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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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  • 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...
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  • "The more you learn in homeopathy, the more you discover there is to learn. I was approaching the end of my final year of homeopathic education, and as much as I had learned, I was eager to maintain my momentum, extend my learning and application of this powerful medicine, and...
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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 am writing to express my gratitude for being able to attend and take part in your wonderful in class program at CCHM.  The whole process from beginning to end what a long one for me, but the last 3 years of class have flown by. Before choosing a school...
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  • "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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  • “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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  • Having returned in April from a trip to Taiwan and the Phillipines, I would like to tell you how homeopathy ‘saved the day’ as per usual!  Since I never travel anywhere without my kit, I was especially glad to have brought it on this trip.  Personally, I used remedies for...
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  • Lisa is a wonderful presenter and a fabulous teacher! Always a joy to attend anything she teaches about Homeopathy! Thank you, Virginia

  • 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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Volunteering with Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB)

Photo, from left to right: Vanessa Ruiz, ND, Myson Magliore, Translator, James Alcy, Haitian Community Homeopath, Wilby Vernet, Haitian Community Homeopath, Thera Ip, HOM, and Dr. Joel, MD. By Thera Ip, HOM, DCHM I recently returned from a 1 week trip in Haiti volunteering with Homeopaths Without Borders (HWB).  The purpose of this trip was to support HWB’s Fundamentals of Homeopathy professional training course, a course in homeopathic therapeutics focusing on first aid, acute, infectious and epidemic care problems.  The first of 4 sessions, this first session included two days of classroom instruction and three days of free community clinic in the Delmas region outside of Port-au-Prince.   Thirteen medical professionals enrolled in the course. Classroom instruction included principles and philosophy of homeopathy, case-taking, methodology for prescribing, provings, administration and preparation of homeopathic medicines and materia medica of common first aid remedies.  Clinic days were long, and consisted of a steady stream of patients.  We saw patients will all sorts of acute and chronic ailments – parasites, infectious diseases, arthritis, abdominal issues, burns, cysts, tumours, skin issues, ringworm, ailments from stroke, etc.   What I didn’t expect were the number of painful hernia cases (from the combination of heavy physical labour, injury and weak connective tissue over time), and ailments since the Earthquake. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"598","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"360","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] Photo: Thera Ip, HOM, and Mysun Magloire, Translator in Delmas, May 2017 Through my translator, Mysun Maglore, I was saddened to hear them retell their stories, so vividly, of how they were affected by the Earthquake, 7 years ago, on January 12, 2010. “I lost my little boy, my husband, my family…. and now I get these debilitating headaches and rashes all over my body” one woman whispered.  “I was finishing school and went outside, everything was shaking, the buildings were crumbling, I was terrified and tried to hide, everyone was screaming, then everything was quiet, I was covered with dust and blood, and I couldn’t breathe, and now I cannot see” told by a woman who was thirteen at the time and has not gone back to school since.  We did the best we could to choose a remedy based on the etiology and chief presenting symptoms. It was lovely to see each student transform by the end of the week.  They came to class reserved, and by the end of clinic, everyone was engaged and alive with enthusiasm as they began to see results.  They came with an allopathic mindset, but they quickly understood the need to individualize and focus on the details of the symptoms expressed by each patient.  They couldn’t wait to start using homeopathy in their own practice and were ripe with ideas of how to bring Homeopathy to remote outreach clinics!   This was actually my second trip to Haiti with HWB.  My first trip was in October 2016, where we travelled to Petit-Goave and Duchity providing acute care and cholera and infectious disease prevention to communities hit hard by Hurricane Matthew.   This is where I fell in love with Haiti, the people, the culture, their way of life, and said I would return as often as I could. Many thanks to those of you who financially supported my trip – I couldn’t have done this without you!  The next classroom and clinic sessions will be in September and November 2017.  Homeopathy and volunteering is a wonderful blend of the best of our profession and passion together.  I encourage others to offer their expertise with HWB as this was a truly unique and rewarding experience. June 2017 Thera Ip, HOM Additional info:

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