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Conference Hotel Deadline Approaching

Time is running out to take advantage of the discounted room rate of $155 at the Westin hotel for the 11th Annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference. This price is an excellent deal so make your reservation before the March 15, 2016 deadline to get this reduced group price. After that the nightly room rate will increase to $179+/night. Get more details and start your hotel reservation on the NCH website.

 

 

NCH Announcements

Congratulations New BOD Members

The NCH Board of Directors election process concluded in February and the results are in. The following candidates were elected to the BOD for the 2016-2017 term:

  • Jonci Jensen, ND
  • Lauri Grossman, DC CCH RSHom(NA) 
  • Glenna Tinney, MSW ACSW DCSW

The NCH BOD is thrilled to welcome these three new members to their ranks.

JAHC – Register by March 23

The regular rate registration deadline for the much anticipated 11th Annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (April 8-10, 2016 in Westminster, CO) is just around the corner! Register by March 23 to save! Every year the JAHC brings together the best of the best in the homeopathic community – students, practitioners, teachers, authors, legends. You’ve read their books; learned from them from online – now meet them in person. Register today!

Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live! Workshop and Marketplace on April 9, 2016, from 1:30pm-6:30pm at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, CO. This event was so popular last year that we just had to do it again! Discover the breathtaking beauty of a first-class hotel nestled between Denver and Boulder while spending the afternoon exploring the basics of using homeopathy at home. Stroll through our holistic JAHC Marketplace and treat yourself, or shop for your favorite people! Over 10,000 have joined in our webinar series so far and this is your chance to take part live and in-person! Tickets are only $35 if you pre-register by March 23.

 

 

Homeopathy: How to Choose a Remedy's Potency

Just getting started with homeopathy and not quite sure how to choose the most appropriate potency? Check out our simple infographic chart that breaks it down. You can also learn more about how to start using homeopathy on the NCH website.

Participate in the 12th 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 sporting events, clinics, written materials, pieces on Twitter and Facebook, publication articles, and much more – shared in over 40 countries. The theme for WHAW 2016 is Homeopathy as Preventative Medicine. Learn how to get involved and plan your participation by visiting the official website.

National Survey Reveals Statistics about the Use of Homeopathy by US Adults

An important survey on the use of homeopathy and homeopathic medicines in the USA has been published in the highly respected American Journal of Public Health. The researchers used the 2012 National Health Interview Survey to compare homeopathy users with supplement users and those using other forms of complementary and integrative medicine. Of particular note was that homeopathy users who saw a professional homeopath were significantly more likely to feel that homeopathy was “very important in maintaining health and well-being” and that it helped their health condition “a great deal”. Read more here.

External Use Remedy Tips
In this series we highlight the external uses of some common homeopathic remedies.

Hypericum
(Common Name: St. John's Wort)

Hypericum soothes and heals wounds, especially where nerves have been damaged and the injury is
painful. The pains of a wound requiring Hypericum are typically shooting and/or severe. Here are some common external uses of the liquid lotion or ointment:

  • Cuts/wounds – Use lotion to bathe and clean dirty cuts/wounds, and apply ointment before bandaging. Hypericum is especially good where there are shooting pains in or around the wound, and for injuries to nerve-rich parts (crushed fingers and toes). If a compress is applied to a crushed finger or toe, and kept damp for a few days, a damaged nail can be prevented from taking an odd shape once healed.
  • Insect bites – Use Hypericum for pain and swelling of insect bites. If swelling persists, apply the lotion as a compress and keep in place for as long as it takes for the swelling to diminish.

  • Sun and other burns (first and second degree with blistering) – Soak gauze strips in Hypericum lotion, wring out and lay over the burned area. Keep the bandages damp by spraying the area with the lotion. Do not remove the cloth until the pain has ceased.

  • Piles – Use a compress of Hypericum lotion (or ointment if preferred) for bleeding piles with severe shooting pains. Repeat as necessary, but seek help from a trained homeopath.

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.

105-114: The effects of the remedies (part 1):

  1.  The second point is to know the remedies.
  2.  The pathological effects of several medicines must be known, so we can select among them.
  3.  You can't learn much about the effects of medicines by giving them to sick people, because the symptoms of the medicine will be mixed up with the symptoms of the natural disease.
  4.  You must do provings to find out the medicinal effects.
  5.  I was the first to suggest this method.
  6.  All those who have seen the effect of poisons could have never understood that the morbid lesions were simply the clues to the curative powers of the drugs. It can't be learned by a priori speculation, nor by the senses.
  7.  I have observed pure effects of the medicines– without any reference to therapeutic object– and they produce certain, reliable disease symptoms, each according to its own peculiar character.
  8.  Dangerous effects are seen at the termination of symptoms when given in large doses. This recalls the primary actions (Para. 63) and secondary action (Para. 62-7). The human organism reacts as much as is needed to raise the health to a normal healthy state.
  9.  The only exception is narcotic medicines, where the secondary action produces greater irritation and sensitivity.
  10.  With the exception of the narcotics, we observe the primary action when given in moderate doses to healthy people.

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.

 

Save the Date! HRI 2017

The Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) is delighted to announce that the 3rd HRI International Homeopathy Research Conference will be held in Malta on June 9-11, 2017. This is your opportunity to be inspired by the very latest developments in homeopathy research, while relaxing on a historic, sun-drenched island in the southern Mediterranean. Learn more.

Chemical Dyes Can Detect Presence of Homeopathic High Dilutions

Despite a significant body of evidence in both fundamental and clinical research, the plausibility of homeopathy continues to be challenged. The persistence of this issue stems primarily from the fact that for some homeopathic medicines, the serial dilution and succussion processes involved in their manufacture leads to such ‘ultra high’ levels of dilution that no starting material should remain. A plausible mechanism for action for these medicines is therefore difficult to conceive. Dr. Steven Cartwright’s ingenious approach to the problem uses chemical dyes that can detect the presence of homeopathic high dilutions. HRI provides a plain language summary of Dr. Cartwright's groundbreaking work here.

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Homeopathic Support for Surgery Success & Healing
March 7, 2016, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Support your body’s ability to heal through and after surgery using homeopathy. Creating a little kit ahead of time will make it easy for those unfamiliar with homeopathy to dispense when needed. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy a softer, sweeter recovery with homeopathy!

About the presenter: Pamela Hoefer Lialias is a homeopath, writer, speaker, and intuitive. You can find her homeopathic offerings via SpiritHomeopathy.com. Pamela lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their three children.

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

This webinar is a part of the "Homeopathy Academy for Moms" series. 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 andother webinars in the series or watch videos of past webinars.

 

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

Your dog abrades his pads during a trip around the neighborhood with your roller-blading child. You give him a dose of ________ for the pain, and wrap his pads with gauze saturated in diluted ________ tincture.

(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.

Oops! There was a typo in last month’s quiz answer! The word “Natrum” was mistakenly omitted. The answer to the case, Your friend has suffered a bad concussion. She has a very hard time concentrating and prefers to be silent. She develops depression and has headaches in the occipital lobe. What remedy would you think of?, is Natrum Sulphuricum. Sorry about that! And now this month’s edition…

While visiting from out of town, you join your brother and his toddler on a trip to the local grocery store. The toddler keeps asking to be picked up, and once picked up she then squirms and wants to get back down. She persistently asks for items on the shelves, and when he tells her 'no' the child cries and throws a fit. When he does give in and offers her what she wants, she throws it down saying that she doesn’t want it. She is carrying a cup of juice and drinking often. What remedy do you recommend?

(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

My first impressive encounter with homeopathy was during an episode of our son having a night terror. He sat bolt upright in his bed, looking intensely into the dark screaming, “Noooo, don’t let them take me.” These episodes were recurring, and sometimes took hours to resolve. He kept looking intently at what seemed to me was something real, but wasn’t there. He screamed “Mommy, don’t let them take me! Noooo! Don’t let them take meeee!” His body was shaking with the effort of elongating his words.

At the time, I was just learning the basics of homeopathy and I had joined a local study group. So I quickly got my materia medica to look up his most significant symptoms to be sure that I would pick the best match. I decided that Belladonna was the one he needed.

As soon as the Belladonna pellets hit his tongue, and I mean as soon as they hit his tongue, he “woke up”! I don’t remember how many more of these night terror episodes we went through, but I do know that with the help of homeopathy they became less and less frequent and then ended all together.

- Kathy Sweeney of Aniak, Alaska

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 in North America (ACHENA)

In December, 2015, ACHENA announced the conclusion of a public comment period on the role of distance education in the preparation of professional homeopathic practitioners. The vast majority of comments regarding distance education were highly favorable and ACHENA extends our thanks to all those who submitted comments. As a result, ACHENA’s updated Accreditation Manual now allows for accreditation of schools that offer: 1) distance learning only programs, 2) blended learning programs (combination of distance education and in-person education), and 3) traditional in-person programs. This change has the potential of opening accreditation to additional schools that offer distance learning only programs.

To provide schools, students and the general homeopathic community with a brief overview of updated accreditation standards for distance learning programs, ACHENA is offering a one hour session as follows:

Shining a Light on Distance Education: A Brief Overview of ACHENA’s Updated Distance Learning Standards
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm east coast time. Please save this date on your calendar.  For call-in information write to: info@achena.org.

For a summary of the Public Comment process and updated Accreditation Manual please visit ACHENA’s website at: http://achena.org/PublicComment.htm

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

The AIH Annual Conference in Tempe, Arizona will host Dr.’s Prafull and Ambrish Vijayakar MD (Hom), of Mumbai, India presenting: “Cured Cases Through Predictive Homeopathy” at The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Open to all homeopathic practitioners.

The live event will also be available online through FUZE simulcast. Approved for AMA Category 1 CME Credits™.  For further information, or to register, go to www.homeopathyusa.org.
Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession in the US.

Minnesota Homeopathic Association (MHA)

The MHA is proud to present a two-day conference with Dr. Sunil Anand, leading classical homeopathic practitioner and teacher from India, on April 23rd and 24th. Dr. Anand will be focusing on “Techniques for Pediatric and Adult Case Taking.” Please note that the conference is designed for homeopathic practitioners.

Join us for a wonderful weekend of information, inspiration and connecting with other homeopaths!
This special event will be held at the beautiful Woodlake Nature Center in Richfield, MN, a few miles south of Minneapolis and convenient to the MSP International Airport.

To learn more or to register, visit: www.minnesotahomeopathicassociation.org.

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

NASH has just started a new, exciting contest!! Would you like your art or photography on the cover of The American Homeopath?

Are you an artist or photographer? You may have noticed that the last two issues of The American Homeopath journal have featured some beautiful photographs (AH20 and AH21) on the cover, generously provided by homeopath and photographer Katalin Cowan. We would like to give all creative members of our homeopathic community the chance to have their work on our cover. Learn more here.

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.
If you have questions, please email nashinfo@homeopathy.org

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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2016 JAHC Schedule
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2016-jahc-schedule-glance-0

2016 JAHC Registration
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2016-jahc-registration

Conference Hotel Deadline Approaching
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/2016-jahc-hotel-travel-area-information

2nd Annual Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live! Workshop & Marketplace
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-academy-moms-live-2016

Homeopathy: How to Choose a Remedy's Potency Infographic
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/how-choose-remedys-potency

12TH World Homeopathy Awareness  Week
http://www.worldhomeopathy.org

National Survey Reveals Statistics about the Use of Homeopathy by US Adults
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/mgh-sea021816.php

Save the date! HRI 2017
https://www.hri-research.org/2016/02/hri-malta-2017-9-11-june-save-the-date/

Chemical Dyes Can Detect Presence of Homeopathic High Dilutions
https://www.hri-research.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/HRI_ResearchArticle_30_TournierRoberts_2015_SolvatochromicDyes1.pdf

Webinar Homeopathic Support for Surgery Success & Healing
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2344821067209199106

Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/your-homeopathy-story

NASH Cover Art Contest
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/news/cover-art-contest-american-homeopath

NASH Homepage
http://www.homeopathy.org

Are you a member? Learn more about NCH Membership
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/joinrenew-membership

Beginner's First Aid for Animals Quiz Answer: a. Hypericum, b. Calendula
Solve the Case Answer: Chamomilla

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