By Jessie Coleman
Recently Eugenie met and interviewed the author of ‘Impossible Cure’, Amy Lansky.
Amy is an ex-Nasa Scientist who became one of homeopathy’s leading advocates when homeopathy helped her youngest son to heal from autism. Her first book ‘Impossible Cure’ – which explains and discusses homeopathy, how it works and what you can expect from homeopathic treatment – is highly recommended for anyone undergoing homeopathic treatment, to understand and work with the homeopathic practitioner most efficiently.
Amy’s passion for homeopathy began around 27 years ago when her youngest son Max was 3 years old. Max was ‘one of the first kids in the epidemic of autism’ in the early 1990s.
Amy and her husband struggled to support their son with what was then a little-known condition. Then Amy spotted a magazine article that changed her life.
The article, written by Naturopath/Homeopath Judyth Reichenberg Ullman explained using homeopathy for the treatment of ADD.
‘I said, this is it!’ Amy recalls. After tracking down their local homeopath, the Lansky’s booked their son in for a consultation. What followed astounded them.
Within a week subtle changes had occurred. By the time he was 5 years old, he was testing as a normal child his age. Amy and her homeopath were invited by Max’s therapist, who couldn’t believe the changes in Max, to give a talk on homeopathy and their experience with Max. And so the advocacy began.
Amy says that she ‘had to let people know what happened to her family’. She wrote her first book ‘The Impossible Cure’ in 2003.
Nowadays, Max lives a normal life in L.A, having attended a top film school to study animation. Proudly, Amy describes him as ‘very social and handsome’. He is now looking to pursue a career in acting.
The question of how homeopathy works remains a difficult topic for many users of homeopathy, and Amy explains the concept of how homeopathy works in a variety of ways.
Firstly, there is the Action/Counteraction Theory. ‘The body always wants to be in homeostasis….think of it as a pendulum, it wants to be in the middle’. Illness, shock, grief, trauma – all are things that can move the pendulum out of balance. ‘Where the pendulum is off-kilter you give it a little of the same energy…and it gets unstuck and swings down’.
Then there is the Theory of Replacement – ‘When you’re sick…you’re stuck in this chronic state you can’t get out of. If you give the body a signal that is very close to your stuck state it will get unstuck’.
The Complexity Theory of Attractors hypothesises that what is very similar to the body, the body is attracted to.
Then, the nanoparticle theory is that the substance is broken down by the potentiation of a remedy (dilution and succession) to nanoparticles not visible by scientific equipment (yet).
Her advice to mums is that ‘homeopathy is so different that you need to really understand at least the basics of this completely different view of health to be a good patient and be more effective of healing yourself and working with the homeopath’. She says it’s important that parents of autistic children on the healing journey ‘not go into despair’ about how they want their kids to be ‘and yet at the same time accept the way their kids are’.
Finally, she recommends that the parents undertake the homeopathic treatment also – as her own family eventually did.
Since writing the Impossible Cure, Amy has written another book called Active Consciousness which ‘weaves together’ Jung’s synchronicity, sheldrakes morphic fields, psychic experiments, and of course, homeopathy.
She is currently writing her third book which is expected to be released next year.