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  • “This year was not only a challenge, but had unexpected obstacles. The faculty really pulled through with providing us with what we needed to keep things going. And here we are!  I think I speak for all the students when I say thank you to the CCHM team for helping us pull through...
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  • 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...
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  • I am a current 2nd year student and in October I attended Study Week for the college. My week can be described as it being profound, as well as surprising. First of all, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow distant education students like myself and I finally had a...
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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  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 again for the most remarkable education. I have never felt so satisfied and content with my path of life!" Sarah D., 2018 Grad

  • Hello, I wanted to say how much I loved Joan Weirs class. After spending the day with her my perspective was changed for the better. We need more Joan Weir through out our 3 year course, especially when trying to keep yourself together during 2nd and 3rd year. Also, today's...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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It’s Time To Take Matters In My Hands

From Crystal W., Martensville, SK 

So, why homeopathy, and why now?

            If I think back through my adult life so far, to every major change or decision that needed to be made, I have felt a strong pull towards what I knew was the right thing to do.  Pursuing a Ukrainian dance career, getting married, homeschooling my children; all decisions that I was drawn to and have never for a moment regretted or thought that I made the wrong choice. Now is one of those times that I am feeling the pull again.

            I have always leaned towards natural medicine and treatments. An inclination passed to me from my mother who raised us on the belief that natural treatments are less harmful and more successful than traditional medicines. As someone who was cured of Crohn’s disease, she is a living example of the power of natural health treatments.

            I am not going to lie; there was a time when I did turn to doctors. Like most young women I went to the doctor and started on birth control pills. I was very healthy at the time, and as a semi-professional Ukrainian Dancer, I exercised a lot.

            Immediately after starting on the pill I began gaining weight – a lot of it. For someone who had never had a weight problem this concerned me and I returned to my doctor. The doctor told me there was no way that the birth control pill and my weight gain could be related in any way. That was not the last time I went back to her or any other doctor. I soon started experiencing other problems, joint pain, mood swings, breathing difficulty, and exhaustion – I now needed naps during the day. My body was sending signals that something was wrong, and I wanted to know what it was and to fix it. The doctors told me anything from “It is all in your head”, to “Maybe you have some kind of weird asthma”, to “ You might be depressed.” I was prescribed pills that I didn’t take and sent for x-rays and ultrasounds that showed nothing.

             I then turned to natural treatments such as Iridology, Biofeedback, foot detoxing, and Body Talk, as well as taken numerous herbs and supplements. All of which were helpful but none of which zeroed in on what was causing the problem and fixing it. All I wanted was for someone to pay as close attention to my body symptoms as I was. It was extremely frustrating.

            I have since watched my sister go through infertility issues with no apparent health problems, and much guessing on the part of her doctor. I am right now watching my father go through neurological issues because of being prescribed too much of the wrong medication. Now he is being put on a waiting list after waiting list, and referred to doctor after doctor looking for someone who knows how to help. All extremely frustrating!

            Through all of these experiences I have not given up on my own search for knowledge. I want to learn how to help and who can help.

           Recently I learned that naturopathy and homeopathy are different. Homeopathy takes a look at each individual person and their symptoms and recommends a cure that is right for that specific person. I have used homeopathy before without realizing the difference.

             Lights and signals went off in my head!

            That’s it! I am always on the lookout for someone who is going to pay attention to my body symptoms as much as I do! There must be something that can start to help right now instead of 6-8 months from now! There must be someone who has an open enough mind to help my body heal itself! There must be a way to end the guessing!

           That person can be me! I can help my family. I can be the person who is there to help whatever other frustrated people are out there searching for the same answers I was. I can make a difference in helping the world be a healthier place. I can give hope toward a better future for my family and others. I am excited to be that person!

         The familiar pull towards my next life decision has led me here. And now is the right time!

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