For Healthcare Practitioners:
Whether one seeks to enhance one’s practice with homeopathic skills, or to shift into a purely homoeopathic practice, the study of homeopathy will be stimulating and immensely rewarding. Having a homeopathic understanding of health, disease, and cure brings new inspiration and a vital new dimension to your practice. The compassionate and insightful methods taught at the ICH are not only useful, but also give new meaning to the practice of any healing art. Classical homeopathy, based on clear, logical principles and an internally consistent science offers an effective, holistic alternative to the use of toxic drugs. Homeopathy offers healthcare practitioners the chance to expand beyond the boundaries of their present modalities and create a practice that brings profound benefit to their patients.
An Independent, Self-Employed Career:
In a time of financial uncertainty and job scarcity, the best skills to have are those that give you independence. With the knowledge of homeopathic medicines and the principles and methods guiding their use, your job is secure. There are people everywhere who need and want what homeopathy has to offer, and too few practitioners properly trained to provide it. In a world in crisis, classical homeopathy is a mobile, adaptable profession that doesn’t require machines, laboratories, or sterile equipment.
Fascinating and Fulfilling:
In true homoeopathy, learning never ends. Every case teaches something, and the more one discovers, the more intriguing the subject is. However, the real reward is in being able to benefit others, often profoundly. The study and practice of homoeopathy, as offered at the ICH, transforms one’s life in a way that is richly rewarding.
Since the time when Dr. Samuel Hahnemann published his scientific discoveries and taught a clear and logical system based on them, homoeopathy has been embraced by thinking people who have directly experienced its effects. Some of the greatest minds of our country have been avid supporters of the homoeopathic approach- people like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, William James, the father of American psychology, and his brother, writer Henry James, Charles Menninger, MD, founder of the Menninger clinic, and the Mayo brothers who founded the famed Mayo clinic. Other well known advocates of Homoeopathy include Charles Darwin, Mahatma Gandhi, Florence Nightingale, and a recent US surgeon general, Everett Koop, MD, just to name a few (see more prominent thinkers who have supported homeopathy here). They perceived the truths in Hahnemann’s work, and saw first hand how the system worked powerfully to cure disease.
At a time in which medical care has become fragmented, and the total health of the individual is often overlooked, homoeopathy offers meaningful care for the whole person. It treats the individual on all levels, mental, emotional, and physical. With a bold and clear definition of health, the homoeopath and patient work to re-establish and maintain a truly healthy state on all of these levels.
Homoeopathy is the ultimate green medicine. It uses minimal natural resources in its production, as natural substances are made into tinctures, and only a minute amount of the tincture is needed to produce each large batch of medicine. The process does not require a high consumption of energy, and does not pollute the atmosphere. The use of the medicines, in distinct contrast to the use of conventional, allopathic medicines, does not create toxic medical waste in our landfills, rivers, lakes and oceans. It does not produce antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, nor interfere with natural genetics. It is a clean, green medicine which can be used safely anywhere in the world.
Because very little medicine is needed to achieve a good result, and because the medicines are relatively inexpensive, homoeopathy is highly cost-effective. Very often, health conditions that might otherwise require antibiotics or other expensive drugs can be effectively and quickly resolved with homeopathic medicine. This saves money for the patient and the medical system, and valuable work time for employers.
Safe, Natural, Non-toxic, Gentle:
Homeopathy heals by natural means, promoting the innate self-balancing capacity of the individual. It is one’s own immune system, one’s own healing capacity that cures in response to the medicine. Therefore, Hahnemann tells us that cure should be rapid, gentle and permanent. There are no side-effects caused by homeopathy, and no toxicity for the body to deal with. Practiced properly, as taught at the ICH, homeopathy is safe for everybody.
Curing by Getting to the Root of the Problem:
Rather than treating just the symptoms, which are the resulting manifestations of the disease process, homeopathy treats the causes of the imbalance which produce the symptoms. True classical, Hahnemannian homeopathy, whether in acute or chronic states, gets to the root of the problem. By resolving that, the symptoms are resolved.