Dr. Saine was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on May 25, 1953.
Dr. Saine is a 1982 graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is board-certified in homeopathy (1988) by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He has been teaching and lecturing on Homeopathy since 1985.
One of the main points of his clinical work is the treatment of patients suffering from very serious chronic diseases. In addition to his private practice in Montreal, Canada, he has been the Dean and main instructor for the postgraduate program of the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy since 1986.
In 1976, Dr. Joseph Bonyun was the first person to encourage Dr. Saine's study of homeopathy while he was a student in chiropractic college. He was thus introduced to Kentian homeopathy.
Afterwards he studied with a number of teachers including Robin Murphy, Bill Gray, George Vithoulkas, Francisco Eizayaga and John Bastyr. However Andre says that his real teachers, the ones from whom he has learned the most, were the great masters of the past. He discovered Carroll Dunham, P. P. Wells, Constantine Hering, and especially Adolph Lippe by reading the old homeopathic journals. The study of their work inspired him to review all of Hahnemann's writings and helped him to understand them better.
Dr. Saine is a much sought after teacher, holding seminars in Canada, the United States, and European countries. He is known as a homeopathic scholar based on his in-depth studies of the work of the great masters of the past and his practice of pure Hahnemannian homeopathy.
A 500-hour course on chronic prescribing for professionals, taught by Dr. Saine, is available on video through the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy.
Two books of his teachings from transcripts of seminars given in the early 1990's in Holland were recently published, Psychiatric Patients I (1997) and The Method, Lectures on Pure Homeopathy II (2000).
Even though Dr. Saine did not edit transcripts of these seminars, his students have commented that besides occasional errors, the books were quite faithful to Dr. Saine's teachings.
Dr. Saine has been busy for many years editing the voluminous work of Dr. Adolph Lippe. His much-anticipated book entitled Lessons in Pure Homeopathy, from the Writings of Hahnemann's Best Student and Medicine's Most Successful Practitioner, Adolph Lippe, M.D. is expected in 2002.
Dr. Saine can be reached through the Canadian Academy of Homeopathy, 1173 boulevard du Mont-Royal, Outremont, Quebec, Canada, H2V 2H6.