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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've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Since the first time I took extra credits in homeopathy, I noticed that the learning I had from CCHM was complete.  I had the basics, the knowledge, the know how that other homeopaths in my class were struggling with. I am grateful for the thorough homeopathic training I got at...
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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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  • “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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Homeopathic Medicine: Holistic, Natural Medicine for Global Problems

On June 7th, the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine (CCHM) hosted an event for current students and alumni.  We showed an early version of a new documentary by Carol Boyce, called ‘Homeopathy around the World’ which highlights various Homeopathic projects around the World.

It is easy to forget the privilege most of us have in the West.  We can often choose between both allopathic and complementary medicine.  In many parts of the world, people don’t have access to any type of healthcare at all.  In many of these communities there are projects that both educate and treat local people.

The documentary highlights several projects around the world ranging from the United Kingdom, to Mexico and Cuba, to India and parts of Africa.

Cuba is a particularly interesting case.  Homeopathic medical training is integrated into the curricula in all medical schools.  However, it is even more interesting that the government of Cuba is promoting Homeopathic prophylaxis as an alternative to the conventional vaccine approach.  Dr. Gustavo Bracho of the Finlay Institute was interviewed and mentioned that it takes too long to develop an effective vaccine for special epidemics such as Hepatitis A and Leptosporosis.  Cuba has recently used Homeopathic prophylaxis for Leptosporosis with great results.  Here is a link to the study on the successful application of homeopathic leptosporosis... http://homeopathyresource.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/summary-of-cuban-experiences-on-leptospirosis-prevention-from-the-authors/

The Calcutta Mobile Clinic is a project started by Carol Boyce and Linda Shannon.  They recognized that Homeopathy needed to work in tandem with nutrition.  Many children who live in slums in Calcutta are not even getting a basic nutrition. 

A variety of Homeopathic organizations have focussed their efforts on sending teams to deal with trauma and disasters in places such as Haiti. 

A particular interest of mine is using Homeopathy as a treatment for people living with HIV or AIDS.  Note: this is not about promoting a cure but rather emphasizes improving wellness and reducing side effects of the toxic antiretroviral medications or ARVs. There are several projects in areas where HIV is endemic such as the Ghana Homeopathy Project.  A local Homeopath commented on why Homeopathy is such a good fit in African generally.   He mentioned that Homeopathy is inexpensive, people don’t have to rely on popping pills for the rest of their lives and it also fits into traditional African spirituality.  The director of the Abha Light Clinic which trains Kenyans to be Homeopaths further illustrates this point by talking about how it is easy to teach local people first-aid which is not only safer, but it actually confronts one of the ill-effects of colonialization which took healthcare out of the village.  Homeopathy has the ability to bring healthcare back into the heart of African communities, especially the village.

For more information about this wonderful documentary and if you would like to purchase it, please visit www.wholehealthnow.com/world

 

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