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  • This Acute role play course was such a great learning experience and also a lot of fun! The actors were playing their patient roles so well.  And the learning experience is not over for me because I took a lot of notes for every case and after submitting my own...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very...
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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

  • I loved Sunday with Dr Saunders. He has so much insight and his lectures are so interesting.  I love how he presents his own case, then talks about physiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical terms, peppered with the materia medica and nutrition, and a bit of posology and philosophy. He is such...
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A Day in the Life of a Homeopath:  Palma Cicco, Hom, DCHM (Hons)

A Day in the Life of a Homeopath:  Palma Cicco, Hom, DCHM (Hons)

  1. What inspired you to become a homeopath?

I began to study homeopathy after I experienced a serious musculoskeletal condition involving my neck and spine. There were limited options available in traditional medicine, and through this, I became interested in studying other methodologies that treat pain. I knew from previous research that homeopathy was a safe and gentle way to heal and manage pain. The more I learned how this system of medicine functioned, the more I became fascinated. Every year that I studied at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM), I developed critical skills that benefited both my personal health and my patients.

  1. What does your average day as a homeopath look like?

My day commences when I greet my patients. I schedule plenty of time for their appointment, actively listen to the details of their concerns followed by questions that will assist me in determining the most appropriate remedy. I believe in educating my patients to improve their health. Medicine needs to be integrated with conventional and/or other alternative therapies to help achieve optimal health. I emphasize the importance of a nutritious diet, regular exercise, annual physicals and age appropriate tests completed by their medical physician. It’s a wonderful satisfaction to see my patients recover.

  1. What do you most love about being a homeopath?

I enjoy receiving feedback from my patients when they are better and have realized how safe, simple and quick homeopathy is to treat an issue. 

  1. What is your favourite homeopathic story?

A patient reported that she had a chronic bladder infection. She experienced this issue over two weeks. A medical doctor had prescribed her two different types of antibiotics with no improvements to her condition. When she arrived to my office, I took a complete case history and I selected an appropriate homeopathic remedy that matched her specific symptoms. The patient kept me informed of her daily prognosis and within three (3) days, she was cured of the bladder infection. I later learned from my patient that she was very reluctant to try homeopathy as she thought it was nonsense.  Now, she is amazed by homeopathy’s simple and gentle approach in treating a medical condition.        

  1. We don't need to know what you had for breakfast, but I'm sure it was

healthy and delicious, so do tell! What did you have for breakfast?

I begin my day with a bowl of assorted fruits. I then sprinkle some flax meal and add almond beverage as a substitute to dairy. This provides me with the energy I need to accomplish my daily tasks.  By starting off my mornings with a nutritious breakfast, I can concentrate better and avoid binging on snacks.        

  1. How did you change your life through homeopathy?

By studying Homeopathy, I learned that to achieve optimal health there are various alternative treatments available to assist patients with healing. We need to establish the methods that are appropriate to improve the patient’s condition(s). Medicine is about the patient’s wellbeing, and what is in their best interest. It is important that all doctors and healthcare practitioners should make these options known. It is critical that medical doctors and healthcare practitioners think outside of their parameter and become knowledgeable, aware and unbiased of the different types of methodologies to cure various illnesses.

  1. What do you love about the homeopathic community?

I am inspired by the passion and strong networking opportunities that have been created in the homeopathic community. Great professional relationships are developed and a bond is formed when you come together and discuss cases and other modalities of treatments.

  1. What advice can you offer to a person considering becoming a homeopath?

Homeopathy is an ongoing learning experience that continues after graduation. You will always need to research and study materia medica as there is so much knowledge to gain.

  1. Anything you'd like to add?

I am a strong believer in integration of homeopathy into different medical fields as it has positive medicinal effects for patients. Currently, I am working together with Dr. Roberto Burgos and Dr. David Grant at their Etobicoke Dental Office to integrate homeopathy into their dental practice for specific treatments. They have seen notable improvements in their patients healing progress.   

Palma Cicco, Hom, DCHM (Hons)

Osteopathic Health Centre

7777 Kipling Ave., Suite 105

Woodbridge On L4L 2Z3

Tel: 905-266-2199

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.palmaholistichealth.com

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My Bio:

My name is Palma Cicco, Hom, DCHM (Hons), I am a registered homeopathic practitioner with the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. I graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto. One of the perquisites to graduate with honours was to write a research paper and study how homeopathy can promote healing in individuals. My chosen topic focused on musculoskeletal disorders titled “Homeopathy Benefits in Treatments with Musculoskeletal Disorders via Holistic & Conventional Methods”. I became interested in homeopathy when I experienced a serious musculoskeletal condition involving          my neck and spine. There were not many options available to me from conventional medicine other than surgery and medications. Through this ordeal, I began searching for a gentle, safe and non-invasive treatments that would help with my pain and recover.  I have 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry practicing as a Certified Dental Assistant. In addition, I hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education where I taught various age groups and developmental stages for eight years. This experience provided me with the knowledge to learn about child development and how to effectively communicate with children. With this addition to my portfolio, I am able to transfer my teaching skills to all levels and working with various children of all ages. I practice homeopathy at the Osteopathic Health Centre in Vaughan, Ontario. I treat a variety of conditions ranging from colds, flus, digestive concerns, skin issues. My speciality is in pain management, to educate patients how to Reduce Pain Naturally Living a Healthier Life’. These include musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, rheumatism, back and neck problems. Women’s gynecological concerns such as PMS, menstrual pains, menopause, bladder infections, yeast infections and children issues.

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