CCHM Journal Archives
CCHM Video Library


Read More Testimonials

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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.

  • It's a privilege to be part of CCHM and study the amazing program you offer. I have received a great benefit from my studies, from the comfort of my own home, at my own pace. I have nothing but great things to say about your school and all your staff.

  • Even thoough the homework seems the equivalent of writing a term paper each week,  I'm still enjoying the program immensely.  I'm very impressed at how well it's planned out, adding (what seems like, ha ha) a "simple step"  gradually,  covering particular remedies which turns out to be a properly timed review,...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More

  • 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...
    Read More


Many women experience peri-menopause and menopause as a time of greater freedom. For some their children are leaving or have left home, others have found satisfaction in their careers and perhaps mastery in their work. It can also be a time of enormous caretaking challenges with parents. For some, an unlived life cries out to be fulfilled. This is a great time of “pause”. An opportunity to reflect and reclaim and rediscover any “lost” parts of ourselves – a chance to empower our future.

Menopause derives its name from the Greek words Meno (month) and Pausis (pause). This is the cessation of regular, monthly menstrual cycles. The ovaries decrease their production of estrogen and progesterone as our need to reproduce diminishes and stops. Hormonal fluctuations occur. The menstrual cycle may shorten (i.e. menses become more frequent) followed by a lengthening when menses become less frequent. A woman who has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 months is considered to be menopausal. Menopause can pass by almost unnoticed, or it can be lingeringly difficult. Women can experience symptoms on any or all levels – mental, emotional and physical. Some changes may include: hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual flooding with anaemia and exhaustion, vaginal dryness, palpitations, weight gain, loss of libido, mood swings, sleeping difficulties, anxiety or depression.

Homeopathy treats the whole woman and caters to the array of presenting symptoms and emotions throughout this transition. Treatment is tailored to one’s personality and distinctive array of symptoms. Each of us has a unique energy pattern shaped by our beliefs, emotions and habitual thoughts. By matching energetic patterns of homeopathic remedies with those of our symptoms, areas of stagnation become unblocked. With a renewed sense of well being we can enjoy having our natural occurring energy available to take charge of our health now.

A dramatic career change, the loss of both parents, and adjustments in relationship all occurred for me during this time of life. Homeopathic remedies proved incredibly helpful for navigating symptoms and helping me on this journey towards wholeness, which is life! While physical symptoms can be successfully addressed, I have found again and again with my clients that homeopathy can teach and gently guide us along the path to the still point within – the flame of Spirit inherent in each of us. Our path to this place of radical union is our sacred journey. Fraught with adventure of every discernible nature – we are all riding this stream of life.

More Reading