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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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 practicing in the suburban Chicago area, working out of a holistic MD pediatricians office. (A connection I made thru my local health food store where I've been going for years)  The doctor trained thru CEDH USA and stocks and sells Boiron low potencies and uses homeopathy for acutes. .  It’s instant...
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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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Arnica and Nux

Homeopathy AND Allopathy

My husband has been a passionate and long time golfer. I am not joking when I say he can remember every course (and no doubt every hole) that he has played over the last 45 years, in many different countries. But that coupled with shoveling snow from the drive and a lifetime of physical activity, took its toll and, in the last few years golf has not been possible due to osteoarthritis and rheumatism. For a while it was possible to manage the pain (with Tissue salts and remedies) but as flexibility lessened and pain increased further action was required. Surgery! 

December 2021: He underwent a total right shoulder arthroplasty, biomet comprehensive nano implants with augmented glenoid component and biceps tenodesis. (Ie a total shoulder replacement). A day surgery! Once the incision had been made the surgeon discovered the inflammatory and erosive pattern was worse than they expected.

After 9 hours in the hospital he was released to my homeopathic care and with 6 painkillers of varying strength and time for dosing. Oh, and a stool softener for the side effects of such.

So what could I do! As you know it is against our regulations to treat our spouses and really it is a good idea to seek the help of another practitioner because sometimes it is difficult to be the Unprejudiced Observer. At least to get started.

The first thing we did was to give a dry dose of Arnica 200c 24 hours before the op. Then in water every 10 mins for the first 3 days. I have to laugh because I had misread the advice which was to give 30c and timing was as frequent as possible! Ultimately - the patient responded well and there was minimal swelling with very pretty bruising that was not uncomfortable. Within 3 days my husband was only on 1 pain killer! I do believe he didn’t take the whole gamut of painkillers at all. The Anesthetist on the follow up call was amazed when my husband told him the pain was at a 1 or 2 out of 10. Meh - maybe a 0.5!

As for the constipation  - a couple of doses of Nux vomica cleared that up. No stool softener required.

Now the incision itself: As I couldn’t get to the site for the first 3 days, we started on a water dose of calendula 30c as frequently as memory would allow. The stitches came out 10 days post op, easily and painlessly and the nurse commented on how well he had healed.

Movement is next. I have Ruta lined up but this is not yet indicated. 

He is now back at work - within 2 weeks after being told it could take a month!

I think he has enjoyed the endless cups of tea and extra attention this nurse has supplied him with 🙂 Not to mention the experimental vegan baking and nutritional meals!

Jude is a graduate of CCHM (2014) and has been in practice ever since

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