Dr. Andre Sainé, DC, ND, FCAH

Dr. André Saine is a 1982 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is board-certified in Homeopathy by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and has been teaching and lecturing on the subject since 1985.

Dr. Saine studied with a number of teachers including Robin Murphy, Bill Gray, George Vithoulkas, Francisco Eizayaga and John Bastyr, however he likes to say that his real teachers, the ones from whom he has learned the most, were the great Masters of the past. Studying their work inspired him to review all of Samuel Hahnemann’s writings, which helped him to better understand the science of pure and applied Hahnemann Homeopathy. This dedication and in-depth study has earned him the reputation of a respected Homeopathic Scholar and also a much sought-after practitioner in the field.

The main thrust of Dr. Saine’s clinical work is the treatment of patients suffering from very serious, chronic diseases. In addition to his private practice in Montreal, he’s the Dean and main instructor (since 1986) for the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, a postgraduate program for professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of Essentials of Acute and Chronic Prescribing, Case Analysis, Case Management and Illustrated Comparative Materia Medica Pura. He also hosts a monthly webinar entitled the International Hahnemann Study Group. For more information, visit his website at homeopathy.ca.

Dr. Saine is a much sought after teacher, holding seminars in Canada, the United States and Europe. He is currently writing two books, Lessons in Pure Homeopathy and The Weight of Evidence.

Topic 1:

The Place of Complementary Care in the
Practice of Genuine Homeopathy

TheOrganon of Medicineis a blueprint on how to practice medicine rationally and wisely through an integration of all the fundamental principles of medicine into a comprehensive whole. Unfortunately, to the detriment of the sick, very few homeopaths have delved, as Hahnemann did, into the practice of lifestyle medicine and the use of complementary care to homeopathy.

With rare exceptions, patients will present with a portion of their disease that ensues from an unhealthy environment or ways of living. The role of the physician is to determine in the equation of disease what is primarily due to an untuned vital force versus a causa occasionalis, as both will have to be addressed in due time.

In this one-hour presentation, Dr. Saine will discuss the place of lifestyle medicine and the use of complementary care in the practice of genuine homeopathy.

Topic 2:

The Materia Medica Pura Project
The Clinical Importance of Updating our Materia Medica and Repertories

Since T. F. Allen and Constantine Hering compiled and published their comprehensive works of the homeopathic materia medica at the end of the 19th century, no further systematic revision of the materia medica has taken place. A great number of provings, cured cases, and intoxication and clinical experience reports have since been published and can be found scattered throughout our vast literature. They are lying there idle, and are therefore not accessible to practitioners in their day-to-day work. The main objective of the Materia Medica Pura Project (MMPP) is to gather, index and integrate all this information into our materia medica and repertories with the ultimate aim to improve prescribing accuracy of every homeopathic practitioner. Over 50 homeopathic practitioners from Europe and North America are currently working on the MMPP.

In this two-hour presentation, Dr. Saine will overview how remedy monographs are developed and how their end products can greatly affect clinical practice.