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  • "The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and...
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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 absolutely loved my time there studying, some of the most enjoyable time of my life. The kindness and generosity extended to everyone has always stuck with me”?

  • “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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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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