Homeopathy for Health in Africa, by Lise Arsenault, HOM, DCHM, CCHM grad, 2016
In January four of us, (Alex Drozd, Karen Elkasagby, Hannah Shalom and myself, Lise Arsenault) travelled to Tanzania to participate in a two week internship with Homeopathy for Health in Africa. It was quite an eye opener and a most humbling experience. Every day we would pack up the car, and with a couple of translators, head out to one of 17 outreach clinics, often through a cloud of dust, on rutted and pitted roads and around craters that would swallow a whole tire. The clinics ran daily from 9:30 am to 2 pm Monday to Thursday and were located anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour way.
People there endure hardships that we couldn’t even fathom. Often, they would be sitting in the oppressive equatorial sun, patiently waiting to see a homeopath. Most of the patients were HIV positive and had been sent to us by doctors because they were in treatment failure.
We were immediately put to work on case taking and remedy making. The training we received at CCHM prepared us to take on cases and participate fully in the discussions that ensued after each patient was treated.
Becoming an ambassador for Homeopathy for Health in Africa and working under the tutelage of Jeremy and Camilla Sherr, Jane Davy and Lulu Badger has been a privilege for us. To see and participate in the alleviation of people’s suffering as they are brought back to a level of health where they can live their lives with quality and dignity has been a most rewarding experience. CCHM provided us with the skills necessary to go out into the world with confidence and call ourselves homeopaths. For this, we are truly grateful.
Lise practices in Ancaster, Ontario and can be reached at 905-648-9484
Lisa Arsenault, HOM, DCHM, 13-230 Meadowbrook Drive, Ancaster, ON L9G 4V2