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NCH Announcements


The NCH Board of Directors election process concluded in February and the results are in. The following candidates were elected to the Board for the 2017-2018 term:

  • Fabrice Figliolini
  • Tina Quirk, RN, MS, CCH

The NCH Board of Directors is extremely pleased to welcome Fabrice as a new member and Tina as a returning member to their ranks.

JAHC 2017 – Register by March 21

The pre-registration deadline for the much anticipated 12th Annual Joint American Homeopathic Conference (March 31-April 2, 2017 in Atlanta, GA) is just around the corner! Register by March 21 to save!

Each year the JAHC brings together the best of the best in the homeopathic community – students, practitioners, teachers, authors, and legends. You’ve read their books and learned from them online – now meet them in person.  Register today!

WANTED: Freelance Writer

The National Center for Homeopathy is seeking an experienced, talented, part-time freelance writer. This is an independent contract position (working remotely) and includes no benefits. For more information, please review the  full position description on the NCH website.

Poison Ivy Prevention Plan
How to ditch the itch

Ahhh … springtime! After a cold winter, it’s a joy to begin hearing songbirds chirp again, feel warm sunshine on our skin, and watch the landscape change from drab greys to vibrant greens. With all the flowers and plants beginning to push up through the ground, it’s as if the earth is waking up from a long winter’s nap!
As you eagerly venture forth into the great outdoors again, remember that a few of those pretty plants present big problems: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. The red skin rash they can cause (often with swelling and fluid-filled blisters) is bad enough—but it’s the incessant itching that can drive you crazy!

If you are a prone to poison ivy rashes, read the spring issue of Homeopathy Today, where dermatologist Dr. Robert Signore shares his research and experience on preventing the poison ivy problem.

A subscription to Homeopathy Today is available exclusively to NCH members. Joining NCH as a member is a wonderful way to deepen your understanding of homeopathy and connection to the community. In addition to this highly acclaimed magazine there are other valuable benefits. But more than that, membership dues help us fulfill our mission to promote health through homeopathy and raise awareness. Login and visit the online store to get your complimentary subscription started today!

Homeopathic Treatment of FOMO

The “Fear of Missing Out," commonly known as FOMO, is something that many in the homeopathy community can experience at this time of the year. Don’t suffer. We’ve got the remedy. It’s JAHC 2017.

Saturday will feature:

Resie Moonen, MD, presenting Homeopathy in Autoimmune Diseases: A Presentation of Cases Cured with the Use of one of the Lanthanides.

Mark Janikula, ND, presenting  Homeopathic Management of Schizophrenia.


Michelle L Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH, presenting Homeopathy and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities.

Stephen Messer, ND, DHANP, presenting  The Logic of Homeopathy.

And it doesn’t end there! We’ll be hosting these world-renowned presenters on Sunday:

Louis Klein, CCH, FSHom, presenting Orchids Revealed: A New Family of Homeopathic Remedies. 

Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH, presenting Scientific Evidence for Using a Homeopathic Medicine Kit.

Prevent FOMO with a dose of learning, laughing, and connecting with us in Atlanta.  Register Today!



Meet the NCH Board of Directors
Each month we highlight a Board Member to help you get better acquainted with the faces of NCH.

Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, brings a long history of interest in and passion for homeopathy to the National Center for Homeopathy Board. She was first introduced to homeopathy when she rescued a little Pomeranian and sought treatment from a holistic veterinarian who used homeopathy to treat him. She then sought homeopathic treatment for herself and has never looked back. Glenna has been a homeopathy consumer and advocate for over 20 years, attended NCH summer school and annual conferences, participated in a study group, used homeopathy for home care, and influenced friends and family to use homeopathy.

Glenna is a social worker with over 40 years of experience in activism, advocacy at the individual, system, and legislative levels, and community engagement and outreach. She retired from the Navy after 24 years where she worked much of that time in the Navy Medical Department focusing on policy development and implementation, program management, credentialing, scope of practice, standards of care, and shared decision making. Glenna is a published author and has extensive experience with providing training, public speaking, and writing a wide array of documents including reports, guidelines, manuals, e-learning courses, handbooks, articles, and more. She serves on local and national nonprofit boards and advisory councils and has set up and supported boards and advisory councils. She brings a passion for homeopathy and vast experience and skills that are an asset to the NCH in its work to spread awareness of homeopathy as a safe and cost effective healthcare alternative.

Glenna is currently the NCH Representative to the Integrated Health Policy Consortium’s Federal Policy Committee, and a member of the NCH Conference Committee and the NCH Fundraising Committee.
In recognition of her work, Glenna was selected by the White House as a Woman Veteran Champion of Change in March 2013.



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.

221–230 mental diseases (continued)

  1. When insanity comes on acutely after a fright, etc., it should not be treated with anti-psorics (although it arises from an inner psoric state bursting forth), but with the other class of proved remedies (Aconite, Belladonna, Stramonium, etc.) until the patient returns to his latent state.

  2. But such patients are not cured. They should be "freed completely" by anti-psoric treatment.

  3. If this is not done, the patient will have recurring attacks, each brought on by a slighter cause.

  4. If it is not certain that the mental disease arose from physical illness rather than from "faults in education, bad practices, corrupt morals, superstition or ignorance," see if it can be improved by "friendly exhortations, consolatory arguments, serious representations, and sensible advice." Real disease will be speedily aggravated by such a course.

  5. There are some emotional illnesses that will, if left alone, destroy the physical health.

  6. These may be treated, in an early stage, by "displays of confidence, friendly exhortations, sensible advice, and often by well-disguised deception."

  7. But the underlying cause is a psoric miasm (which is not fully developed) and must be treated.

  8. With mental diseases that come from physical maladies, we must also treat the patient well and "not reproach him for his acts" or use punishment or torture. The only reason coercion is justified is the giving of the remedy—but it could be given in a drink without the patient's knowledge.

  9. The physician and the keeper must always pretend to believe them to be possessed of reason.

  10. If anti-psoric remedies are well suited to the case, then it can be confidently asserted that the case can be 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.


Are you out there making a difference by presenting on homeopathy at events? Or advocating for homeopathy? We want to know. And you could be chosen to be highlighted here in our Community Members Making a Difference series. Both recent and upcoming scheduled events are being accepted. Send an email with the details on a specific event that you participated in recently or are scheduled to participate in this year to with the subject line as “Community Members Making a Difference.”

Bye-bye Back Pain 

Our March webinar, Bye-bye Back Pain, presented by Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA) on March 6 was successfully recorded and is available to view online  here.

Homeopathy for Infertility
April 3, 2017, 8:00pm–9:00pm ET


Chronic infections present certain challenges such as declining patient compliance and reinfections. Long term use of antimicrobials may result in drug resistance. Many patients today are looking for natural therapies that can improve treatment outcome. Treatment can be costly. On average treatment costs are five times greater for patients with chronic diseases. Nosodes may be a low-risk, cost-effective adjunctive therapy to aid in the treatment of chronic infections. Nosodes can be used in conjunction with conventional and naturopathic treatments. Join this webinar to learn about clinical updates on the use of these novel therapeutics in the setting of chronic infectious illnesses.

About the speaker: Gabrielle is a world renowned homeopath and teacher specializing in women's health, infants and children. She completed a 6-year homeopathic medical degree program in South Africa where she trained in hospitals and rural clinics. Currently, Gabrielle practices at the Institute for Specialized Medicine and also serves on the faculty of The Homeopathic Academy of Southern California and The Los Angeles School of Homeopathy. She is the founder of World Homeopathy Awareness Week and former chair of the World Homeopathy Awareness Organization. She received an honorary doctorate for her contribution towards homeopathic research.


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



Your friend reaches out to you for help because she is home with the flu that she says “is going around at work.” She has already spoken to her doctor who advised her to rest, take over-the-counter pain relievers if needed, and drink plenty of fluids. You ask her a few questions and learn that she is mainly bothered by vertigo, nausea, and shakiness. You jot down her symptoms:

  • Vertigo with sensation of swaying back and forth when walking
  • Worse with movement and when closing eyes
  • Worse lying down and better sitting up
  • Nausea
  • Stomach is gurgling
  • Burping a lot
  • Cold, fresh air helps
  • Is thirsty
  • Legs tremble when walking
  • Is either too cold or too hot. Can't find the right temperature to feel comfortable. 
  • Mouth is dry and breath is bad
  • Tongue is coated white
  • Dreamt of talking to a duck
  • Dreamt of a bear walking by the house

You suggest she might want to try ___________ remedy, which she has in her homeopathic home remedy kit.

(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

Years ago when I was new to homeopathy, my husband was scheduled to have surgery on his ear. Using my study group notes and a home-care book as guidelines, I gave him remedies both before and after his surgery until the tenderness subsided. The plan included Arnica montana, Nux vomica, Hypericum perf and Ruta grav. He healed so well that when he returned for his two-week follow up, the surgeon could not tell which ear he had operated on! Amazing!

- Anonymous NCH Community Member

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.


American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)

On Thursday, April 6, Edward Kondrot, MD, the world’s leading homeopathic ophthalmologist, will review an eye surgeon’s discovery of homeopathy, the history of ophthalmology and homeopathy, remarkable cures using homeopathy, what is treatable using homeopathy, and common eye remedies. The webinar will begin at 7pm ET and run approximately 90 minutes. For more information and to register for this event please  visit the AIH website.
The AIH has been the voice of the homeopathic medical profession in the U.S. since 1844.

Homeopathic Nurses Association (HNA)

The HNA is excited to announce a scholarship award going to one of our newest members, Ruja Nothaft, CCH. In order to earn the scholarship, Ms. Nothaft submitted a heartfelt essay that impressed the HNA Board of Directors. This HNA Scholarship will provide support for her attendance at a homeopathic class, conference, or workshop. All HNA members are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Those wishing to apply can send in their submissions to Kathleen Slonager, RN, CCH, President of HNA at The HNA Board of Directors will decide the winner based on completed essays and a lottery pick of those submissions.
The Homeopathic Nurses Association is dedicated to supporting all nurses who are interested in homeopathy. Visit the HNA website to learn more and to join.

Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

Registration for the April exam period is now open! To register, visit the Certifior portal. For further information on the registration process and what documents we will require in order to be verified to take the exam, please visit our website’s Resource Center to view the Exam Registration Instructions and Certification Handbook.

Exam dates are April 3–April 28, Monday through Friday (weekends and holidays excluded). Registration will close on Friday, March 17th.

If you have any questions, are experiencing problems with registration, are applying for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, or have any concerns please contact or call (866) 242-3399.
CHC’s mission is to advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

HWB's mission to "Teach, Treat, Together" continues to unfold in powerful ways! Our team recently partnered again with the Haitian Homéopathes Communautaires to provide ongoing medical care at HWB clinics, returning home with inspiring stories of hope and healing. As one volunteer said, "I'd love to make this an annual commitment!" We're also finalizing plans to teach the HWB "Fundamentals of Homeopathy" course to Haitian health care professionals later this spring. These things are possible, however, only with the participation and support of the homeopathic community. We urge you to visit HWB’s Volunteer page. Learn more about how you can support HWB’s work here.
HWB’s mission is to introduce or advance the understanding and use of homeopathy in areas where it does not yet exist or is minimally available, as well as to promote and provide homeopathic care and healing in emergency situations.

North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)

Save the date! The NASH Board would like to invite all NASH members who are attending the Joint American Homeopathic Conference in Atlanta to attend our Annual Member Meeting on Saturday evening (4/1/2017) at 6pm. Come to find out how your organization is doing, what projects are planned for the upcoming year and give us an opportunity to hear directly from you – our members. We enjoy meeting face to face with our members each year at this conference. If you have any questions, please email
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.


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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Homeopathy in Autoimmune Diseases: A Presentation of Cases Cured with the Use of one of the Lanthanides

Homeopathic Management of Schizophrenia

Homeopathy and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities

The Logic of Homeopathy

Orchids Revealed: A New Family of Homeopathic Remedies

Scientific Evidence for Using a Homeopathic Medicine Kit

Bye-bye Back Pain Recorded Webinar

Homeopathy for Infertility Webinar - Register

Learn how to share one of your stories with NCH

American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) website

CHC Certifior portal

CHC Resource Center

CHC Exam Registration Instructions

CHC Certification Handbook

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB) - Volunteer

Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB) - Support our work

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