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Lycopodium

Excerpted from the book “Keynotes and Characteristics” by H.C. Allen For persons intellectually keen, but physically weak; upper part of body emaciated, lower part semi-dropsical; predisposed to lung and hepatic affections (Cal., Phos., Sulph.); especially the extremes of life, children and old people. Deep-seated, progressive, chronic diseases. Pains: aching-pressure, drawing; chiefly right sided, < four

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Antimonium Tartaricum

Excerpted from the book “Keynotes and Characteristics” by H. C. Allen Diseases originating from exposure in damp basements or cellars (Ars., Aran., Tereb.). Through the pneumogastric nerve it depresses the respiration and circulation, thus producing the keynote of the remedy, viz., when the patient coughs there appears to be a large collection of mucus in

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HSI Proving Research

Homeopathy School International Provings of Remedies Remedies form the core of homeopathic practice. Most homeopathic research focuses on the development of new remedies. New remedies are tested worldwide during provings to help homeopaths understand their characteristics. During a proving, highly diluted homeopathically prepared substances are administered to healthy volunteers (provers). The effects (symptoms) experienced and observed

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Homeopathy Outdoors

Barbara Seideneck CHom, CCH Coming from the flat lands, now living at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, I can’t help but whenever possible explore this beautiful and sometimes challenging terrain. Hiking and paddling are my activities of choice, but of course – there is so much more to do outdoors. Like many others I

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Samuel Hahnemann’s Life

Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) “Non inutilis vixi” Sheila Gray Sheila is a British homeopath with a background in nursing, a degree in English Literature and Sociology from the Glasgow University; diplomas in several massage modalities and aromatherapy. She may be reached at Holistic Transformations So close to midnight, that there is debate as to the date,

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Homeopathy in a Nutshell

Barbara Seideneck, CHom, CCH Homeopathy in a nutshell? Absolutely – quite a few homeopathic remedies are made from nuts and sometimes help with nut allergies. But for now, I am using the nutshell expression to demonstrate how homeopathy works, in the shortest way possible. Originally Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the “Organon der Heilkunst”, 1810, defined

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Homeopathy for a Beautiful Mind

This article appeared in the Conference Report – Boulder, Colorado Dorothy Simoni, PhD, CHom, CCH Bathed in clear, warm spring sunshine at the foot of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains and soothed by the serenity of a Sanskrit prayer and sitar music, Mahesh Gandi, MD, psychiatrist, homeopath and Rajan Sakaran colleague, began a three day seminar

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3 homeopathic remedies for summer adventures outdoors

This article appeared in Healix, Carbondale, Colorado by Barbara Seideneck, CCH, RSHom (NA) It’s summertime in the Rockies! The beautiful experience of hiking in the wilderness and biking in high altitude sunshine can sometimes end with unexpected results. An ankle gets twisted, there is a fall with scrapes and bruising or a terrible skin rash

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Homeopathy- Energy Medicine for Mind and Body

This appeared in Austin All Natural – Austin, Texas Barbara Seideneck, CCH, RSHom (NA) Homeopathy is a natural treatment easy on people and the environment. Homeopathic remedies are absolutely non-toxic and require minute amounts for treatment. For example, if you prepared a remedy from a drop of Arnica tincture, it would provide medicine for many

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Homeopathic Treatment

When you see a homeopathic practitioner for the first time, you may notice that the consultation is quite different from a usual doctor’s appointment. A homeopathic practitioner pays close attention to your specific physical and emotional concerns and assesses your health in terms of a wide variety of factors. Besides hearing questions precisely focused on

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Homeopathy – Evidence of Efficacy

What is it about European doctors and homeopathy? Hahnemann, homeopathy’s founder, was a German physician appalled by the climate in medicine 200 years ago, so he created a less invasive form of medicine. Jacques Benveniste, a French immunologist in the 1980’s, discovered interesting dynamics in water, which strongly support Hahnemann’s method. And, most recently, Dr.

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Colorado Law Now Protects Alternative Practitioners

HSI Newsletter August 2013 Colorado became the ninth state to pass a safe harbor health freedom law. On June 5, 2013 Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the Colorado Natural Health Consumer Protection Act (SB 13-215). The groundbreaking legislation was sponsored by Senator Cheri Jahn and State Representative Joann Ginal. Access to natural health practitioners

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A Bear of a Backache

HSI Newsletter March 2013 Submitted by Elizabeth Thomas, CHom, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl OM On first glance at James as he walked into my office, it was obvious he was in an intense amount of pain.  His eyes were clouded and strained, and he was continually pushing against the left side of his chest with his hands.  The

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Love and Homeopathy

HSI Newsletter February 2013 A mighty pain to love it is, And ’tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. ~ Abraham Cowley Love is one of the most complex and intense emotions known to humankind. Through literature, poetry, music and

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Spider Bite Mania

HSI Newsletter August 2011 Imagine, you are waiting in line at the grocery store and a woman in front of you can’t stand still for a second. She jumps a foot off the ground several times, then all of a sudden turns around and lunges towards you. What would you do? I took a step

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Bites and Stings – Keynotes

Apis: Rosy puffy swellings Achy joints that are better with cold Restless Sensitive to touch Better with motion Thirstless, but worse with water Craves milk, which makes it better Carbolic acid: Terrible pains coming and going Prickling burning sensation Septic conditions Craves stimulants and smoking. Ledum (marsh tea): Cold and blue Better with cold Hypericum:

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We Got Dimme Back – A dog-lover’s cure with homeopathy

HSI Newsletter July 2011 Newsletter article submitted by Suzanne Pierce, an HSI student. Dimsum (or Dimmie) — our 14-year-old Shih Tzu – has always been a loving, affectionate, quiet little guy, following me around everywhere. Last spring I noticed Dimmie’s changing behavior. He didn’t sleep through the night, couldn’t stand on his back legs and

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Beat the Holiday Blues

HSI Newsletter December 2010 While it’s so much fun to celebrate with family and friends, the holidays can also pose a bit of a challenge. After shopping, cleaning house, decorating and cooking, a lot is already accomplished. Without time to rest from excitement and hurry we keep going – getting into pies, ice cream, coffee,

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Ruta and Rest – A Horse-Owner’s Cure with Homeopathy

HSI Newsletter October 2010 Newsletter article submitted by Nina, Montana, USA I use homeopathic remedies on my horses, and always marvel at the results I get. Anything from a chronic cough to an allergic reaction to lameness has been resolved with the help of homeopathic remedies on all of my horses. My horse, Boom, is

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5 Tips and 10 Homeopathic Cold and Flu Remedies

HSI Newsletter October 2010 Homeopathy is a natural, gentle and non-toxic way to prevent or treat colds and flu. Homeopathic treatment can be less expensive than traditional routes of care and can really help to save on health care expenses if one doesn’t have medical insurance. Homeopathic treatment strengthens your vitality. It can protect against

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Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning is young.

Henry Ford