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NCH Announcements

BOD Election

Heads up! The voting process for the 2016-2017 NCH Board of Directors will soon be underway. We encourage all current NCH members to exercise their right by voting online. All online votes must be cast no later than 11:59 PM EST on February 29, 2016. Keep an eye out for the voting link which is scheduled to be released next week.

Early Bird Deadline is Just Around the Corner

The early bird deadline is fast approaching for the 2016 Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC). In order to qualify for the early bird rate, your registration and payment must be received by February 17, 2016 (11:59PM EST). We have a fascinating line-up at this year’s JAHC, themed Ascending to New Heights: Reaching the Summit with Homeopathy, April 8-10, 2016. And it’s all taking place in beautiful Westminster, Colorado (just outside of Denver) in full view of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Register today!

Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live!

Join us for the 2nd annual Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live! Workshop and Marketplace on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:30-6:30pm! This event brings our popular Homeopathy Academy for Moms Webinar Series live and in-person, and is designed specifically for moms (and dads, grandparents, caregivers...really anyone) who are interested in fostering natural, holistic lifestyles for themselves and their families. Tickets are only $35 if you pre-register by March 23, 2016 (11:59PM EST). Learn more.

Calling All Homeopathic Clinics

Do you have, or know of, a clinic running pro bono services to underserved populations? NCH Board member, Loretta Butehorn, is maintaining a listserv of clinics, in hopes of strengthening the connections between groups for mutual support, and gathering for a group meeting during the JAHC coming up in April. If you have any information to contribute, please contact Loretta directly by emailing her at today! Stay tuned for more details as they are confirmed.


Choosing Homeopathy for Children
Excerpt: Homeopathy Today September 2001

There are so many choices to make as parents these days. Natural childbirth or not? To nurse or bottle feed? Cloth diapers or disposable? Family bed or crib? How many years between children? What type of preschool or schooling? The choices and options for many families in our times are endless. So, too, for the kind of medical care to use. How much is safe to treat at home? When is it imperative to get the opinion of a trained medical professional? What if my partner and I don't agree? Homeopathy offers a non-toxic, effective, and inexpensive approach to first-aid, acute, and chronic health issues that arise in the course of raising a family. Read more.

External Use Remedy Tips
In this series we highlight the external uses of some common homeopathic remedies.

(Common Name: Witch hazel)

Hamamelis is widely sold in as distilled witch hazel, but it is neither as astringent nor as effective as the homeopathic tincture. You can make a liquid lotion by adding the mother tincture to water or purchase one of the ointments or creams on the market. Here are a few ways that you can make use of it:

  • Bruises: Hamamelis is useful for bruises where the skin has been broken (Arnica is for use on unbroken skin and is therefore inappropriate). When the skin is broken, use Hamamelis in the same way as you would Arnica ointment.
  • Hemorrhoids: Apply a compress of the liquid lotion, ointment or cream to provide quick relief from pain. Keep in place for a while (up to an hour, twice daily) to reduce inflammation. Please note that it is essential that the correct internal homeopathic remedy is also given so that the hemorrhoids are treated properly for true healing.

  • Varicose veins: Apply the lotion to varicose veins, especially painful ones, by wrapping the leg in lotion-soaked bandages. Leave in place for as long as possible, until the discomfort eases and then use only when needed.

New Homeopathy Legislation Proposed in New Hampshire

On Jan 5, 2016, NCH Board Secretary and addictions researcher, Loretta Butehorn, PhD, CCH testified before the New Hampshire 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. Learn more.

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.

100-102: Epidemic diseases:

  1. Investigating epidemic diseases.
  2. It takes time to see the totality of the epidemic disease.
  3. You see the characteristics of the disease through several patients.

103-104: Chronic diseases:

  1. Chronic disease must be carefully investigated. You must see the totality of the patient.
  2. Once the totality is sketched, the most difficult part is done. The physician has a picture of the disease. To see the effect of the medicine, just ask how the patient is, and cross out the symptoms that have been cured.

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.


Accessing the Homeopathy Today Archives

Once you start browsing and searching the Homeopathy Today archives it’s easy to get drawn into the years and years of fascinating and enlightening articles. Check them out by following the below step-by-step directions.

  1. Login at
  2. Under “Member Quick Links” click Homeopathy Today Online Archives
  3. The archives page explains “Click on the cover below to open the latest digital edition and access the archives (2005-present). Scroll down to view and search issues that were published prior to 2005.” At this point you decide which archive you want to search first:
    1. To search recent issues (published 2005-current) click the cover of the issue to enter the magazines now archived as an e-magazine with advanced features such as live links.
    2. To search older issues (published prior to 2005) scroll down to “You can still access older issues (released prior to 2005) below.” You can simply browse or to search by key word or author by clicking the “Search issues released 1998-2004” button.

Both archives feature a search by key word function, which is excellent for locating articles that mention a specific word or written by a particular author. Login and start enjoying this extremely valuable NCH Membership benefit today!

The Story Behind the Study

Professor Jennifer Jacobs, MD provides the story behind one of the highest quality studies ever published on individualized homeopathic treatment, published in the conventional medical journal Pediatrics and the backlash that followed. Watch the video here.

Understanding the Evidence Base for Homeopathy

The evidence base for homeopathy is a controversial topic, with experts on both sides of the debate drawing differing conclusions from the existing data. It is often reported that is no evidence homeopathy works or that the current evidence base shows homeopathy is no better than placebo. Neither statement is correct. Continue reading.

Homeoprophylaxis and an Immunological Educator
February 16, 2016, 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Join us with Kate Birch RSHom(NA), CCH to review some of the findings emerging from clinical practice that is helping us to understand what is happening in childrens' immune systems from the use of homeoprophylaxis.

Since 2009, Kate has overseen about 300 children enrolled in the program as modeled after Dr. Isaac Golden's work. Kate will outline the basic philosophical tenants of homeoprophylaxis, and the role of Free and Healthy Children International in expanding access to this childhood immunological education program.

Kate has been practicing homeopathy since 1994. She is the past-vice president of NASH (2005-2007), and remains as the NASH representative to the International Council on Homeopathy (ICH). She is the director of Free and Healthy Children International and teaches homeopathy and homeoprophylaxis around the world. She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN, and is the author of Vaccine Free Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Contagious Disease with Homeopathy, The Amazing Liver, and co-author of The Solution. She has a busy family practice focusing on homeopathy for infectious disease, children’s health, and vaccine damage.


This webinar is FREE, but available only to current NCH members. Don’t have a current membership? Join online today at



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

You've just rescued an abandoned kitten in the middle of a mall parking lot. She's terrified! You give her a dose of ________, some fresh water, a bit of food, a cozy nest in a safe place, and a trip to the vet. A-ha, she's teething and acting like her gums are sore, so you give her 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.

Your friend has suffered a bad concussion. She has a very hard time concentrating and prefers to be silent. She develops depression and has headaches in the occipital lobe. What remedy would you think of?

(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

When one of my sons was 5 years old, he began to complain of leg pains. We lived within walking distance of his kindergarten; it was just across the street. He loved to be outside, but began to complain about walking across the street. I thought he was just being stubborn and didn't want to go to school. During the day the pain was somewhat bearable, but at night it worsened. He would fall asleep between 8-9pm, and then wake us up to screaming at midnight that his legs hurt badly. I tried massaging them, baths in epsom salts, and gave him children's ibuprofen. I knew a little about homeopathy and gave him Arnica and also tried Bryonia. Nothing helped. We would just stay up with him for about an hour until he would finally go back to sleep. This didn't happen every night, but enough to begin to be really painful for all of us. I researched homeopathy more, knowing there must be something to help and I just didn't have the right remedy yet. I read about Calcarea phosphorica and found it was for anemic children who were flabby and had cold extremities. This didn't sound like my son. Reading on, I came across another description "late dentition" and "pains in joints and bones".

All of my kids' teeth came in very late. I knew he must be telling the truth now about walking to school. It really did hurt. I thought I'd give Calcarea phosphorica a try. The next night that he woke up with the complaint I gave him one 30c tablet. Within 5 minutes, he was fine and back to sleep. I was so amazed. After all the ibuprofen, Arnica, and countless sleepless nights it was so simple! Today he is 13, and only occasionally gets leg pains. I know just want to do for him now. I am so thrilled that homeopathy can empower us as parents to help our children heal themselves inexpensively and without side effects.

- Dorothy Mallona of Leesburg, Florida

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 announce the conclusion of a public comment period on the application of distance learning technologies in the preparation of professional homeopathic practitioners.

The two overarching questions that ACHENA posed to the larger community during this public comment period were as follows:

  1. Should ACHENA accreditation standards be revised to allow for schools offering fully distance learning programs to be eligible to achieve accreditation (i.e. school providing distance education without an in-person training component)?
  2. What standards should ACHENA establish regarding distance learning if it were to accredit programs that trained professional homeopaths using distance learning only?

As a result of this public comment period, ACHENA has revised its Accreditation Manual to allow for accreditation of educational programs delivered in any of the following three formats: 1) in-person, 2) blended learning (i.e. combination of in-person and distance learning), and 3) distance learning. Accreditation standards have been revised in a number of areas to provide specific guidance to ensure that appropriate levels of direct clinical mentoring and supervision are provided to all students, regardless of whether the program is delivered via in-person, blended learning or distance learning only formats.

A summary of public comments, ACHENA deliberations and the updated ACHENA Accreditation Manual can be found on the ACHENA website at:

Schools, students and others interested who have questions regarding distance education and the updated standards are encouraged to visit the ACHENA website or write to

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

The AIH Annual Conference in Tempe, Arizona will host Dr.’s Prafull and Ambrish Vijayakar, MD(Hom), of Mumbai, India presenting Cured Cases Through Predictive Homeopathy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM). Open to all homeopathic practitioners. The live event will be available online through Webex simulcast. Approved for AMA Category 1 CME CreditsTM. For further information, or to register, go to
Since 1844, AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession in the US.

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

The CHC announces the implementation of a new, computerized certification exam. The exam registration and application process has gone paperless and the CHC exam is purely multiple choice. No more essay questions or post-exam case submissions needed. Pass the new exam, meet the required clinical training hours, participate in a CCH orientation session and begin using your CCH credential! The former exam is permanently retired.

Take advantage of this one-time opportunity to complete the certification process and become CHC credentialed at a special exam fee schedule.

For applicants who have failed a former exam, the CCH is offering the following one-time opportunity:

  • Those who failed any or all of the exam sections prior to Jan 1, 2014 (and/or who passed the exam prior to Jan 1, 2014 but have not yet submitted their 5 case submissions), may take the new computerized exam and, if you pass that exam, the submission of the five supervised cases will not be required!
  • Those who failed any or all of the exam sections after Jan 1, 2014 may: 1) retake the failed section(s) of the former paper exam or 2) take the new computerized exam.
  • Take advantage of the special pricing for this March/April 2016 exam cycle.

Please call or visit the CHC website for more details and fee schedule.

The CHC Board of Directors wishes to thank those skilled volunteers who, through their tremendous dedication and time, made the revision to the certification process and computerized examination process possible.

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.

NASH sponsors telecasts throughout the year for NASH members. We would like to open access to everyone – member and non-member alike – to the telecasts listed below. There is no need to register for these.

The access information for all of these Telecasts is: Dial (605) 562-3130, use the code 752162 when requested.  Canadian access (if the US number does not work) is (605) 562-3107, use the code 752162 when requested. Be sure to adjust the time of the telecast for your time zone.

  • Feb 23, 2013 (Tues) 5pm PST – Learn About The American Homeopath. A panel made up of our editor, advertising coordinator and involved Board member will discuss the history and purpose of the journal; how editorial content is selected and how it is produced; the budget and how much comes from NASH and how much from advertising; how advertising supports the journal and the homeopathic community; and an explanation of the Journal Project which donates full sets of journals to deserving libraries.
  • March 14, 2016 (Mon) 11am (PST) – Learn About Insurance with Mike Driscoll of Huntington Insurance. He will discuss the types of insurance benefits that NASH has been working to provide for our members including professional liability, general liability and full commercial policies. This information is pertinent to our US and Canadian practitioners.
  • March 21, 2016 (Mon) 6pm PST – NASH has Added Legal Shield as a Member Benefit. Lisa Bass from Legal Shield will explain the services and field questions. Legal Shield can provide plans for the US practitioner, as well as those in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta.

If you have questions, please email

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2016 JAHC Early Bird Deadline is Just Around the Corner

Homeopathy Academy for Moms Live!

Reminder! Homeopathy Today in Bulk

Choosing Homeopathy for Children

New Homeopathy Legislation Proposed in New Hampshire

NCH Login to Access the Homeopathy Today Archives

The Story Behind the Study

Understanding the Evidence Base for Homeopathy

Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH

Webinar - Homeoprophylaxis and an Immunological Educator

CHC contact information

CHC Website/Homepage

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Beginner's First Aid for Animals Quiz Answer: a. Aconite, b. Chamomilla
Solve the Case Answer:  Natrum Sulphuricum

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