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NCH E-Newsletter | October 2017

October 2017 e-Newsletter
The latest news and events from NCH and the greater homeopathy community.

Are You a Member?

Whether you’re new to homeopathy, a homeopathic student, or an experienced practitioner, NCH has what you need.

As a member of NCH you’ll have access to a spectrum of homeopathic information and educational materials, from basic information about how to use homeopathy at home, to the latest in homeopathic research, to in-depth case studies from some of the most well-known names in homeopathy today.
Increase Awareness of Homeopathy as a
Just One Drop
Movie Captain
Just One Drop tells the little-known story of homeopathy. The film aims to dispel myths and encourages audiences to reset and rethink about homeopathy. It sheds light on the benefits of homeopathy and ultimately supports a passionate community, of which NCH is at the forefront. 
Watch the trailer

You can help spread the word and support homeopathy by hosting a screening in your area!
Call for NCH Board of Directors Nominations
The NCH Board of Directors is a diverse, collaborative, closely engaged board working to fulfill the vision and mission of NCH. The Board is broadly representative of the NCH constituency, including consumers, retailers, and practitioners of various kinds. We are looking for board members with skills and experiences that can support our expanding scope. Do you know anyone (even yourself!) with any of these qualities and skills?

  • Expertise with fundraising, finance, marketing, media, and/or public relations
  • Successful business or nonprofit board experience outside of homeopathy
  • Involvement with integrative healthcare or healthy-living consumer organizations
  • Experience with public policy work
  • Passion for homeopathy, not necessarily as a practitioner (home users, patients/clients, students, practitioners of other modalities, etc.)
  • Attorney/General Counselor or other legal experience

Here are the Details
Along with your responsibility for governance, board members are expected to participate in organizational fundraising activities and personally donate as you are able to NCH each year. Board members are not compensated for their time or services but are reimbursed for reasonable travel and lodging expenses to attend board meetings. Currently the board has virtual monthly meetings, holds two in-person meetings a year and communicates via e-mail, conference call, and phone throughout the year.
Please send your nominations (including self-nominations) with subject line:
Call For Nominations,
to Deb Dupnik, NCH Executive Director, at
Please tell us why you think the person would be a great board member, what their specific qualifications are, the nominee’s C.V. and email address. 

The deadline for nominations is
11:59 P.M. ET, October 13, 2017.

The NCH Nominating Committee will contact nominees for an interview or to request additional information and will recommend a slate to the board. All current NCH members will be invited to vote in 2018.
Just One Drop Screenings Near You
Together, NCH and 
Just One Drop
 aim to build awareness about and understanding of homeopathy among U.S. audiences and seamlessly provide viewers with resources for learning more. NCH will be hosting screenings in different cities all over the U.S. and invites you to host or attend a screening near your hometown!
Each NCH hosted screening will include a Q&A session after the screening with filmmaker, Laurel Chiten!

Current Lineup of NCH-Hosted Screenings (Click to Register!)
Save the Date!
Has Your Membership Expired?
This is a friendly reminder that membership renewals can be completed once logged into the 
. There you can edit and update your contact information if it has changed. Membership renewal letters are mailed a month prior to your renewal date, and again in the expiring month to ensure you are given adequate time to continue membership. If you have any questions please contact Steve Clark, NCH Membership Coordinator, at
(856) 316-0927. 
Upcoming Events and Education
Cell Salt Workshop
Making Natural Health Simple With Homeopathic Cell Salts
Thursday, November 16th, 7:15-9:30 pm
Holistic Moms, Hillsborough County NH Chapter
Amherst, NH
Cost: Free.  
Call Tanya at 603-546-7063 for additional information.
The Australian Homeopathy Campaign to Review Flawed NHMRC Report
In March 2015 the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council published a report on homeopathy research concluding that “…there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.”

This is a flawed and biased report and has had an effect not only on homeopathy in Australia, but is cited frequently by opponents of homeopathy throughout the world.

Australian homeopaths have begun a campaign to force a Senate inquiry into the report. To support this is very simple: just register your name on
their website and a letter will be sent automatically to the Australian Senate. 

The campaign says that world-wide participation is important to show the Australian Senate that the world is watching. Indeed, what happens in Australia impacts homeopathy in the rest of the world.  

Please share with friends, family, patients and on social media.
From the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)
AIH has been working to educate members of Congress and others about the benefits of homeopathy. As part of that effort, Peter Fisher, MD, developed a document titled “Why Homeopathy Matters to U.S. Healthcare” for AIH designed to increase awareness of homeopathy, its safety and supporting research. The document is available to be read and shared.
$200 Million Gift Supports Research and Education of Homeopathy and Alternative Therapies at UC Irvine
After positive experiences with homeopathy, Susan and Henry Samueli became enthusiastic advocates of homeopathy and other forms of complementary health care. That enthusiasm inspired the Samuelis to donate $200 million to UC Irvine with the intention of launching what the LA Times calls “the nation’s first universitywide enterprise to embed integrative health approaches in research, teaching and patient care.” The gift—one of the largest-ever to a U.S. public university—is poised to transform the role of homeopathy and other alternative therapies, and provide the research to build evidence of efficacy that would convince insurers to cover the cost of treatment.
However, not all media reports have been receptive to the positive impact the gift will have on integrative medicine. For a colorful response to the naysayers and critics who’ve spoken out against the benefit of the Samuelis’ gift, read the
HuffPost column
by John Weeks, longtime integrative health leader and journalist and editor of Jl of Integrative Health.
From the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
NASH has a winner!
The 2017 recipient of the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship is Robin Pollock Daniel, a student at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine. Congratulations Robin!

The NASH Foundation offers scholarships to homeopathic students to further our mission to develop excellent practitioners. This scholarship was created in loving memory of Elizabeth Bonfig, the “heart” of NASH. For more information,
click here.

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.
From Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)
When disaster strikes, people and resources are stretched to the limit! We at HWB are finding that, among many other things, people on the ground in Haiti are in need of cell phones, laptops and computer tablets to help facilitate emergency care. If you can assist with any of these items, please contact us at with particulars. 

Generally speaking, donated cell phones should be unlocked and have an active SIM card, so that the phone can be activated with a new SIM card in Haiti (you may wish to contact your carrier for specific information). We hope you can help and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
From the
Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
It’s fall! The leaves are beginning to turn, the days are getting shorter, and it’s time to renew your CHC (or CHC Cand) credential!

CHC Candidates are now on a six-month renewal cycle. The deadline for renewals this fall is Halloween, October 31, 2017. All CHC candidates should have received an email with instructions to follow for renewal. If you did not receive it, please contact us.

If you are a
CHC Certificant, your recertification is due after Thanksgiving on November 30, 2017. All CHC holders should have received an email with instructions on how to recertify. If you did not receive it, or you have any questions, please contact the CHC office at or 866-242-3399.

Don’t wait for the deadline. Start gathering your information now, and avoid any late fees.

Thanks for keeping your credential current!
Save NHS Homeopathy & Herbal Medicine
NHS England is currently holding a public consultation on whether to cut homeopathy prescriptions from the NHS. These proposed cuts could mean the end of CAM therapies on the NHS. Once NHS services are cut they are gone for good.

Act now and help save natural medicine on the NHS:
1. Respond to the
2. Sign the parliamentary
3. Write to your
4. Get the facts and share the
5. Support the campaign and
Sharing Facts about Homeopathy
On Sept. 27, 2017, John Pan, MD, and Peter Fisher, FRCP, FFHOM, together with the AIH, presented a webinar titled “The State of Research in Homeopathic Medicine and Understanding the Biological Basis for Homeopathic Remedy Response.” The 90-minute webinar focused on facts surrounding homeopathy including efficacy, cost and published research.

Click the image to view the webinar.
Tell us your Story!
We LOVE to hear from about people using homeopathy at home. Moms tell us stories about using homeopathy for their kids’ ear infections and pink eye. Pregnant women tell us stories about easing their morning sickness and fatigue. We hear from people who have used homeopathy to speed recovery from surgery or to help soothe their sunburn or bug bites.

So, if you use homeopathy (at home, school, work, etc.) – Share 'Your Homeopathy Story' with us here! Everyone’s story is different and we want to know how you use homeopathy in your life!
Soulbirthing: 5 Keys to a More Comfortable, blessed, sacred birth!
Presenter: Janice Solomon, CCH
With Soulbirthing you will be empowered to make the best choices for you and your baby. The more you know, the more you will be able to transform your fears and worries into the birth experience you desire.

  • Key#1 Garnering your woman support.
  • Key#2 Information is power. 
  • Key#3 Debunk myths and avoid mistakes common to this important phase in your life.  
  • Key#4 Symptom control- Learn 3 tips you can use immediately. 
  • Key#5 Movement and Breathing- guided gentle prenatal yoga and breathing to support you now and throughout your pregnancy and birth.
Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming NCH Webinars
November 1: Meet the Director of Just One Drop!
Presenter: Laurel Chiten
JUST ONE DROP tells the little known story of homeopathy: the most controversial system of medicine. To many, homeopathy seems implausible. They fear it is purely a placebo effect or worse, a form of deception or quackery. Yet, homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and is used by millions of people around the world. The film explores the controversy, reveals the rich history, dispels myths and misconceptions, and asks whether or not homeopathy been given a fair shake.
View the official trailer

November 6: Homeopathy For Animals
(Members only)
Presenter: Jan Allegretti, D.Vet.Hom.
Did you know homeopathy is every bit as effective for animals as it is for us?
If you’re an experienced homeopath, discover how you can apply your knowledge to the treatment of animals. If you’re just discovering the amazing benefits of homeopathy, you’ll learn how you can use it to care for the animals you love in a safe, non-intrusive way, right in your own home where they’re most comfortable.

December 4: Matters of the Heart: Working with our Emotional Pain
Presenter: Tanya Renner, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Learn how homeopathy helps to soften emotional pain, unlocks trapped emotions, and eases transitions while supporting self-growth and self-empowerment. We will cover essential remedies to soothe distress associated with new emotional pain as well as key remedies to help resolve trapped emotional pain. Join Tanya Renner, CCH to learn how to establish a center of peace within the inner core.  

December 5: The HPUS: Why It’s Important To You. Plus Issues Facing The Homeopathic Industry
Presenter: Eric Foxman, Secretary, American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists
A 90-minute webinar providing a picture of what is in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. What does an HPUS monograph contain? What are the criteria for monograph approval? What affects what attenuations are available and substances are available OTC?  Recent changes will affect what you see on homeopathic product labeling - what are they? What are the challenges facing the homeopathic industry as we move forward?
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