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NCH Board of Directors Election

Heads up! The voting process for the 2017-2018 NCH Board of Directors will soon be underway. We encourage all current NCH members to exercise their right by voting online. Keep an eye out for the voting link which is scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.

 

NCH Announcements

JAHC Raffle Deadline is Coming Up

The early registration raffle deadline is fast approaching for the 2017 Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC), Connecting Minds, Creating Community, Inspiring Practice on March 31–April 2. To be entered into the raffle, your registration and payment must be received by January 19, 2017 (11:59pm ET). Anyone who registers for the conference by that day/time will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a free conference registration and two nights of accommodation for the 2018 JAHC – a prize worth almost $1,000! (Location of 2018 event TBD.) Don’t miss out!  Visit the conference website for all the details and register today.

 

 

The Homeopathic Community’s Response to the FDA/FTC

On December 8, 2016, NCH hosted a meeting of representatives from more than 10 homeopathic organizations and manufacturers to discuss the recent statements and recommendations made by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The homeopathic community is deeply concerned about the actions of both of these agencies and has formed a task force to identify the most strategic and appropriate collective course of action. We will share more information about how individuals in the homeopathic community can support this effort if and when it is determined that a broader community response is appropriate.  You can find a list of official press releases related to this issue on the NCH website.

Give the Gift of Knowledge

You love all that Homeopathy Today teaches – you let us know all the time (thanks!). Here’s your opportunity to give the gift of knowledge by sharing the magazine with others – like your friends, family, patients, and clients. The upcoming 2017 issues are now available for bulk ordering – order 10, 15, 20, or 25 additional copies of each issue this year to give to the people in your life that you believe will benefit from learning more about homeopathy. This offer will be available for a limited time only, so take this opportunity now to get a few extra copies of each issue—while they last! Learn More.

New issue of Homeopathy Today – Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Homeopathy Today is here and will soon be reaching member mail boxes! Not a member of NCH? Join today so you can access these stories in the latest edition!

  • Believe in the Good Fight
    A message from the NCH Board of Directors
  • Vital Support for People in Conventional Cancer Care
    How to use homeopathy and why it matters
  • Breaking Free from Antidepressants
    A safe, natural approach to reducing meds and lifting depression
  • Goodbye Gastritis, GERD, & Heartburn
    Gut Feelings: Treating the first and second brain with homeopathy
  • Register Now! 2017 Joint American Homeopathic Conference
    A unique weekend of learning, networking, and inspiration right in the heart of everything in Atlanta, GA
  • Modern Heroines of Homeopathy: Making a Difference
  • Animal Care: Spot the signs of chronic illness so you can root it out
  • Letter:  Congestive heart failure and life quality improve
  • 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 for Croup
Advice from Dr. Tim Dooley, ND MD

Have you ever tried to breathe through a straw? The smaller the straw, the harder it is to do, and the harder you try to breathe, the less effective your efforts become. This is very similar to what croup feels like, a respiratory disease that is common in the fall and early winter.

The vast majority of croup attacks can be helped by a few simple measures. First, holding the child in a comforting way helps them feel secure and relax. Turn on the shower so that the bathroom gets steamy and then hold the child in that humid air. For the same reason, keeping a humidifier in the child's room during respiratory ailments can help attacks. Carrying the child in the cool night air often brings relief.

But what else? Once again, homeopathy to the rescue!

The three most common homeopathic remedies for patients with croup are:

  • Aconite – The main properties are sudden onset of symptoms, a feeling of anxious panic or fear of death, and great restlessness. Add to these characteristics the fact that Aconite can cure a hoarse, dry, barking cough, and you have a perfect picture of a patient with croup. In fact, Aconite so closely fits the picture of a classic croup attack that it is almost always the first remedy given during an acute attack.
  • Spongia – Is usually prescribed on its peculiar specific symptoms. The cough is hollow, barking, or croupy and is often worse if the patient takes cold drinks and better if the patient takes warm drinks or food. It is this combination of a barking dry cough that is worse from cold drinks and/or better from warm drinks that is peculiar and characteristic for Spongia. In addition, the respiratory passages are dry and the patient may wake with a fear of suffocation.
  • Hepar sulph – It is both the general and peculiar characteristics for Hepar sulph that lead to its use in patients with croup, usually in the later stages of the illness. Patients who need this remedy are usually chilly; they just can't tolerate drafts or cold air. Emotionally they tend to be touchy and irritable. They often sweat easily. Their mucus discharges and expectoration tend to be thick and yellow. Their cough is choking, often barking, with rattling in the chest and is often brought on by breathing cold air.

A patient with croup may need all three of these remedies over a period of days as the illness goes through various stages.  The vast majority of the time, croup is a self-limiting and benign disease. My experience is that patients with this illness usually respond well to the simple measures and remedies outlined in this column. But anytime a patient, especially a child, is having respiratory problems, caution must be exercised. It is difficult to give exact parameters for which patients should go to the emergency room, but suffice to say that any patient having trouble breathing or becoming excessively fatigued from their illness needs a medical evaluation. Read the full article here.
Excerpt from Homeopathy Today October 2000, "Beyond Flat Earth Medicine: Homeopathic help for croup."

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

Lauren Hubele, M.Ed., was introduced to homeopathy when she was four months pregnant and received a diagnosis of melanoma cancer in 2001. Having lost her mother early in life to melanoma, Lauren chose to write a different story for herself and her growing family. Given the option of care with a homeopath MD in Heidelberg, she began down a path she still continues on today. Passionate about the healing power of the body and the importance of supporting the body’s ability to eliminate, Lauren eventually built her Austin, Texas, practice around what she learned through her personal experiences and the training she received from a variety of European mentors.

It was Lauren’s desire to support the greater mission of homeopathy the led her to seek a position on the NCH board. She is determined to be a part of the push to move homeopathy to its well-deserved place in health care today and believes this will best be achieved by communicating as a unified force.

Lauren is the mother of three children, Meghan 31, Kate 29, and Sebastian 14, who all reside in Austin and are big fans of homeopathy and embrace plant-based eating. She met her husband Joachim in Germany and the family moved to America together in 2008, returning for visits one to two months out of each year.

Prior to stepping into the world of homeopathy, Lauren was an accomplished educator for over 20 years. She taught high school in Heidelberg, Germany, for 10 years and before that served in a variety of administrative positions in the public and private sector. During that time she gained considerable experience working with boards and enjoys sharing the skills she acquired with the NCH board today.

 


 

TxOptions Scholarship Program

TxOptions is proud to announce its 9th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference Scholarship Program. This year,  12 two-day scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who fulfill the requirements below and send in their applications by February 1, 2017. Scholarships will cover the registration costs for 2-day educational sessions (either Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun). Recipients will be chosen from eligible students and practitioners from accredited schools. To apply, please forward the following information by email to tdixon@hylands.ca:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Phone
  4. Email
  5. Accredited school / practitioner credentials
  6. Year of graduation (anticipated or actual)
  7. Year of last JAHC conference attended
  8. NCH standing (are you a current NCH member?)
  9. What does homeopathy mean to you? 300 – 500 word essay

APHA 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for the APHA 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo, which will be held November 4–8, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. APHA 2017 will bring more than 12,000 public health professionals to Atlanta to learn, network and engage. The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme and current and emerging public health issues. Get all the necessary details  here.

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.

204-209: Introduction to the treatment of chronic disease

  1. If we exclude all chronic diseases that are caused by unhealthy living (Para. 77) and all medicinal diseases (Para. 74), most of the remainder of chronic diseases, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, are caused by the three miasms, sycosis, syphilis, and a greater proportion, psora.

  2. The homoeopath will never treat the primary symptoms, but only cures the underlying miasm. Refer to Chronic Diseases.

  3. When taking the chronic case, make a careful investigation if the patient ever had venereal disease. Two miasms might be present, but, frequently, psora is the sole fundamental cause of all chronic disease.

  4. Find out what kind of allopathic treatment had been had, to understand how the disease has changed.

  5. The patient’s age, mode of living and diet, occupation, domestic position, social relation, etc. must be taken into consideration, as well as the state of the mind and the disposition.

  6. Trace the picture of the disease, and get the patient to tell the most striking and peculiar symptoms.

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.

 

MYMOP2 Study

The results of a recent Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2) study conducted at the the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital in south-west England adds to a growing body of observational data which demonstrates that when patients with long term conditions come under homeopathic care their presenting symptoms and wellbeing often improve.  Read more.

Investigating the Use of Homeopathic Medicines in Agriculture

Professor Giovanni Dinelli of University of Bologna explains why he switched careers from developing herbicides to working with “agrohomeopathy,” plus the challenges faced by scientists wanting to conduct rigorous research into homeopathy. Watch the video here.

Science Behind Homeopathy Documentary

A documentary video, Science Behind Homeopathy, is another attempt to scientifically answer many queries like high dilution, dynamization, mode of action, transfer of biological information, physicochemical properties, etc. related to high dilutions and homeopathy. According to Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH), this video is the most updated work purely based on the peer-reviewed scientific publications in high dilution and homeopathy dedicated to fundamental research. View the 23-minute video here.

BeyondAvogadro.com – An Ultra High Dilution Portal

BeyondAvogadro.com is an online portal that works as a repository and reference space for research studies that have been conducted on dilution aspect of homeopathy (=ultra high dilutions), where medicines were diluted beyond 24X or 12CH dilution. It is not only a website to support homeopathy, but it symbolizes the enthusiasm and dynamism beyond materialistic medicine!  Visit BeyondAvogadro.com to learn more or sign up for their email list.

More on the Homeopathic Cold and Cough Syrup Study

Last month we told readers about an  interesting study that suggests that homeopathic cold and cough syrup are an effective way to rid a child of bothersome upper respiratory symptoms. The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) has published an article with further details. Check it out  here.

 

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Inner Development and the 21st Century Homeopath: The Revelation of Inspiring Homeopathy
January 17, 2017, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Moving beyond traditional materia medica, next generation homeopaths will increasingly be required to invest in personal healing and transformation. Tinus Smits’ system of Inspiring Homeopathy offers an inclusive approach for growth and development of the practitioner and the client. In order to recognize the influence of the homeopath on the client interaction and the remedy action, homeopaths must take the journey into the nature of substance. Preparing clients for the action of the remedy is key for lasting dynamic results. This webinar will explore the Healing Archetypes of Inspiring Homeopathy and Smits’ use of nine remedies to enhance the skills and inner development of the homeopath.

About the presenter: Dr. Joel Kreisberg, Founder and Director of the Teleosis Institute (www.teleosis.org, formerly the Teleosis School of Homeopathy), has been teaching homeopathy for 28 years. He is the author of The Homeopathic Handbook for the Treatment of Poison Ivy/Oak and Coaching and Healing: Transforming the Illness Narrative. He is the principle practitioner at Integrative Homeopathic Medicine. He practices in Berkeley, CA. www.inspiringhomeopathy.com.

REGISTER TODAY!

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

 

 

Since retiring, your father has been able to get back into his favorite pastime, golf. Even though he’s been enjoying his newfound freedom on the greens, the pain of golfer’s elbow is now putting a damper on his fun. After tossing and turning at night, he can get some rest and relief only after a gentle massage and the heating pad. He already tried Arnica and Rhus tox, which helped some, but they haven’t in his words “done the trick.” What remedy that has an affinity for tendons do you suggest he try next?
 

(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

One day I was going to my hairdresser's home for a trim. Her voice sounded odd and I was concerned. She said her tongue was “so sore” and that she had been to the doctor and was put on medication for it, but even so, she had been miserable for over a week. When I asked about her symptoms she described the pain as “burning.” I retrieved my homeopathic kit from the car and immediately gave her a dose of Causticum. Then, while adding some additional pellets to a bottle of water, just in case she needed another dose after I had gone, I was explaining how to take it when she yelled, "It's gone! The pain is gone!" I shook my head in disbelief because I have never myself had relief so quickly after taking a remedy or seen it in others either. She just couldn't believe it herself as she had only heard me talk about homeopathy, but she had never taken a homeopathic remedy in her life. It feels so good to help someone in need, but also to prove once again these wonderful little pellets can perform magic!

- L. Capoccia, Stephenson, VA

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)

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

The next AIH webinar, presented by Roger Morrison, MD, will be at 7pm Eastern Time on Thursday February 2, 2017. 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 Board and staff of the Council for Homeopathic Certification wishes you, your family and loved ones, warmest thoughts and best wishes for a holiday season filled with peace and happiness.
CHC’s mission is to advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

NASH is committed to professional development and we are proud of our Registered members who have listed themselves as mentors to students or practitioners.  We provide a directory of these mentors on our website here.

Over the next year, we will be featuring the concept of mentoring by sharing the services our mentors can provide to students and practitioners through our website and during a webinar on this topic. Please contact nashinfo@homeopathy.org with any questions you may have.
The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing and serving as the voice of all professional homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

The arrival of a new year brings continuing opportunities for HWB to provide quality homeopathic care for the people of Haiti. In addition to providing clinical care, we are poised to offer classes in homeopathy, thus enabling the Haitian people to learn how to help themselves - perhaps the greatest gift of all! Won't you join the HWB team and extend a helping hand to those in need?  Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about the opportunities that we offer both in Haiti and in the Unites States and learn more about how to support our work here.
HWB’s mission is to introduce or advance the understanding and use of homeopathy in areas where it does not yet exist or is minimally available, as well as to promote and provide homeopathic care and healing in emergency situations.

 

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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JAHC Raffle Deadline is Coming Up
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FDA/FTC Statements and Recommendations
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/advocacy

FDA/FTC Related Press Releases
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/advocacy

Give the Gift of Knowledge
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today-magazine

Login & Join NCH as a Member
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Homeopathy for Croup – Full Article
http://www.homeopathycenter.org/homeopathy-today/beyond-flat-earth-medicine-homeopathic-help-croup

MYMOP2 Study
http://www.homeopathyjournal.net/article/S1475-4916(16)30020-0/abstract

Investigating the Use of Homeopathic Medicines in Agriculture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0k0QswkwFo

Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH)
http://researchinhomeopathy.org/

Science Behind Homeopathy Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40VGXJbAnKo

BeyondAvogadro.com
http://beyondavogadro.com/

Homeopathic Cold and Cough Syrup Study
http://www.complementarytherapiesinmedicine.com/article/S0965-2299(16)30277-1/abstract

New ASPPH Article on the Homeopathic Cold and Cough Syrup Study
http://www.aspph.org/washington-researchers-find-homeopathic-cold-syrup-effective-for-young-children/

Inner Development and the 21st Century Homeopath: The Revelation of Inspiring Homeopathy
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6815709132388557313

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http://www.homeopathycenter.org/your-homeopathy-story

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