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Dr. Uday Jani to explain homeopathic medicine Nov. 12 at Lewes library

November 7, 2014
Uday Jani

The public is invited to a free lecture on homeopathic medicine by Uday Jani, MD, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Lewes Public Library.

“Tapping into the Body’s Natural Healing Power: Homeopathic Medicine Explained” is an insightful presentation on the centuries-old practice of homeopathic medicine and how it is being used today to successfully treat many common conditions. Sponsored by Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare, the free lecture is open to the community; registration is required.

Jani, a board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist, will explore the rich history of this alternative medical system developed in Germany at the end of the 18th century. Two unconventional theories underlie the practice of homeopathy: “like cures like,” the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people; and “law of minimum dose,” based on the concept that the lower the medication dose, the greater its effectiveness. Homeopathic therapy is based on using medicines whose effects correspond to the manifestations of the disorder in the individual patient to stimulate a healing response.

“Homeopathic therapy may well be one of the earliest examples of personalized medicine, offering individualized treatments tailored to each person,” said Jani. “It is not at all uncommon for people with the same condition to receive different remedies.”

The presentation will also include a look at types of homeopathic remedies, derived from plants, minerals, or animals, such as red onion, arnica (mountain herb), crushed whole bees, white arsenic, poison ivy, belladonna (deadly nightshade) and stinging nettle, and diluted according to a unique production process. In fact, many remedies are so diluted that no molecules of the original substance remain. Homeopathic treatments are often formulated as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams and tablets.

The Lewes Public Library, 302-645-2733, is at 111 Adams Ave., and the second-floor meeting room will be the location of the presentation. Due to limited seating, attendees are asked to register at tinyurl.com/Homeopathic-Uday-Jani.

Dr. Uday Jani, a board-certified internist, completed a two-year integrative medicine fellowship in 2012 at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned founder of integrative medicine. Jani is in private practice at Shore View Personal Care. For more information, call 302-684-0990 or go to www.udayjanimd.com.