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... Read More
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... Read More
“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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Even thoough the homework seems the equivalent of writing a term paper each week, I'm still enjoying the program immensely. I'm very impressed at how well it's planned out, adding (what seems like, ha ha) a "simple step" gradually, covering particular remedies which turns out to be a properly timed review,... Read More
“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... Read More
Steve Odes, CCHM Grad, 2016, from Illinois, USA
I was half-way through my 32-year career, as a traditional community pharmacist, when I stumbled upon an article in a pharmacy magazine highlighting a pioneering pharmacist’s practice of prescribing homeopathic medicines for his pharmacy patients. It appeared rather odd, since I had heard the word homeopathy mentioned only once in four years of pharmacy school. It was taught that the standard “Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States” is accepted as a legal document in the pharmacy. Never another word nor description of what homeopathy could offer the many patients for whom the pharmacist would be their primary source of health information.
Over the years, as a pharmacist, I would pose the provocative question, “Have you ever considered an alternative therapy to your present drug regimen?”, never once daring to mention the word homeopathy. I rarely was rewarded with a positive response.
Homeopathic study has taught me that patients are not only unaware of alternatives for their optimum health, but also fearful of the unknown and generally unwilling to experience a new approach. These obstacles to CURE were, and still are, the Sisyphean tasks we are facing. Homeopathy has taught me to persevere, not only to inform and educate my clients, but also to withstand critiques and rejection by my more traditional allopathic colleagues.
Humility is another by-product of studying and practicing homeopathic medicine. The holistic approach to remedy selection allows for many opportunities to mis-diagnose what actually needs to be treated. While I AM OFTEN CERTAIN (and SELDOM IN DOUBT) of the remedy I have chosen, often my conclusion proves incorrect! These experiences will likely diminish over time, as humble pie has never been my favorite desert. The goal for me as a practitioner is to see what everyone else is looking at and then see that unique something, that results in prescribing the correct remedy for my client.
As my late father once told me, “If it was easy, everyone could do it”. Indeed, homeopathy is not easy, yet everyone should be open to try.
Steve Odes, DCHM[email protected]Mundelein, Illinois