Homeopathy State and Regional  Societies

Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association Website: www.healnet.com/AHIMA Contact Person: Bruce H. Shelton, M.D.(H), Secretary-Treasurer

The Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association (AHIMA) was founded in 1981 at the same time that Arizona enacted its Homeopathic Law, the most complete Integrative Medical Act in the 50 United states. Qualified MDs and DOs are licensed in Arizona to practice Classical Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chelation Therapy, Neuromuscular Integration, Nutrition and Electrodermal Screening under the supervision of a separate Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners. AHIMA is the organization that lobbies the state legislature to keep the law in force and represents the profession in all political regards. A weekly TV    show to be aired nationwide on public TV is being planned. A website with information on membership and activities is maintained at www.healnet.com/AHIMA on the Internet. Meeting: Monthly. Publication(s): A newsletter for members, The Plagiarist.

 

                          California State Homeopathic Medical Society

                          169 E. El Roblar

                          Ojai, CA 93023

                          TEL: (805) 646-1495

                          FAX: (805) 646-8159

 

                          Contact Person: Richard E. Hiltner, M.D., D.Ht., President

                          169 E. El Roblar

                          Ojai, CA 93023

 

The California State Homeopathic Medical Society was founded in 1877 in response to the need for a professional association of homeopathic physicians. Today it is a non-profit, tax exempt, California corporation which has extended its membership to include the western United States. Meetings: Annually Publication(s): Western Homeopathic Newsletter, Quarterly

 

                          Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association

                          400 E 22nd Street, Suite F

                          Lombard, IL 60148

                          TEL: (630) 792-9311

                          FAX: (630) 792-9316

 

                          Contact Person:

                          Timothy W. Fior, M.D., D.Ht., President

                          400 E 22nd Street, Suite F

                          Lombard, IL 60148

 

Originally established in 1881 in Chicago (22 years before the Illinois State Medical Society), and reincorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1992, the IHMA is a professional organization open to M.D.'s and D.O.'s who are interested in homeopathy. Other licensed health practitioners are eligible for associate membership. The IHMA was formed to promote the science of homeopathic medicine, encourage homeopathic medical research, and establish standards of homeopathic medical education.

Meeting: Annual meeting in the Fall Publication(s): Homeopathy Medicine for the Whole Person. An informational brochure about homeopathy which also contains a listing of member physicians who practice homeopathy and a short list of local homeopathic pharmacies.

 

                          Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York:

                          Altamont, NY 12009

                          P.O. Box 530

                          TEL: (518) 861-8901

                          FAX: (518) 861-5901

 

                          Contact Person:

                          R. D. Whitmont, M.D.

                          Vice President for Membership

                          27 Woodland Road

                          Amenia, NY 12501

                          TEL: (914)373-8776

                          FAX: (914)373-7210

 

Established in 1862, the HMSSNY is a professional organization, open to M.D.'s and D.O.'s, formed for the advancement of homeopathic therapeutics. The society meets twice annually and distributes a newsletter to members. Meetings: Annual Meeting - April; Semi-annual Meeting - October Publication(s): Newsletter of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York

                          Ohio State Homeopathic Medical Society, Inc.

                          Michael Garn, M.D., D.Ht., President

                          650 Graham Road Suite 101

                          Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

                          TEL: (330) 923-3060

                          FAX: (330) 923-8675

 

                          Contact Person:

                          Doug Falkner, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer

                          2475 Lee Blvd, Suite 1C

                          Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

                          TEL: (216) 321-4400

 

The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Ohio was founded in Columbus in 1864. It has met continuously since, publishing transactions of its annual meetings in the 1800's and early 1900's. Originally incorporated in 1878, new articles were drawn up in 1993. It still meets each autumn along with the Southern and Michigan Homeopathic Medical Societies, with the Pennsylvania currently every other year and the AIH occasionally as co-sponsors. Meetings: Annual with the Southern and Michigan Homeopathic Medical Societies, bi-annually with the Pennsylvania, occasionally with AIH. Publication(s): The Ohio State Homeopathic Medical Society Newsletter, Quarterly

 

                          Homeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania

                          Box 353

                          Palmyra, PA 17078-0353

                          TEL: (717) 838-9563

                          FAX: (717) 838-0377

 

                          Contact Person:

                          C. Edgar Sheaffer, V.M.D., Trustee

                          Box 353

                          Palmyra, PA 17078-0353

 Established in 1865, the society was formed for the purpose of organizing and supporting the Homeopathic Medical profession in the state of Pennsylvania and advancing medical science. HMSSP membership is open to M.D.'s, D.O.'s, P.A.'s, C.R.N.P.'s, and R.Ph.'s, dentists and veterinarians. Meeting: Annual Meetings alternate with the joint OSHMS/SHMA Annual Autumn Homeopathic Conference and a meeting in Florida.Publication(s): The Hahnemannian. Published biannually for members and subscribers.  

                          Southern Homeopathic Medical Association

                          10418 Whitehead Street

                          Fairfax, VA 22030

                          TEL: (703) 273-5250

                          FAX: (703) 273-1235

 

                          Contact Person:

                          Sandra M. Chase, M.D., D.Ht., Secretary/Treasurer 10418

                          Whitehead Street

                          Fairfax, VA 22030

 

Established in 1885 in New Orleans, LA, officially incorporated in 1985 as a nonstock corporation in Virginia, the SHMA is a professional organization open to M.D.'s,  D.O.'s, and dentists which was formed to promote homeopathic medicine, advance homeopathic education, and safeguard homeopathic practice in the Southern states. Meeting: Annual Meeting with the Ohio and Michigan State Homeopathic Medical Societies at the Annual Autumn Homeopathic Conference        Publication(s): The Southern Letter. Published quarterly and mailed with the newsletter of the Ohio State Homeopathic Medical Society.

 

                          OTHER HOMEOPATHIC ORGANIZATIONS

 

                          Homeopathic Pharmacopœia Convention of the United

                          States 4974 Quebec Street, NW

                          Washington, DC 20016

                          TEL: (202)362-8943

                          FAX: (202) 244-4292

 

                          Contact Person: John A. Borneman, III, President

                          P.O. Box 80185

                          Valley Forge, PA 19484 TEL: (610) 783-5124

                          FAX: (610) 783-5180

 

WHAT ARE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES?

A homeopathic remedy is normally a single substance usually derived from a plant, an animal, or a mineral which is then subjected to a special procedure which brings out the medicinal properties of the original substance. There are currently about 2000 substances whose specific effects on the body have been recorded. Examples are charcoal, salt, poison ivy, snake poisons, etc.

Homeopaths have discovered by experience that the effect of homeopathic medicines is strengthened dramatically upon successive dilutions and vigorous shaking between each dilution. The final dilution is very high (ranging from 1 part in 1000 to 1 part in 10^60 and above). It is this use of high dilutions that has given rise to controversy. Many conventional doctors claim that homeopathy functions only as a placebo. However, several controlled clinical studies have been performed by medical researchers, showing that homeopathy is an effective method of treatment for many diseases. The best summary of research can be found in a study published in the British Medical Journal. Its authors are not homeopaths but medical school professors asked by the Dutch government to review existing research: "Clinical Trials of Homeopathy.", Kleijnen, Jos, Knipschild, Paul, et al., British Medical Journal, Feb 9, 1991, v302, n6772, p516(8). Another, more recent, study showed that homeopathy is decidedly different in its action from a placebo and can be found in the Dec 20, 1994 issue of the British medical journal Lancet.  

The following organisations can help you locate a homeopathic physician in your area. The NCH lists homeopaths of all types, while the IFH only lists homeopaths practicing classical homeopathy.  You can also consult the database of classical homeopaths maintained by Steven Waldstein

 

     The National Center for Homeopathy

     801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 306

     Alexandria VA 22314

     tel (703) 548-7790

     email: nchinfo@igc.apc.org

 

A non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting homeopathy in the United States through education, publication, research, and membership services. Membership is $40/year and includes the Directory of Practitioners and Study Groups, and the monthly magazine Homeopathy Today. An information packet, including the Directory, is available for $6.

 

     American Institute of Homeopathy

     925 East 17th Avenue

     Denver, CO 80218

     tel (303) 321-4105 Conferences, journal, referrals.

 

     Homeopathic Educational Services

     2124 Kittredge St.

     Berkeley, CA 94704

     510-649-0294

     510-649-0294 fax

     800-359-9051 (orders only)

     Books, tapes, consumer information, medicine kits.

 

     International Foundation for Homeopathy

     P.O. Box 7

     Edmonds, WA

     tel (206) 776-4147 Training, magazine, referrals.

 

     Hahnemann Medical Clinic

     1918 Bonita Ave.

     Berkeley, CA 94704

     510-524-3117

     Consultations, training.

 

     Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians

     P.O. Box 12488

     Portland, OR 97212

     tel (503) 795-0579

 

     North American Society of Homoeopaths

     4712 Aldrich Avenue

     Minneapolis

     MN 55409

 

     British Institute of Homeopathy - USA

     P.O. Box 1517

     Spring Valley, CA. 91979

     tel (310)306-5408

     email: educate@homeopathy.com

 

     The Chiropractic Academy of Homeopathy (publishers of 'The Prover')

     6536 Stadium Drive

     Zephyrhills, Florida 33540

     tel (813) 782-2690

     fax (813) 782-3275

     email: DANdc1@aol.com

 

     Veterinary Organisations

 

     American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

     2214 Old Emmorton Road

     Bel Air, Md 21014

     phone: 410-569-0795

 

     Academy for Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH)

     1283 Lincoln Street

     Eugene, OR 97401

     phone: 503-342-7665

 

International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy  U.S. Contact:

Susan G. Wynn, DVM 

334 Knollwood Lane  Woodstock, GA 30188  tel 770-516-5954  email: swynn@emory.edu

 

Naturopathy 

American Naturopathic Medical Association - "Founded in 1981, American Naturopathic Medical Association is a nonprofit, scientific, educational, organization, dedicated to exploring new frontiers of mind, body, medicine and health." Convention information, legislation and litigation updates, articles, membership information. webmaster@anma.com    http://www.anma.net/  The Council on Naturopathic Registration and Accreditation, Inc. - The CNRA  (Washington, DC) was created as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of promoting traditional naturopathic techniques, recognizing trained and degreed practioners, and certifying to the public the credentials of naturopathic doctors. The Council on Naturopathic Registration and Accreditation was created as a nonprofit organization for the purpose of promoting traditional naturopathic techniques, recognizing trained and degreed practitioners, as well as ertifying to the public the credentials of naturopathic doctors. Contact the Director of the CNRA:  director(at)cnra.org