals generally respond more slowly over weeks or months, but they frequently need only one homeopathic remedy to feel significantly better. Consultation with a trained homeopathic professional should be considered. Remedies that might be useful and their associated causes include:

  • Argentum metallicum: when there is a breakdown in the nerves.
  • Gelsemium sempervirens: after a fright, influenza, or a strong chill.
  • Kali phosphoricum: when there has been too much mental exertion or worry, especially in love relationships.
  • Natrum sulphuricum: when weakness occurs after a head or back injury.
  • Nux vomica: when there has been abuse of stimulants and alcohol, and a loss of sleep.
  • Phosphoric acid:  when there has been a strong grief.
  • Picric acid: when exhaustion results from overwork and intense study.
  • Selenium: when there is exhaustion on the sexual sphere from overindulgence.
  • Stannum metallicum: after pneumonia or lung problems.
  • Zincum metallicum: after influenza, or a disease (especially of the skin) that has been suppressed in some way.

Excerpt: Homeopathy Today 2004 - Fatigue: Your most common complaint - The endpoint of all disease by Todd Hoover, MD

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.

82-90: CASETAKING (how to elicit the information) - Part 1

  1. In trying to cure these diseases, the case is to be conducted carefully
  2. Requisites for understanding the picture of the disease: Freedom from prejudice and sound sense. The individualising examination of a case of disease (general directions)
  3. Patient talks. Physician keeps quiet. Do not interrupt. Write it all down.
  4. Start a new line for every symptom
  5. When patient finishes, ask for particulars
  6. Don't ask "yes" or "no" questions
  7. Ask about other parts of the body not mentioned
  8. The physician should then ask more special detailed questions
  9. The physician notes what he observes in the patient

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.

 

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Pregnant Women Increasingly Interested in Homeopathic Remedies

A recent longitudinal study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology indicates that women are becoming increasingly interested in CAM therapies during pregnancy, including homeopathic remedies. Reasons for this trend included desires for holistic therapies by study participants, as well as concern about their own personal experiences during pregnancy. http://1.usa.gov/1kRvJlW

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Repertorizing the Case: Differentiating Remedies - An Integrated Approach
December 7, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

For homeopaths new and experienced, often the greatest challenge in practice is differentiating from a wide array of possible remedies for the client. With the advent of the Sensation method, Scholten’s categorization of minerals and the wide array of newly proven substances, the challenge has been amplified.

This webinar will offer some suggestions in how the classical homeopath can integrate insights coming from a variety of sources to enhance remedy choice.

Loretta Butehorn PhD, CCH, RsHom(NA), is a practicing homeopath and psychologist. She directs The Sidewalk, a donation-only clinic for marginalized people in Roxbury, MA. Dr. Butehorn is on the NCH Board of Directors, is a founding member of Teleosis Homeopathic Collaborative, and teaches at Boston College.

This webinar is free, but available only to current NCH members. If your NCH membership is current then register online for FREE. Don’t have a current membership? Join online today at www.homeopathycenter.org/join.

 

 

Test your Beginner's First-aid for Animals knowledge!

You're going home for the holidays, and the family pets are welcome. You know from previous car trips that motion sickness is a big problem for your dog. There's the drooling, panting, vomiting, and restlessness. This year, the trip will be much better for all involved if you give what remedy early in the day, and then again just before loading up the car?

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

A special thanks to Kristy Lampe for providing the First-aid for Animals to Homeopathy Today magazine in 2001.

Your sister recently gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She has been breast-feeding, but having a difficult time. She feels that her milk supply isn’t sufficient. She is also constipated, and suffering from a headache almost constantly. She explains that the headache starts as soon as she raises her head up from lying down, and that even her eyes hurt when merely moving them. Although it is colder now, she uses the heat in the house sparingly because she detests the heat of the furnace and it seems to make her worse. What remedy do you send 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

After a mild stroke in 2003, I began to have seizure trouble. For the next year, doctors tried six different anticonvulsant drugs, with no improvement.  I am a veterinarian, and was strictly allopathic at the time.

I became very depressed at my condition, and side effects from the drugs made things even worse.  I couldn't work very well, and began to self-medicate in an attempt to feel normal. 

Eventually, I convinced the doctors to try stopping my medication, and my symptoms improved immediately.  I sought the help of a homeopath, after beginning my own study of homeopathy, and my health steadily improved. Today I practice mostly homeopathy with my patients, am certified in veterinary homeopathy, and serve on the board of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH).

This medicine truly saved my life and restored my health, mentally and physically.

- Todd Cooney DVM, CVH of Kokomo, IN

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)

Dr.’s Prafull and Ambrish Vijayakar, MD (Hom), of Mumbai, India will present “Cured Cases Through Predictive Homeopathy” at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona on April 1-3, 2016. This live event will also be available online through a Webex simulcast. AMA Category 1 CME CreditsTM through New York Medical College are available. For further information visit the AIH website.

Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession in the U.S.

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

A HWB graduate reports the following case:

“On 24 September, a truck in Canapé-Vert lost its brakes, killing three people and injuring at least ten others. As I was nearby, I immediately diluted Arnica montana 200c in water and was able to serve several of the victims who were struck by the runaway truck. I am so grateful that HWB’s training (HWB Homeopathic Fundamentals Course) provided me with the skills to save peoples’ lives.”

To volunteer for future HWB trips to Haiti, or to make a donation to help train more Homéopathes Communautaires (Community Homeopaths), please go to www.hwbna.org.

North American Society of Homeopaths (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.

NASH has an extensive list of highly trained and experienced homeopaths available to mentor new homeopaths, students, and those embarking on a path of self-study. Anyone seeking mentoring, case supervision or advice on putting together an educational plan that suits their unique needs can contact NASH to be matched with a Registered 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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NCH Honors Homeopathic History – Hering Marker
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Homeopathy: The Missing Link Video
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Research - Pregnant Women Increasingly Interested in Homeopathic Remedies
http://1.usa.gov/1kRvJlW

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Beginner's First-aid for Animals Quiz Answer: Cocculus indicus  
Solve the Case Answer: Bryonia

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