American Medical College of Homeopathy1951 W. Camelback, Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85015
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American Medical College of Homeopathy
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The American Medical College of Homeopathy is a non-profit Arizona College that promotes quality education and research in homeopathic medicine. It is a state licensed school with accreditation through the Accreditation Commission on Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA). Its certificate program is one of the few accredited comprehensive homeopathic training program in the United States. AMCH offers multiple programs designed to fit the needs of it students. These include the following: Program Length Number of Alumni Licensure Accreditation Mode of Delivery Doctor of Homeopathy 4280 hours 2011 class graduates in 2015 State Licensed Pending Online and Campus Homeopathic Practitioner Certificate Program 1104 hours 100 State Licensed ACHENA Online and Campus Acute Care Programs 40-75 hours 1000 State Licensed Pending Online and Campus Preceptorships for Medical Students 1-30 days 150 NA NA Campus What Makes AMCH Unique · First homeopathic medical school in the country since the 1920’s. · First homeopathic college in the United States to become accredited. · Largest homeopathic college in the country. · Center of Excellence in homeopathic education, clinical care and research. · First homeopathic research center in the country. · Advanced online hybrid classroom technology. · Largest homeopathic pharmacy in the Southwest. · National Library of Traditional Medicine · Bilingual Staff and Faculty · First dual program in homeopathic medicine and acupuncture (PIHMA) · First dual program in homeopathic research (ASU) · Successful partnerships with many Arizona Colleges · Initiation of plans for a homeopathic hospital · Largest homeopathic medical center in the region
What is good health?
What is Homeopathy and How Does it Bring Good Health? Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine that is holistic, scientifically based, safe to use, inexpensive and curative of chronic disease. It was founded by Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago, although the principles on which it is based have been utilized in healing for 1000’s of years. Homeopathic remedies work through activating the body’s own powers of self regulation and self-healing. Since its inception, homeopathy has benefitted people from all walks of life and of any age, in countries all over the world. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek “homios” (meaning similar) and “pathos” (meaning suffering). One of the basic principles is the “Law of Similars” which states that substances which can cause certain symptoms in healthy people can cure those same symptoms when they occur in an ill person. This is already known in conventional medicine through treatments such as allergy desensitization shots and vaccinations. Hahnemann rediscovered this ancient principle when he took quinine (a substance noted to treat malaria) and began to develop all the symptoms of malaria. Over time, he began to do ‘provings’ in which he would give homeopathic substances to healthy people and carefully record the symptoms of the remedy. Another important principle in homeopathy is that each of us is unique. The same diet, the same advice and the same homeopathic remedy will not necessarily help everyone with the same disease. Homeopathy treats the individual and not the disease. Through striving to find the unique remedy that fits the individual, the door is unlocked to their own self healing. Classical homeopathic treatment only uses one remedy at a time to treat and cure chronic disease. A homeopathic evaluation generally takes several hours and focuses on deeply understanding an individual on all levels of his/her being (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). The homeopath is also concerned with symptoms that are idiosyncratic of the person or uniquely define who they are. Examples include sleep position, food cravings, favorite hobbies, dreams, fears and many others. Based on the symptoms that are elicited when the case is taken, a single remedy is then chosen which most closely matches those symptoms. Homeopathy is not only effective in treating chronic disease, but also highly effective in treating acute disease and in first aid. There are over three thousand homeopathic remedies from which to choose. These consist of herbs, plants, minerals, metals and animal products which are prepared in such a way to bring out the healing power of the substance. They are quite safe, gentle and do not produce side effects. They are also quite inexpensive compared to the cost of standard medical treatment. Homeopathy brings the individual to a greater level of health and more resistance to disease. Health in homeopathy is defined as freedom-freedom to express oneself on all levels of being.
What makes a person healthy?
The Simple Joys of Homeopathy I celebrate every day that I am a homeopath. It is a labor of love, filled with much joy. As a psychiatrist I enjoyed my work, but as a homeopath I have found my calling. My personal journey into homeopathy began in my last year of medical school. I was interested in learning more about alternative medicine and spent one month studying with a homeopathic physician in Chicago. There, I saw rapid and highly beneficial responses to acute illness and remarkable cures of patients with chronic illness, many of which were considered untreatable by conventional medicine. Finding homeopathy transformed my view of health and healing. Most important, I felt I had finally come home. As a result, I chose to pursue homeopathy as a career. Many other homeopaths share my love of homeopathy. This is the reason many homeopaths have worked up until the moment of their death, “dying in the saddle”. Over the years, I have observed intense devotion to homeopathy in many patients and students. There are a number of reasons here are some that I have found most common: Homeopathy Works: Whether treating first aid problems such as injuries, acute problems such as ear infections or constitutional problems such as asthma, homeopathy is a highly effective modality of treatment. Homeopathy has also demonstrated great usefulness in the treatment of animals, infants and conditions of pregnancy. Many patients and students come to homeopathy because they or their family were successfully treated homeopathically. This experience can turn a skeptic into a believer. Holistic: A homeopathic practitioner treats individuals on all levels : physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. In this way, homeopathy has the capacity to get to the root cause of illness and to touch people deeply. Good homeopathic practitioners use all of themselves in their work. They take the time to connect with their patients, and homeopathic clients respond by feeling deeply understood. It is a privilege to sit and truly listen to our patients’ stories. Few healers really have an opportunity to do this. By deeply listening, it brings us as practitioners of this healing art, closer to our own humanity. Intrinsic Beauty: Homeopathy is a beautiful field of study – a complete healing system within itself. The poet Rilke said “Community is held together by the power of the grace of great things”. It is this “great thing” around which patients and practitioners of homeopathy gather. Homeopathy is a tremendously rich tapestry that captures the hearts of those who study it and touches them deeply. It explores the harmony and resonance that occurs between individuals and their world. Homeopathy ultimately involves the study and learning of all life. Possibility of Cure: Much of conventional medicine is concerned with managing rather than curing disease. Homeopathy offers the possibility of cure for many modern diseases and chronic conditions that are not treatable by traditional methods. Need: Presently, the demand for homeopathic care far exceeds the number of practicing homeopaths in most areas of the world. As the demand for homeopathic care increases, this need for more practitioners will grow.. Philosophy: Homeopathy has clear laws and principles on which it is founded. This is less true of allopathic or conventional medicine. It is a rich and vital tradition tht spans more than two hundred years. Homeopaths maintain a firm foundation while continuously adding to their existing body of knowledge. A main philosophical principle that attracts students is the non- suppressive nature of homeopathy. Homeopathy, unlike allopathic medicine, does not tend to suppress illness deeper into the individual. I feel that many diseases of the 21st century will not respond well to allopathic treatment (e.g. antibiotic resistant organisms, multiple chemical sensitivity) but will respond to the many forms of alternative medicine. Another fundamental principle of homeopathy that attracts students is individualization. Homeopathy does not treat patients as diseases but as individuals. This is in contrast to allopathic treatment that can result in the average American taking eight allopathic medications at any given time. This article was first published in Homeopathy Today, September 2001Lack of Side Effects: Unlike conventional treatments, homeopathic medicines do not induce toxic side effects. When prescribed correctly by a skilled practitioner, homeopathic medicines are generally safe and well tolerated by patients. Science Balanced with Art: Homeopathy is both an art and a science. There is a considerable and growing body of empirical medical evidence supporting its efficacy. It also requires considerable artistic skills in actual practice. Homeopathy uniquely marries both the science and the mystery, the technology and the humanism. John Dryden once said that “Every age has a kind of universal genius, which inclines those that live in it to some particular studies”. Homeopathy is the universal genius of our times. Todd Rowe, MD (H)