For people just beginning in homeopathy, one of the best ways to learn is through a study group. These groups are typically comprised of young mothers, students or retired folks who have an interest in homeopathy, but either aren’t yet ready, or don’t have the resources to attend a homeopathy school. The groups meet once a month wherever they can find a free space (someone’s house, a local school, church ) The members learn from each other, sharing their experiences, and also invite local homeopaths to lecture. The groups are usually free, or charge a nominal fee.
I ran one of these groups for five years in the United States, starting with donated space in a gymnasium. I printed up flyers and posted them at health food stores, universities and libraries, handed them to shoppers at malls and left them on buses and trains.
It was a nice surprise at our first meeting when fifteen people showed up. Some were highly motivated and others came just out of curiosity. The next month, they brought friends and relatives, swelling the group. Eventually, we secured a free 200 seat lecture hall at Thomas Jefferson Medical College. Posting notices in the school’s newsletter (next to announcements of grand rounds surgery) brought in medical and nursing students. Initially, the medical students sat in the back, sometimes scoffing at us, but after a while they started sitting up front, asking questions and even buying books.
Local homeopaths donated their time as guest lecturers, and they in turn, found many new patients. The use of free public service announcements on radio and in local papers, helped the group grow to 60 people a month. Thierry Montfort, who was Boiron’s chief in the U.S., gave a lecture one night and it drew 200 people.
Over the years hundreds of people visited the group, learning homeopathy and sharing inspiring stories of healing after a lifetime of suffering. A handful went on to study homeopathy professionally and are still in practice today.
It’s really quite easy to create a space for people to learn. The magic of homeopathy and people’s enthusiasm does the rest.
In this issue:
Our Hotseat interview is with our own Elaine Lewis DHom, who helped develop this journal from the beginning, and produces the quiz every month. With her irreverent sense of humor, she talks about her life as a rock star and gives us tips about staying healthy.
Dr. Kulwant Singh presents a beautifully constructed power point on appendicitis. Dr. Amit Karkare explains how homeopathy can help the pain and emotional stress of cancer. Seasoned homeopathic veterinarian Jacques Millemann, explains how to treat false gestation. Prof. Traian Stanciulescu explores exogenous homeopathy and distant healing . Thierry Clerc shares his experiences working with the homeless. Mark Moodie delves into the mystery of how homeopathy works. Dr. Devang Shah solves a case of constipation with the sensation method and periodic table. Homeopath Saqib Rashid explores the vital force from a biochemical perspective. Dr. Ameerkhan Babu explains the significance of Microalbuminaria.Dr. Sanjay Padole presents a fully documented cure of Vesico-Ureteric Reflux. Dr. Seyedaghanoor Sadeghi does a quick cure with Sepia. Dr.Nahida Mulla offers remedies for Asthma and Robert Medhurst suggests an approach to restless leg syndrome.
As usual, there’s much more, including Tips & Secrets, Elaine’s famous quiz, The Plant Doctor, the Crossword Puzzle and this month’s cartoon. So pull up a comfortable chair, relax and explore with us. We love to receive your comments, questions and articles, so keep sending them!