Dr. Julek Meissner
Homeopath, DHANP, N.D. (Ret)
Over 35 years experience in holistic health care
Witnessing the wonders of the body and its capacity to heal itself is what inspires me most as a natural health care practitioner. I am happy to say that after over 35 years in practice, I feel as passionate about helping people heal today as I did when I first began my career.
Is there a pattern in your self-healing abilities?
Behind every person who comes to see me in search of healing is a mystery, with clues as to what might help to enhance well-being. I love listening and creatively piecing together seemingly unrelated elements in order to help you see new linkages in body-mind-spirit connections, shedding light on old dysfunctional habits to facilitate transformation and healing in a holistic way.
From an early age, I was interested in our body’s self-healing abilities, and in how attitude and lifestyle choices affect our well-being. I found yoga and tai chi to be particularly appealing. Long before the word ‘mindfulness’ became so popular, these disciplines, with their holistic philosophies and emphasis on self-awareness, were of great interest to me.
Discovering naturopathic and homeopathic medicine allowed me to continue down this road and was a life-changing experience for me. I was hooked! In 1983, I received my degree in naturopathy from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
While practicing naturopathic and homeopathic medicine in Ottawa for the past 20 years, I have deepened and expanded my knowledge and skills through voracious reading and ongoing professional development. Feeding my growing passion for Classical Homeopathy, I furthered my studies in India under several superb mentors, including Dr. Rajan Sankaran.
My own experience with the gentle power of homeopathy to support me through the grieving process, particularly following the death of my son Emrys in 2003, has reinforced for me its value in assisting those who are experiencing grief and personal loss. No matter how painful our loss may be, our body has the ability to heal. All homeopathic medicine does is to support that ability, thereby speeding up recovery rate in a gentle yet empowering way, with no harmful side-effects.