Homeopathy Works by Activating Self-Healing

Amy LanskyParents who write to me often ask a question of the following form: “Will homeopathy help -X- if my homeopath is treating my child for -Y-?” (Usually, -Y- is autism.)

This question is rooted in a confusion most of us have between allopathic and homeopathic medicine. A conventional doctor (and even many holistic doctors) will give you one medicine for -X-, another for -Y-, etc. However, the way homeopathy works is really fundamentally different. Reading my book, Impossible Cure, especially Chapter 4, will help you to understand this better.

Your homeopath is not picking a remedy just for your child’s autism (or -Y-). He or she is a picking a remedy that matches your child. The idea is that if it is homeopathic — i.e. matches your child’s overall state well — it will enable him or her to heal as best they can. If that means healing from -X-, it will. If it means casting off vaccination damage, it means that. If it means sleeping better to gain strength, it will do that. If it means the brain or the gut repairing itself, it will do that.


Constantine Hering

In other words, homeopathy helps a body heal itself. The body has its own deepest (and often unknowable) wisdom about how it can best heal itself and in what order. Homeopathic rules of thumb, like “Hering’s Law of Cure” give us some guidelines about what this usually looks like — from the most serious internal symptoms (including mental/emotional symptoms) outward toward less significant symptoms that are less life-threatening to the organism.

In other words, homeopathy doesn’t attack a specific ailment or chemical or body part, like conventional drugs or even supplements try to do. Instead, it enables the body to heal itself. There are, of course, certain remedies that tend to affect certain symptoms or ailments more than others, and they can be useful for them. But the best, deepest forms of healing are the kinds that are accomplished by a remedy that simply matches the individual state of the patient, no matter what their disease may be. That remedy then triggers a process of healing in the patient that can be truly and deeply curative. It isn’t a patch, it’s a transformation.

~ Amy L. Lansky, Ph.D.

About the Author: Amy Lansky was a Silicon Valley computer scientist when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son’s autism. In 2003, she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide (www.impossiblecure.com). Her second book, published in 2011, explores the topics of consciousness, synchronicity, and personal transformation – Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within (www.activeconsciousness.com).  Her blog can be found at: http://www.amylansky.com

(for more information, visit http://www.impossiblecure.com, http://www.amylansky.com, http://www.amylansky.com/askamy, http://www.activeconsciousness.com)

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8 Responses to Homeopathy Works by Activating Self-Healing

  1. 10-0-0-1 says:

    The principle that only the minimum dose should be used is based on the belief that the medicine’s stimulus works from within its energy and is not inflicted from the outside.

  2. Ariel says:

    Pure therapeutic volatile oils from plants activate the body’s self-healing mechanisms. I only use these as they are carefully cultivated from organic seed to seal (www.seedtoseal.com):

  3. KristenM says:

    Look up the definitions of “Placebo Effect” and “Confirmation Bias”

    • ProfessorTMR says:

      🙂 🙂 🙂 I LOVE how people come here thinking they’re going to “debunk” whatever we say with a well-chosen “zinger” we haven’t thought of! With Amy Lansky’s background, do you REALLY think she doesn’t know what the “placebo effect” or “confirmation bias” are? Shockingly enough, pretty much everyone we interact with on a daily basis understands both quite well. And, shockingly enough, most know for a fact that homeopathy’s beneficial effects AREN’T limited to those because . . . well, for the placebo effect to happen you actually have to believe in the thing you’re trying and most of us didn’t believe those little “voodoo sugar pills,” as my friend Poppy calls them, were going to be able to do squat to help them (there goes that confirmation bias, too!) until we tried them because we were either desperate enough or scientific enough to test the hypothesis. Most of us were shocked to find the far-reaching changes that could occur because of a tiny little sugar pill. Changes that didn’t happen with drugs, or speech therapy, or supplements, or anything else. I dare you to try it with a qualified homeopath, Kristen.

      • KristenM says:

        Lets look at real evidence… Name a significant disease condition that can be totally ameliorated by homeopathy alone? Most of the conditions where homeopathy is typically applied are vague and chronic in nature (and in a few cases – a made-up Dx) where the natural history of the condition will wax and wane with or without any intervention.

      • ProfessorTMR says:

        Virtually every disease condition has been totally ameliorated by homeopathy alone in at least some cases. How about autism? The author of this piece — a NASA computer scientist at the time — was so impressed with the way homeopathy cured her son’s autism that she became a homeopath.

        Homeopathy IS very important for what you call “vague” — but the sufferers generally consider “debilitating” — chronic conditions, in part because there is very little Western medicine can offer people with chronic illness beyond palliative care. There is just no understanding of how to return the body to a state of true wellness. Gifted naturopaths who really respond well to puzzles can do amazing things, but there are still far too few of those.

        (By the way, you do realize that you are implying that anyone with “vague” symptoms that are not easily explained by Western medicine is making it up, right? And you realize that you are insulting the hell out of honest, conscientious, intelligent people, right? Have you met any of the people whose testimony you’re so blithely dismissing? Saying that the “natural history of the condition will wax and wane with or without any intervention” implies that these people are idiots with no understanding of what actually makes them better or worse. On the contrary, the majority get to be amazing puzzle solvers because, despite your insinuation otherwise, natural “waxing and waning” is not nearly as common as you think. Most “waxing and waning” is induced — much of it deliberately — by specific actions. This reminds me of the mainstream media’s characterization of children who have “lost” their autism diagnoses as having “grown out of it” — something that same mainstream media and “autism experts” have been telling us all along can’t happen. If you talk to the parents of those children, though, a different picture emerges. In most cases, they can tell you EXACTLY which interventions made the real changes.)

        Actually, the efficacy of homeopathy is much more apparent in acute illnesses like blunt-force trauma, strep throat or flu because there is so little time between taking the remedy and seeing the results. Not only can homeopathy alleviate the symptoms, it generally shortens their duration as well. I, personally, rarely use any other kind of medicine for the occasional ailments my children or I have.

  4. Absolutely right. Homeopathy stimulates your body to heal itself, through taking like for like, i.e. a medicine that in a large dose would give you the symptoms you have got BUT in a small but highly potentised dose, simply jogs your immune system into action and sets off the healing process.

  5. Lucy says:

    People find the notion of this kind of transformation either impossible to believe( thus, the title of your book), or utterly incomprehensible. That is, until they experience it– then, like me, they spend their life studying to understand it.
    Thank you for this contribution to this wonderful blog, which I only recently discovered.

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