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  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The perspective of case taking that we learned this weekend was exactly what we needed at this stage of our homeopathy training. I will always appreciate and be grateful to you for showing me this path.

  • 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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  • I am taking the opportunity to thank Andrea for thoroughly reviewing with me the best practice for selecting  “key symptoms” and how to repertorize them accordingly.  Analysis - paralysis can sometimes be a tendency when  a student, particularly a student with a very detail-oriented and analytical mind.  Also, I very much...
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  • After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason...
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  • You are so fortunate to have  Dr. Kellerstein as faculty; CCHM is a place for quality study of homeopathic medicine and I refer my chiropractic students to your college for advanced study in homeopathy. I am always so excited when I can touch a student in the chiropractic program to look...
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  • “The post grad course has been a tremendous experience for me which nourished and enriched what I learnt during my homeopathic training. It is a well-structured and thorough program with great lecturers who were delightful. I also must say that keeping in touch with my former classmates and listening to...
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  • The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students...
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  • This is my testimony about the live classes at CCHM. Date: 8-15-19 My first experience with homeopathy was the immediate eradication of mastitis. Then I took our 5 kids. I felt called to homeopathy to share healing that I had experienced and tell my fellow man, woman and child about...
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  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

  • Lisa is a wonderful presenter and a fabulous teacher! Always a joy to attend anything she teaches about Homeopathy! Thank you, Virginia

A Case of Lyme Disease Treated with Homeopathy

by Erin Crawford, CCHM 3rd Year Student, 2017-2018 Patient: Jack Consults: November 11, 2016, February 1, 2017, April 2, 2017, October 25, 2017 Introduction Jack is an eleven year old, African-American boy who was brought in by his mother.  On the intake form she specified knee and joint pain as chief complaints.  Between the initial appointment and the first follow up appointment, Jack was diagnosed by an infectious disease specialist as having Lyme disease. Family History: Intake Alcoholism, allergies, arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, diabetes, bi-polar depression, schizophrenia, PTSD. Initial Appointment: November 11, 2016 Knee pain is sharp, stabbing, throbbing, with stiffness & inflammation.  Right knee is worse.  Additional joint pain exists in left elbow and right wrist.  Mom reports that the knee pain started a few months ago, starting in the right and moving to the left.  It is worse after sleeping on the floor or in a bean bag chair, and worse when he gets up in the morning.  It is also worse if he plays basketball with his friends for the afternoon.  Mom says its better with a warm bath or application and once he gets moving in the morning.  His father, at 30 years old, walks with a cane because of arthritis. Modalities for knee pain:
    • Worse lying on floor
    • Worse upon waking
    • Worse morning
    • Worse 8pm-1am
    • Worse exertion
    • Better warm application
    • Better Epson salt bath
    • Better rubbing
Mom notices that Jack has a lot of jealousy and competitive feelings with his younger brother.  He also is unhappy at being at a new school, and angry that he had to move, but he suppresses his anger, especially anger associated with his teacher and school.   His mom describes him as having silent anger.  Mom also describes him as stubborn.  He has a strong fear of water, he couldn’t be put into the bath until 3 years old and continues to be fearful of going in water and swimming.  He is typically thirsty and prefers spicy foods. He burrows in sleep and is generally warm, with a preference for winter. As an infant, he had severe jaundice and needed phototherapy.  He was put on a blood donor list, however, the white blood cells regulated themselves and the blood transfusion wasn’t necessary.  He suffered a skull fracture at two weeks old and a brain hemorrhage.  Jack also had eczema as an infant, from birth until around six or seven years old. Symptoms of Sulphur:
  • Knees worse from rising after sitting
  • Inflammation in joints, arthritis
  • Pain in extremities, worse with motion
  • Stiffness in extremities, worse in morning
  • Stiffness in joints and articulations
  • Great angriness and irritability
  • Aversion to bathing
  • Eczema in children
  • Ailments after vaccinations
Remedy Prescribed: Sulphur, 200 C.  One dry dose and wait 7 days. Email Check in: December 17, 2016 Following the single dose of Sulphur, Mom reported that both swelling and pain had significantly decreased with respect to the knees and joints.  However, on December 13, 2017 Jack was diagnosed with Lyme disease and prescribed Doxycycline.  Four days after he began the Doxycycline his left knee became swollen to the size of a baseball and was reported as septic by hospital staff leading to him being admitted at that time.  Four days following that, he returned home and Jack’s mom emails because the knee was still quite swollen and painful.  Rates the pain as a thirteen out of ten, on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the worst. Remedy Prescribed: Considering how well the initial dose of Sulphur worked, and considering the intensity of the current complaint, he is prescribed a daily dose of Sulphur 1M. Sulphur, 1M. Dry, daily dose. Follow Up One: February 1, 2017 Jack has now stopped the Doxycycline. The inflammatory joint pain continues to be the main complaint.  Knee pain is sharp, stabbing, and throbbing, at a seven out of ten on a scale of one to ten, ten being the worst (improved from a thirteen out of ten).  There continues to be stiffness and inflammation, with the left knee being worse. At the hospital, doctors drew a fluid sample from the left septic knee.  Two days later, a rash broke out at the injection site, similar to a road rash, three days following breakout, rash scabbed over and peeled off, leaving behind flaky, white skin. Modalities for knee pain:
  • Worse lying on floor
  • Worse upon waking
  • Worse morning
  • Worse exertion
  • Better rubbing
  • Better warm application
  • Better gentle movement
     Jack is described as having lost energy for doing things he loves, like going to play outside or even moving.  He does still show interest in some of his other most favourite things that do not aggravate his knee, such as playing video games.  He is still very angry and irritable. He has little patience and gets angry quickly.  He continues to be warm, and burrows in his sleep.  Mom mentions that he seeks cool spots in the bed to sleep and that his thirst is mostly for cold, sweet drinks, like juice or pop.  Remedy Prescribed:      Sulphur, 10 M.  Dry daily dose. Follow up two: Friday April 2, 2017     Mom reports that knee pain and inflammation is gone.  There is no pain, swelling, or stiffness.  There is no flaking skin or road rash at the injection site of the left knee.  Enthusiasm has improved, he is back to doing his usual activities like playing basketball and he likes school and is getting along well with his teacher.  He is able to get up in the morning, with no stiffness in the joints.  She says that his patience and anger is slightly better.  She has no complaints for Jack at this time. Remedy Prescribed:     Stop the daily dose of Sulphur 10M.  Re-dose only as needed. Follow up three: October 25, 2017      Mom reports that there has been a recent flare up of inflammatory joint pain, which began two weeks ago.  It is the main complaint for this follow up appointment.  Jack began at a new school and has been walking to school every day.  The knee pain is sharp, stabbing, and throbbing, at a seven on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the worst.  There is stiffness and inflammation in the knees, with the right knee being worse.  The right knee is swollen, stiff, sore, heavy, and hot. Modalities for knee pain:
    • Worse lying on floor
    • Worse upon waking
    • Worse morning
    • Worse exertion
    • Better rubbing
    • Better warm application
    • Better gentle movement
     Mom reports that she notices that he has become angry and irritable again. He has little patience and gets angry quickly.  He continues to be warm, and burrows in his sleep.  He still seeks cool spots in the bed to sleep and that his thirst is still mostly for cold, sweet drinks, like juice or pop.  Remedy Prescribed:      Sulphur 10 M, one dry dose.  Follow up in 5-7 days. Email check in:      All knee pain and inflammation is gone.  There is no pain, heat, swelling, or stiffness in the joints.  There remains no complaints for Jack at this time. N.B: Homeopathy treats many conditions and this article is just one example. Sources:

Callahan, Kelly.  “HP Through a Known Outbreak of Whooping Cough.” Journal of the California Homeopathic Medical Society Vol 17, no 3, Nov 2015 http://californiahomeopath.com/issue/the-california-homeopath-volume-17-3/article/hp-through-a-known-outbreak-of-whooping-cough

Dhingreja, Jayesh.  “A Case of Reactive Airway Disease.” Journal of the California Homeopathic Medical Society Vol 17, no 2, June 2015 http://californiahomeopath.com/issue/the-california-homeopath-volume-17-2/article/a-case-of-reactive-airway-disease

Sadovsky, Valerie. “A Chronic Case of Belladonna.” The American Homeopath, 2007, pp. 32–36 homeopathy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/AH13_Belladonna.pdf.

Saltzman, Susanne.  “A 56-Year-Old Male with Cellulitis/Myositis Status Post Right Hip Replacement.” AJHM Vol 110, no 1 Spring 2016 http://homeopathyusa.org/journal/ajhm-journal/ajhm-issues-2017/a-56-year-old-male-with-cellulitis-myositis-status-post-right-hip-replacement.html

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