Canadians for Homeopathy


Canadians for homeopathy CommitteE

Nicole Duelli

Nicole Duelli

Nicole Duelli, Hp CCH, RSHom(NA) is a certified classical homeopath, originally trained in naturopathic medicine and homeopathy in Europe, where she first learned of homeopathy as integrative medicine. In her Vancouver practice for over 25 years, she specializes in the health of women and children. Nicole teaches at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and presents webinars for Canadians for Homeopathy, keen to share her passion about natural health and homeopathy as writer, instructor and blogger. She has written dozens of articles for health magazines such as Alive, Contentment, Health Action, Vista, and for Alive’s award winning Encyclopedia of Natural Healing.

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Robin Pollock

Robin Pollock

Robin Pollock is an honours graduate and Fellow of the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine, and a registered member of the College of Homeopaths of Ontario and the North American Society of Homeopaths. She has published articles in the well-respected journals The American Homeopath and Hpathy, and teaches seminars and webinars on philosophical, therapeutic, and clinical topics. She has extensive experience moderating webinars with WholeHealthNow and Canadians for Homeopathy and is a contributor to Homeopathic Housecall.

Before switching careers, Robin was trained in and practiced clinical, group, and Gestalt psychotherapies. She is also a ranked Scrabble Master and international tournament commentator/analyst.

You can find Robin’s Homeopathy website at

Erin Ellis

Erin Ellis

Erin discovered homeopathy when she was at a stuck point in her life and, when everything else had failed, it helped her get un-stuck. She is passionate about bringing that same freedom and healing to as many people as possible. Erin trained at England’s School of Homeopathy and is a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) as well as a certified Bach Flower Therapy practitioner. She sits on the executive of the Manitoba Homeopathic Association and is thrilled to also be part of the Canadians for Homeopathy board and its mission to help bring awareness of homeopathy to more Canadians.

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Andrée Emond

Andrée Emond

Andree provides technical support for the CFH website and handles email marketing. She is a passionate advocate for functional medicine, mental health, social justice and peace. She aligned with Homeopathy in 2010 and is committed to seeing this important medicine thrive in Canada.

Her company Common Tether provides a collaborative approach to web design and space for short stories on healing trauma through the IFS (Internal Family Systems) lens.

Homeopathy Facts

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thousands of healthcare professionals

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homeopathy is

The fastest growing system of health care in the world today.

Used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Included in publicly funded health-care systems in Europe, Central and South America and India.

Effective for acute illnesses like colds, ear infections, sore throats and chronic diseases like asthma, arthritis, depression.

Safely used by people of all ages, including infants and pregnant women for more than 200 years.

Holistic: treats the whole person, assessing physical, mental and emotional symptoms.

Individualized: matches the treatment with the unique symptoms of the individual. Homeopathy treats the person, not just the diagnosis.

Practised by professional homeopaths, medical doctors, naturopathic doctors and many other health professionals.

Regulated as a health profession in many countries worldwide. Ontario is the first province in Canada to regulate homeopaths. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by Health Canada.

Evidence based: hundreds of scientific studies published in peer reviewed journals show that homeopathy is effective.

Complementary and safe: homeopathy may be used alongside conventional medicines safely and without adverse interactions, making homeopathy an especially valuable treatment choice.

Affordable: medicines are inexpensive to purchase and economical to use.

Accessible: available in most pharmacies and health food stores in Canada and online.

Cost effective: research conducted by the Swiss government found homeopathy to be more cost effective than conventional medicine.

Homeopathy is the people’s medicine: historically used by individuals and families at home to treat and manage everyday ailments.

About Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of holistic medicine that uses specially prepared natural substances which work with the body’s own healing system to relieve symptoms and restore health.

It was developed by German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, more than 200 years ago and is still in use today by over 200 million people and 400 thousand health care practitioners. Nearly 4.9 million Canadians use homeopathy.

Homeopathy is known for safely and effectively treating acute illnesses such as ear infections, diarrhea and sore throats, as well as chronic diseases like arthritis, asthma and depression.

Homeopathy has a long history of use in veterinary medicine for the treatment of both pets and livestock.

What makes homeopathy unique amongst holistic therapies is the principle of “like cures like”.  A substance which can cause symptoms when taken in large doses can be used in small amounts to treat those same symptoms. For example, drinking too much coffee can cause sleeplessness and agitation, so according to this principle, homeopathically prepared coffee (known as Coffea cruda) is used to treat insomnia.

Homeopathic medicines are sourced from plant, animal and mineral substances which undergo a specialized manufacturing process called potentization. This involves serial dilution and succussion (shaking) which activates the therapeutic properties of a substance and renders it free of any toxic ingredients which could cause side effects. Homeopathy is exceptionally safe and without harmful effects, even for children and pregnant women. Homeopathic medicines are regulated by Health Canada and have drug identification numbers.


Regulation of the Homeopathic Profession:

Homeopathy is regulated provincially and Ontario is the first province to regulate professional homeopaths. The College of Homeopaths of Ontario was established to allow self-regulation of the homeopathy profession within the framework of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and the Homeopathy Act, 2007.


Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines:

Health Canada regulates homeopathic products as a type of natural health product. Health Canada reviews homeopathic products to make sure that they are safe and that the health claims (what the product claims to do) are supported by textbooks and other references used in the practice of homeopathy (e.g., pharmacopoeia, Materia Medica). All homeopathic medicines have a DIN-HM (drug identification number-homeopathic medicine).