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New Homeopathy Legislation Proposed in New Hampshire

January 15, 2016

On Jan 5, 2016 NCH Board Secretary and addictions researcher, Loretta Butehorn, PhD CCH, testified before the New Hampshire (NH) Joint Commission on Opioid Addiction on the use of homeopathic Nux vomica as an effective antidote to severe drug cravings for people in early recovery. Dr. Butehorn testified at the request of NH Representative Dr. Valerie Fraser (a homeopathic veterinarian) who had added an amendment to the NH Opioid Treatment bill allowing for NH addiction treatment programs to utilize Council for Homeopathic Certification certified homeopaths in their program of services for clients and to assist the public in knowing about homeopathy as an adjunct treatment.

Present at the hearing, and also testifying in support of homeopathy, were Suzanne Smith CCH, also a NH representative; Deb Chase, a client successfully using homeopathy; Tanya Renner CCH, NH, homeopath and founding member of Teleosis Homeopathic Collaborative; Izolda Petkova, RN; and homeopathic student, Pamela Herring CCH, ND. The testimony was very positively received. If passed, this would be a first for legislation in support of homeopathy. Stay tuned for further developments.