(For more information about homeopathy, visit www.impossiblecure.com.)
Parents 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 Impossible Cure, especially Chapter 4, will help you to understand this better.
Your homeopath is not picking a remedy just for a specific ailment that your child has (-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 them 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.
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. Rules of thumb, like “Hering’s Law” 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. 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. The 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.
About Amy Lansky
Amy L. Lansky, PhD was a Silicon Valley computer scientist when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son’s autism. In April 2003 she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide (www.impossiblecure.com). Amy speaks and writes internationally about homeopathy, hosts a monthly radio show on Autism One Radio (autismone.org), and was an executive board member of the National Center for Homeopathy from 2004-2011. Her second book, on meditation and developing one's innate ability to evolve and transform the world, was published in September 2011 -- Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within (www.activeconsciousness.com).