This week our mission moved to the north of the country, to the municipality called Omoa. It is a very big municipality containing more than a 100 communities spread out over 60 kilometres. Some are along the coast and others are in the mountains. The mayor wants us to set up some dispensaries in the mountains because for those people it is many hours walk down to come to the dispensary we have set up in the community of Cuyamel, the largest one in Omoa. We have arrived here with much rain and it has influenced the visits to the clinic, as many people don’t have means to keep themselves dry, so they don’t go out if they don’t need to. We took the opportunity to met with the people who have been involved in the dispensary here: especially Mirian, Irma and Welsy. On Wednesday, against all odds of leaving during the worst Montreal snowstorm, arrived my colleague and friend Kate Hudson. A small mission, no other Canadian homeopaths had applied to come, but perfect, because it means we will work together and really support each other in prescriptions for the people that we generally see here in the clinic. It was our first time back since we set up the dispensary in November, but our locally trained people have continued to see patients and make remedies. Despite the rain this week, we saw 18 people on our first day and 10 yesterday. We are also hearing some amazing stories of healing. One woman who was very ill with diabetes, high blood pressure and pains in her body. She wasn’t going out, could barely walk a block and was out of breath from just talking on the phone. She was taking 8 tablets of medication per day and injected herself twice daily with insulin. She started taking the homeopathy in November and by January she stopped taking her conventional medication and insulin injections. She lost weight, got energy and was able to walk to do her work as a community organizer. Today she looks great: she is healthy, she has no high blood pressure, her blood sugar is normal and she feels great. People in the community know her very well and stop her on the street to ask what she did to look so good. She is a walking advertisement for homeopathy and is the counterweight to some negative campaign the doctor from the health center was attempting to do (having people say that they felt ill after taking homeopathy). Among the people we have seen in the past days were several very ill individuals and it will be great to get to follow-up with them before we leave, as we are here for two full weeks.
Our next missions are planned for:
September 16 – October 4 (2017)
October 18 – November 4 (2017)
February 27 – March 18 (2018)
For these missions, we’re inviting Ontario and Quebec homeopaths to join us for training that applies to HTSF projects as well as clinical experience. For more information about how to join us on our next mission, contact us for more information.
Carla Marcelis, ND, DHom
Carla brings dedication, passion and expertise as mission leader to the MICH Honduras Clinic and to her role as Director and teacher at the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy. Visit her webpage to learn more about her and to read all of her blog posts.