Welcome to my Practice
So Why Lipa?
Lipa (the Slavic name for Linden tree, also Tilia) is highly symbolic to my clinic. Its flowers are used in herbology/homeopathy as a sedative and as a remedy for fever, infections, cough, and other health issues. Lipa tree has been regarded through time as a symbol of love (because of its heart-shaped leaves) and community spirit among the Slavic people. The aspect that resonates with my practice the most is the belief that the tree would help unearth the truth that lies beneath.
I was introduced to a homeopathy ten years ago after I unsuccesfully tried many different approaches (mostly medical) to resolve a problem due to a hormonal unbalance. My first treatment was a success and resolved -within only a few weeks - many problems and symptoms that I have been suffering from for the past few years. As I felt better and got back my energy and strength, I was pleasantly surprised and convinced in the efficiency of homeopathy. My life took a new direction and I was able to change the stagnant and unhealthy energy and realtionships that have been affecting my health for the past few years. Since then, I have been treating my whole family (husband and my three children) with homeopathy and recomend it to my friends and students (I am a yoga teacher). As a yoga teacher, I seek to help and heal myself with natural, non invasive and efficient methods. Homeopathy is one of them. Jana has been helping me with her expert knowledge and softness over all these years and I am very grateful for her intuition and guidance.Lidija
In 2013, my 6-year-old daughter developed Post Strep Reactive Arthritis after suffering from numerous strep infections. She was trapped in absolute agony as the inflammation migrated its way around her joints while we struggled to maintain an effective level of ibuprofen to stave off her flare-ups. In addition to her physical symptoms, she became totally fearful, nearly petrified, during the day, with her nights full of terror, entirely unlike her as an active, outgoing and rational child. We were referred to Jana and after receiving treatment my daughter made remarkable improvement: overnight her fearfulness and terror evaporated, her body very soon healed, and since then she has been stronger, healthier and more her self than ever, with not one strep infection since. Jana's knowledge, insight, compassion, and patience are unparalleled and we could never thank her enough. Truly a life and eye-opening experience.Amy B., London
My experience with homeopathy and Jana as my practitioner has been very positive and life-changing. I am on a beautiful spiritual journey of self-discovery and understand the body-mind-spirit connection. Every consultation and every remedy propels me into a higher level of understanding for my life purpose. I am grateful for having Jana in my life as I go through all the tests and challenges that life offers sometimes since we are "spiritual beings having a human experience". The remedy that she offers always works wonders to help me get to the next chapter of my life.Karen
When my daughter was three years old, she developed severe asthma. In just a few weeks I had her three times in the trauma room, and the last time it was so severe we bypassed the triage room and went directly to the trauma room. It was scary, she was turning blue even though I had been heavily medicating her for the last two weeks straight. She was then given so much medication I thought I was going to have to quit my job to constantly care for her. I could not get her off it, it was crippling and very hard to manage. Then a friend told me about homeopathy and how he took his 3-month-old son who had suffered a similar fate with asthma to a homeopathic doctor (the medical doctors were convinced he would be asthmatic for life and that he needed corticosteroids to live on from now on). He told me how he was treated with homeopathic remedies and asthma vanished in 3 months, and he is now 12 years old and it has never returned. I was amazed by his story and very hopeful and willing to try as it had become an impossible situation with my daughter. I had grown up with asthma and I was heartbroken she would have to suffer that same fate. So I found Jana and decided to try. I was amazed! Times when I would be up all night medicating my daughter decreased more and more almost immediately, she offered me hope and I continued, and eventually within the three months or so she had gotten my daughter off all the meds and we were both able to sleep at night and live a normal daily life again. Her chronic asthma had disappeared. Within the year the acute attacks that came along with colds, viruses or infections got fewer and further between, and their intensity diminished also. Now after two years I can even say that her asthma is gone, she has a cold or a flu virus like a normal child and for me, this is a miracle. Knowing myself what it was like to suffer my entire childhood and beyond... in and out of hospital... with a hospital file as big as a filing cabinet drawer... a list of medications far too long... and to see my child free of it, no longer suffering and able to live a normal, asthma-free life is a miracle for me. I am beyond happy and forever grateful for Jana's help, knowledge, dedication, belief, and intelligence to have given this gift to my daughter. She has also treated me over the last few years and I am very pleased with her results. My asthma has set in before my birthday and because of the medication, my compromised immune system has wreaked havoc on my life. I would get sick 5-6 times a year, setting off acute attacks requiring too much medication to maintain. My chronic asthma had been helped a lot by a wonderful chiropractor over the last ten years, who managed to get me off my daily medication, however, I still was not able to shake my acute asthma and build up my immune system. Since Jana has been treating me my system has improved tremendously. In the last year, I was sick only once, the year before that only twice. I am amazed again! I know that not once in my entire life of 44 years have I spent a year like that, let alone two. I am confident that homeopathy is an important and worthy way to heal the body that needs to be taken much more seriously. The health benefits have been essential to me and have changed my life. Thank you, Jana! I owe you so much!Christa, Montreal
Jana has been treating me for over 5 years now. Not only has she helped me to overcome many physical ailments but I have become a much more positive, calm, and loving person with her help. She genuinely cares and she is so easy to open up to because she never makes you feel judged. When I first started seeing her, I had polycystic ovary syndrome and many hormonal imbalances. Since then, I feel much better and my gynecologist could not believe that I no longer have polycystic ovaries! Neither could I. I am so grateful for Jana and the care that she provides. I can say without hesitation that she has helped me change my life for the better. She has aided me in my transformation and evolution in a big way! If you have an open mind and heart, and you want to get better, I know Jana can help improve your wellbeing.Nadia, Montreal
I am familiar with the benefits of homeopathy since 1983. I think it is very important to find the right person to treat you because homeopathy is based a lot on the relationship between you and the homeopath. To get the right treatment, you have to establish a sincere, truthful connection with him/her. Homeopathy is looking for the smallest, you might think not important information about you, to come up with the best remedy for you. Sometimes this disclosure is very intimate; that is why I stress the importance of this relationship with your homeopath. Well, it took a long time to find the right person in Montreal but eventually I discovered Clinique Lipa. Jana is what I expected from my homeopath and much more. I have all kinds of health issues that cannot be addressed by allopathic medicine without taking a lot of medication. I am not reacting well to medication and have been affected by the side effects they create. At the same time, my body does not cope well with all the chemicals in the medication. The homeopathic remedy, based on natural products, in an infinitesimal concentration, is what my body accepts easily with amazing immediate results. All I can say is THANK YOU to my gentle, knowledgeable, professional, kind, beautiful homeopath and if I might say friend - Jana. If you are looking for a good homeopath just do not look anymore; you just found it.Lucia, Pointe-Claire
It's really sad to see how narrow minded some people can be......I've lived 15 years in Hong Kong and I had such bad stomach and breathing problem.....with the pneumonia I had that I had no choice to turn to natural Chinese medicine.....they've been doing it for more than a thousand years and it's what saved me.......I was able to survive the cold and humid winter and my stomach was stronger......thank God, because I had to travel all over China....and it was not clean and sanitized like HK......so, once back in Montreal, in 1996 I was confronted with very cold and really dry winter......my lungs couldn't take it.....and my new life , full of stressed ended up seriously damaging my thyroid gland....only one is functional.......... I then turned to yoga and it's there that I was referred to you......with all your homeopathic treatments you were able to nurse me through a bad pneumonia without having to take antibiotic.....you were able to re-energise my system when I had to travel to India and China......and stabilise my health regarding my thyroid gland......all my doctor was able to say when he would see my blood tests every 6 months for my thyroid was...keep doing what ever she is telling you to do......I'm now 50, feeling good and I can now sleep.....something I had problems with for years....... Thank God for homeopath like you who believe we can see life in a positive way without having to stuff myself with chemical treatments. Thank you for your dedication.Christine - Montreal
When our three-year old son Daniel developed a terrible outbreak of eczema covering more than 90% of his body, we tried many prescribed creams. His rash would improve dramatically and then become worse than ever a few days later. We suffered through seven weeks of hell, where Daniel was unbearably itchy and crying a lot out of frustration and discomfort. He was unable to get a good night's sleep and neither were we. I turned to homeopathy in desperation - we had already had a very positive experience with Jana treating our firstborn son, who had developed a strange and persistent patch of eczema over one of his lungs after asthma and pneumonia treatments (inhalers and antibiotics). It took a great amount of dedication and research on the part of Jana, but she was able to touch on a highly effective remedy that made Daniel's all-over body rash disappear completely within two days of treatment. I never could've imagined that two tiny little granules could eliminate this major problem so quickly. Over the years we have been able to use the same remedy a couple more times when it seemed he was going to suffer a relapse, but his eczema has now all but disappeared, as have both my sons asthma symptoms. In fact, neither of them has used an inhaler for over two years now! Jana has worked with all three of my children and I and has successfully treated each of us in a deep and profound way. My husband, who was never a firm believer in homeopathy before and still cannot explain the dramatic results we have seen in our family, is the first to tell me to "call Jana!" and never bustles me off to the doctor's office with the children anymore. He has come to realize that the level of care we receive and the lasting effects of homeopathy are far more effective than the "bandaids" we have had through the medical system.Linda, Montreal
At my first appointment with my homeopath Jana Cernochova in 2008 I described my history of recurring bronchitis and sinus infections for which I was prescribed antibiotics and cough suppressants with codeine. I began to take these medications at least twice per winter starting in early childhood. I have been receiving the annual seasonal flu shot since 1982. The reason I sought Jana's advice was because I was concerned about the fact that often one course of antibiotics no longer worked. For a few years I noticed that once I had finished the prescription the infection was still present and I needed a to take a different type of antibiotic. The winter of 1999 it took 5 courses of different types of antibiotics as well bronchial inhalers to clear up bronchitis. After that episode I began to regularly need to use the inhalers becasue I was diagnosed with asthma. Over time I became very alarmed about having to take all of these medications and the fact that my body was not able to fight even a mild cold without it developing into bronchitis and, a couple of times, pneumonia. During the appointments with Jana I described my life in great detail including my early childhood, the major life events, sleep patterns, see clearly something I had long ago suspected, the connection between body and mind. I also understood that the drugs I had been taking worked but in fact the cause of the symptoms remained and this is what needed to be examined. It was as if I had been taking drugs to get rid of the pain of a broken arm without fixing the break. > I knew very little about homeopathy before 2008 and was open to try anything at that point. For three years now I have taken neither antibiotics nor any other over the counter medication. i have taken homeopathic remedies for a couple of colds and the flu once and have not developed bronchitis or a sinus infection. At my last 2 bi-annual checkups the respirologist told me that I have no sign of asthma. I continue to renew the prescriptions for the inhalers but have not needed to use them for at least a year. I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have felt my whole life and the only change I made was to speak to a homeopath and to follow her advice.Loni, Montreal
Since I was twelve years old, I have had issues with acne. Starting at this age, I began to use antibiotic topical skin creams, and benzoyl peroxides. By the time I was 13, I was taking the antibiotic, minocycline, everyday. I took this daily on and off until I was 21. When I was 14, I began to have severe stomach issues, and food sensitivities. The antibiotics kept my skin, at this time, under control, but they were destroying my digestive system. By the time I was 21, I realized that I had to stop taking antibiotics, and try something more natural, and less invasive. I turned to Chinese Medicine. I took Chinese herbs for about 2 years. After the first year of Chinese Medicine, I had a break up with a long term boyfriend, which seemed to exacerbate my skin and stomach issues. I continued with Chinese Medicine herbs and acupuncture for about a year, but found it wasn’t completely effective. I began taking vitamins, and supplements, but to no avail. I didn’t know what to do, so I turned once again, to the antibiotic, minocycline. This time, I had severe allergic reactions to it. My skin was uncontrollably itchy, I had severe swelling in my face and limbs, I had no energy, I had no motivation, and it made my digestive system go haywire. Since monicycline wasn’t working, I made an appointment to talk to my family MD about Western medicine options. She was really rushed, asked no questions, and threw an Accutane pamphlet at me. The side effects of Accutane are extremely harsh and include: ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, severe depression, suicidal thoughts, birth defects, liver damage, etc. There are many lawsuits happening right now against the side effects of Accutane. I knew that the symptoms my body was showing me were warning signs of my body being out of balance, and I knew that Accutane might mask the symptoms, but in the long run, it would do immense amounts of damage. Again, I didn’t know where to turn. At this time I was doing an internship in Montreal. I didn’t know where to turn. I knew I couldn’t continue to live the way I was. I decided to try Homeopathic Medicine. I had an appointment with Dr. Cernochova in July 2009. I still remember it vividly to this day, as it was a turning point in my life. I spent three hours with Dr. Cernochova. I was shocked, as my family MD had only allowed 10 minutes. I realized that homeopathic medicine was about getting to the root of the problem. It looks at the body as a system, rather than isolated parts. Dr. Cernochova showed me that homeopathic medicine is very thorough in its approach. She asked me many questions about all my body systems. After this, she asked me questions about my life, starting from childhood. As I was speaking, it became clear to me, that I had many unresolved issues that I had no idea I was carrying around. In order to deal with issues, you first need to realize that they are there. I remember feeling utter relief and appreciation to Dr. Cernochova at the end of the appointment. After the appointment, I was instilled with a new sense of hope, and support. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the remedies, but I knew I had taken a turn for the better. When I take homeopathic remedies, I’m unsure of what to expect, but I can feel them working. After taking my first one, I began to be more open. I confronted people when I knew they had crossed the line, whereas before I would have let them walk all over me. As I became more confident, my skin became clearer, and clearer. Today, my skin has cleared up, and I am dealing with the residual effects of acne, in the form of scarring. I am taking homeopathic remedies to assist with the healing. All in all, without a doubt, I can confidently say that homeopathic medicine saved my life. It showed me how medicine can heal a person’s body, mind, and soul. Homeopathic medicine offers a holistic perspective that has been completely lost in Western Medicine. As health issues such as cancer and degenerative diseases take a greater toll on the human population, an increasing number of people are realizing that we must look at things as a whole. Homeopathy provides us with this holistic perspective, and must be celebrated as such. If homeopathic medicine can have such a positive impact on my life, it would be a travesty to deny this impact to others. I give much gratitude to Dr. Cernochova, and to all of the homeopathic doctors, who are fighting to do what they know is right.Hannah, Victoria, B. C.
I was introduced to a homeopathy ten years ago after I unsuccesfully tried many different approaches (mostly medical) to resolve a problem due to a hormonal unbalance. My first treatment was a success and resolved -withih only a few weeks - many problems and symptoms that I have been suffering from for the past few years. As I felt better and got back my energy and strength, I was pleasantly surprised and convinced in the efficiency of homeopathy. My life took a new direction and I was able to change the stagnant and unhealthy energy and realtionships that have been affecting my health for the past few years. Since then, I have been treating my whole family (husband and my three children) with homeopathy and recomend it to my friends and students (I am a yoga teacher). As a yoga teacher, I seek to help and heal myself with natural, non invasive and efficient methods. Homeopathy is one of them. Jana has been helping me with her expert knowledge and softness over all these years and I am very grateful for her intuition and guidance.Lidija, Montreal
Frequently Asked Questions
Is homeopathy safe?
Homeopathic medicines are not harmful because they are so greatly diluted. They are safe, non-toxic, and non-additive. They are prepared in Medicines Control Agency licensed laboratories to stringent standards of quality.
Is homeopathy effective?
Since the success of homeopathic treatment of cholera and typhoid was demonstrated in the nineteenth century, homeopathy has proven effective for millions of people world wide. It has often succeeded where other forms of treatment have failed.
Can animals be treated by homeopathy?
Homeopathy is as effective for animals as it is for humans. There is an increasing number of veterinary surgeons practicing Homeopathy around the world.