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... 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
The online Teaching Clinic has enhanced my learning curve, raised the bar, challenged my way of thinking as a distance student in a fun and exciting manner. Must say this is an excellent way to hone your skills in preparation to becoming a successful homeopath. Highly recommend and encourage students... Read More
After the abrupt closure of the prospective program in homeopathic studies that was to be offered at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, I wanted to spread some light for this school, that has done the same for me each and everyday. Though that program was pulled, and without real reason... 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
I wanted to pass along some feedback from the weekend courses. Monica is wonderful, her presentation helped everyone in the class and her way of narrowing down the case symptoms was very helpful. Joe on Sunday introduced us to a way of studying the remedies that worked for me very... Read More
Hello, I wanted to say how much I loved Joan Weirs class. After spending the day with her my perspective was changed for the better. We need more Joan Weir through out our 3 year course, especially when trying to keep yourself together during 2nd and 3rd year. Also, today's... Read More
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... Read More
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.
From Jack Gagliardi, HOM, BA, CCHM Alumnus and Lecturer
In 1998, just 4 months before I was to be married, I became severely ill. I woke up one morning to find that my legs felt numb and weak and that I was losing mobility in my hands. I immediately saw my family doctor who performed some neurological tests on me and decided to send me to a specialist. This neurologist again performed even more tests on me and then decided to send me to another specialist working out of the hospital. After seeing that specialist and undergoing many more tests including several MRIs, I was labeled and diagnosed as having myelitis; the inflammation of the myelin sheath surrounding my spinal cord. They were unable to ascertain a cause.
After a month of diagnostic tests I was simply told there was nothing they could do for me but to come back in six months for a follow-up. I was devastated that nothing was being done for me and that I was simply sent home in this state. I struggled along for 5 months with very little improvement in my condition.
A friend asked me if I considered seeing a homeopath? I was unfamiliar with that modality and asked her about her experience. She said she had been seeing one for her chronically recurring cold sores. After seeing her homeopath she was free of the cold sores that plagued her constantly. I was open to the idea and decided to make an appointment.
That decision changed my life and my understanding of health and disease. After seeing my homeopath for only three months, I began to recover. I became stronger and my emotional state became one of confidence and hope as opposed to despair. Not only did my neurological symptoms almost completely subside but my asthma and allergies that I suffered with since I was a child, resolved. I was using an asthma puffer for over 15 years every time I played sports or exercised. I also used an antihistamine almost every day during allergy season. After six months I no longer needed my asthma spray or antihistamines. To this day I have not used a puffer or any allergy medication. And all this without any side-effects.
Because homeopathy treats the patient and not the disease and views a patient’s health in its totality, my homeopathic treatment helped balance out all my health issues naturally. My body became stronger and I was able to resolve my health problems without the use of suppressive pharmaceutical medications.
I knew that I needed to learn more about homeopathic medicine and that I must help educate others about the medical choices available to them. I therefore dedicated three challenging years to my training at the Toronto School of Homeopathic Medicine, which is now CCHM (the only Canadian school offering a graduate program in homeopathy to be accredited by the Council on Homeopathic Education).
There are some doctors out there that are beginning to refer patients to homeopaths but much more education and awareness needs to happen. Unfortunately many doctors are trained in medical school to believe that the only form of valuable health care is the one supported by the multi-national pharmaceutical companies. Through my clinical work I have been able to help many people with conditions in which conventional medicine was only able to provide palliation of symptoms. I am proud to be a part of the homeopathic medical community and look forward to helping others rediscover their health and well-being. Co-operation and open dialogue between your homeopath and your medical doctor will ensure that you are receiving the best medical care possible.
You can read more about Jack and his practice, and see the original version of this story on his website at www.homeopathyheals.com