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#GivingTuesday 2015

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #GivingTuesday! Help us celebrate a day dedicated to enhancing the work of nonprofit organizations on December 1, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After all of the turkey and discount shopping is said and done charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday –a day dedicated to the celebration of giving. Will you join us? Learn more about this exciting movement and how you can Get out the Give this December 1 here.

NCH Announcements

2016 JAHC Registration is Open

The 11th annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC), Ascending to New Heights: Reaching the Summit with Homeopathy, April 8-10, 2016 will be a 3 day weekend of learning, networking, and inspiration.

In full view of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Westin Westminster in Westminster, CO will provide a breathtaking backdrop for this exciting event.

Register by January 20 (11:59pm ET) and your name will automatically be entered into a raffle to win free registration and two free nights of hotel accommodations at the 2017 JAHC. A prize worth over $800!! Why wait? Register today.

Final Chance! FDA Comment Deadline is Tonight

Put your conscience to rest and schedule time to submit your comment to the FDA today (by 11:59pm ET).
Last month we announced that FDA re-opened the commenting period for a second time in order to allow interested parties additional time to submit their comments and we don’t expect that this will happen again. So please, if you haven’t already, find the time today to submit your own positive comments on how much you appreciate easy access to over-the-counter homeopathic medicines in your life. Tell the FDA about how much you love homeopathy, how you are able to make informed decisions about purchasing homeopathic products, and that you want to find the right medicine for your symptoms and that the current labels and directions on the medicines are clear. We’ve provided detailed guidance on how to best draft and submit your comment here.

NCH Board Nominations Reminder

‘Tis the season for nominations to the NCH Board of Directors. Do you know anyone (maybe even yourself?) with the qualities and skills needed? The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. EST, November 20, 2015. Anyone who is a current member is eligible for nomination. All NCH members will be invited to vote in early 2015. Learn more about board member qualities, skills and how to submit a nomination here.


Holiday Traveling and Jet Lag

Don’t let jet lag put a damper on your holiday trip as you struggle to adjust to a new time zone. The remedy most known for trauma—Arnica--is also often the “go to” remedy for jet lag. This is not surprising since people suffering from jet lag often experience body soreness or flu-like achiness. Check out other common jet lag remedies here.

FTC Workshop Report & Action Alert

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2015 to evaluate advertising for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic products. There were three panels presenting the homeopathic industry, science and legality. Speakers on the panels represented the FTC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the homeopathic community, research, advertising, and mainstream medicine. NCH Board member Tina Quirk and NCH member Glenna Tinney attended the workshop as NCH’s representative and observer.

The September 21 public workshop was the first phase of information gathering for Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The next phase is the public comment period – which is now open and will remain open through November 20, 2015. Help us get your own personal messages to the FTC on the following points:

  1. Your purchasing experiences:
    • How did you learn about the products you have bought?
    • How did you decide which one to purchase?
    • How much did you rely on advertising to guide you?
    • How does the purchasing of homeopathic OTC products fit within your overall wellness practices for you and your family?
  1. Suggest ways for the FTC staff to learn more about homeopathy:
    • What are your brief, simple and clear recommendations to read about homeopathy principles, homeopathic provings, theory of dilutions, nano-research?
    • What has been most helpful to you to understand the scientific mechanisms of homeopathy?

You can upload your suggested articles to the FTC response page.

Read more about the hearing and see comment guidelines online here.

Headline Misrepresenting Homeopathy

Are you frustrated by the media misusing the word homeopathy to describe other treatments and therapies? The headline of this article was recently brought to our attention. Speak up and contact the editor requesting a revision. It's essential that the press learn the actual definition of homeopathy to protect their own credibility. Hopefully, once they understand that injecting amygdalin is not a homeopathic protocol and is entirely out of the scope of practice of a homeopathic physician they will see that the headline is misrepresenting the incident since it has nothing to do with her designation, MD(H), as a homeopathic physician.

If you are a licensed physician, the Medscape website will also allow you to post a comment in response to the article. Let other readers know the truth - that amygdalin injections is not homeopathy. And point them to our Learn About Homeopathy page. If you come across an online article or blog that you would like other NCHers to help with, let us know.

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.

71. Summary of all that has been said so far

71. All diseases are groups of symptoms that can be cured by similar remedies. There are three points for curing: investigate the disease, investigate the remedies, learn how to employ them.

72-81. Acute and Chronic Diseases

  1. Diseases--definition of acute and chronic
  2. Discussion of acute disease
  3. The worst Chronic diseases are produced by unskilled physicians using allopathic medicines
  4. These diseases are the most incurable.
  5. Homoeopathy can cure natural diseases. The debilitations of allopathic care can only be removed over time by the vital force itself (with treatment of any miasm that is in the background).
  6. Some diseases are called "chronic" but are not-- addictions and indispositions. Remove the cause and remove the disease
  7. Real chronic diseases arise from the chronic miasms
  8. Syphilis and sycosis
  9. (80-81) psora (read Chronic Diseases, published in 1828)

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.


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The HRI Rome 2015 Presentations

Did you miss the Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy conference held in Rome this past June? Well now is your chance to hear from the experts at your leisure and in the comfort of your own home.

There are 43 individual films, organized by research theme into eight playlists. You can buy single films, select playlists or the complete set. Presentations by Dr. Steven Cartwright, Dr. Peter Fisher and Dr. Robert Mathie can be viewed free of charge. Learn more here.

Better than Placebo? You bet!

Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses of homeopathy have been performed. However, none had looked solely at placebo-controlled trials of individualized homeopathic treatment as delivered by homeopaths in practice. A research team has have now performed such an analysis and found that homeopathic medicines, when prescribed during individualized treatment, are 15 to 20 times more likely to have beneficial effect than placebo. Read the full article.

Data Confirms that Homeopathic Treatment Benefits Children’s Coughs

The effectiveness of homeopathic syrup on cough has been demonstrated in an adult population in a previous double-blind randomized study. The present prospective observational study investigated children affected by wet acute cough caused by non-complicated URTIs, comparing those who received the homeopathic syrup versus those treated with the homeopathic syrup plus antibiotic. Read more.

Take a look at more of the latest homeopathic research in the Research Library on the NCH website.

Homeopathy Basics for the Age Gifted
November 17, 2015, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Join us with classical homeopath, Kathleen Slonager, as she discusses homeopathy use for the older population. Homeopathy is an effective scientific system of healing which assists the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. It recognizes that all symptoms of ill health or imbalances are expressions of disharmony within the whole person. Homeopathy offers gentle and safe help for the entire family.

The basic use of Homeopathy is easy to learn and is also very inexpensive. During this workshop, you will learn homeopathy basics and philosophy, as well as why this 200 year old system of medicine is safe, non-toxic, and free of side effects. We’ll discuss:

  • First Aid
  • Colds & Flu
  • Sleep
  • Pain & Stiffness
  • And more!

Ms. Slonager is a well-known homeopath, as well as the President of the Homeopathic Nurses Association. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a healthcare administrator and leader. She is a Registered Nurse, Certified Asthma Educator, and Certified Classical Homeopath. Kathleen is a passionate about health and wellness issues, and hopes to light a spark in others.

This webinar is free and open to anyone! REGISTER TODAY!

This webinar is a part of the "Homeopathy Academy for Moms" series, sponsored by Hyland’s & 1-800Homeopathy. All webinars in this series are free and open to the public so invite your friends!

Visit to learn more about this and other webinars in the series or watch videos of past webinars.



Test your Beginner's First-aid for Animals knowledge!

Your hunting dog was out with you retrieving hard all rainy weekend long! Monday morning, he's awfully stiff in the rear each time he tries to get up. You think, hmmm... he got wet while overheated, so you give him a dose of:___________

(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)

A special thanks to Kristy Lampe for providing the First-aid for Animals to Homeopathy Today magazine in 2001.

You come home after a windy evening of Trick or Treating. A few hours later you wake with a fever, one red cheek and a dry, hoarse cough. You have a runny nose and your ear is burning, hot and sore. It's worse lying of the affected side. You reach for your remedy kit. Which one do you choose?

(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter.)

If you have a “Case Quiz” to share, send it to us at We love to feature cases submitted by our community members!

Stories of Inspiration

In summer of 2011 I was pregnant with our second child. Mid-way during first trimester, I started experiencing acute abdominal pain and heartburn after practically every meal. My PCP ordered an ultrasound exam of the abdomen which showed gall bladder sludge or small stones. For a healthy not-pregnant patient, the PCP would have proceeded with a course of full strength pain medication, anti-acid and perhaps even surgery to remove the gall bladder but all of this was off the table for me. I was advised to switch to a fat-free, dairy-free, low starch, bland diet to reduce the occurrence of pain. This did not help as I would experience pain even after eating the lightest of meals.

I called my homeopath after a few weeks. He prescribed Nux Vomica 200c and mailed a constitutional remedy to follow. I felt much better 6-8 hours after the first dose of Nux vomica. I could eat reasonable meals. I did not have pain for several days and only had it after some rich and spicy food. Another dose of Nux Vomica relieved the symptoms right away.

After the constitutional remedy, I did not have to take any more doses. I still watched my diet for weight and general health reasons.

In 2013, when I became pregnant again with our third child, I discussed the gall bladder issue with my PCP. Another ultrasound exam was conducted and no stones or sludge were to be found. My gall bladder was completely normal. I feel very lucky to have received successful homeopathic treatment for this acute problem instead of surgery and a life-long dietary limitation.

- Ena Sharma of Austin, TX

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.

Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA)

ACHENA is pleased to inform the homeopathic community, and the general public, of its accreditation decisions. ACHENA is an independent, non-profit, specialized accrediting agency whose mission is to promote excellence in the education of professional homeopaths.

The following schools are fully accredited and in good standing:

  1. Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine – Toronto, Canada
  2. Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy – Golden Valley, Minnesota

The following schools have met ACHENA Eligibility and Curriculum Review Standards and are now considered candidates for accreditation.

  1. American Medical College of Homeopathy at the Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture – Phoenix, Arizona
  2. British Institute of Homeopathy – Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
  3. Homeopathy School International – Boulder, Colorado

For information about ACHENA, our accreditation standards, general information about school accreditation and updated information regarding the status of schools applying for accreditation, please visit

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

The AIH Annual Spring conference will feature Dr’s Prafull and Ambrish Vijayakar of Mumbai, India presenting a seminar on “Cured Cases in Predictive Homeopathy”. Dates and location to be announced.

Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession. For further information, see our website.

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP)

Section 2706, the provider non-discrimination provision of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on the first day of 2014. Insurance plans issued on or after January 1, 2014 are prohibited from discriminating against naturopathic physicians when the licensed ND is treating the same conditions or performing the same services that the insurer would otherwise cover.

After almost a year of Oregon Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) working with Oregon’s Insurance Division in advance of this law going into effect, it appears that the majority of insurers and insurance plans are in some way violating this law.

In response to these violations, the OANP filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net) and their contracted benefits provider American Specialty Health (ASH), alleging unlawful and discriminatory practices. Read the July 7th press release here.

Canadian Consumers Centre for Homeopathy (3CH)

Please help 3CH fight for homeopathy and for health care freedom! In a surprise announcement on July 31, Minister of Health Rona Ambrose stated that, as of July 2016, Health Canada (HC) not only will require stiffer “not-a-vaccine” labeling on nosodes, but will “no longer approve specific health claims on homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless those claims are supported by scientific evidence.” Basically it forbids homeopathic manufacturers to say on the packaging of cold, cough and flu medicines what they are for. (The claimed pretext: "to ensure that Canadian parents... have the information they need to make informed health choices." Uh... right.) If parents don't know what products to buy, they won't buy them. And if it ceases to be economically feasible to sell them, the manufacturers will quit making them. Read more on this and how you can help here.

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

The CHC is in need of items (questions) for our examination. We are in the process of revising the exam and need people to write potential examination questions. You can earn continuing education credits for this renewal period by attending an Item Writing training and submitting items that are accepted by the CHC Examination Committee.

Item writing is central to the certification of homeopathic practitioners and a way for you to impact the quality of our profession. We look forward to your participation in this critical process.

Please share your expertise and consider writing some questions for the examination. If you are interesting in writing questions for the exam, please send an email to on or before November 30, 2015.

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

It’s flu season in Haiti. HWB-trained Homéopathes Communautaires have been inundated with cases of fast-onset high fevers worse from motion, with headache, heavy perspiration at night, and cold hands.  In another part of Haiti, the local HCs report high fevers with headaches that go into loose coughs, worse from heat. Thanks to their training, their homeopathic kits, and our continued mentoring, the HCs are able to respond quickly to help their neighbors. Please visit our website for further details as this flu season evolves.

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

NASH is dedicated to promoting, representing, and serving as the voice of all professional homeopaths in North America. In addition to our Registered members, we offer membership at various levels – including Student, Associate and School.

One benefit of membership in NASH is the ever expanding NASH Lending Library, available to lend to any of our members, on a first-come, first-served basis. The following list describes the recordings in the library:

  • recordings from 10 years of Joint Homeopathic Conferences (2006 to 2015)
  • 2 years of NASH conferences (2001 and 2003)
  • 2 years of NCH conferences (2001 and 2003)
  • Whole Health Now donated recordings of four of their webinar classes:
    Homeopathic Provings with Alastair Gray
    Demystifying Homeopathic Practice with Dr. Will Taylor and Kim Elia
    Long-Term Success with Jeremy Sherr
    Working with Chronic Disease with Dr. Will Taylor

There is no fee to borrow; however, members must pay for shipping to and from the NASH office. Join today to enjoy and benefit from using the NASH Lending Library!

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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Article Misrepresenting Homeopathy

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Dr. Steven Cartwright HRI Rome 2015 Presentation

Dr. Peter Fisher HRI Rome 2015 Presentation

Dr. Robert Mathie HRI Rome 2015 Presentation

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NCH Webinar: Homeopathy Basics for the Age Gifted

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AIH Website

Canadian Consumers Centre for Homeopathy (3CH)

Homeopaths Without Borders

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