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My father loved to say that “life is a crooked path”, more so for some than others, and I truly lived up to this axiom, having tried many things in my life while I quietly sought a way to help people on a deep level. As a young person I was sensitive to the suffering of others, beginning with my own family and myself, and once out in the world I saw a great need for healing across this beautiful planet.

My personal experiences with the prevailing medical system showed me its unqualified excellence in acute emergency situations as well as its drawback in chronic conditions, physical as well as mental and emotional, where reliance on pharmaceutical drugs creates a treadmill of dependency and escalating side effects.

Many years ago, while I was visiting the French countryside, I asked my elderly friend Claude, who could always be heard whistling as he worked in his champs across the road, what was his secret in life. He replied,


Later I learned that this was the Epitaph the founder of homeopathy, Christian Samuel Hahnemann, requested to be inscribed on his tomb. I knew next to nothing about homeopathy at that time but returned home with a small book written in French describing some homeopathic remedies and their uses.

Time passed. Involvement in work and family and friends pushed my dream in the background until one day, having worked my way up in the field of photography and magazine publishing, I asked myself, “what next?” I took a short course in homeopathy and soon realized that I had found what I had been looking for all my life: a profound way to help people heal. So I enrolled in a four year Classical Homeopathy program here in New York City.

Not satisfied with the limited opportunities I was finding to observe homeopathy in this country, in 2005 I traveled to Kenya where I spent 3 months volunteering with an organization dedicated to serving the homeopathic needs of Kenya’s poor communities. In the February 2009 issue of Homeopathy Today Magazine can be found an account of my inspiring journey.

Since my return, I have been writing and speaking about the merits of alternative and complementary care, energetic principles of health, and especially about my passion for homeopathy. I have witnessed personally how homeopathy can change all aspects of a person’s being in a significantly transformative way. My present dream is to see this venerable art restored to its former good reputation in this country as a safe and economical choice for our nation’s healthcare.

In peace and good health,
Shawn Vale

Shawn Vale is a Certified Classical Homeopath, author, and lecturer practicing in New York City and Staten Island. A graduate of The School of Homeopathy New York, an affiliate of the prestigious Devon School in England, Shawn continues her Post graduate studies with Master Homeopath Massimo Mangialavori and The Bombay School. Intrepid traveler and humanitarian, Shawn has volunteered in homeopathy clinics In Kenya and elsewhere.

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