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NCH E-Newsletter | February 2018

February 2018 e-Newsletter
The latest news and events from NCH and the greater homeopathy community.

FDA Update

Many of you have contacted us to learn how NCH is responding to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Draft Guidance issue.

We have appreciated your patience as NCH worked along with the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) and other organizations to determine an effective response to this serious situation.

NCH has been following the guidance of the AAHP as they are familiar with the regulatory requirements for manufacturing and have a long history of working within the FDA regulations. AAHP also has an active expert Legislative and Regulatory Committee and a dedicated lobbyist in Congress.
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Purchase both together and receive 25% off.
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Read Our Latest Press Release

2018-2019 NCH Board of Directors
Deadline to Vote for candidates is February 22, 2018. You must be a current NCH member to vote.  
Vote Now

Register by Friday, February 16th and lock in your lowest possible rate for this year's conference. Save over $80 in fees!
A relaxing night of fun and knowledge of effective healthy, holistic and homeopathic treatments for everyday use. Speak with exhibitors and local vendors to learn more about products to support your healthy lifestyle. In addition to networking opportunities, we will also be hosting Fireside Chats. This event is sponsored by Hahnemann Labs and is open to the public.

Have Questions about JAHC?
Have questions regarding the upcoming JAHC 2018 Conference in Phoenix? Who are the speakers? What exhibitors will be there? How can I get my credits? 

Lauri Grossman will be answering all of your questions LIVE on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM ET. 

NCH-Hosted Screenings

Each event will include a Q&A session after the screening as well as goodie bags for all attendees.
Seeking Movie Captains!

NCH is looking for volunteers to serve as Movie Captains for screenings of
Just One Drop
These screenings will be sponsored by NCH. We will help you promote your screening and send you goodie bags for your attendees! If you are interested in becoming a Movie Captain, please contact NCH at
From the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH)
NCH is excited to be collaborating with the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) to provide you with access to homeopathic research.
Those of us within the homeopathic medicine community often hear the criticism that there is no research in support of homeopathic medicine. There are in fact thousands of
homeopathic research studies.

You can access studies have been selected to demonstrate the different types of homeopathic research and some of the important research findings in support of homeopathic medicine.
View the Studies

The members of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) are currently working with the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) to provide the FDA and members of Congress with input on the FDA’s latest proposal on the regulation of homeopathic remedies. It is the position of the AIH that the vague proposed new guidance, which is no real guidance at all, provides FDA with NO authority that it does not have today under the existing regulations. Members of AIH are working hard to remind the FDA that regulatory enforcement discretion without clear guidance on what is legal and within bounds quickly becomes arbitrary and capricious.
AIH holds that unlike the FDA’s new proposal, the current FDA Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) on homeopathic remedies (“Conditions Under Which Homeopathic Drugs May Be Marketed”), established clear, measurable, and enforceable standards for the manufacture and sale of homeopathic drugs in the United States.
The FDA originally adopted the current guidelines in 1988 to eliminate the confusion that existed concerning what could and could not be sold as a homeopathic drug. The CPG has contributed significantly to improving cost, quality and access to safe homeopathic drug products that provide consumer choice for the American population.
The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH)
After her own seemingly miraculous cure from a lifetime with depression using homeopathy, Ananda More, Hom, DHMHS decided to dedicate her life to this medical system. She began her professional homeopathic practice in 2005 specializing in autism, vaccine injury and immunity. Owner of Riverdale Homeopathy, a homeopathic dispensary, bookstore, and clinic, she is intrinsically connected with the homeopathic community. She was featured last year in
The Walrus Magazine
Toronto Life Magazine
. Her debut film
Magic Pills
exposes what these publications and media in general do not dare discuss regarding health and financial interests. Join us for this interesting webinar on March 19th at 5pm(PT) using the phone access (712)451-0011 code 236 398, or with your computer at
. Join 15 minutes early if you need help using

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 the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)
CHC New Eligibility Requirements In Effect
In 2014, The Council for Homeopathic Certification announced the changes in criteria for exam eligibility requirements to take effect beginning January 2018.
Visit the CHC official website
for detailed information on how to become certified: 

Exam education eligibility requisites are as follows: 
  • A minimum of 500 hours of preparation in the theory and foundations of homeopathy and 250 hours clinical training completed in a school that is fully accredited or through a program that is approved by ACHENA or the CHO. 
  • For education obtained outside of the US or Canada, WES-evaluated transcripts must be submitted and deemed to be at least equivalent.
  • One college level course in Anatomy and Physiology
  • One college level course in Human Pathology

Please visit
 and/or the 
website for information about ACHENA-approved/accredited or CHO approved programs.

April Exam Registration
Registration for the April exam will begin February 1, 2018 and close on March 18, 2018. The exam is offered Monday through Friday, April 2 through April 30, 2018.

Please review the CHC Certification Handbook for detailed information and feel free to contact us with questions at
or by phone at 866-242-3399.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Recertification
Annual recertification is required (via the CHC online process) for continued use of the CCH credential. All recertification requirements (CEUs, Attestations, Contact Information Verification/Update, and Payment) must be met to remain in good standing.
Click here for more info.

A minimum of 15 CEUs are required for each re-certification. CEUs in excess of the required 15 will carry over to the next re-certification cycle. Excess CEUs may carry over for one year only.
ee the
CHC Recertification Handbook for information about the re-certification process and approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs).For more information on ACHENA approved CEUs visit the
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) page.

The CHC provides links to CEU/CPD opportunities and events as a service to our certificants. The CHC does not endorse nor have responsibility for any misinformation contained in these links.
From Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)
Since January 2010 when the deadly earthquake struck, Homeopaths Without Borders has sponsored 28 trips to Haiti (the most recent team returning last month). It has been gratifying to be of service to so many in need and to now offer instruction in homeopathy to members of the Haitian medical community. At the same time, we ourselves have received priceless gifts from the Haitian people -- wonderful friendships and a shining example of people responding to incredible challenges with resiliency, determination, and unshakable support for one another. Haiti is a nation of survivors, not victims, and we have all been enriched and empowered by that inner strength. Learn more about the many opportunities to give and grow with HWB
and by visiting our
Volunteer page
Rally Congress - Show Your Support!
In October 2017 the
Integrative Health and Wellness Congressional Caucus
was launched in the US House of Representatives by co-chairs Colorado Representatives Jared Polis (D) and Mike Coffman (R). The caucus is a “non-partisan educational forum for legislators to learn about the best practices, research on integrative health and to discuss legislative and administrative opportunities for integrative health.” 

Both Reps Polis and Coffman are committed to making information on prevention, health creation and integrative health therapies available within federally funded health programs and directly to US consumers. They believe integrative health approaches can provide effective and low-cost care for many chronic conditions and should be accessible to all Americans.

Having a congressional caucus devoted to integrative health and wellness raises the conversation to the national level and is especially important in these times, as the opioid use issue has become a “national health crisis.” As well as being a conduit for information, caucuses are where pre-legislative issues can be discussed, fine-tuned, and promoted for wider support.

It is in the best interest of homeopathy, its practitioners, and consumers to support this group as we grow and participate in the integrative health and wellness arena.

Help the homeopathy community support the Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus. Contact your US House and Senate Legislators and urge them to participate!


February 12 - 8-9 PM EST
Presented by Mark Land of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists

An informative webinar presentation of the current regulatory requirements for manufacturing and review of the
FDA regulations

The discussion will focus on the proposed FDA guidance and what the homeopathic community should be doing in response.

March 20 - 8PM EST
Presented by Kathleen Slonager, RN, DiHOM, ADS, AE-C CCH

Join renowned homeopath Kathleen Slonager as she illuminates women’s health and wellness through the use of Homeopathy. Homeopathy offers gentle, safe and effective care for all of the issues and transitions a woman experiences throughout her lifetime, which may include menstrual problems, pregnancy issues, with an emphasis on peri & pre-menopause, and menopause.
omeopathy for Coughs (Members Only)

April 12 - 8-9 PM EST
Presented by Kim Elia

It can be a frightening experience when your child wakes in the night with a violent cough. Learn how to distinguish between common childhood coughs, and what you can do at home to effectively bring rapid relief to the sufferer. Kim will discuss why we cough, important symptoms to observe, and how to treat coughs using a web-based remedy finder application called Homeopathic HouseCall, as well as common Homeopathic remedies for coughs.
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