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  • After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason...
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  • 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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  • 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've finished the video cases - they were great, I learned so much and Monica was such a positive resource.  I really felt she cared about how I was doing and guided me without making me feel incompetent.

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • I wanted to email you to let you know that i am FINALLY a registered homeopath! It took awhile, but I finally made it. I just wanted to thank you so much for all your support, encouragement and kindness. The constant support you gave me through the years I was...
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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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