Professional Liability Insurance for Canadian RSHom(NA)’s
ICH Membership and NEWS
Homeopathy: Meta-Analyses of Pooled Clinical Data
General Liability Insurance
Another Member Benefit!
FDA update – another date change
Welcome to our New Members
Membership levels – what are they?
The American Homeopath, Vol 21
This year’s journal is currently being printed. Please check to make sure that your membership is current by logging onto our website.
end of the year reflections for NASH Student Liaison program
The student meeting started with introductions of the liaisons and their classmates that attended the talk. a little background on each participant and asked about their favorite remedy and why. Each student told of a case or instance of using that remedy and all the little aspects they were able to observe while administering that remedy. Dosage and repetition questions were brought up from the students to better understand how it worked in each case. A lot of cross communication took place and the students really got to know each other. We covered many of the topics that Carleen and yourself had outlined which brought about many good responses pertaining to NASH’s role in supporting member schools. We covered a little on the Insurance for Homeopaths, and directed them to the NASH website for a valuable resource of information on many levels. We covered the student membership fee and the benefits of membership as well as ideas to bring in new members to NASH. The students brought up points about the list of schools and available mentorship as well as the many resources in the NASH website especially the lending library and audio recordings. When asked what topics they would like to discuss or speakers they wanted to hear about, they responded with wanting to hear more about Programs like “Homeopaths without Borders”, Cease therapy and the like. The speakers they were curious to hear about were; Maria Bohle from British institute of Homeopathy, Rachel Becker and Allister Gray from CHE OF NYC, Sujata Owens and her experience of training in India, a representative from one of the Homeopathic Pharmacy’s and Lastly hearing from Shilpa Bhouraskar from Homeoquest software. All enjoyed the talk and said they would work to get more students of their schools participating. Last note, One of the new students also said the support NASH has shown has inspired her to be the best homeopath she can be, because with this much support how can she fail. Thank you!
Well that was about it, we did run over just a bit though.
Since mid October, I have been working with award-winning documentary film editor Bernice Schneider. Bernice has cut numerous films for PBS’s American Experience, Frontline, Nova Science Unit, American Masters, and Independent Lens.
Editing is a very time consuming process — imagine a massive jigsaw puzzle! Everyday we work to craft the many hours of footage into the best story possible.
And/or write to me any time. I love hearing from you. Always.
NASH has Applicant Status
The Board made a decision in the beginning of 2015 to become more involved with the international homeopathic community by making application to the International Council for Homeopathy (ICH) as a voting member. During the first year we will be considered in ‘Applicant Status’.
While NASH is listed as being an Applicant for ICH membership
, we will receive all normal documentation and will be expected to have a nominated representative participate in at least one Council meeting. Kate Birch, CCH, RSHom(NA) has graciously offered to be our representative on ICH and continues to keep us informed of its activities including this recent newsletter. Of particular interest are the following articles:
Federal Jury Clears Producer, Marketer, and Seller of Homeopathic Products in $255m Class Action – click here for the expanded article.
Switzerland sets an example for the rest of Europe in regulating Complementary Medical (CM) practice.Homeopaths practicing in Switzerland are now required to sit and pass the higher professional examination after which they can use the official title ‘naturopath with national diploma specialized in homeopathy’. See the newsletter to read more.
Research entitled “Demonstrating the Reality of the Active Nature of Potentised Medicine” is reported on in the newsletter. To read the entire article, click here.
ICH News Flash!
Australian homeopaths fight back!
Dear Colleagues – the message below is a direct relay of a message from the President of the Australian Homeopathic Association Martin Costigan to AHA members in response to the negative report from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council(NHMRC) earlier this year. The NHMRC’s report has been quoted around the world to mis-represent the evidence base for homeopathy. As you will read, our colleagues in Australia have been doing great work to challenge and overturn this biased report.
The fight of our colleagues in Australia is every homeopath’s fight worldwde. Please read and then pass this Newsflash on to your members and encourage them to contribute to the AHA’s fighting fund!
NHMRC Review: Together We Will Make a Difference !
Dear Members and Supporters,
As you are all no doubt aware, the homoeopathic profession is in the aftermath of the release of the findings of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) ‘Homeopathy Review’, released on 11 March 2015. NHMRC concluded, “Based on the assessment of the evidence of effectiveness of homeopathy, NHMRC concludes that there are no health conditions for which there is reliable evidence that homeopathy is effective.”
The NHMRC’s finding is damaging to the profession and is having repercussions both in Australia and internationally. It is, in fact, a defining moment in Australian homoeopathy, with much at stake. Within the homoeopathic community, the NHMRC review has elicited feelings of shock, anger, disempowerment and fear around what it means for the future of homoeopathy in Australia.
AHA members and supporters have probably been wondering what action the AHA is taking to counter the NHMRC report and whether anything is happening at all. Previous AHA Bulletins have alluded to action AHA has been undertaking, without giving specific details. Until now the AHA has been circumspect with regards to publicising its actions so as to not jeopardise the viability of its campaign.
AHA, in collaboration with Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA), has been engaged in an active, formal process of making NHMRC accountable for its flawed ‘Review’, which was underpinned by unacceptable bias and conflict of interest. The CMA/ AHA investigation has revealed a number of critical (previously unknown) procedural and methodological irregularities that invalidate the ‘Review’s’ findings. Some of these are of a very disturbing nature, for example the undisclosed fact that a Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) member was appointed as the initial chair of the ‘Homeopathy Working Committee’ in 2012, concomitant to the NHMRC CEO being personally warned of FSM’s lobbying of NHMRC reviewers to its anti-CM agenda.
Such factors, amongst many others, bode well for having the ‘Review’ and its findings permanently set aside, which is AHA/ CMA’s goal.
After a lead-up investigation period, in August 2015 CMA provided NHMRC with a dossier outlining critical methodological flaws, procedural irregularities, bias and conflicts of interest associated with the ‘Review’. This successfully brought NHRMC to the negotiating table on 17 September 2015, under threat of further follow up action underpinned by legal support. At the meeting, attended by representatives from the AHA, CMA and their legal representation, NHMRC agreed to undertake a formal internal review of its processes and consider a detailed (61-page) submission prepared by CMA/ AHA detailing these irregularities. NHMRC is currently undertaking this internal review.
AHA appreciates members’ and supporters’ patience in this matter. Now that a formal complaints process has been initiated via NHMRC, AHA is more able to keep everyone informed of progress with this situation as it develops.
AHA wishes to express its sincere gratitude to CMA for being a committed and loyal ally in this process, including financially. Thanks should also go to various bodies in the CM sector who have also financially supported this process to date. It’s now time that we as homoeopaths contribute to this process.
To this end National Council has set up a Sponsorship Programme to financially support our legal costs in the ongoing process outlined above. Any contribution you can make to this fund will directly support these ongoing activities and will make a real difference. This also provides an opportunity for AHA members and the profession as a whole to have some ownership over the process of making the NHMRC accountable for its ‘Review’ and the associated ‘Position Statement on Homeopathy’.
The Sponsorship Programme will operate as follows:
Supporters of the Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA), and its activities, can make a financial contribution to become an AHA Sponsor. As a result of making a contribution, sponsors will have their name listed on the AHA website up until 31 December 2016, with their permission. From the point of view of accounting and taxation this is considered advertising.
There will be three levels of advertised sponsorship, indicated on the website by increasing font sizes and different colours:
Bronze – up to $1000
Silver – $1000 – $5000
Gold – over $5000
Financial contributions from within Australia will incur GST.
All contributions will be tax deductible if designated as ‘sponsorship’.
Electronic transfer would be the preferable method of contributing and the bank details are as follows:
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 066 115
Acc. No.: 10182118
Acc. Name: AHA Inc.
Reference: ‘AHA Spoonsorship’
For overseas transfers:
Alternatively, if paying by cheque please make the cheque to the ‘Australian Homoeopathic Association Inc.’, enclosing a short note ‘AHA Sponsorship’, and send it to the National Office (PO Box 7108, Toowoomba South, Qld 4350).
You will receive a tax invoice/receipt subsequent to your contribution, so that it can be included in your tax accounting for the purpose of tax deduction. If you are not a member of the AHA, please send an email toad***@ho**********.org with your contact details so we can send you a tax invoice/receipt.
Please contact the National Office if you do not wish for your name to be listed in the sponsor list on the AHA website.
All contributions received will be allocated to this project and not used for any other purposes.
Thank you for consideration and support as we continue to grow homoeopathy together.
Did you know?
General Liability Insurance is available as an add on for any Registered member who has their Professional Liability Insurance policy through NASH.
Upcoming Telecast for NASH Members
The next telecast will be a panel of experts on the annual jounral or nash. the date is yet to be determined but it is planned for jan. There will not be a telecast in December.
Past Telecasts are available for listening on our website.
Disclaimer: The content of these telecasts does not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of the North American Society of Homeopaths. The information presented in these telecasts is for general informational purposes only. While we endeavor to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the information provided. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for advice from your personal health care practitioner.
A New Member Benefit!
Archibel has announced discounts for all NASH members for RadarOpus. Click here to see what incredible values you are eligible for because you are a member of NASH.
All Registered members are required to complete 20 CEU’s at the time of your renewal date. For a complete list of what can be used for CEU’s, click here. The CEU’s need to occur within the most current year of your membership.
***Action Alert Reminder!***
We need YOU to take action!
Over 4,000 of you submitted comments to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sharing your experiences with (over-the-counter) OTC homeopathic products… THANK YOU!
But now we need you to tell the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about your experiences. The FTC is evaluating the advertising of OTC homeopathic products – separate from the FDA evaluation of homeopathic manufacturing/labeling guidelines.
It is critically important for all homeopathic consumers, practitioners, researchers, and educators to make comments to the Federal Trade Commission – even if you already commented to the FDA. The FDA WILL NOT be sharing comments already submitted to them with the FTC.
We urge yo2. Suggest ways for the FTC staff to learn more about the unique principles and methodology of homeopathy:
What are your brief, simple and clear recommendations to read about homeopathy principles, homeopathic provings, theory of dilutions, nano-research?
What has been most helpful to you to understand the scientific mechanisms of homeopathy?
You can even upload suggested articles to the FTC response page.
u to help balance out the anti-homeopathy comments that they are receiving by submitting your positive comments today – the comment period closes this Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:59PM ET.
The following kinds of information would be the most helpful to include in your comments:
1. Share your purchase experiences of homeopathic OTC products:
How did you decide which one to purchase?
How much did you rely on advertising to guide you?
How did you learn about the products you have bought?
How does the purchasing of homeopathic OTC products fit within your overall wellness practices for you and your family?
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.
Manfred, Tanya, Sarah, Julie, Anna, Laura, Myra and Carleen
The North American Society of Homeopaths has teamed up with Huntington insurance to offer our US Registered Members a Professional Liability Insurance Plan designed specifically for homeopaths.
The policy includes these important coverages:
• $1 million of Bodily Injury coverage
• Claims-made coverage of Acts, Errors, or Omissions
• Payment for all costs assessed against the Named Insured in a suit defended
• Appeal Bonds
• Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses from the investigation of claims
The coverage can be purchased online once logged into the NASH website. Registered members can use the easy quoting process, easy credit card payment, and issuance of the policy. This policy is exclusively available to all US Registered NASH members who are in good standing. Policy premiums start at $125 per year. (Similar insurance coverage has previously been available for our Canadian Registered Members. FMI – click here.)
General Liability Insurance is now available with the Professional Liability Insurance policy.
Registered Member Benefit – 20% discount off Washington’s products
As a Registered Member you get 20% off of every order that you make with Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP).
WHP is one of the last of the original homeopathic pharmacies. They make and maintain all the single remedies from a stock of hundreds, and ship to individuals, veterinarians, physicians, etc. WHP also sells through over 50 distributors and does private labeling for over 35 companies.
WHP is the oldest full line homeopathic company in the United States. They strive to make just about everything and will get what you need if they don’t make it. In order to be your one stop shop, WHP has added several specialty lines from other homeopathic companies including Bach, Homeopet, Nature’s Way and Miers Labs.
Washington Homeopathic Products
260 JR Hawvermale Way
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Online Orders www.homeopathyworks.com
Online Scheduling Program
An On-line Scheduling Program is offering a 10% discount to NASH Registered Members. Full Slate’s scheduling software has everything you need to manage a busy schedule.
• Let your clients make their own appointments on your website and Facebook page.
• Clients can quickly see when you have availability without having to pick up the phone.
• Collect all the information you need with a custom booking form. Use predefined fields or create your own.
• Get alerted to new appointments immediately so you always know when a spot’s been filled online.
• Review each appointment request and confirm on a case-by-case basis or accept them all automatically.
In loving memory of Liz Bonfig, the “heart” of NASH, the NASH Foundation has created the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund. This annual scholarship will be awarded to homeopathic students who demonstrate passion, service and commitment to the profession of homeopathy.To donate to the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund, please use the button below or send a check to NASH FOUNDATION, PO Box 115, Troy, ME 04987.
NASH is proud to continue the longstanding tradition of publishing The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. Created in 1994, this annual journal is a scholarly collection of articles, interviews, case studies, materia medica studies and more.