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  • It's a privilege to be part of CCHM and study the amazing program you offer. I have received a great benefit from my studies, from the comfort of my own home, at my own pace. I have nothing but great things to say about your school and all your staff.

  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • Hi Kim, my name is Martina and I was one of the post grad students you had this weekend for CCHM. Thank you!! Your teachings in the webinar were fascinating, invaluable, insightful and humbling. I have so much to learn!  --Martina M.

  • I am practicing in the suburban Chicago area, working out of a holistic MD pediatricians office. (A connection I made thru my local health food store where I've been going for years)  The doctor trained thru CEDH USA and stocks and sells Boiron low potencies and uses homeopathy for acutes. .  It’s instant...
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  • "I sooo enjoyed Kim's class. He took a dry insipid subject and made it very very interesting. He is a wonderful teacher. I enjoyed it a lot and I will have to review it a few times to catch all the little pearls he shared. Thank you again for the wonderful class. Sincerely, Cristina."

  • "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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  • 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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A Paradigm Shift

By: Alyssa Cohen

We need a paradigm shift to embrace medicine that does not oppose our bodies’ symptoms. We have been conditioned to use medicine to counter our symptoms. Laxatives are as common for constipation as sleeping pills are for insomnia. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Asprin are second nature to us. Mothers use analgesics like Tylenol to treat fevers. While there may be no deep harm in giving a cranky child some pain relief for an acute condition, suppressing chronic symptoms is more precarious.

When you oppose chronic symptoms like constipation or insomnia, more often than not, the symptoms get stronger. Regular use of laxatives can worsen constipation and sleeping pills may lead to more entrenched insomnia. Both create dependence and weaken the body. Let’s use the example of insomnia to consider why.

If you can’t sleep your body’s regulatory mechanism knows there’s a problem but can’t overcome it. Given the stressors you face, your current sleep situation is your body’s best attempt. Assuming you have tried reducing your caffeine intake, taking a warm bath before bed or generally unwinding and you still can’t sleep, you have a problem. Obviously it isn’t good to be sleep deprived so something has to be done.

Homeopathy treats insomnia by giving, in effect more insomnia, which of course sounds absurd. Consider the following analogy to understand how it works. Taking a homeopathic remedy is akin to having a personal trainer by your side motivating you. When your trainer is coaching you, you generally run faster and work harder.

Similarly, a homeopathic remedy is an energetic message that coaches your body. In our insomnia example, the remedy would be saying, “Hey, we have some sleep deprivation here, engage the parasympathetic nervous system and help this person sleep!” The strength of the message is adjusted by changing the potency and frequency of the remedy.

The insomnia example is overly simplistic. In truth, homeopaths look at all aspects of your physical, mental and emotional health and functioning. We sift through your history and extract the most relevant symptoms. Using the principles of like-treats-like, you will be given a personalized remedy that fits you best. Just like personal training, your response to a well-chosen remedy will make you stronger. The like-treats-like method stimulates your body to find its best balance, leaving you better adapted to your life circumstances.

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Homeopathy For Seniors

By Kashka Kril-Atkins Reprinted with permission from Vitality Magazine, March issue. I woke up totally exhausted one recent morning, and realized why. I am a

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