|Dr. Nancy Gahles, NCH President, has been working diligently these past months to make
sure that the homeopathic profession is fully represented and included in the
current talks about health care reform. Please see her letter and call to action
|Dear NCH Members,
We MUST have homeopathy identified in any new national health
plan, and having national certification of homeopaths will do that. The national
certification that we endorse is the CCH, Certified Classical Homeopath, granted
by the Council for Homeopathic Certification. See their website for further
Everything about 'right to practice', however, still comes down to
state-by-state jurisdiction so it is ESSENTIAL that we have health freedom in
each state. We DO want to thank all of our legislators for the inclusion of
language of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) but we also want to
inform them that the majority of CAM professions do not require licensure, as
they pose no threat of harm, and therefore will never become "licensed" CAM
professions. National certification ensures a quality of education that one can
depend upon when referring or seeking professional consultation.
ACCAHC, (check out their website www.accahc.org), an academic
consortium of CAM professions whose mission it is to advance networks of
integrated professions, has invited the Council for Homeopathic Certification
(CHC) and the Council for Homeopathic Education (CHE) to submit an application
for membership as Emerging Professions. This is quite a coup as this consortium
has previously been open to the licensed professions only.
For a link to
your state legislator, go to www.raisingwomensvoices.net. You
will find a canned text. In the body of that, please make the request for the
inclusion of the words, "unlicensed nationally-certified CAM providers" OR write your own heartfelt text. You can also
include a request that the language of the Health Savings Account be changed to
provide for tax-free dollars to be able to be spent on these CAM services and
Our time has arrived, our voice is being heard. Now
more than ever, we need your continued support in whatever way the Spirit moves
Much heartfelt thanks to all,
Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH,
|We also invite you to join us tomorrow, August 11th from 9 to 10 pm EDT, for our monthly
Member Chat. This month's presenter is Ann Jerome, PhD, CCH, RSHom(NA).
topic is "Never Been Well
A brief topic outline is available at the bottom of the
NCH Chatroom page at www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/members/chatroom.jsp to
familiarize yourself with the topic and help spur discussion.
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forward to chatting with you tomorrow!
|Sharon Stevenson, Executive Director
National Center for Homeopathy
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