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A Former Homeopathic Skeptic Now a True Believer

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH

November 22nd, 2012  |  9 Comments

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Remember Constantine Hering who formulated the famous Homeopathic Laws of Cure that I wrote about a few weeks ago? I couldn't resist sharing with you some of his amazing story.

Believe it or not, when he first began studying homeopathy, he did so as a researcher trying to disprove

Dr. Constantine Hering started down a path that would change his entire future when a French surgeon
he was studying under in Dresden asked him to take on the project of writing a pamphlet discrediting
homeopathy. In order to do this, he started studying the writings of homeopathy’s founder, Samuel

To his surprise, Hering became convinced that Hahneman was right, and the two men began a
correspondence and eventual friendship. Please understand that this was not some quick survey of
Hahneman’s works. In fact, he devoted two years to studying Hahneman’s principles before coming to
his conclusion.

Like so many skeptics I've come across, it took a personal experience with homeopathy to completely
convince Hering of homeopathy’s validity. During an autopsy, Hering sliced his finger, and the wound
eventually became infected. The finger developed gangrene, and amputation was recommended.
Luckily, a friend gave Hering the remedy Arsenicum album. No amputation necessary!

As a result of his amazing cure, Hering decided to devote his life to spreading homeopathy’s message.
When he immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1833, he brought knowledge of its powerful ability to heal with
him, eventually becoming the father of homeopathy in America.

Before he arrived, Samuel Hahneman’s homeopathic texts were only available in their original German,
and very few homeopaths were practicing in this country. Besides having this valuable literature
translated into English, Hering also started the first American School of Homeopathy, the North
American Academy of the Homeopathic Healing Art located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Working tirelessly, Dr. Hering eventually oversaw provings of 91 remedies, including such valuable
polycrests as Lachesis and Gelsemium. But his greatest contribution may have been the first Materia
Medica in English, The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica.

As Constantine Hering shows us, sometimes the testimony of a former skeptic is the best advertisement.
Have you ever had the privilege of seeing someone who didn't believe in homeopathy come face-to-face
with its healing power? Learn enough so that you can.

    P.S. ~Would you would like to learn more about how to be prepared for epidemics and other crises, as well as all types of first aid situations and sourcing these remedies?  Then you need my upcoming course The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy. Learn more about how homeopathy is THE medicine for when the SHTF. For more information on how YOU can Think Outside of the Box, click here >>https://survivalmedicine.joettecalabrese.com/survivalist-guide-to-homeopathy/



I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


9 thoughts on “A Former Homeopathic Skeptic Now a True Believer”

  1. Elizabeth Tobier says:

    What a great story. I am so glad to know this.

  2. suzy0005 says:

    I’ve had the privilege of this. I gave a remedy to someone with a headache that two Advil hadn’t helped and the headache was worsening. Within 20 minutes of taking the remedy he declared the headache was gone. He’s been telling people about homeopathy ever since. Not necessarily a terrible disease cured, but to a headache sufferer (a bad headache at that)- it was amazing!

  3. Valerie says:

    Homeopathy did for me what my allopathic surgeon could not do during my recovery! Thanks for blogging about surgery remedies!

  4. You couldn’t ask for a better tribute…

  5. Liz says:

    Wonderful story! We can only hope that some of our modern day “skeptics” will be so converted . . .

  6. Thanks for sharing such a remarkable and true information. Indeed, we are truly indebted to Dr Hering for giving us the guidance, directions and confirmation of the procedure leading to cure.

  7. Skeptics take note! TWO YEARS STUDY before Hering came to his conclusions!! So please stop attacking something you know next to nothing about.

  8. I really like it when people get together and share opinions. Great website, stick with it!

  9. Jack Wright says:

    Joette, thank you for this interesting article! I didn’t know that Hering have started to study homeopathy planning to disprove it. What a wonderful story for skeptics!

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