Becoming a professional homeopath was less a career choice than a passion that I could not ignore. After graduating from Cornell University in 1976 with a degree in Asian language and philosophy, and wishing to pursue a career in healthcare, I encountered a slim book entitled “Homeopathy: Medicine of the New Man“, by the eminent Greek homeopath George Vithoulkas.
It was such a striking exposition of this true healing art that I promptly wrote the author to ask permission to study directly with him in Greece. Several months later, the reply came: under Greek medical law, it was only possible to train licensed medical doctors.
Unaware that a homeopathic renaissance was about to begin in the United States and believing to be without any means to attain training, my path took me to the Far East where for ten years I became immersed in the study and practice of Oriental Medicine.
But throughout that decade abroad, I never forgot those first impressions of the inherent sense and profundity of homeopathy. After returning from Asia and establishing a practice in Oriental Medicine, I again felt the irresistible urge to pursue professional homeopathic training.
I have had occasion to learn from some of the world’s leading homeopathic practitioners, especially Rajan Sankaran, Jayesh Shah and their homeopathic colleagues in Mumbai, India. I continue to place great value on and derive tremendous benefit from the ongoing opportunities to study directly from them.
For some twenty-five years, I have practiced, taught, written and researched many aspects of natural healthcare. As adjunctive treatment modalities, I find it valuable to work with nutrition, auricular acupuncture and electro-dermal screening to facilitate the healing process.
Yet, there still is nothing as gratifying as seeing the curative action of a well chosen homeopathic remedy, the “simillimum”. This is what continually renews my enthusiasm: to witness the magic of its gentle invigorating effect which awakens a person’s self-healing vital energy and restores well-being.
Julian Jonas CCH, Lic. Ac is graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Asian languages and philosophy, as well as the Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in Osaka, Japan. Jonas maintained his own clinic in Japan before spending two years running a village health care project under the auspices of the Department of Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka.
After returning to the United States, he began his formal homeopathic studies. A graduate of the New England School of Homeopathy, the North American Homeopathic Master Clinician Course, he has studied with some of the foremost practitioners and teachers in the world.
He has published many articles on natural healthcare and has served as an instructor at the New England School for Acupuncture, the New England School for Homeopathy, the Finger Lakes School for Homeopathy, the Teliosis School of Homeopathy, as well as the North East College of Healing Arts and Science.
At present, Jonas maintains a private homeopathic practice, and is active teaching and writing about natural healthcare.