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  • I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a...
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  • Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for...
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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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  • Lisa is a wonderful presenter and a fabulous teacher! Always a joy to attend anything she teaches about Homeopathy! Thank you, Virginia

  • Hi Kim,  Just want to thank you for a very informative, challenging yet interesting weekend. I couldn't communicate in the last half of today's lecture due to some mic issues but didn't miss a word you said.  Thank you very much again for sharing a treasure of knowledge with us. you...
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  • Hello, I wanted to say how much I loved Joan Weirs class. After spending the day with her my perspective was changed for the better. We need more Joan Weir through out our 3 year course, especially when trying to keep yourself together during 2nd and 3rd year. Also, today's...
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  • "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

  • 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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  • “I absolutely loved my time there studying, some of the most enjoyable time of my life. The kindness and generosity extended to everyone has always stuck with me”?

  • 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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A CCHM Graduate in India with Dr. Farokh Master

This blog is posted by: Lynn Selway DCHM (hons)

I recently returned from a spectacular trip to the foothills of the Himalayas in India where I had spent 11 days studying homeopathic medicine with the world renowned Dr. Farokh Master. Also present were 23 other homeopaths from around the globe including Dr. Will Taylor from Portland, Oregon.

This retreat took place near Dharmashala, India, home to the Dalai Lama and many other great spiritual leaders and 100% of the profits from this seminar went to support the local community. For more information visit http://www.jagorigrameen.org/tara.html The venue, participants and lecture days were absolutely outstanding – covering a wide range of topics from pathology (renal failure, cancer, heart disease, etc) to case taking and management. We had the good fortune to participate in live cases and view amazing video cases. Interestingly enough, people are just people. Whether we’re treating in Canada or India, case taking doesn’t change. We discussed thoughts on studying materia medica, disease - it’s nature and progression - and gained additional insight into some of our most widely used remedies such as: Sepia, Nat-Mur, Nux, Causticum, Rhus-Tox and Tuberculinum.

I could write a chapter on all the wonderful tidbits of information gleaned from these couple of weeks but what struck me the most was a couple of valuable “reminders” which I thought I’d share:

  • On Materia Medica: Study from a variety of MM’s but read cured cases from the classical authors (Hahnemann’s Pura/Chronic Diseases, Hering’s MM, Allen’s Encyclopedia, Dunham and Lippe) . These cases are from experience rather than simply publishing others’ work. Dr. Master believes that your best learning about a remedy comes from your own 10 cured cases using that particular remedy – this is what you can hang your hat on.
  • On case taking: Always remember that we’re looking for what needs to be cured and don’t forget the importance of the patient’s history – when did the longest existing health issue first start – what was going on and how does this play a role in the progression of the patient’s dis-ease. Remember that the chief complaint might be the last thing to go!
  • On disease: One of the health concerns I struggle with and I’m sure others do as well are “silent diseases” like diabetes where the symptoms may be absent. We must remember that we’re not treating the disease, we’re treating the person with the disease. Some diseases are nearly impossible to cure e.g. ALS. Sometimes the most we can do is palliate. 
  • On treatment: Not everything needs to be treated homeopathically. Sometimes “home remedies” can be helpful and they’re employed often by Dr. Master. Eg. Suggesting 1 tsp date syrup or black strap molasses daily for someone suffering from anemia.

I feel indeed blessed to have had this opportunity to study with one of the “masters”. It was fascinating, thought provoking and definitely worth the 17 hour plane and 9 hour bus ride … and they’re doing it again next year for those of you who are looking for a life-altering experience!

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