Jana has been in clinical practice for the last 16 years. Originally a biochemist and researcher, she first witnessed healing miracles in patients while working at The Research Institute of Balneology in her native country, Czech Republic. But her deeper understanding how a simple mineral could contribute to healing from illnesses such as arthritis or infertility came only after she was introduced to homeopathy. With homeopathy she keeps discovering - throught the eyes of her patients and through sharing their experience of the world - how all minerals and all the elements of the periodic table come alive!
Jana is now a homeopath with classical unicist training. She obtained her first diploma in homeopathy in 2000 at which time she also formed Homeopathic Clinic Lipa in Montreal. In the spring of 2013 she obtained her second degree in homeopathy from Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy (www.michmontreal.com).
She is a devoted homeopath, sharing her passion for healing with patients around the world. She loves to work with all family members (including pets!) and has a special interest in men's health issues. Through her personal experience she acquired additional insight into adolescent behavior.
In addition to holding membership in the MICH professional association (MICHPA), she is also a member of NUPATH (National United Professional Association of Trained Homeopaths), a member of ANPQ (l'Association des Naturopathes Professionnels du Quebec) and member of HTSF (Homeopaths Without Borders).
Her knowledge is continuously being expanded with conferences and seminars on health and homeopathy and studies on latest research of master homeopaths from around the world.
I first discovered the power of an alternative approach to healing through personal experience. I spent my early childhood at my grandparents’ farm, playing outside most of the time. I shared some special moments with my grandmother - going out to the woods together to pick mushrooms, herbs or berries. She would then cook a very simple meal from it, adding a variety of our farm grown vegetables or eggs. I knew at that time I was lucky to have my grandparents who loved me unconditionally but I realized how lucky I was only after all these years living in big urban cities and dealing with the “real world”.
Over the years I developed not only a strong interest in herbs but also in nutrition. I remember studying food ingredients on every label of a jar or a can we bought for our household, which was at one point considered an obsession by my parents. After I graduated from the Faculty of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague, I got a position as a researcher in the Institute of Balneology in one of our most beautiful spa towns in Europe. I witnessed many miracles in healing of our patients after their diet had been changed and they indulged themselves with mineral baths and a “mud” therapy. I realized that teaching about changing or even building upon our current life style would be a powerful way of boosting wellness and treating sickness.
Then, life took me to another continent and gave me children, an experience that dramatically changed my views. After my son received his fourth vaccine (DCT & polio booster), he became seriously ill with whooping cough - one of the diseases he was vaccinated for. He had to be hospitalized for many days and doctors couldn’t give me any answer as to why my little boy got a disease he was supposed to be protected from. After that, despite all my efforts and best care, he was falling ill very often. The numerous drugs that were prescribed to him had no impact on the periodic pattern of his respiratory ailments, including pneumonia. At that time, I felt that this was something beyond my understanding and that familiar treatment with just a diet and supplements would not be enough.
Finally I took my son to see a homeopath, which was to prove a turning point for his state of health. The results were so impressive, that I bought myself many homeopathic self-help books and began to treat not only my son, but the whole family, including friends. One year later I registered to a full time program in homeopathic training, and 4 years later I became a practicing homeopath myself.
Homeopathy, to me, was an instant attraction that deepened as its philosophical shape was revealed. Today, after meeting numerous people who had spent decades searching for work that was fulfilling and meaningful, I know how fortunate I am to have found a path, a vocation that helped me and enables me to help others as well.
I know my grandmother is looking down on me from heaven, and she smiles…..