Chairman of UK Society of Homeopaths Has Always Felt Part of Homeopathic World

Kiran Grover who is the Chairman of the Society of Homeopaths in the United Kingdom had both her grandfather and Great Uncle as a homeopath. As well, her mother trained in homeopathy.

After getting a BA and then an MA from London University and working in Whitehall, (centre of the UK government), she became a homeopath and now has a private clinic.

She warmly discusses being a professional homeopath.

 

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North American Society of Homeopaths Takes Leading Role in Certifying Professional Homeopaths in the USA and Canada

The North American Society of Homeopaths also called NASH is the leading organization in certifying both homeopaths and schools in North America. The prestigious designation RSHom whether in North America or the UK is recognized internationally as meaning members are trained to  high standards of homeopathic practice.

“The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing, and serving as the voice of all PROFESSIONAL homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.”

Based on the Society of Homeopaths here in the United Kingdom, NASH is an organization that both certifies homeopaths and homeopathic schools in North America. Like in the UK, a Society of Homeopaths professional homeopath is considered a competent and important part of many patient’s health care. On both web sites you can find a school directory and a professional directory. Members of the UK Society of Homeopaths are accredited with the Professional Standards Authority.

For North America you can find out more here: https://homeopathy.org and for the UK you can find more here: http://www.homeopathy-soh.org/

And on both web sites you can find out more about homeopathy. Also on the NASH web site you can find the NASH library.

“Most of our resources are free and for public use. Access our bookstore to purchase titles on philosophy, treatment, legal issues and more. Review the most up to date clinical trials, science data and government reports on homeopathy. Use the links directory to access even more information on advocacy, certification and other homeopathic resources. Purchase back issues of the American Homeopath in digital or paper form. Members can download association documents or visit the lending library to borrow materials.”

NASH goes beyond certifying homeopaths and leads in professional development:

Registered Membership with the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) receives the internationally respected designation RSHom (NA) acknowledging the independent professional practice of homeopathy in North America. The NASH association not only offers acknowledgement to your expertise, but assistance to your professional development, practice success, and the continued expansion of homeopathy. NASH represents the voice solely of the homeopathic profession.

Sprinter Usain Bolt Bounces Back from Injury With The Aid Of Homeopathy to Win Gold

At the beginning of July 2016 Usain Bolt withdrew from olympic trials with a grade 1 tear in his hamstring. He immediately went to Germany for homeopathic medical treatment. Then he improved so quickly by getting this amazing homeopathic treatment that he competed just a month later in the Rio 2016 Olympics and won gold three times!

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The Olympic sprinter and famed winner of numerous gold medals has been using homeopathy since the age of 16. He is a patient of German sports doctor Hans-Wilheim Muller-Wohifahrt who uses homeopathy at his Munich clinic. “I’ve been coming here since I was 16,” the world record holder said at a press conference in Munich. “It’s been a long relationship. Every time I have a problem, he always gives good advice and treatments. He’s the best at what he does. We are very close,”

Bolt was born with scoliosis, a curvature of the lower spine, which makes him more susceptible to back pain and injuries.

There are thousands of trained homeopathic physicians in Germany and Dr Müller-Wohlfahrt is a world leader in the treatment of sports injuries. “He is well-known for his holistic approach. Though conventionally trained in medicine and orthopaedics, his treatment includes manual diagnostics, as well as herbal and homeopathic remedies and acupuncture. Other  famous patients include Paula Radcliffe, Kelly Holmes, Tyson Gay, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and Boris Becker. He is also the team doctor for the German national football team and FC Bayern München.”

Check this out to see what this amazing treatment called homeopathy is…

UK Society of Homeopaths Unveils New Web Site

The United Kingdom’s Society of Homeopaths has unveiled a new web site- http://www.homeopathy-soh.org  It is chock full of information on homeopathy and about this organization representing professional homeopaths in the UK.

“The Society of Homeopaths is a professional body whose members are trained to high standards and agree to practise according to a strict code of ethics and practice.”

George Vithoulkas Given Honorary Doctorate at University of Medicine and Pharmacy

George Vithoulkas, age 82, was given a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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George Vithoulkias is considered the father of modern homeopathy. He changed the way homeopathic materia medica was understood and taught as well as  elucidating homeopathic philosophy and its clinical application in the context of modern medical clinical practice. He resides in Greece.

Vithoulkas’ books, Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man (Arco, New York, 1979), written for the general public, and The Science of Homeopathy (Grove Press, New York, 1980), for health professionals, have been translated into twenty languages and have had a profound influence upon the acceptance and practice of homeopathy worldwide. His book, A New Model for Health and Disease, published in German and English in 1991, makes a fundamental critique of conventional allopathic medicine and sets out a new paradigm for the science of medicine.

George Vithoulkas has received the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) “…for his outstanding contribution to the revival of homeopathic knowledge and the training of homeopaths to the highest standards.” The United Nations (Development Forum) consider this award “Among the world’s most prestigious awards”, while TIME Magazine called Jacob Uexkull, the award’s initiator, one of the 37 “heroes” of 2005.

Here is some information about the special event that honoured Vithoulkas and the teaching at the University  from the web site  vithoulkas.com:

On Tuesday 5 May, 2015 at 12.00 PM, Professor of Homeopathy George Vithoulkas was nominated Doctor Honoris Causa at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
The Laudacio was made by the Dean of the University’s School of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Anca Dana Buzoianu, who referred at length to the scientific work of Prof. G. Vithoulkas.
The opening ceremony was addressed by the President of the Senate, Prof. Dr. Ioan Ştefan Florian; the Vice Rectors of the University also attended the ceremony.
Inter alia, Professor G. Vithoulkas said the following in his speech:
“Today I am particularly proud that, through me, a great School of Medicine is honoring homeopathy, this remarkable therapeutic method, as well as Doctor S. Hahnemann, who discovered it 200 years ago.
Homeopathy has been credited with impressive results in the last 200 years and that attests to its undoubted validity.
Homeopathy is essential in the early stages of chronic diseases, when conventional medicine has no answers and, therefore, it constitutes a complementary therapeutic method sorely needed in medicine.
I am confident that your University will become the pillar of resistance against the destructive storm of chronic disease that is currently spreading rapidly, and that it will bestow the beneficial therapeutic effects of homeopathy upon humanity.”
On Monday 4 May, 2015, Prof. G. Vithoulkas opened the courses of Classical Homeopathy, which take place in the University’s Department of Neurology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dafin Muresanu in cooperation with the International Academy of Homeopathy, based in Alonnisos, Greece.
On Friday 8 May, 2015 he taught at Sibiu to 120 Romanian doctors, who attended from all regions of the country. The seminar was organized by Dr. Ofelia Lugojan and Dr. Mariana Tarniceru. In his speech, Prof. George Vithoulkas made extensive reference to the “Levels of Health,” while his book “Levels of Health” in Romanian was also presented at the seminar. Academician Dr. Aurelia Nicoleta Cristea and Prof. Dr. Simona Dragan also attended the event.

 

Leading Scientist and Chemist Becomes Professional Homeopath

One of the leading research chemists and scientists was so impressed with homeopathy that he decided to study it and is now a practising homeopath. Dr Lionel R Milgrom BSc, MSc, PhD, CChem, FRSC, LCH, MARH, RHom. is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and his research and articles are highly cited in leading science journals. He has practised for a number of years as a professional homeopath in London, England.

Apart from homeopathy, I have also been a research chemist for over 30 years, holding several science degrees, including a doctorate in chemistry. I am a Chartered Chemist, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. My chemistry research over the past 12 years has concentrated on the use of light and biologically-targeted pigments as a novel treatment for cancer. In 2001, this culminated in the formation of a university spin-out company to propagate and commercialise this research. I am also a science journalist, writing about chemistry and CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) for many leading newspapers, journals and magazines. – www.lionelmilgrom.com

Official Professional Homeopath Status Enacted by Canadian Provincial Parliament

Ontario, which is the largest province of Canada with a population of 13.6 million people, has now officially “proclaimed” homeopathy as a health profession. It gives professional homeopaths equal footing with other health disciplines. Professional homeopaths will have some restrictions in what they can do but will be able to practice as a respected health discipline. All health professions have a professional “College” as it is called, such as the College of Homeopaths or the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Here is the News Release from the College of Homeopaths in Ontario:

College of Homeopaths of Ontario established to ensure safe and competent practice, recognize diversity in patient choice

March 31, 2015 9:45 p.m., Toronto ON
April 1, 2015 marks the proclamation date of the Homeopathy Act, 2007, which sets out the terms for establishing homeopathy as one of 28 self-regulated health professions in Ontario. This date also ushers in a new era of protection for homeopathy patients.
“We have a rich and diverse population in Ontario,” says Bhupinder Sharma, the College’s President. “Many patients choose homeopathy because it works for them.” Sharma added that “Ontario’s health-care system includes many options, and we are pleased to see patient choice and public safety coming together.”

Regulation will ensure that homeopaths practise to a standard that is defined and maintained. In order to register, applicants must have proven their competence through an assessment of their knowledge, skill and judgement. Registrants will take part in ongoing quality assurance initiatives, focusing on education and standards of practice.

“We are pleased to post the Public Register of qualified and competent homeopaths,” says College Registrar Basil Ziv.
“Getting to this point has taken many years and a lot of hard work. Proclamation allows the College to use the full powers of the Homeopathy Act, 2007.”
As of April 1, only those who are registered with the College can use the title “Homeopath.” What sets registered homeopaths apart is that, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, they are accountable to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario to provide safe, competent and ethical practice. An exhaustive set of professional practice standards and guidelines has been developed to form the backdrop against which practice will be maintained. The public register of homeopaths will be available to allow patients and others to determine the registration status of a practitioner.
Additionally, a discipline process will be in place to ensure that complaints can be dealt with fairly and effectively.
The College of Homeopaths of Ontario is governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Homeopathy, Act, 2007. These acts ensure consistent implementation of public protection mechanisms and allow patients, employers and other health care professions to make complaints against practitioners who fall below the health care standards set by the

College and the Government of Ontario.
For more information on the Public Register, complaints process, registration requirements, professional practice standards,and ongoing regulatory programs, please see the College’s website: http://www.collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca .

Kathryn Harvey
Communications Officer
College of Homeopaths of Ontario
www.collegeofhomeopaths.on.ca

Background: College of Homeopaths of Ontario
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine used around the world and based on the principle of “let likes
be cured by likes.” Patients who exhibit symptoms of disease are treated with administration of
minute doses of substances to stimulate the individual’s natural healing process in order to restore
and maintain health.
Homeopaths are trained health-care practitioners who observe and assess the totality of signs and symptoms that the patient exhibits. This totality refers to taking all the symptoms a patient exhibits on a physical, mental, emotional and general level, and prescribing a remedy that best matches this symptom profile. Treatment involves choosing the appropriate remedy, which is administered in minute doses with the aim of stimulating the individual’s healing response.

What is the homeopathic scope of practice?
Under the Homeopathy Act, 2007, the scope of practice is defined as “the assessment of body system disorders and
treatment using homeopathic techniques to promote, maintain or restore health.” The College of Homeopaths of Ontario has created a series of professional practice standards and guidelines to define the safe and effective practice and scope of practice for homeopathy.

Where do homeopaths work?
Homeopaths work in a variety of settings including private practice, multi-practitioner health-care centres, pharmacies, and other health-care settings.

Do patients need a referral from a family doctor?
Homeopathy may be used independently to treat acute or chronic illness or disorders or as an adjunct to other forms of health care. In many cases homeopaths are part of the patient’s multi-disciplinary health care team. A referral is not required to see a homeopath.

What should a patient expect upon visiting a homeopath?
At the first consultation the homeopath will spend at least one to two hours, sometimes longer, asking detailed questions about one’s health, medical history, and lifestyle. The homeopath is seeking to understand how the patient experiences symptoms and how they affect daily life, so that s/he can assess and prescribe the most appropriate remedy to match the totality of symptoms. The homeopath will obtain informed consent prior to completing their visit with the patient and prior to providing remedy options.
Subsequent consultations are often shorter in duration and will involve discussing the changes that have occurred, so that the homeopath can understand how the patient has responded to the remedy and what the next treatment step will be.

Will patients have to pay for treatment?
Homeopathic care may be covered by individual health-care benefits plans. Patients should check with their employers or insurance providers for more details.

How can a patient find a homeopath?
As of April 1, 2015, homeopathy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. Regulation will ensure all homeopaths meet the education and clinical experience criteria set out by the College of Homeopaths of Ontario. Homeopaths will also be required to undergo assessment to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and judgment in the practice of the profession. The competency-based assessment is conducted by a third-party assessment expert. Once the homeopath has completed their assessment and satisfied the other necessary registration requirements, they may be considered for registration with the

College of Homeopaths of Ontario.
Once registered, the Homeopath’s name will appear on the Public Register of the College. The Public Register provides the public with information about the practitioner including business name and address, years in practice, status of College regulation, and information about any formal disciplinary or fitness to practice issues.

Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
The Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), which came into force on December 31, 1993, and was amended in June 2007, provides a common legislative framework under which all regulated health professions in Ontario must function. Currently 28 health professions (27 fully regulated, 1 transitional) are regulated under the RHPA.
The underlying objectives of the RHPA are:
• To protect the public from harm and from unqualified, incompetent or unfit providers;
• To promote safe, high quality care;
• To make regulated health professions accountable to the public;
• To provide patients/clients access to health-care professionals of their choice;
• To achieve equality and consistency by requiring all regulated health professions adhere to the same purposes,
procedures and public interest principles;
• To treat individual patients/clients and health professionals in an equitable manner.

Homeopathy Act, 2007
Every regulated health profession in Ontario has, in addition to the RHPA, a profession-specific Act which establishes a regulatory college responsible for governing the profession to ensure the public is protected. The Homeopathy Act, 2007 establishes the College of Homeopaths of Ontario.

The Homeopathy Act, 2007 sets out:
• The scope of practice of homeopathy is defined as “…the assessment of body system disorders and treatment
using homeopathic techniques to promote, maintain or restore health”;
• Title protection, authorizing only members of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario the use of the title “homeopath,” a variation or abbreviation or an equivalent in another language;
• The composition of the College Council.

How does the College protect the public?
In Ontario, the law sets out the responsibilities, powers and procedures for the College of Homeopaths of Ontario to regulate the profession of homeopathy in the interest of public protection. The College works for the public to ensure that homeopaths are qualified to offer safe, competent and ethical care.

Accountability
While anyone can legally provide homeopathy education and advice, what sets registered homeopaths apart is that, under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, they are accountable to the College of Homeopaths of Ontario to provide safe, competent and ethical practice. Each homeopath must participate in quality assurance and practice assessment programs to ensure continuing competency. Under certain circumstances, homeopaths and employers have an obligation to report registrants who are not practising ethically, safely and competently.

Complaints Resolution Process
The College also has a complaints resolution process in place for anyone who has a concern or complaint about the
services they have received from a homeopath. The College has the responsibility and power to investigate and take action in all complaints.

Homeopath: A Protected Health Profession Title
In Ontario, only members of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario are regulated and authorized to use the title
“Homeopath” or “HOM.” Individuals who are not members of the College are prohibited from using this professional designation or from holding themselves out as qualified to practise as a homeopath. You can verify that your homeopath is a qualified and registered member by consulting the Public Register.