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  • 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 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...

  • 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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  • My experience working with yourself, Dr Joe and the school has been absolutely wonderful! I was apprehensive and nervous having an appointment over a computer but with in minutes I was comfortable.  Dr Joe is very good, I felt his concern and compassion even on a monitor! Big thank you...
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  • 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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  • 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,...
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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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  • “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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  • 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 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."

The road to health is not always a straight one…

By Myriam I., Attawapiskat

 

In 2011, I was working full time at the Don Jail in Toronto and going to school full time at Queen’s in Kingston. In January 2011, I went and had my hair chemically treated and had a severe reaction. The following morning my lymph nodes were painfully swollen and I had a low grade fever. I went to a clinic and they advised me that I had a scalp infection. I was immediately placed on antibiotics. During my course of treatment I did not improve. After my last dose of antibiotics I broke out in hives and continued to have fevers. I continued to have fevers for over a month and continued to work while going to school. I had lost 15 lbs and became very weak. I was scheduled to see a dermatologist concerningt a mole and decided to ask her about my scalp. I was told that I did not have a scalp infection. I was told that I may have something more ominous like TB, HIV, syphilis or lymphoma. I left her office crying and went to see my family doctor who ordered me some blood work. My white blood cell count was almost non-existent. I was told to refrain from going into public places and to stop going to work. They were concerned that I had exposed myself to some sort of pathogen and that I no longer had the immune system to defend myself. 

What I am failing to mention is that 6 months prior to this event, I had seen a naturopathic doctor because I suddenly started developing reactions to different foods and I was having nightmares. I was told by naturopathic doctor that I needed to stop overloading my system with things it didn’t like or that I would end up with an auto-immune disorder. I made the decision at that time to focus on getting through school and work. I didn’t have time to make any lifestyle changes and ignoring the signs my body was telling me. I was referred to an infectious diseases expert and was sent to have a lymph node biopsy via needle aspiration- the report came back inconclusive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma vs necrotizing lymphadenitis. It was recommended that I see an ENT specialist at Princess Margaret hospital to have a lymph node excision. Immediately, I was concerned that I was being sent to the “cancer” hospital.

I saw the specialist who came in and spent 5 minutes with me after waiting for 2 hours.  They poked and prodded my painful lymph nodes and then the specialist turned to his resident stating, “This certainly doesn’t feel like lymphoma”.  I was then sent for surgery. I was not spoken to after the operation and instructions were given to my husband who is not a health care professional. I immediately knew that my incision was not sutured appropriately. My neck was tilted due to the way they had sutured my incision. I was unable to shoulder check while driving and unable to sleep on my affected side. I had numbness and tingling down my affected arm for 3 months. I saw a physiotherapist who was not helpful. I went and saw a chiropractor and had amazing results. I went back to my naturopath and had electro-dermal testing all the while being very pessimistic. I cut out all the offending agents. 

I was referred to a rheumatologist and I was told I had to be started on prednisone. I was told that I had SLE. I knew the long term side effects of prednisone and did not want to go on any medication. I also started on Plaquenil. Without a doubt I had to change my lifestyle. I starting going for massage therapy, I was doing hot yoga 3 times a week as I was developing pain in my hands. I started exercising. I cried out to God and regained my spiritual life. I started a prayer journal and meditation which I have been doing for the past 2 years. I am now medication free and back to my high school weight.  This was my first experience between conventional medicine and alternative medicine. 

Even though I did find the naturopathic doctor helpful and certainly pointed me in the direction to a healthier lifestyle I still found something lacking.  I knew that I was believer in alternative medicine and felt that it complimented the holistic approach of being a nurse practitioner. Many times I found myself referring my patients to a naturopathic doctor or to a chiropractor. I was not sure what to do but I wanted to broaden my horizons and my practice. I came across the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and called Joyce. I felt elated after that phone call but I spoke to my family and friends who was not supportive of my decision to become a homeopathic practitioner.  I was told to go to medical school. It wasn’t until I received Joyce’s email with the interview with Dr. Kellerstein that I knew that I was making the right decision. I believe that my journey with my illness would have been shortened if I had seen a homeopathic practitioner. After seeing the video I know that I need be seen by a homeopathic practitioner. I am in awe of the possibilities. There is so much that I could do armed with this knowledge that schooling will provide.

 

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