Simile Editorial Team
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Simile Full Edition March 2023 - Members only
Faculty to expand overseas membership
The Faculty of Homeopathy has been innovative and inclusive from its very beginnings. It was the first homeopathic membership organisation to offer a post graduate course for doctors who wanted to add homeopathy to their portfolio of professional services. That postgraduate course led to the Faculty of Homeopathy Membership by Examination (MFHom) qualification and since then this has been developed for all statutorily registered healthcare professionals, including veterinary surgeons.
Faculty Council, Members’ Committee, our supportive staff and some enthusiastic longstanding Faculty members have been working over the last few years to bring clarity to our understanding of the Faculty Act and Byelaws and to bring the Faculty into the changing world of healthcare provision. Over the years we have seen the healthcare professionals who are statutorily registered grow in line with the delivery of healthcare today. As a Faculty we want to be able to welcome those healthcare professionals whose standards align with the Faculty and who wish to include homeopathy within their skillset and scope of practice, into our membership. It is vital that we are an active growing membership who represent the demographics of the world in which we operate. It’s vital that we stand up for the place of homeopathy in healthcare and the freedom of choice for our patients.
It’s also important that we continue to include our global membership in these plans. There are so many healthcare professionals worldwide whose qualifications and standards align with Faculty values and who enrich our organisation, some in the UK and others wider afield.
Simile Full Edition - December 2022 - Members only
The Faculty welcomes our new monarch
We warmly welcome King Charles III and wish him a long and happy reign with his gracious Queen Consort beside him.
King Charles III has promoted homeopathic and herbal treatments since the 1980s despite criticism from several influential sources. In 1990, the then-Prince of Wales set up Duchy Originals Foods Limited, to sell organic food products. A decade later the brand went into partnership with Waitrose. Also in the 1990s, he launched the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, a charity created to advance acceptance and understanding of complementary and alternative medicine in the UK. The organisation provided advice on the regulation of massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, and other complementary therapies. Unfortunately, the foundation was obliged to close in 2010.
In 2019, Prince Charles became patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy. The future of this position is currently in discussion with his representatives. On his accession to the throne the new King announced that he would not be so vocal about political, healthcare, and social issues in the future.
His commitment to homeopathy has always been greatly appreciated, and it is hoped that he will continue his support during his reign, albeit to a lesser extent.
Simile Full Edition - September 2022 - Members only
On the 6th July 2022 an exciting collaboration, which has been 178 years in the making, took place. Dr Gary Smyth, President of the Faculty of Homeopathy (FOH), and Dr Alex Bekker, President of the American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH), signed an agreement to collaborate on many joint projects, such as research, including sharing best practices, networking, and educational events.
Simile Platinum Jubilee Edition - June 2022 - Members only
This is the celebratory issue for the Platinum Jubilee. There is a fascinating article on the Royals and some fantastic cases on a Royal theme. Also, in this issue Is a reflection on the events of the tragic Staines air crash 50 years ago and a tribute to those who lost their lives.
Simile Full Edition - March 2022 - Members Only
A case of Erectile Dysfunction - Jaume Costa - members only
A case of Laryngeal papillomatosis - Jaume Costa
Freemasons - Francis Treuherz - members only
Powerful patient stories help promote homeopathy to a wider audience - Sam Westcott
Scottish Charity promoting homeopathic practice - Lee Kayne
The cumulative experience on the prevention of COVID-19 and the treatment of the COVID-19 patient webinar with Andre Saine - Gill Graham- members only
Integrative Pain Conference, October 2021 - Gabi Day- members only
Introduction to Cannabinoids Seminar with Emma Dalton, 31st January 2021 - Gill Graham - members only
Remedy or Medicine... the issues discussed - Gabi Day & Marliese Symons
What homeopathy offers to reducing the opiate crisis - Dana Ullman - members only
Simile Xmas Edition 2021 - Full Edition - Members only
Climate Change - COP26 - members only
A true, unsolved mystery of Love, Passion and Murder! - members only
The Lanthanides: Bringers of light, global vision, autonomy, spiritual seekers, severe pathology - members only
Treasures of the Earth Case Series: Now the Green Blade Riseth - Reflexions on Winter by Gabriella Day - members only
Simile 50th Anniversary - Full Edition - August 2021 - Members only
50 years of Simile Anniversary Article
Two integrative studies - Dr David Lilley - members only
Lac vaccinum defloratum - Dr Jonathan Hardy - members only
Alopecia and aetiological prescribing cases
A management strategy for 'Ailments From' - Dr Douglas Nicol
Prescribing on the basis of a Trigger event - Dr Russell Malcolm - members only
A case of three dogs and souchism and watch webinar Ferrum phosphoricum: Strength, communication and weakness - Dr Edward De Beukelaer - members only
Dr Petra Weiermayer presents - The potential role of homeopathy to help reduce antimicrobial resistance and watch webinar - members only
The Richard Hughes Memorial Lecture
Article - The big ship Integrative Medicine - Is homeopathy on board? - Dr Elizabeth Thompson and listen to the lecture from 10th June 2021
Simile Edition - May 2021 - Members only
Diagnosis: Ulcerative Colitis/proctitis - Presented by Andrew Ward using Vithoulkas Compass Software - members only
The use of isopathy and homeopathy in infectious disease - Dr Steven Kayne
Spring flowers - an underused resource in homeopathy? - Dr Steven Kayne
A breech presentation case - Dr Marliese Symons - members only
Interview with Dr Brian Kaplan Article by Rhea Batra and listen to the podcast - members only
Interview with Dr Rachel Roberts - HRI - State of Research - members only