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  • Thank you so much!  I just returned from Hawaii and can’t wait to get started. I asked Kim Elia to lecture for the organization that I am president of, (The International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists).  He knocked it out of the park!  Totally Awesome!  Several of my Canadian pharmacist...
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  • “This year was not only a challenge, but had unexpected obstacles. The faculty really pulled through with providing us with what we needed to keep things going. And here we are!  I think I speak for all the students when I say thank you to the CCHM team for helping us pull through...
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  • I am quite impressed with the program at CCHM. I was able to catch up easily with the online format and join my class before the end of the first term. Homepathy is exactly what I was looking for to fill the gap in my practice, it will allow me...
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  • My experience working with yourself, Dr Joe and the school has been absolutely wonderful! I was apprehensive and nervous having an appointment over a computer but with in minutes I was comfortable.  Dr Joe is very good, I felt his concern and compassion even on a monitor! Big thank you...
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  • I wanted to email you to let you know that i am FINALLY a registered homeopath! It took awhile, but I finally made it. I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, encouragement and kindness. The constant support you gave me through the years I was...
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  • I am writing to express my gratitude for being able to attend and take part in your wonderful in class program at CCHM.  The whole process from beginning to end what a long one for me, but the last 3 years of class have flown by. Before choosing a school...
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  • Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I...
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  • Hi Kim, I want to thank you again for an amazing weekend!  I learned so much & really appreciate your straight forward teaching style. --Gwen K. Post Grad participant 2020-2021

  • "Thank you again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

  • "I am loving the classes and the clinical was amazing! I have so much to learn! But I am so in alignment with my soul's path! I am so happy to be here!"

​​​​​​​Aconite 1M in the Birth Bag, by Homeopath and CCHM grad, Piper Martin B.Ed., RCS Hom

Aconite 1M is one of the most valuable remedies I carry in my birth kit.  It has the ability to truly assist a woman in staying present during birth.  For many women their response to labour is to panic and try to control what is happening.  There are situations in which this is a totally reasonable response.  A dose of well timed Aconite can do what homeopathy does so very well, remind us who we really are and what we are really capable of.  Birth is the perfect time to receive this reminder. Situations in which Aconite1M would come to mind: Panic Attacks and Anxiety-  for a woman that has a STRONG fear of the pain.  She talks about it, anticipates it and dreams of it.  She is often planning on having an epidural ASAP into the labour.  This fear may be based on a past experience of pain, it may be a trauma reaction or part of an anxious focus she has going on. Precipitous birth - a labour, especially if its a first baby, that is incredibly fast.  The contractions come one on top of another and there is no time to regroup or catch her breath. The Aconite 1M allows her to roll with it as much as possible, instead of adding a panic attack on top of intense contractions.  She will get focused on the pace as a positive sign of forward motion. Transition - the point in labour in which you hear - “I’m going to die!” “This is killing me!” is when Aconite 1M is needed.  They look wildly panicked and are in a state of believing they are about to die.  Give her a steady, deep gaze in the eyes and a dose of Aconite 1M.  That will bring her back to the present. Immediate Postpartum If the birth has been very rapid or anything traumatic has happened during the birth (neonatal resuscitation, maternal hemorrhage, fetal distress etc.) then a dose of Aconite 1M in the immediate postpartum will greatly assist her from becoming over focused on that moment in time.  Aconite will assist with dissociation or fear reactions after the birth.   This remedy is also very useful for retention of urine in mothers and babies postpartum - the physical aspect of becoming paralyzed by a fear. Dosage 2 pellets of Aconite 1M I prefer Hahnemann Labs because they make the best remedies! and they come in poppy seed size pellets which are perfect for labour and newborns.  I find Aconite works best in a 1M potency in the realm of labour as it is a perfect match for the intensity of the experience. Piper Martin has been practicing homeopathy since 1999.  She is a graduate of CCHM and has specialized in the care and treatment of pregnant women and newborns since her first year in practice.  Piper is the creator of The Homeopathic Midwife, an online course that focuses on the use of homeopathy for pregnancy, labour and postpartum.  If you have questions or would like to learn more please visit her website at

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