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NCH E-Newsletter | November 2017


November 2017 e-Newsletter
The latest news and events from NCH and the greater homeopathy community.

Seeking Presenters for Our 2018 Webinar Series

We are seeking presenters for our 2018 webinar series. Webinar topics can vary from introductory basics for beginners to advanced case approaches for practitioners—the topic is up to you.

Topics with in-depth case studies and prescribing techniques are especially popular among our NCH Members-Only series. With over 300 people registering for each one, these webinars are a great way for professional homeopaths to gain exposure to potential new clients, customers, and students—plus they are recorded and archived online!

If you are interested in presenting, please send us a message at
info@homeopathycenter.org
with a proposed topic, short description and a brief bio.
Thank Someone Special Today
Looking for a way to thank your homeopath, study group leader or that friend that introduced you to homeopathy? Make a donation to the National Center for Homeopathy in their honor. Contributions enable NCH to educate, empower and raise awareness to promote health and improve lives. Upon request, we'll send your honoree a letter to let them know about your gift. 
#GivingTuesday 2017
NCH is once again joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities and nonprofits, schools, businesses, families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, to give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and to help create a better world. Will you join us? Learn more about this exciting movement and how you can give back on November 28.
NCH Sees Impressive Social Media Engagement

NCH Wraps Up Its
Just One Drop
Tour
Together, NCH and 
Just One Drop
 aim to build awareness about and understanding of homeopathy among U.S. audiences and seamlessly provide viewers with resources for learning more. NCH will be hosting screenings in different cities all over the U.S. and invites you to host or attend a screening near your hometown!
Each NCH hosted screening will include a Q&A session after the screening with filmmaker, Laurel Chiten!

Current Lineup of NCH-Hosted Screenings (Click to Register!)
Save the Date!

Homeopathy Patient Pens Op-Ed in Support of Practice
NCH member Mitchell A. Fleisher of Center for Integrative & Regenerative Medicine in Nellysford, Virginia, shared an inspiring letter one of his patients wrote to the Daily News Record in favor of homeopathy. These kinds of patient testimonials support homeopathy and help increase awareness of its efficacy.
Scenes from
Just One Drop
Screenings
On November 2 and November 8, NCH hosted screenings of the documentary,
Just One Drop
, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Silver Spring, Maryland, respectively. Each event included a showing of the film as well as a Q&A period with director Lauren Chiten.
NCH is Seeking 2018 Webinar Speakers
NCH is currently seeking webinar speakers for our 2018 calendar series. Webinars are held on a monthly basis and vary from introductory basics for beginners to advanced case approaches for practitioners. NCH webinars are a popular benefit among our members with over 300 people registering for each one! Members receive useful education in the comfort of their home or office and are a great way for professional homeopaths to gain exposure to potential new clients, customers, and students.

NCH is excited to continue bringing the stories, ideas, and perspectives of our members to the content that we make available online.
If you enjoy teaching people about how to use homeopathy in their everyday life, consider being a webinar speaker! No previous webinar experience is required and NCH staff will get you set up and ready to go. If you are interested in presenting, please send us a message at 
info@homeopathycenter.org
 with a proposed topic, short description and a brief bio.
Just One Drop
Makes it in NYC
NCH member Alissa Gould captured the
Just One Drop
poster in lights in New York City’s Times Square!
Renew Your NCH Membership
Homeopathy Today
Needs You!
Do you have an idea for an article you’d like to see in
Homeopathy Today
, the NCH’s quarterly magazine? We welcome your ideas! Are
you a practitioner with clinical experiences you’d like to share? Please share them! Are you a home prescriber with a story of healing to tell? Please tell it! Do you like to review research or the latest homeopathy books? Let us know!

We welcome your thoughts and voluntary submissions. We like writing that is clear, concise, and focused primarily on classical homeopathy.
We especially like topics that are current and newsworthy (such as opioid/antibiotic overuse) or seasonal (conditions seen in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter). For more ideas, see guidelines
here
.

Please write to 
info@homeopathycenter.org
 and put
Homeopathy Today
in the subject line. Submit your article or your proposed topic, including a short description and a brief bio, and we will be happy to consider it. Thank you!
Quarter of Patients Using Alternative Medicine
By Bryan Hubbard
A quarter of people with chronic diseases is using some kind of complementary and alternative medicine because of the failings of conventional therapies, a new survey has discovered.

They're turning to a range of alternatives, including homeopathy and herbal remedies, massage and osteopathy, according to a study of 40,000 Europeans. The most popular alternative is massage, which 12 per cent of patients have used, followed by homeopathy, which 6 per cent of respondents have turned to.

Germans are the most likely to use alternative medicine, with around 40 per cent regularly doing so, followed by Finland and Estonia, where 35 per cent of patients are turning to an alternative. By comparison, just 10 per cent of Hungarians had used one of the therapies in the past year.

The differences can partly be explained by different healthcare systems; some countries pay for alternative therapies through insurance schemes, and, in others, general practitioners also offer alternative medicine. A well-educated female is the most likely to use an alternative, say researchers from the University of Helsinki who carried out the poll.

The patients are turning to alternatives for a range of chronic conditions because they consider the conventional therapy to be inadequate, the researchers say.
AAHP Position on Green Pharmaceuticals Court Decision
NCH, along with many of our members, has received requests for support from Green Pharmaceuticals, who is pursuing their legal case in the higher courts of California. As homeopathy colleagues, we are in sympathy with their situation and respect that they are pursuing their legal case further. As this is a complex case, we have looked to AAHP for advice since this is their field and they have researched the legal aspects. AAHP has issued the following statement and we are providing it to our members for your information. NCH will be watching the progress of the Green Pharmaceuticals case and wish them a positive outcome.

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists, representing the principal manufacturers and marketers of homeopathic medicines in the United States, encourages Green Pharmaceuticals’ efforts to overturn the recent adverse California Appellate Court decision overturning a trial court verdict for Green in a false advertising case. After consultation with its attorneys, the Association has determined not to file an amicus brief at this time, while reserving the right to do so if the case goes before the California Supreme Court. This is consistent with the Association’s long-standing policy of non-intervention in litigation involving individual companies when the overall interests of homeopathy are not at issue.

While the Association is dismayed with much of the language in the appellate court decision, most of that language is dicta, language which is not part of the court’s actual legal decision. The Association also notes the appellate court chose not to publish its decision, which means that the case cannot be cited in any other case in California, which strictly limits its impact. In the opinion of the Association, the appellate court’s ruling is a fairly narrow decision involving a matter of civil procedure, not a decision which puts homeopathy at risk.

For more information about Green Pharmaceuticals’ plans for pursuing this case before the California Supreme Court, contact Christian DeRivel at 
805-388-0600
or
805-443-2913
.
From
The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
We would like to spread the news! NASH is excited that one of our member schools, Baylight Center for Homeopathy along with a group of Maine homeopathic practitioners and students have founded Maine Homeopathic Initiatives (MHI), a non-profit organization that will soon open and run a public, sliding-scale community homeopathic clinic in Portland, Maine.

With initial input from members of Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB), and a nearly 40-member founding group of volunteer clinicians, the MHI clinic will start working with clients from two local veterans aid organizations in September and then open officially to the public in January. For news and updates on progress and the learning experiences in this public clinic model, visit www.mainehomeopathic.org, or find Baylight Center for Homeopathy (which will be sharing news on a regular basis) on Facebook or the web.

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.
From the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
2018 Recertification Due November 30
CCH certificants need to recertify by November 30, 2017. If you were certified in 2017, your recertification date is November 30, 2018 for the 2019 calendar year. CEUs accrued between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 are applicable for 2018 recertification. The recertification process includes:
  • Documentation of professional development (15 CEUs/year required)
  • Signed attestations, including CHC Code of Ethics, Client/Patient Healthcare Rights and Fitness to Practice
  • Recertification fee payment of $145*
  • Online verification of certificant’s current contact information

You should have received an email through our automated system with step-by- step instructions. If you did not receive instructions or if you have any questions about how to complete either of these processes using our online system, please contact the CHC office at
chcinfo@homeopathicdirectory.com or
866-242-3399.

*Avoid late fees! For every 30 days the payment is late, a $25 fee will be assessed.

Welcome Debra, our Interim Executive Director
Debra Sachs, former Board Director and Treasurer, has moved into the role of Interim Executive Director. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. She has already been working hard to streamline our online processes as well as assist candidates and credential holders with the certification process.
From Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)
HWB’s mission has always been two-fold: to provide clinical assistance and to train local practitioners to staff those clinics and carry the homeopathic ball forward. Now, Haitians who have studied and worked with HWB for some years are themselves being consulted and asked to provide guidance about basic homeopathy (what it is, how it can help), creating community clinics and arranging for telemedicine contacts. The students are becoming the teachers! The seeds of homeopathy, planted in fertile soil, are blooming beautifully, and we at HWB thank our many friends and supporters for helping to nurture that garden. Learn more about how you can contribute to HWB's work
here
and by visiting our
Volunteer page
.
From
the ACHENA
Have you seen the ever-growing
list
of ACHENA-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to support the continuing education needs of the professional homeopath? ACHENA approves CPD courses in a wide variety of topics designed to support the professional homeopath. Approved courses may fall into one of the following three categories:

Category One
courses offer material to help practitioners address gaps in practice, fine tune skills and master advanced topics beyond the standards outlined in the ACHENA Accreditation Manual’s Standard 8 for the Professional Homeopathic Practitioner Program of Study.

Category Two
courses build capacity for successful practice including topics addressing practice management skills, communication skills and/or provide exposure to new ideas in the field. ACHENA supports academic freedom and healthy debate within the homeopathic community.

Category Three
courses focus on reinforcing and integrating learning obtained during the during the Professional Homeopathic Practitioner Program of Study.

If you are a homeopathic teacher or seminar sponsor and would like to learn more about how to get your high quality homeopathic course or seminar approved, visit the
ACHENA CPD
website or email us at
info@achena.org
.
From Jennifer Pocock, England, GB
About six years ago I developed a painful left knee that had come about because that year we had a terrible winter when we were snowed in and I slipped and fell down in the porch grazing my left knee

nothing too bad at the time. However, six months later this developed into arthritis. My doctor sent me to the local hospital for an X-ray and I was diagnosed with osteo-arthritis. This made it very painful getting in and out of my car and I had to use a walking stick, and the arthritis would cause pain when I went to bed at night and lay down. I researched this problem online and it said that this could be cured if caught early enough but I could not find the right remedy. Whilst lying in bed one night my knee began to ache so I thought I would try Rhus Tox 30, as I had this in the house. Within 10 minutes of taking this remedy the pain was gone! I then put myself on a course of Rhus Tox and then used Pulsitilla 30 at a later date. Consequently, my knee is now completely cured and I do not even have a slight twinge of pain. 
Meet
Just One Drop
Director Laurel Chiten
NCH president Abby Beale conducts an up-close and personal interview with
Just One Drop
creator Laurel Chiten.

Upcoming Webinars
Matters of the Heart: Working with our Emotional Pain
Presented by Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA)
December 4, 8pm EST 

The HPUS: Why It's Important to You, Plus Issues Facing the Homeopathic Industry
Presented by Eric Foxman, Secretary, American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists
December 5, 8pm EST
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