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Calendar of Events & Seminars

Are you providing a seminar this year? Or do you know of an upcoming conference or homeopathy community event that isn’t posted in our Calendar of Events? Let us know! We welcome in-person gatherings of all types – from small introductory classes being held at your local library, post-graduate seminars at colleges, regional meetings, and national conferences. Directions on when, what, and how to submit an event to be included for FREE can be found 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.

 

NCH Announcements

Annual Report

We recently announced the release of our 2015 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 2015. In addition to our active engagement with the community to respond to hearings by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we reached a record number of people – more than 1 million! – through our publications, social media, conference, educational programs, and website in 2015. The report also serves as another ”thank you” to our 2015 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.

2017 JAHC Speaker Line-up

Last month we shared a sneak peek of who will be presenting at the 12th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC): Connecting Minds, Creating Community, Inspiring Practice and we are delighted to add to that list. In addition to Resie Moonen, MD; Stephen A. Messer, ND, DHANP; Eric Udell, ND; Jamie Oskin, ND; Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH; and Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH, presenters will include:

  • Divya Chhabra
  • Louis Klein
  • Mark Janikula, ND
  • Kathleen Slonager, RN, DiHOM, CCH
  • Denise Straiges, CCH, RSHom(NA), PCH
  • Alastair Gray, DSH (UK), PCH (UK), PCHom, RSHom
  • Robin Di Pasquale, ND
  • Karen B Allen, CCH
  • Pierre Fontaine, CCH RSHom(NA)
  • Alex Bekker, MD
  • Eli Camp, ND, DHANP
  • Shirl Airov-Bieling, ND DiHom

The excitement is building and we can’t wait to share the full schedule with you! The JAHC will be held March 31-April 2, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. Mark your calendar – registration opens in November.

 

 

 


Meet the NCH Board of Directors
Each month we highlight a Board Member to help you get better acquainted with the faces of NCH.

Andrew Kaufmann, ND received his BS in Biology and Chemistry, graduated cum laude from Southampton College, Long Island University in N.Y. After relocating to Arizona, Dr. Kaufmann graduated with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 2003. Upon receiving his medical degree in 2003, Dr. Kaufmann joined a naturopathic group practice as an associate physician practicing family medicine at Scottsdale Natural Medicine and Healing Clinic before relocating to San Carlos, AZ in 2004 to become Medical Director for the San Carlos Apache Tribe Diabetes Prevention Program. In addition to Medical Director, Dr. Kaufmann was also interim Community Outreach and Education Manager and Project Coordinator for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians, a federally funded community directed grant. In 2011 Dr. Kaufmann and his wife Sandra Kaufmann founded Tree of Life Natural Medicine, a Family Medicine clinic focusing on Naturopathic Mental Health using classical homeopathy.

Dr. Kaufmann is board licensed in Family Medicine by the Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board. His memberships include the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association, Naturopathic Academy of Primary Care Physicians, and Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. In addition, Dr. Kaufmann is past Vice-President of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Alumni Association, currently serves on the medical advisory board of Naturopathic Economics, LLC and has been a NCH Board Member since 2015.

 

 

New Issue of Homeopathy Today.

The Autumn 2016 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 latest edition:

  • Cat Cures: 3 Tales of Transformation:
    The Cat Who Breathed Too Loudly
    Cats Being Catty: Bites, Infection, Jealousy
    Kitten Stops Staggering, Starts Swaggering
  • When the Fabric of Safety is Shattered:
    Healing from trauma, terror, and violence; natural help for PTSD
  • Go With the Flow:
    Every woman’s guide to healthy, pain-free periods—naturally
  • Six Remedies to Relieve Infection:
    The Lowdown on Lumps, Bumps, Abscesses
  • Magic Mushroom? The Power of Agaricus muscarius
  • Modern Heroines of Homeopathy Make a Difference:
    Stories of inspiration
  • Motorcycle Accident Triggers Unusual Trauma Reaction:
    Small dose, big results—complete recovery from severe PTSD
  • You Can Prevent Flu: Here’s How
  • Understand the Homeopathic Method & Improve Your Results
  • And more!

A subscription to Homeopathy Today is available exclusively to NCH 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!

Homeopathy and Autism

Homeopathy Plus has provided an excellent FAQ page on the homeopathic treatment of individuals with autism. With the help of expert Fran Sheffield, they answer these frequently asked questions:

  • Does homeopathy help autism and related disorders?
  • Which homeopathic remedies treat autism?
  • What is needed for successful treatment?
  • How much improvement will I see?
  • Does my child have to stop other treatments or supplements before starting homeopathy?
  • How are homeopathic remedies given?

Check it out here and share it with others!

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.

172-184: One-Sided Cases:

  1. A similar difficulty occurs when there are too few symptoms. These cases deserve our careful attention.
  2. There are certain chronic diseases that have few symptoms. These are "one sided" cases.
  3. The complaint may be internal or external (local maladies).
  4. In the first kind it might just be the lack of discernment on the part of the practitioner.
  5. Still, there might be just one or two symptoms after a well taken case.
  6. In these very rare cases, we should give the remedy that is homeopathically indicated.
  7. Sometimes, this will cure the case especially if the symptoms are characteristic.
  8. More frequently, the medicine will cover the case only partially.
  9. This leads to a new array of symptoms, some of the disease itself, which have never before been noticed.
  10. These new symptoms, while they might owe their origin to the remedy, are the symptoms of the disease and we should direct further treatments accordingly.
  11. The imperfect selection of the remedy, in these cases, opens the case to the discovery of the more accurate remedy.
  12. When the first dose ceases action, the second remedy can be selected.
  13. Keep taking the case after each new remedy until recovery is complete.

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.

 

Attention pet owners and farmers! Looking for more ways to help your four-legged friends with homeopathy and good nutrition? We can help! The NCH Webinar archive includes these four outstanding hour-long presentations from licensed veterinary expert homeopaths:

  1. Case Taking and Evaluation of Response in Animals
  2. Homeopathy for the Farm (including horses!)
  3. Learn How Diet Can Significantly Improve Your Pet's Health
  4. Homeopathy for Companion Animals, Horses and Livestock

It’s all there, FREE for current NCH 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."

Homeopathic Treatment of Respiratory Allergies

In this latest edition of the Homeopathic Research Institute’s HRI Research in Focus series, Dr. Ferreri and colleagues describe the success of an integrated homeopathic protocol used from 2011-2014 to treat 430 patients with respiratory allergies in the Centre for Integrated Medicine, Pitigliano, Tuscany. Read more.

News in Nanoparticles

Researchers at Georgia State University found ginger-derived nanoparticles reduced inflammation and enhanced intestinal repair in mice with IBD-type symptoms, suggesting it could be used for treatment of conditions like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in humans. As you likely already know, skeptics of homeopathy also have long avowed that homeopathic medicines work only by placebo effect since the medicines are “just water” and void of anything other than sugar. However, research conducted at the respected Indian Institutes of Technology did confirm the presence of nanoparticles of the starting materials even at high dilutions.

While the Georgia State University research on ginger doesn’t mention homeopathy, it is certainly a step towards proving that nanoparticles do have a biological and clinical effect. Read more about the study on ginger nanoparticles here.

To learn more about the connection between homeopathy and nanopartciles, we welcome you to view our webinar Homeopathy as a Form of Nanomedicine here.

Nomination for Hans Walz Prize Now Being Accepted

The Robert Bosch Stiftung (Foundation) awards many prizes for exemplary ideas and initiatives in the fields of science, health, international relations, education, society and culture. Nominations for the 2017 Hans Walz Prize are now being accepted. The aim of the prize is to promote the research of the history of homeopathy outside the Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation. The prize will be awarded for a major study (i.e. Master- or Diploma-thesis, doctoral dissertation, monograph or article). Both unpublished and studies published in 2015, 2016 or 2017 will be accepted. The language of the study can be German, English or French. The winner of the prize will be chosen by a jury. The deadline for nominations and applications is July 30, 2017. Read more.

HRI Malta 2017 – Registration is now live!

Full details of the 3rd HRI International Homeopathy Research Conference (June 9-11, 2017) and registration are now available online. Whether you are thinking of presenting, attending or being a sponsor/exhibitor for this event, everything you need to know can be found here.

 

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Medicine Cabinet Makeover: From Allopathy to Homeopathy
October 17, 2016, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

One of the barriers to using homeopathy can be habit. Once you’ve made the decision to include homeopathy in your life, it can be hard to break the routine of giving an over-the-counter allopathic drug; especially when you or a loved one is sick or in pain and you’re use to reaching for the aspirin, ibuprofen or antihistamine.

Join NCH and Kelly Callahan, CCH to learn her medicine cabinet makeover tips and tricks to help cement a new pathway to healing. She’ll also include helpful information on remedy differentials, dosing protocols and details on when you should follow up with a professional.

You will walk away from this webinar with specific action-steps to start exploring the natural alternatives that homeopathy has to offer!

About the presenter: Karen Callahan is a CHC certified professional homeopath with a small practice in mid-coast Maine. She graduated from the Baylight Center for Homeopathy in Portland, Maine in 2011 and is starting her third year with Jeremy Sherr and the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies, in Sweden. Prior to becoming a homeopath, Kelly was a teacher in both wilderness and classroom settings, working primarily with middle school students in alternative settings. When not working on cases, she homeschools her two children, ages 9 and 12, on a beautiful ridge in Appleton, Maine.

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 and other webinars in the series or watch videos of past webinars.

 

 

You recently sent your niece off to college with a homeopathic remedy kit and all your good wishes. She phones you a few weeks later sounding restless and irritable: “It really hurts when I go to the bathroom! It’s making me crazy! What remedy should I take?” You ask some questions and learn that the pain came on very suddenly so she went to the college clinic, where she was diagnosed with a bladder infection and given antibiotics. “But I haven’t taken them yet,” she says. “I was hoping you could help me. Is there something in my kit? Those antibiotics always give me such an upset stomach.” She has classic urinary tract infection symptoms:

  1. Frequent and intolerable urge to urinate
  2. Urine passing drop by drop
  3. Almost unbearable pain

You ask her to describe the pain: “It’s so sharp and hot! Each drop burns like crazy when it comes out … what’s really scary is I saw a little blood, too, but the nurse said that’s not unusual.” Your niece mentions that her throat is also kind of sore upon swallowing. What remedy do you suggest to 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

For many years I suffered regular nose bleeds due to Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler–Weber–Rendu syndrome. My older senior relatives were afflicted with internal bleeding and needed regular, monthly blood transfusions and iron shots, but I had been very fortunate, having had only three transfusions in the late 1970s.

After studying homeopathy, I decided to consult a professional homeopathic doctor in Boston and was prescribed Phosphorus. My nose still bleeds, but instead of 30-60 minute episodes, I take the Phosphorus and it usually stops in 5-10 minutes.

My hematologist is impressed by the progress that I’ve made and always encourages me to “keep doing what you’re doing.” I tell everyone I know that homeopathy is the way to go!

- S. Winthrop of East Taunton, MA

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 Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP)

Only the Best Products Should Reach the Market by Mark Land, AAHP President

Many of today’s homeopathic products originated because of the contributions of our predecessors. These medicines were developed based on the medical expertise of ancestor homeopaths, often motivated by a perceived need in the market or a passionate pursuit of a specific therapeutic area. Today the development of health care products is well defined, complex and expensive. Many therapeutic ideas never make it to market, failing within one of the myriad stages of development. Only the best products reach the market.

Some within the homeopathic community question how applicable many of the stages of the current drug development process are to homeopathic healthcare products. I believe homeopathic products can benefit from the principles embodied within this approach. Today, the most successful homeopathic medicines are often the subject of rigorous, deliberate development programs. Continue Reading.
The AAHP is the not-for-profit trade organization of the American homeopathic industry - an alliance of homeopathic manufacturers, marketers and pharmacists in the U.S.

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

Roger Morrison, MD, world renowned homeopathic practitioner and author, will be the featured speaker at the AIH Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29 – 30th preceding the 2017 JAHC. This seminar is open to all homeopaths.

The next AIH webinar will be presented by Peter Gold at 7pm Eastern Time on Thursday November 3, 2016. For more information, or to attend either event, please visit www.homeopathyusa.org.
The AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession in the U.S. since 1844.

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

The CHC October exam registration is now closed. If you started but have not yet completed the registration process, you are still considered as registered and must complete the process at least two weeks before your exam date. If you have any questions about exam policies or process, please consult the CHC Exam Handbook.

Attention CCH AND CCH(Cand) credential holders: We are excited to announce that the CHC has streamlined the process for the CCH credential recertification and the CCH(Cand) renewal! For the upcoming recertification/renewal cycle beginning October 1st, you will complete the process by simply logging into your CHC account and following the on-screen instructions. You will receive reminder emails with further details soon, so please be sure we have your most current contact information. We think you will find the new process to be more efficient and reliable than the manual processes of the past and look forward to your feedback! If you have any questions about CCH(Cand) renewal or CCH recertification policies or process, please consult the CHC Candidate Handbook or CHC Recertification Handbook, respectively.

Congratulations to our newly certified practitioners!
The Council for Homeopathic Certification is dedicated to promoting homeopathic excellence through certification.

Homeopathic Nurses Association (HNA)

The HNA is proud to announce our 2016 Scholarship program! This scholarship is open to active HNA members and to be used for homeopathic education classes, conferences, or workshops. Requirements for applicants include writing a one-page essay on how this scholarship will facilitate advancement of their homeopathic nursing career. There are two $250 scholarships available. Learn more on our website here.
The Homeopathic Nurses Association is dedicated to supporting all nurses who are interested in homeopathy. Visit our website to learn more and to join: nursehomeopaths.org

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

The Book Review section on the NASH website is accessible to everyone. Reviews of mostly current homeopathic books are posted here. We are always looking for more well-written reviews to publish.

If you have read a particularly stimulating or illuminating book on or about homeopathy, please consider writing a review, and sending it to Laura at BookReviewEditor@gmail.com. Be sure to include the following information with your review: title, author, publisher, and price of the book, as well as your name and contact info. You could find your work published on the NASH website with hundreds of people reading your review!
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.

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NCH’s 2015 Annual Report
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/sites/default/files/NCH-2015-Annual-Report-091416-web1.pdf

Homeopathy & Autism
http://homeopathyplus.com/homeopathy-and-autism-faq/

NCH Calendar of Events
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/events

NCH – About Submitting an Event for the Calendar
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/about-nch-calendar-events

Homeopathic Treatment of Respiratory Allergies
https://www.hri-research.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/HRI_Issue_31_Summer_2016.pdf

News in Nanoparticles
http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/08/17/Ginger-based-nanoparticles-may-treat-inflammatory-bowel-disease/6811471463763/?spt=mps&or=3&sn=hn

Nominations for Hanz Walz Prize
http://www.igm-bosch.de/content/language2/downloads/Hans_Walz_Prize_2017.pdf

HRI Malta Event Registration
http://www.hrimalta2017.org/

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

AAHP Only the Best Products Should Reach the Market
http://www.aahp.info/articles/only-the-best-products-should-reach-the-market/

Homeopathic Nurses Association
http://www.nursehomeopaths.org/

NCH Webinar - Medicine Cabinet Makeover: From Allopathy to Homeopathy
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6027260336526133251

NCH Website Login Page
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/user

NCH Planned Giving Page
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/planned-giving

CHC Exam Handbook
http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com/documents/CHC_Exam_Handbook.pdf

CHC Candidate Handbook
http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com/documents/CHC_Candidate_Handbook.pdf

CHC Recertification Handbook
http://www.homeopathicdirectory.com/documents/CHC_Recertification_Handbook.pdf

NASH Website – Book Reviews
https://homeopathy.org/homeopathic-library/nash-book-reviews/

 

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