Dr. André Saine: Demystifying the Science of Homeopathy
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Dr. Saine is an inspirational being and a wonderful naturopathic doctor. He has taught me a lot personally about the art and science of naturopathic medicine, and the path to homeopathic mastery. He has also helped me heal from an acute infection brought about by a spider bite (more on that another time...)!
Dr. Saine is a busy guy, always either teaching or learning, so I am grateful to sit down and pick his brain for an hour. He certainly has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
I hope you are able to drop and preconceived notions around homeopathy and enjoy this insightful conversation!
Here are some highlights...
The History of Homeopathy and it's place in the world of alternative medicine
Why it is not important to know the mechanism of homeopathy
How the voluminous voice of skeptics misunderstands the power of homeopathy
Potential limitations of homeopathic treatment
How homeopathic medicines act on an epigenetic level of susceptibility to illness
When a proper homeopathic remedy is given healing will happen paraphysiologically
The growing global presence of homeopathic practitioners
How homeopathy is pure science, and modern scientific methods come from homeopathic principles
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About Dr. Saine
Dr. Saine is a 1982 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is board-certified in homeopathy (1988) by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and has been teaching and lecturing on homeopathy since 1985. He is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of homeopathy.
One of the main points of his clinical work is the homeopathic treatment of patients suffering from very serious chronic diseases. In addition to his private practice in Montreal, Canada, he has been the Dean and main instructor for the postgraduate program of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, one of the foremost homeopathy schools in the world, since 1986.
In 1976, Dr. Joseph Bonyun was the first person to encourage Dr. Saine's study of homeopathy while he was a student in chiropractic college. He was thus introduced to Kentian homeopathy.
Afterwards he studied with a number of teachers including Robin Murphy, Bill Gray, George Vithoulkas, Francisco Eizayaga and John Bastyr. However Andre says that his real teachers, the ones from whom he has learned the most, were the great masters of the past. He discovered Carroll Dunham MD, P. P. Wells MD, Constantine Hering MD, and especially Adolph Lippe MD by reading the old homeopathic journals. The study of their work inspired him to review all of Hahnemann's writings and helped him to understand them better.
Dr. Saine is a much sought after homeopathy teacher, holding seminars in Canada, the United States, and European countries. He is known as a homeopathic scholar based on his in-depth studies of the work of the great masters of the past and based on his practice of pure Hahnemannian homeopathy.
A highly acclaimed 500-hour course on homeopathic chronic prescribing for professionals, taught by Dr. Saine, is available on DVD through the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy. Other exceptional titles include Homeopathy in Surgery and First Aid, Homeopathy and Atopic Disease, Homeopathic Prophylaxis, Resolving Difficult Cases, and Cancer, among others.
Two books of his teachings from transcripts of homeopathy seminars given in the early 1990's in Holland have also been published: Psychiatric Patients I (1997), and The Method, Lectures on Pure Homeopathy II(2000).
Even though Dr. Saine did not edit transcripts of these seminars, his students have commented that besides occasional errors, the books were quite faithful to Dr. Saine's teachings.
Dr. Saine has also been busy for many years editing the voluminous work of Dr. Adolph Lippe MD. His much-anticipated book entitled Lessons in Pure Homeopathy, From the Writings of Hahnemann's Best Student and Medicine's Most Successful Practitioner, Adolph Lippe, M.D. is expected very soon.