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NCH Board Member to Speak About Homeopathy, Mental Illness, and the Homeless at Integrative Medicine Conference

July 22, 2014

(McLean, VA, July 22, 2014) – The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is pleased to announce that one of its board members, Loretta Butehorn, PhD, CCH, and an NCH member, Renita Herrmann, MS, CCH, will lead a session about how homeopathy can effectively be used to help the homeless at the Annual Conference of Collation for Integrative Medicines for the Underserved in Portland, Oregon on September 6, 2014.

“The horror stories about veterans suffering from PTSD are real, and it can result in vets committing suicide or slipping into substance abuse, joblessness, and homelessness,” said Butehorn. “During our session at this essential conference for integrative health medicine, we will demonstrate how homeopathy, an alternative to conventional medicine, has helped veterans with mental illnesses return to civilian life, and how homeopathy can help the greater homeless community who suffer from mental illness lead healthy and productive lives.”

A successful, proven alternative to conventional medicine within the health care structure is homeopathy. Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It is extremely safe to use, has none of the side effects of many traditional medications, is very affordable, and is FDA regulated. Homeopathic medicines, or remedies, are incredibly low cost and a healthy alternative to conventional drug treatments, which are often expensive and have many negative side-effects. In addition, homeopathic remedies do not have any street value, so they do not contribute to drug abuse on the streets.

Butehorn directs The Sidewalk Clinic, a homeopathic clinic for homeless drug addicted and mental health clients, in Boston, MA, as well as a donation only clinic (Teleosis), also in Boston. Herrmann, who delivered a compelling session about veterans at NCH’s 2014 Joint Annual Homeopathic Conference this past April, directs two clinics who work extensively with homeless veterans; the Mary Isaak Center in Petaluma CA, and a clinic at Mission Neighborhood Resource Center in San Francisco, CA. 

The Annual Conference of Collation for Integrative Medicines for the Underserved is a unique educational experience that brings together clinicians (MDs, DOs, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, behavioral health specialists, herbalists, homeopaths, dieticians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, and more), staff (such as medical assistants, community health workers, and health educators), and administrators working to bring integrative medicine to underserved populations. Plenary and breakout sessions will share affordable evidence-based and integrative approaches to common chronic diseases, discuss unique ways  to utilize group medical visits, and provide a like-minded community base for activism around integrative medicine for underserved populations.

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