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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 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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  • 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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  • "I am extremely grateful for the experiences I gained in just two years of learning, and also for having a very helpful, bright and kind group of classmates. I couldn’t have done anything without their support and non-judgemental opinions. I appreciated their warm welcomes and cheers every time I entered...
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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”

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 a distance student from Texas. I  really enjoyed  Lisa’s presentation on “Womens Issues.” She always does a stellar job of presentation of material.  I also enjoy her approach on teaching on the tapes within my lessons. She makes it very easy to understand and see the remedies true...
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The Healing Power Within

From Mariko T., San Francisco, California

In January 2009, it was the cold rainy day in Caen, Normandy. I was calling my mother in Japan. As soon as I heard her voice on the phone, I started tearing up. “Mom, my eczema came back. My whole body is red and swollen and I can’t even open my eyes. I’m going out of my mind. What should I do?” She was silent. She picked the right words and said calmly, “ Well… Mariko, you have to accept yourself. You should get along well rather than fighting it.” I was  hopeless and despaired.

When I was 3 years old, I suffered from severe eczema. I was too young to remember but I was told that the symptom was all over my body and my parents had to take care of me without sparing time for sleep. My parents didn’t have any special medical education, but somehow they strongly believed in the ability of people’s natural healing. Back then, steroids were most commonly used to cure eczema but they never used it on me. Instead, they focused on good nutrition, based on the macrobiotic philosophy. Thanks to my parents, after eating endless amounts of brown rice, drinking daily concentrated sour plum drinks, and putting loquat leaves all over my body to take out the body heat, my eczema was beautifully cured within a year. As my body went through the teenage hormone changes and unbalanced diet, the eczema came back conditionally and seasonally, but it was very minor.

Here I was 20 years old, who dreamt of coming to study in France, suffering from severe eczema. I had to ask my host family for help. Very coincidentally, the French family I lived with also believed in natural healing and macrobiotic philosophy — just like my parents. My host mother didn’t take me to a regular dermatologist, instead she took me to see a “homeopath.” That was the very first time I experienced “the remedies.” I don’t remember specifically what remedies I took, or even if it worked me or not, but my eczema was almost gone after 6 months when I left the country. It surely was a wake up call that I got sick and cured in France. I became interested in what had happened to my body and how my body was healed, but I was never able to find the answer.

I graduated college and moved to Hawaii, where I met my ex-husband and I got married at the age of 23. My ex-husband was ex-military, and was proud to have fought in the war in Afghanistan, but he also suffered from PTSD. He was already taking too many prescription drugs for many issues and suffering from their side effects. I simply wanted to help him, and at the same time I started working for the Holistic Wellness Clinic. The doctor was a well-known dentist who studied Holistic Dentistry and was using the homeopathy remedies during dental procedures. While I was working, I was able to learn a different healing method. The clinic was mainly focusing on the PEMF(paused electromagnetic field) therapy, kinesiology, and naturopathic medicines. I became more interested in the vibrational medicines and started studying about reiki, flower essence, and homeopathy. My ex-husband was very skeptical and didn’t believe in anything other than the things proved by science, so it was very challenging for myself to convince him to try the remedies. While struggling to treat him, I had an eye opening experience on taking flower remedies and homeopathy remedies. I was able to take a big step towards facing my own ego, struggle, hidden emotions, and my inner child. Just like peeling the layers of an onion, I had to heal and peel many layers in order to get to the “core”—the truth of myself. Then, the realization came— I had to heal myself before I could heal others.

Today, Im still facing my eczema. But one thing that has become very certain is that I’m ready to step forward on the path to become a healer. To get to this point, it took many years of physical and emotional struggles. I was divorced, became a single, moved out of the tropical paradise Hawaii to the technology city, San Francisco where I met my current husband. I want to study homeopathy because I understand from my own experience what it takes for the body to heal within itself. And I know that homeopathy remedies are the greatest aids for our body to acknowledge the healing process.

As I begin my journey to become a homeopath, it is a continue journey for healing myself. And I already know that this experience will help many more souls one day. My goal is to become a healer of myself, a healer for many souls to become their own healers.


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My Journey to Homeopathy

From Lisa E., Mission, KS My introduction to the word “homeopathy” was in my “History of Pharmacy” class while attending pharmacy school at the University

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