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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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  • 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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  • What makes CCHM so special is that, firstly, it has no upper age limit criterion for admission. Secondly, it allows students to pursue the course even while they  are employed full-time in any other organization. Thirdly, CCHM is the topmost homeopathic college in the whole of North America and offers...
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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

  • 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  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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  • I am loving this program! I've always dreamed of being a Homeopath and CCHM is making my dream come true. I have enjoyed every module so far and working with my mentor, Jude, has been such a delight. Every time I call the office for help, there is always somebody there...
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  • This was one of the most amazing lectures offered by CCHM (Kanan Patel’s Post Grad lecture, 2018)! I wasn't bored for 1 second; it was interactive, integrative, informative and absolutely mind-blowing...

  • Thank you for this most exceptional experience (as I wipe my tears..). I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for this privilege to study with such exceptional teachers, students and administration. What a gift and a blessing. As Voltaire said “with great privilege comes great responsibility”. I...
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Memories on homeopathy

From Avantika S., Mississauga

My oldest memory of homeopathy is of my grandfather prescribing sweet, sugary pills to someone who came to meet him at home. I was about 3 or 4 years old and was very fascinated as this was a new side of my grandfather, which I knew nothing about. He let me taste some unmedicated sweet pills, and I was thrilled as it tasted like candy. Since then I have been quite fascinated by homeopathic medicine.

 

I moved away from homeopathy completely when my father took up a job overseas and there were no homeopathic doctors. I came back to homeopathic after about 20 years, when I contracted a very severe bacterial infection in my respiratory system. The infection was cured by antibiotics, but I had a lot of phlegm and breathing problems, which were not getting better.

 

A colleague of my husband asked us to consult his father-in-law, who was a homeopathic doctor, and had been on the panel of doctors listed with the Prime Minister’s Office. The medicines (remedies) he prescribed were very effective in reversing my symptoms. This revived my awareness about the branch of medicine called homeopathy. I was also interested to learn that the Prime Minister’s Office also kept a list of doctors of this field, which meant that this was a recognized occupation in my country.

 

The other interesting thing I learnt from this experience was that homeopathic medicines are not only sweet, sugary pills. The doctor had prescribed me pills and liquid remedies which resembled allopathic medicines, not only in their appearance but also in their prices. He also advised me to buy medicines made in Germany from a homeopathic pharmacy, instead of mixing local remedies in his own office. This further made me realize that homeopathy is a scientific branch of healing, rather than home remedies passed on through oral tradition.

 

Some years later, after recurrent bouts of rhinitis and bronchitis, from which I had suffered since childhood, and my two children also seemed to be having a similar constitution, I again consulted another homeopathic doctor. My purpose was to improve our immunity against seasonal infections, which always aggravated our allergic symptoms. MDs and GPs would always prescribe steroid based medicines, which would be beneficial in the short term but the symptoms would come back soon after stopping them. The homeopathic remedies worked again and we have been off steroids for many years.

 

In 2012, before moving to Canada, our homeopathic doctor prescribed some remedies for my children which I have used every time they start to feel unwell. This has worked well till now, though I did have to consult our family doctor for allopathic medicines once or twice.

 

Over the past 10 years, with my study of Buddhism, I have come to realize that compassion and listening carefully are very important qualities of a healer. Besides, it is important to strengthen the life force of a person in order to heal him or her. It is also very important to cure the cause of an illness along with curing the illness itself. I understand that homeopathy is the branch of medicine which addresses these factors.

 

This made me contemplate studying homeopathic medicine a few years ago, but the place I lived in had no provision for that. While researching my career options in Canada, I also looked up colleges for homeopathic medicine and was happy to find some within commuting distance from where I live.

 

Homeopathic medicine has worked well for me where the scope of allopathic medicine ended. It has also helped me in reducing our dependence on allopathic medicines as such. I believe that allopathic medicines are very effective and life-saving in acute conditions. However, it is my strong belief that a follow up using homeopathic medicine, correct nutrition and an active lifestyle would be a complete and holistic treatment of a medical condition. Dieticians and physiotherapists already work in conjunction with physicians. In an ideal world, practitioners of homeopathy would also be an integral part of that team for healing patients. It would be fortunate if I could contribute towards this. 

 

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