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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • I  am a distance student from Texas. I  really enjoyed  Lisa’s presentation on “Womens Issues.” She always does a stellar job of presentation of material.  I also enjoy her approach on teaching on the tapes within my lessons. She makes it very easy to understand and see the remedies true...
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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'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 taking the opportunity to thank Andrea for thoroughly reviewing with me the best practice for selecting  “key symptoms” and how to repertorize them accordingly.  Analysis - paralysis can sometimes be a tendency when  a student, particularly a student with a very detail-oriented and analytical mind.  Also, I very much...
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Wholistic or holistic?

The hot keywords found in the alternative health, integral movement and new age paradigms.

This question has aroused on many minds. Is it just a matter of different spelling but identical meanings? Is one an incorrect spelling? Is it just an Australian thing? Is it a North American thing?

As mentioned in this blog, there is a difference but for other resources, there is none. In the perspective that there is a difference, some sources say ‘holistic’ applies to more therapeutics that have more of a metaphysical component to it. eg. homeopathy, Ayurveda, Reiki, etc. whereas wholistic is seeing more than what is being shown but without a metaphysical part to it. (Hmm, like how a mechanic views a car?) Confusing! Is it not the same? Another arguement is that wholistic embodies the word ‘whole’ so it really is mind, body, soul. Yet holistic has ‘hole’ which some could believe it is incomplete.

Yet Merriam’s dictionary for holistic is: relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts (holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and body) and (holistic ecology views humans and the environment as a single system). That to me sounds identical to ‘wholistic’.

In the medical dictionary, holistic means: relating to holism; emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts; concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts. Wholistic means: the theory that living matter or reality is made up of organic or unified wholes that are greater than the simple sums of their parts; a holistic investigation or system of treatment.

Historically, the two words have different meanings but are obviously inter-related. As to which is politically correct? Well....perception I suppose. Isn't it all? 

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