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Greetings from the Council for Homeopathic Certification!

Summer time is just around the corner and so is the 2019 JAHC (June 28-30). Are you excited to attend the upcoming Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC) in Baltimore, Maryland? Join in and connect with fellow-homeopaths and associates at this must-attend event for our industry. The Joint American Homeopathic Conference, presented by the National Center for Homeopathy, is the largest gathering of the American homeopathic community. It is a place for world-renowned speakers, experienced homeopaths, and industry pioneers to share ideas and help advance homeopathy. For more information visit: http://www.jahc2019.org/

Our special guest this month is Abby Beale, CCH. Abby is serving as President for the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH).


Abby Beale, CCH, RSHom(NA)

Please meet our special guest this month, Abby Beale, CCH. Abby is serving as President for the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH). With the Joint American Homeopathic Conference just weeks away, we asked Abby to share her story: 

1. Abby, please tell us about yourself. What led you to becoming a homeopath?

I became interested in homeopathy over 20 years ago when my nine-month old son had repeated ear infections with no relief after many antibiotics. One trip to a homeopath and the infections were resolved. This amazingly curious event got me interested in learning more, and I began reading about homeopathy. Along with the expert guidance of a qualified homeopath, I treated my family and eventually studied to become a nationally certified classical homeopath (CCH).

2. Please tell us about your work as NCH president. What is the mission and purpose of the NCH? What is NCH's role in promoting and advancing homeopathy in North America?

Working as the NCH President is an incredibly rewarding experience, though at times quite time-consuming and/or incredibly challenging! I took on this role because I'm very passionate about spreading the word about homeopathy here in the US, and as an NCH board member, I feel I can do this important work of significance. In addition to chairing our monthly board meetings, I participate in most committee meetings affording me the privilege of contributing to positive change.  

Our mission statement reads "The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) provides education and builds awareness while advocating for access to homeopathy as a safe, effective and affordable system of medicine."  

We promote and advance homeopathy in so many ways: We offer robust educational information in our quarterly magazine Homeopathy Today, on our website, through social media and through our webinars. We are reinvigorating our very popular study group program and creating a brand new study guide - Homeopathy 101: Using a Homeopathic Kit at Home.  In November, we'll be offering a new, regional, one-day, workshop program for those new to homeopathy that will feature this new study guide.  We host a national conference every year to support those in practice and expand the learning of serious students. And we support the homeopathic community by participating in the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (out of Washington DC), the Homeopathic Action Alliance, and the Homeopathy Advocacy Working Group. We also communicate about the solid research done on homeopathic remedies. There's a lot more and I encourage readers to check out our website at www.homeopathycenter.org.

The 2019 JAHC is just around the corner. Please share with us what is new and exciting about JAHC this year. What are the benefits of attending JAHC? What is JAHC's role in building bridges and consolidating the homeopathic platform?

This year's JAHC focuses on Brain Health and boasts many well-known international homeopaths sharing solid experience for the practicing homeopath, including Paul Herscu, Amy Rothenberg, George Dimitriadis, Kim Elia, George Vitoulkas, Rajan Sankaran and Iris Bell.   In addition, we're adding a more basic level and high quality tracks on the first day that homeopaths Karen Allen and Miranda Castro will be hosting. Basically, there's something for everyone!

Attending the JAHC is a wonderful opportunity to speak with like-minded people, swap ideas and learn from others who are also versed and passionate about homeopathy. I've personally attended over 10 conferences and always come away with some great ideas and new friends.

4.  What is your vision about the future of Homeopathy?

I have a dream that all of the US homeopathic organizations would come together and work together toward spreading the word about the importance of and need for homeopathy in our healthcare system. Imagine commercials boasting homeopathic medicines and real testimonies of people helped by these safe, natural, effective and inexpensive remedies. I'd love to see homeopathy as a true complementary medicine where it is readily added to a person's healthcare toolbox. And at the same time, I'd like to see more young people study homeopathy so we can grow the profession in this country.

5. What message would you extend to CHC certificants, homeopaths and the greater homeopathic community?

If you have become a CCH or are studying to be one, do what you can to also learn how to do the business of being a homeopath. This includes marketing and advertising, social media, bookkeeping, and more. I find it very sad when someone has spent many years and dollars learning how to be a homeopath and then can't afford to be one. We need everyone! Coming to the conference is a great way of learning from others and finding mentors to support you as you launch and continue to practice. 


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The 14th Annual JAHC will be held June 28-30, 2019, at the Hilton Baltimore in beautiful Baltimore, Maryland. Registration is now open for the three-day conference: 
Homeopathy and Brain Health: Improving Outcomes Across the Lifespan. 
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To advance the homeopathic profession by certifying individuals who meet and maintain a recognized standard of professional and ethical competence in classical homeopathy and to assist the general public in choosing appropriately qualified homeopaths.

We envision a healthcare system that encompasses certified classical homeopathic practitioners to be accessible to all.