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OverviewImpossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy
This fantastic book is ideal for introducing anyone to homeopathy. And as an added bonus it is a ripping good read.
320 pp pb
DetailsImpossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy provides an in-depth and exciting account of the history, philosophy, science, and experience of homeopathic medicine.
Reviewers have described it as one of the most comprehensive and reader-friendly books on homeopathy -- perfect for the general public, for patient education, and as a text for students. At the core of Impossible Cure is the amazing story of how Lansky's son was cured of autism with homeopathy.
The book also includes dozens of other testimonials of homeopathic cure, for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions.
Julian Winston writes, "Impossible Cure is the finest general introduction to homeopathy I've yet read. This book should be read by everyone interested in homeopathy, from the rank beginner to the seasoned professional. It has something new in it for everyone."
From the BookThe book includes:
- Dozens of first-person testimonials of homeopathic cures, for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions including the amazing story of how the author's son was cured of autism with homeopathy.
- A comprehensive introduction to homeopathic philosophy, including a discussion of the Law of Similars, provings, suppression, susceptibility, law of cure, totality of symptoms, individualization of treatment, finding the center of a case, and prioritization of symptoms.
- A step-by-step guide for patients, including how to find a homeopath, preparing for appointments and follow-ups, what to expect during the interview, dosing, antidoting, and interactions with allopathic treatments. The issue of vaccination is also treated especially its relationship to autism and other chronic diseases.
- A thorough account of the history and development of homeopathy, including details about the life of Hahnemann, his development of the various potencies and dosing methodologies, the history of homeopathy in America, a description of techniques related to classical homeopathy, and the current legal status of homeopathic practice in America.
- An extensive description of several scientific trials, as well as possible explanations for the action of remedies within the realms of complexity and chaos theory and biophysics. The book also includes a unique description of homeopathic models of remedy action.
Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy
Many of the greatest advances in science and medicine begin as observations that don't fit in. Homeopathy - the "impossible cure" - is just that sort of challenge.
Amy Lansky is a skilled guide to the world of homeopathy, and she dispels much of the mystery surrounding this form of therapy. Impossible Cure is a valuable insight for anyone wishing to know more about homeopathy and how it may fit into their search for health.
Larry Dossey MD
Executive Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Author: Healing Beyond the Body
Amy Lansky watched in disbelief as homeopathy did the impossible - cured her son, Max, of autism. She delved into the controversial therapy and has become an articulate, passionate advocate for the healing art most physicians continue to dismiss as 'impossible.'
Her book is filled with a mother's love and a scientist's skepticism. The result is one of the best introductions to homeopathy I've seen. Two thumbs up for Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy.
Author: The Healing Herbs
The New Healing Herbs
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Homeopathy is the emerging therapy that offers hope for truly curing chronic disease in a profound way. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the full extent of what homeopathy can do for you.
By providing case histories, deep yet understandable explanations of homeopathy (including its relationship to modern medicine), and clear information on what it means to be a homeopathic patient, Impossible Cure is an invaluable resource.
A perfect book for patients and first-year students of homeopathy.
Louis Klein RSHom
President, Luminos Homeopathic Courses Ltd.
Luminos Schools, and Homeopathic Master Clinicians Course (www.homeopathycourses.com)
Author, Clinical Focus Guide to Homeopathic Remedies
and Luminos Homeopathic Provings
Amy Lansky has laid out one of the most complete pictures of homeopathy ever written. The book is extremely well researched, and Lansky has managed to make it accessible to an average reader in a way that will open people's minds about homeopathy.
It will also help others already in the health-care field to learn about the potential of homeopathic treatment and to recognize that, in homeopathy, we have one of the most unique and complete systems of medicine available.
It is a superb document, and for those of us who practice and teach homeopathy, it is an exciting development -- one that will help homeopathy take its appropriate place in medicine today.(Excerpt from the Foreword)
Richard Pitt CCH, RSHom (NA)
Director, Pacific Academy of Homeopathy
By writing Impossible Cure, author Amy Lansky has accomplished a (nearly) impossible task: provide a clear, comprehensible, and compelling exposition of homeopathy.
Her autistic son's remarkable response to homeopathic treatment motivated computer scientist Lansky to bring the long-neglected science of homeopathy to public attention.
She has succeeded admirably. Impossible Cure is timely, informative, and remarkably reader friendly. An excellent, must-read book. Highly recommended!
Bernard Rimland PhD
Director, Autism Research Institute
Founder, Autism Society of America
An accessible guide to one of the most mysterious of healing arts.
Wayne B. Jonas MD
Director, Samueli Institute
ContentsForeword -- ix
Preface -- xii
Acknowledgments -- xiv
Chapter 1 - Homeopathy Revealed -- 1-23
Chapter 2 - The Law of Similars -- 24-42
Chapter 3 - Testimony to Cure -- 43-72
Chapter 4 - What is Disease? What is Cure? -- 73-105
Chapter 5 - Symptom Patterns: Humanity Reflected in Nature -- 106-133
Chapter 6 - The Development and Evolution of Homeopathic Practice -- 134-162
Chapter 7 - Science and Skepticism: Does Homeopathy Really Work? -- 163-204
Chapter 8 - The Experience of Homeopathy -- 205-229
Chapter 9 - Cure Is Possible -- 230-258
Chapter 10 - The Road Ahead -- 259-270
References -- 271-284
Suggested Reading -- 285-287
Helpful Resources -- 288-290
Index -- 291
A number of people have asked me, after the success of my "Faces of Homeopathy" book if I would write a book about homeopathy itself. I've begged off saying that I'm not a practitioner, there are other good ones on the market, etc.
The reply is always, "but you write so well and know so many stories!" Well, I finally wrote the book under my pseudonym, "Amy Lansky."
In all seriousness... I have been through Amy's book four times since I got it two weeks ago. It is the finest general introduction to homeopathy I've yet read. I looked for errors-- both in type and in thought-- and have found none.
Her writing is magnificently crafted, and all her facts and figures are as straight as can be. She weaves together a seamless exposition about homeopathy-- what it is, how it developed, what research exists, and with it gives us her personal journey of discovery. The work is extremely well documented and also presents a number of interviews with people from the homeopathy e-mail list.
Although the last chapter would be of most interest to those in the USA who have questions about legality of practice and training, the rest of the book has a decidedly international flavor with commentaries from homeopaths in the USA, Canada, India, Australia, France, Germany, and Malaysia.
I have a goodly number of "homeopathic introductions" in my library. Many are just rehashes of the same old stuff. A few really do "step out" and present the material in a new way.
This book takes the furthest step-- in part because it is the most recent and can draw upon the latest thinking and research-- but also because the author drew on the experiences of many people to help her and coupled that with her excellence as a word crafter.
This book should be read by everyone interested in homeopathy, from the rank beginner to the seasoned professional. It has something new in it for everyone-- no matter which level they are on.
And I'm sure that my fifth reading of it is not far off! Bravo for Amy for having the vision to see it and the skill to make it happen.
With permission from Julian Winston
Editor, Homeopathy Today (USA)
Editor, Homeopathy NewZ (NZ)
Author,"Faces of Homeopathy" and
"The Heritage of Homeopathic Literature"