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3CH in the News:

Montreal Gazette, Sept. 17, 2013: Homeopathy is no fad, opinion by 3CH Executive Director Karen Wehrstein

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National Post, Jan. 28, 2013: Homeopathy offers hope, column by 3CH Executive Director Karen Wehrstein

 

Vitality Magazine Facebook Page, July 24, 2012 : HOMEOPATHY UNDER ATTACK, with link to our petition.  (Search July 2012)

alive magazine blog, July 19, 2012 : Canadians Speak Out Against Anti-Homeopathy Lawsuit, by Leah Karpus.  Also linked to our petition.

Natural News, May 19, 2012 : Popular homeopathic cold and flu remedy Oscillococcinum under attack in Canada, by Jonathan Benson.  This article linked to our petition.

 

Canadian harness-racing legends Rick and Scott Zeron join 3CH

As steadfast supporters of homeopathy, the Zerons came to the 2012 Canadian Homeopathic Conference to show their support and talk about their experiences with homeopathic treatment–which they use for their horses as well as themselves.  They also agreed to become members of 3CH’s Advisory Board.  We are pleased and honoured to welcome this illustrious racing family to our association.

Oakville Sports Hall of Fame background video on Rick Zeron:

Scott Zeron with Michael’s Power wins the 2012 “Little Brown Jug” (most prestigious race in North America):

 

Our petitions:

If you haven’t signed already, please do!

Re the Boiron / Shoppers Drug Mart lawsuit: Save Our Right to Use Oscillo… and homeopathy

Re attempts by our opponents to persuade Health Canada to de-register certain homeopathic remedies: Keep homeopathic products legal in Canada

Re the American Veterinary Medical Association anti-homeopathy resolution: Act now to save veterinary homeopathy

 

Other petition:

Call to action to update Homeopathy on Wikipedia; created by The Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy

As it stands, homeopathy is wrongly represented and does not give the proper information to the general public trying to learn more about this medicine. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathy) Wikipedia has also disabled editing of this page.

Please take a minute to right this wrong so that unbiased, true information about homeopathy will be written and read by millions.

Sign here 

 

 

 

 

Research Updates:

by Laurie Willberg

 

Highly-Diluted Tinctures Act as Biological Response Modifiers

(Translation: “homeopathy works”)

Oct. 26, 2011

This research was done by the Laboratory of Inflammatory and Neoplastic Cells, Department of Cell Biology, SCB, Centro Politecnico, Federal University of Paraná – Curitiba, Brazil.

“Highly-diluted substances are intended to enhance immune system responses resulting in reduced frequency of various diseases, and often present no risk of serious side-effects due to its low toxicity. Over the past years our research group has been investigating the action of highly-diluted substances and tinctures on cells from the immune system” say the scientists.

They either diluted and succussed the tinctures themselves or used already prepared homeopathic starting remedies such as Aconitum napellus, Arsenicum album, Rhus toxicodendrum and Sulphur, ending with potencies up to 24C.  These were then grouped into further solutions labelled M1, M2 and M8. The researchers were blinded as to which solution contained which starting materials.

Their observations show the biological activity of M1, M2, and M8 both in vitro in immune cells from mice and humans, and in vivo in mice.

The study concludes that the highly-diluted tinctures were shown to modulate immune responses and that they could be used as therapeutic interventions in those with compromised immune systems.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/11/101

Homeopathy Accelerates the Healing of Fractured Bones

June 12, 2012

67 patients with acute non-displaced lateral malleolar fracture (broken ankle) were recruited for a double-blind randomized controlled study from the Emergency Orthopaedic department, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, India between May 2007 to May 2009.

34 patients were randomized to the homoeopathy treatment group and 33 to a control group. They all received standard orthopaedic care for 12 weeks following injury. The treatment group received homeopathic medicine on the basis of totality of symptoms and individualisation. X-rays and function tests were done at 3, 6, 9 and 12 weeks.

The study showed faster healing and significant improvement in the homeopathy group by week 9 following injury. The homeopathy group also used fewer painkillers and experienced less pain.

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6882/12/S1/O61

Homeopathic Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders Results in Fewer Side Effects

July 11, 2012

This study by the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada; LA-SER Centre for Risk Research covered 1,153 patients in three groups:

1. those who went to a conventional doctor;

2. those who went to an MD who also practices alternative or complementary medicine;

3. those who went to a homeopathic medical doctor.

The homeopathic patients ultimately took 50% fewer pain medications and had comparable overall results with fewer adverse drug effects. Note, the patients in the homeopathically-treated group (about 62%) had started off in worse chronic condition than their counterparts in the other groups.

The study concludes: “MSD [musculoskeletal disorder] patients seen by homeopathic physicians showed a similar clinical progression when less exposed to NSAIDs in comparison to patients seen in CM [conventional medical] practice, with fewer NSAID-related adverse events and no loss of therapeutic opportunity.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22782803?utm_source=LateJuly2012Musculoskeletal&utm_campaign=LateJuly+2012+Musculo&utm_medium=email

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