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Nominations Open: 2019 NCH and Homeopathic Service Awards
 
 
The three homeopathic service awards are as follows:
 
  • The Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award (established 1999)
  • The Martha Oelman Community Service Award (established 1999)
  • The Julian Winston NCH Service Award (established 2015)
 
Award nominations must be received by March 25, 2019. The NCH Awards Committee will review all submissions and select winners. Winners will be announced at the 2019 Joint American Homeopathic Conference in Baltimore, MD, June 28-30, 2019.
 
 
Homeopathy & Black History Month
 
Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler (February 8, 1831 – March 9, 1895) was the first African-American woman doctor graduating from New England Female Medical College in Boston in 1864. That year, there were 54,543 physicians in the United States, 300 of whom were women, none of whom were African-American.
 
The New England Female Medical College merged with Boston University Medical School adopting a homeopathic medical approach with a staff of 26 homeopaths. Her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, published in 1883, is thought to be heavily influenced by homeopathy although she does not name homeopathy in her writing.
 
Citizen's Petition Update
 
Thank you to everyone in the homeopathic community for submitting your comments to support the Citizen’s Petition filed by Americans for Homeopathy Choice in response to the FDA proposed guidance to regulate homeopathic medicines. There were over 16,000 comments received!
 
We are working collaboratively within the homeopathic community to make sure your voices are heard by the FDA. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to keep you informed.
 
 
NCH Scholarship Program
 
The National Center for Homeopathy has two scholarship opportunities to attend the 14th Annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC). The Sam Jones Scholarship is awarded specifically to individuals in the medical field (MD, DO, ND) while the Vital Forces Scholarship is dedicated to students studying homeopathy.
 
 
Join us in Baltimore, MD as we dive into topics regarding Homeopathy and Brain Health, touching on Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer's, ADD/ADHD and much more!
 
Our spectacular speaker line-up includes world-renowned homeopaths George Dimitriadis, Rajan Sankaran, George Vithoulkas, Kim Elia, Paul Herscu, Amy Rothenberg, Miranda Castro, Karen Allen, Iris Bell and many more!
 
 
In addition to the incredible sessions with world-renowned homeopaths, the conference will also offer fun and interactive networking opportunities!
 
Make the most out of your conference experience by attending our NCH Awards Reception & Party, Friday Night Double-Feature Movie Night, and Sunrise Yoga!
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Interested in sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities?
 
NCH provides a number of sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to highlight your products and services while showing support for homeopathy in the US. Explore the 2019 Prospectus by clicking the button. Additional questions? Email Christina DeRose.
 
 
Join internationally renowned thinker, teacher and writer, Rajan Sankaran, as we open up our #JAHC2019 Lunch & Learn Webinars with our speakers!
 
During this short webinar, get to know Dr. Sankaran a little better as he gives us a “sneak-peek” into his sessions at the upcoming JAHC and a taste of what to expect for his 2-day Seminar directly following the conference!
 
Join us immediately after JAHC to explore new avenues and latest advances with world-renowned homeopath, Rajan Sankaran. This two-day seminar dives into the topic of The Three Dimensional Approach to Case Taking and Analysis.
 
Dr. Sankaran will show a variety of cases, illustrating how he uses multiple windows during case taking and analysis in order to choose the best remedy possible. His cases will cover numerous pathologies, including autoimmune disease, and he will also present pediatric cases. Those attending will get functional and valuable information they’ll be able to use in their practices to improve consistency.
 
The Rajan Sankaran two-day Seminar has been approved for a total of 12.25 credits of Naturopathic continuing education by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
 
 
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World Homeopathy Day Conference &
Paul Winter Trio Benefit Concert
 
Date: April 10, 2019
 
Location: Thomas Jefferson University’s Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance Hamilton Building
 
 
Celebrate World Homeopathy Awareness Week by flooding the USA with multiple screenings of Just One Drop in April 2019!
 
World Homeopathy Awareness Week is celebrated annually between April 10th and April 16th. April 10th is the birthday of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.You can help us create a national buzz about homeopathy! Here are three ways to get involved:
 
  1. Host a Screening in theaters with GATHR - and get paid! Learn More.
  2. Host a screening at a local library. Learn more.
  3. Host a community screening at a venue of your choosing. Learn more.
 
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Membership Renewal Reminder
 
Please be sure to check your emails as NCH has made the commitment to go green. We will be sending frequent reminders when your membership is due to renew. If you’re uncomfortable renewing online or entering your credit card information to our secure website, the option to mail in a check is always there for you! If you have any questions please contact info@homeopathycenter.org.
 
 
Help us reach our 2019 Lifetime Membership Goal
 
In 2018, NCH exceeded our goal and gained 15 Lifetime Members! This one-time payment allows you to receive all the benefits of the National Center for Homeopathy for life. Leave a legacy by showing your lifetime commitment and support for the practice of homeopathy.
 
We will be tracking our goal of ten new lifetime members by filling up this digital vial each month. Help us reach our goal by becoming a lifetime member today!
 
 
Proudly Display Your NCH Badge!
 
Let your network know that you are a proud member of the largest organization dedicated to promoting health through homeopathy by advancing the use and practice of homeopathy!
 
Display your member badge on your social media accounts, email signatures or websites to show your support for NCH.
 
Click below to learn more about the badge types available and how to use them. Additional badge types include Supporter, Lifetime Member and Professional Member.
 
Did you know NCH is the largest Homeopathic consumer-based organization in the US?
 
We educate consumers and play an important role in the continuing education of practitioners and are dedicated to making homeopathy more accessible to the public. We help you get and stay connected and find the resources you seek while being a strong and collective voice for homeopathy in the US.
 
 
Are you a student or Educator?
 
NCH is dedicated to our nation’s future homeopaths and supporting students on the exhilarating journey to becoming a true healer. We have designed a Student Membership that fits a busy life on-the-go. And, at only $40 for the year, it’s sure to fit the student budget. Students enrolled in a recognized school of homeopathy, homeopathic college, or a naturopathic medical college accredited by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) can apply.
 
Current NCH Student Members can now receive a 50% discount on 3-Day, 2-Day & 1-Day registrations to join us at JAHC in Baltimore, MD June 28-30, 2019 for the largest gathering of the American ​homeopathic community. On top of the already discounted early-bird pricing, this is a spectacular deal!
 
 
 
Easily access Homeopathy Today!
 
Each quarter, NCH members receive email access to the seasonal issue of Homeopathy today. And now, in addition to the email, accessing the digital version of Homeopathy Today has never been easier.
 
Hover your mouse over the Resources tab on the homepage of the NCH website and click Homeopathy Today Magazine. Then, click the Homeopathy Today cover image which will take you to our online magazine hosting platform. Next, enter the email address linked to your NCH account profile.
 
If you have any questions or access issues, please contact info@homeopathycenter.org.
 
Lead or Join a Study Group!
We are working to revitalize our Affiliated Study Group program scheduled to launch later this year. Study groups offer an in-person, peer-to-peer learning experience in a person’s home, local library, church or business. At this time, there seem to be three
natural types of groups:
 
  • Beginner groups
  • Advanced groups
  • Practitioner groups
 
Participants find these in-person study groups quite educational and enjoyable while making strong connections with like-minded individuals in their communities. If you are interested in leading or participating in an NCH Affiliated Study Group, please follow the link below to complete a short interest form.
 
 
Erika Simonian
 
How did you discover homeopathy?
 
I heard about homeopathy in 2000 through a friend of mine whose sister was studying at a homeopathy school in New York. They had an inexpensive clinic and I had been suffering from chronic bronchitis for three months. I’d even cracked two ribs from intense, spasmodic coughing fits. I’d also been a number of times to my regular physician, who had prescribed various antibiotics and medications to no effect. Ready to try anything, I went to the homeopathy clinic, where I was interviewed at length about my condition and health history. They suggested one remedy and within a week, my lungs cleared. I was not necessarily looking for ‘alternative care.’ I had just not had success with allopathic medicine for this ailment.
 
 
Interested in being featured in our Member Spotlight?
Know a colleague that deserves a shout out? Let us know!
 
IHPC Call to Comment: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force
 
Draft recommendations have a 90-day public comment period, until March 28, 2019.
 
The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force), in a draft report issued December 28, 2018, is calling for individualized, patient-centered pain management to improve the lives of millions of individuals who experience acute and chronic pain. Members of the public will have 90 days to provide comments on the draft report’s proposed recommendations.
 
IHPC is calling for our members to provide comments to The Task Force that will be recorded in the Federal Register. This is an opportunity to have a strong voice in patient-centered, whole-person, integrative pain management care.
 
 
Funding Opportunities from The National Center for
Complementary and Integrative Health
 
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIIH) just published funding opportunity announcements relevant to nonpharmacologic and integrative medicine approaches to pain management. If you are interested in taking advantage of NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative funding opportunities, the NCCIH has published several announcements that focus on the two HEAL research priority areas: enhancing pain management and improving treatments for opioid misuse and addiction.
 
Specialized Medicine and Responsible Treatment PAC
The Specialized Medicine and Responsible Treatment (SMART) Political Action Committee (PAC) was established in June of 2017 to preserve, protect and defend the practice of homeopathic medicine in the United States of America.
 
Mission Statement:
To promote and defend Homeopathy as a viable healthcare choice for everyone.
 
Vision Statement:
To have Homeopathy be an accepted option in our national health care system.
 
The Super SMART PAC (SSPAC) is a freestanding entity not directly affiliated with any other homeopathic organization, foundation, medical society or center. The SSPAC will seek to represent and defend the practice of homeopathy in the United States of America without undue favoritism or bias toward any existing or future homeopathic organization.
 
Healing of Surgical Wounds
 
Effect of the homeopathic remedies Arnica montana and Staphysagria on the time of healing of surgical wounds.
 
This study illustrates the effectiveness of the homeopathic remedies, Arnica and Staphysagria, in 7C and 30C, on the speed of the healing surgical incisions on animals.
 
The four groups that received homeopathic treatment presented a significant reduction in the number of days required for the full healing of the surgical wound (15-16 days) than the control group (20-23 days).
 
Alecu A, Alecu M, Mârcuş G, Brezeanu R, Cojocaru A. Effect of the homeopathic remedies Arnica montana and Staphisagria on the time of healing of surgical wounds. Int J High Dilution Res 2007;6(20):19-21.
 
Ignatia Amara in Menopause
 
With the example of treatment of menopause-related vegetative and emotional disturbances, the author verifies the effectiveness of the use of Ignatia amara as an alternative to placebo. Substantial improvement in psychological and psychosomatic symptoms was observed. Climacteric complaints diminished or disappeared completely in the majority of women (95.7%) by patient evaluation and 96.2% by physician evaluation. The results obtained in this work indicate the significant therapeutic potential of this group of treatments, which is in line with the therapeutic effect of the placebo.
 
-Wasilewski BW , “Homeopathic remedies as placebo alternatives--verification on the example of treatment of menopause-related vegetative and emotional disturbances,” in, Science and Engineering Ethics. 2004 Jan;10(1):179-88. PMID: 14986784
 
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California Camp Fire Volunteer Homeopaths +
Integrative Healer's Action Network
 
 
February 12, 2019 - 8 PM ET
(Members Only)
 
Homeopaths who have been able to help the victims of the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California this past December will share their experience thus far. Marci Mearns of Chico Homeopathy and Kathleen Scheible, Wanda Smith-Schick and Cristina Garelli of Homeopathy Institute of the Pacific will share specifics about challenges, lessons learned, logistics, conditions and common remedies used, and outcomes. Jenny Harrow and Jen Riegle, co-founders of the Integrative Healer's Action Network (IHAN), will also join us and tell us about their non-profit and their vision for the future. IHAN is the reason that CCH homeopaths were able to work in the Red Cross shelter in Chico this year
 
Are you a homeopathy practitioner passionate about sharing your knowledge?
 
If you are, consider presenting an educational NCH webinar in 2019. As a presenter, you will be exposed to our member base of more than 2,500 consumers and practitioners.
 
We are seeking speakers to cover a range of topics including:
  • Homeopathy for Pregnancy
  • Homeopathy for Seasonal Ailments
  • Homeopathy for Bumps, Bruises and Pain
  • Homeopathy for Anxiety and Depression
  • Homeopathy for Digestive Issues
  • Homeopathy for Infants and Children
  • Homeopathy for Animals
  • Research in Homeopathy
 
The list is not exhaustive, and we are excited to receive proposals on related topics that you would consider valuable for the community. Click the link below to read more about expectations and how to propose a topic of your own.
 
 
Shop & Support
 
Did you know a portion of each purchase at the NCH Store goes directly to NCH to help us support education and advocacy?
 
 
Amazon Smile
 
Did you know that you can give back to NCH every time you shop on Amazon? Visit the link below and select NCH as your charity.
 
 
iGive
 
Please consider installing the iGive Button in your browser so we can earn free donations when you shop. Help NCH every time you shop online!
 
The stores make this possible because they want you to like them and shop at them over and over again. There are 1,913 socially-responsible stores helping to make donations happen. To learn more or sign up now, use the link below.
 
 
Hey, Google!
 
With Google Assistant, you can now donate to NCH by using just your voice. To donate, say:

  • “Hey Google, donate to charity”
  • “Hey Google, donate to The National Center for Homeopathy”
 
Donations will be routed through Network For Good. We hope the simplicity and convenience of donating with the Google Assistant will encourage you to give back to NCH!
 
Matching Gifts - Double Your Donation!
 
 
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
 
Please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift to the National Center for Homeopathy.
 
If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e., Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 54-0979010.
 
You may mail or email your completed matching gift form to:
NCH
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
 
Leave a Lasting Legacy
 
Many of our supporters leave a gift to the National Center for Homeopathy in their wills or estate plans as a way to support and protect homeopathy for future generations. You can too!
 
What are the benefits of leaving a gift in your will?
 
  • Your gift costs you nothing now. You retain control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • You can change your mind or modify your gift if circumstances change.
  • Your gift can remain anonymous if you choose.
  • Your gift may provide tax savings or help reduce the tax burden for your heirs.
  • You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone who inspired your love of homeopathy.
  • You will be remembered as someone whose legacy included protecting and advocating for homeopathy.
 
Tribute Gifts
 
Honor a loved one or friend, or thank your homeopathic provider for their dedication with a contribution to NCH in their name—perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions. Create a memorial to honor a lost loved one, friend or healthcare provider. Express your sympathy and respect for your loved one in a gift of remembrance. Give online or contact us at 856.437.4752 or info@homeopathycenter.org to make a tribute gift.
 
Planned Giving
 
Leave a legacy by contributing to the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) through your will, insurance, or estate plan. Learn more.
 
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Australia Report Update
 
View Mani Norland's video discussion of the Australia Report and its shortcomings.
Mani Norland on the Australian Report
 
IHPC Seeking Executive Director
 
The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC), a 501(c)4 not-for-profit corporation comprised of 28 organizations and institutions and 12 at-large national experts representing more than 600,000 state-licensed and nationally certified healthcare professionals is seeking a dynamic Executive Director (ED) to help guide the organization to new heights.
 
The ED will work from a home/personal office to oversee the implementation and adaptation of IHPC’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan including advocacy, policy and legislative initiatives; fundraising, grant writing, communications, marketing and public relations; and membership, committee, and board activities. This position will be to take a mature-start-up to the next level. The ED will also assist the Board of Directors in driving the overall strategy for the organization and represent IHPC at the national level. The ED will focus on growth in the following areas: advocacy and legislative impact (state and federal), fundraising and grant writing, committee empowerment and impact, and Board of Directors engagement.
 
Please email a cover letter summarizing your experience and desire to work at IHPC, along with a resume, to Terri Roberts JD, RN, Chair, Search Committee at IHPCEDSearch@gmail.com
 
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
 
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
 
A Homeopathic Love Story
 
Samuel Hahnemann (4/10/1755 - 7/2/1843) was a medical doctor who founded homeopathy. He married Johanna Henriette Kuchler and would eventually have eleven children.
 
Hahnemann practiced and researched homeopathy, as well as writing and lecturing for his entire life. After the death of his beloved wife, he retired to the village of Coethen and was living with his daughter.
 
Read about the entire saga: A Homeopathic Love Story of Samuel and Melanie Hahnemann by Rima Handley (1993)
 
 
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