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We know that homeopathy is safe, gentle, and effective and we share this information with the world every day – last year our website had almost 1 million visitors! We are extremely grateful for the heartwarming response we receive from our donors and we remain committed to our mission to promote health through homeopathy. Thank you to our supporters! Please take a minute to share how NCH has made a difference in your life by visiting our Why I Give page.

JAHC 2018 – April 6-8 – Save the Date!

This is a friendly reminder to mark your calendars now for the 13th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC)—Homeopathy: An Affordable Healthcare Solution—being held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown, Phoenix, Arizona from April 6-8, 2018.

NCH Announcements

Vegetarian Times Magazine Discontinued

We regret to inform you that Vegetarian Times (a.k.a. Vegetarian Today) magazine is no longer published and therefore no longer available through the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH). We are pleased to have been able to offer you a deeply discounted subscription to this popular magazine for the past 10+ years, but unfortunately the publisher, Active Interest Media, informed us that the magazine is discontinued. Those with current subscriptions will be contacted by Vegetarian Times directly with further details. For questions and additional information on the online resources they will continue to offer, visit their website or contact them directly at hello@vegetariantimes.com.

Give Today for a Better Tomorrow

Every day hundreds of people visit the NCH’s website to find answers to questions about natural alternatives to traditional medications. In fact, one of the most popular sections of the site is the “Find a Remedy” tool. With this tool, newcomers quickly learn about homeopathy and how to start using it at home to address minor illnesses and injuries for themselves and their families. It is your support of NCH that enables us to provide these free and important resources to the general public. Please give generously today so that we may continue to provide these resources for a better tomorrow.
 


 

Homeopathy: Where do I start?

Are you new to homeopathy and not quite sure how it
works? Check out our simple flow chart that breaks down
how to get started with homeopathy. You can learn more
about beginning your journey with this amazing system of healing on the NCH website.

And for our more seasoned community members, the 
infographic also serves as an excellent waiting room flyer, introductory presentation handout, or educational circular at your next health fair. Download your copy for free here.

Homeopathy for Food Poisoning

The first day of summer is just around the corner and many of us will be enjoying a June picnic or cookout with friends and family. But what happens when that turkey burger, potato salad, or cream-filled éclair that you ate has been left unrefrigerated for too long? Foodborne illness could strike! Check your stock of remedies to be sure you have these commonly used remedies for food poisoning on hand:

  • Arsenicum album – Works for most food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea. Those needing it are usually restless and anxious. They often cannot stand the sight or smell of food and are thirsty, for frequent sips of ice cold water (which may be vomited shortly after drinking).
  • Carbo vegetabilis – Those needing this remedy often have the characteristic "air hunger"—that is, they want air blowing in their face. They may not be short of breath and they are often chilly, but the cool air fanned on their face feels good. Like those needing China, they tend to be flatulent and may have a colic that is better from bending double.
  • Podophyllum – The diarrhea tends to be profuse, gushing, and painless with an offensive, often putrid, odor. Gurgling through the abdomen commonly precedes the diarrhea. It is sometimes confused with Arsenicum because the patient may be restless, fidgety, and desire cold drinks.
  • China (Cinchona) – Patients needing China are often bloated and flatulent. The diarrhea tends to be dark, foul, and watery, and there is often undigested food present. They may have a colicky pain in the abdomen that is better by bending double. Individuals who need China are often weak and oversensitive from their exhausting discharges.

Learn about more homeopathic medicines commonly used for food poisoning here.

Easing the Way for Mom & Baby​
Homeopathy helps during labor & delivery

For more than 200 years, gentle, effective homeopathic remedies have been the choice of pregnant women worldwide. These pleasant-tasting, environmentally-friendly medicines are made from natural substances and given in extremely tiny doses. Used as directed, they are very safe for moms and babies alike, without worry about toxic side effects as with many conventional medicines.

In the Summer issue of Homeopathy Today, naturopathic doctor Elana Gelman recounts her compelling story, “A Labor of Love: How Homeopathy Helped Me Have the Natural Birth I Have Always Wanted.” And Gabrielle Traub, MTech(Hom), CCH, offers practical advice gleaned from her many years of practice in an OB-GYN clinic on “How to Include Homeopathy in Your Birth Plan.”

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!

Developing Key Messages
By Alissa Gould, public relations manager, Boiron USA

Last month, I shared an article on being prepared and asking the right questions for media interviews or other situations. This article builds on reviewing communications basics by discussing message development. Whether you are meeting a retailer or health care professional, talking to regulators, giving a presentation or answering media questions, it’s best to be prepared with a mental road map to drive the conversation where you want it to go. As with last month’s article, we encourage you to pass along these tips to others in your company. Continue reading.

Provided by The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists, www.aahp.info.

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

Fabrice Figliolini is currently the vice president of finance, information Technology, Supply Chain and Human Resources at Boiron Inc. in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include overseeing most of the operations aspects of the company in the U.S., helping the company to be financially responsible, streamlining its IT systems, and moving products throughout the company and the world. He enjoys working with a team driven to change our healthcare system by helping people view their health in a more holistic way.

“I’m passionate about homeopathic medicine since I have witnessed for many years its positive impact on myself, my family, and many of my friends,” says Figliolini, who was raised on this therapeutic system since infancy. “At work, this personal experience is very motivating and I feel fortunate to be a part of a company and industry that is changing the habits of so many moms, health care practitioners, and others across the country.”

Figliolini has been in living in the Philadelphia area for the past 20 years. He earned his BBA in International business and his MBA in Management Information Systems from Temple University.

When he is not devoting his time to Boiron, Fabrice enjoys traveling with his wife and two young daughters, running, watching documentary films, and cooking vegetarian meals.

 

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.

238–244 Intermittent diseases (continued)

  1. The remedy can be repeated if the symptoms return and have the same picture. If the fever is brought on by marshy districts, then permanent restoration can only be had by getting away from the causative factors.

  2. All fevers may be cured with homeopathic remedies.

  3. If cure is not possible, it must always be because of the psoric miasm, which must be treated.

  4. Epidemics of intermittent fevers are of the nature of chronic diseases. Each epidemic is of a uniform character which will reveal the common totality – which will lead to the (specific) remedy for all cases.

  5. If the person is very weakened, then an anti-psoric remedy would be needed, generally a minute and rarely repeated dose of Sulphur or Hepar sulphuricum in a high potency.

  6. If a single person is attacked, find the totality and give the remedy. If cure is not complete, give an anti-psoric.

  7. Persons who can't be cured by a few doses of cinchona, have psora at the root of the malady, which needs to be treated.

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.

 

NCH President of the Board of Directors Abby Beale, CCH, presented a session called Clinical Uses of Homeopathy for Social Workers at the Western New England University Regional Social Work Conference on May 24, 2017. A majority of the social workers in attendance were unfamiliar with homeopathy and excited by the new information. Because of the positive response, Abby will apply to speak there again next year.

How Homeopathy Performs vs Conventional Medicine

Dr. Stephan Baumgartner, expert experimentalist and keynote presenter at the upcoming 3rd Annual Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI) Homeopathy Research Conference (June 9-11, 2017) describes in a short video how homeopathy performs against conventional medicine in real world studies and explains the need for basic research in homeopathy. Watch it here.

Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI): Busting Myths with Facts

Myth #2: There isn’t a single good quality trial showing homeopathy works

Many people believe that all high quality randomized controlled trials (RCT) testing homeopathy have been negative. This is untrue. Below are examples of positive high quality RCTs and systematic reviews/meta-analyses testing various types of homeopathy:

  • Individualized homeopathic treatment for diarrhea in children. A meta-analysis of three placebo-controlled randomized trials by Jacobs et al. 2003 showed that homeopathic treatment reduced the duration of diarrhea (p=0.008).1
  • Individualized homeopathic treatment for ear infections (otitis media) in children 2,3
  • The homeopathic medicine Galphimia glauca for hay fever (allergic rhinitis) 4
  • The isopathic medicine Pollen 30c for hay fever 5
  • The homeopathic medicine Oscillococcinum® for the treatment of influenza6. This study showed that Oscillococcinum® was effective at treating influenza, but ineffective for preventing it.
  • The complex homeopathic medicine Vertigoheel® for vertigo. 7

More research is needed to confirm the findings of these promising studies, particularly large-scale repetitions by other research teams. Find out more about promising areas of clinical research and HRI’s comment on the issue of “cherry picking” in research here.​

Provided by the Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI) www.hri-research.org.

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Treating Challenging Children Effectively with Homeopathy
June 12, 2017, 8:00pm–9:00pm ET

Do you treat (or have) children who often cry, kick, hit, bite, cling, or break things or frequently display emotions such as fear, stress, social awkwardness, or separation anxiety?  Have you ever considered that they might be reacting to an infection with Streptococci or some other bacteria or virus.

Whether you’re a parent or you encounter these difficult cases in your professional practice, you’ll want to join Grant Bentley, ND, DipHom, to learn how to use homeopathy to treat challenging children. Grant will draw on his 25 years of homeopathic experience to share an approach that’s fast and easy but also emphasizes the importance of getting the dose right.

Grant is the principal of the Victorian College of Classical Homeopathy in Australia and the author of five homeopathic books: Appearance and Circumstance, Homeopathic Facial Analysis, Soul & Survival, How Aphorism 27 Changed the World, and P A N D A S: Reaching Out—A Natural and Homeopathic Approach. He has lectured widely, and his books have been translated into Russian, German, Spanish and Bulgarian. This webinar is free, but available only to current NCH members.

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.

 

 

While helping your neighbor restore his deck you get a splinter in your finger. Ouch! It’s embedded too deeply to try to remove it right away. In addition to soaking it in an Epsom salt bath a few times a day, what remedy do you take to help encourage the sliver to migrate closer to the surface of the skin naturally?

 (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

I suffered with migraine headaches for 40 years. The allopathic injections I was given had some serious side-effects and eventually caused a small stroke. After consulting with a homeopath, I was given a remedy and six weeks later the migraines stopped. Now it is fourteen years later and they have not returned. In fact, I almost never have any sort of headaches. This was my introduction to homeopathy and I have been using it since.

- Eileen Klinck, Tampa, FL

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.

 

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

The CHC is accepting nominations for open leadership positions to help further its mission to advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence.

Do you have the facility, ingenuity, and dedication to influence continued forward momentum for the CHC? The CHC seeks diverse nominees, both professional homeopaths and public members, who are committed to providing the public with access to homeopaths who have achieved a recognized standard of homeopathic care.

The Board of Directors seeks both professional homeopaths and public members, who are interested in serving a 3-year term. Committee terms vary in length, and positions are available in: accreditation, appeals, continuing professional development, examinations, job analysis, item writing, item editing, nominations, social media/public relations, and standard setting. Prior experience is valued, but not as important as interest and enthusiasm.

Please contact chcinfo@homeopathicdirectory.com and request a nomination form.

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.

Free and Healthy Children International (FHCI)

Some say vaccines are essential, some say they are evil. If you have children or grandchildren, you deserve the FACTS to make your own informed choices. We brought together 60 of the world’s top health experts to bring you "The Truth about Vaccines." Click here to watch the entire series for free! Please visit our website to get information about the homeoprophylaxis program.

Free and Healthy Children International, your source for knowledgeable Certified Homeoprophylaxis Practitioners.

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

As the need for a safe, effective, affordable system of medicine in Haiti becomes ever more apparent, the work of Homeopaths Without Borders is enabling homeopathy to take its rightful place in the public health arena. Working with the Haitian medical community is a great privilege as we enthusiastically begin to teach our Fundamentals of Homeopathy course. With your encouragement, we can help establish not only an excellent clinical network in Haiti but also a strong professional homeopathic presence. We invite you to visit our Volunteer page and learn more about how you can support HWB’s important 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.

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

To further NASH’s mission to develop excellent practitioners, the NASH Foundation offers scholarships to those studying to become professional homeopaths. This scholarship was created in loving memory of Elizabeth Bonfig, the “heart” of NASH. It is to be awarded to homeopathic students who demonstrate passion, service and commitment to the profession of homeopathy. For more information, click here.

We will be looking at candidates from among our NASH student members or those who are attending NASH Member Schools. Students considered must be in their final years of their educational program. The deadline for application is June 30, 2017.

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.

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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Vegetarian Times
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How to Use Homeopathy Flowchart
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Why I Give – Share Why You Donate to NCH
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Homeopathy for Food Poisoning
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Login and Join NCH to Start your Homeopathy Today Subscription
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Media Basics for The Non-PR Expert by Alissa Gould
http://www.aahp.info/articles/be-prepared-media-basics-for-the-non-pr-expert/

Developing Key Messages by Alissa Gould
http://www.aahp.info/articles/developing-key-messages/

Western New England University Regional Social Work Conference
http://www1.wne.edu/professional-development/social-work-conference.cfm

Webinar - Treating Challenging Children Effectively with Homeopathy
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3202495123177070850

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

Research - Dr. Stephan Baumgartner Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTbs_Xlk6bk

Homeopathic Research Institute (HRI): Busting Myths with Facts #2
https://www.hri-research.org/resources/homeopathy-faqs/there-isnt-a-single-good-quality-rct-showing-homeopathy-works/

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB) - Volunteer
http://www.hwbna.org/volunteer.html

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB) - Support our work
http://www.hwbna.org/donate-now.html

 


HRI: Busting Myths with Facts References:

  1. Jacobs, J., Jonas, W. B., Jiménez-Pérez, M. & Crothers, D. Homeopathy for childhood diarrhea: combined results and metaanalysis from three randomized, controlled clinical trials. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 22, 229–234 (2003)
  2. Jacobs J, Springer DA, Crothers D. Homeopathic treatment of acute otitis media in children: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001; 20(2): 177-83
  3. Sinha, M. N. et al. Randomized controlled pilot study to compare Homeopathy and Conventional therapy in Acute Otitis Media. Homeopat. J. Fac. Homeopat. 101, 5–12 (2012).
  4. Wiesenauer and Lüdtke. A meta analysis of the homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca. Forsch. Komplementärmed. 1996; 3: 230-234.
  5. Reilly, D. T., Taylor, M. A., et al. (1986). "Is homoeopathy a placebo response? Controlled trial of homoeopathic potency, with pollen in hayfever as model." Lancet 2(8512): 881-886.
  6. Mathie, R. T., Frye, J. & Fisher, P. Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 12, CD001957 (2012).
  7. Schneider et al. Treatment of vertigo with a homeopathic complex remedy compared with usual treatments – a meta-analysis of clinical trials, Arzneim.-Forschung 2005, 55(1) 23-29.

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