Clinical Cases

Autopathy: A Case of Chronic Pain

Written by Jiri Cehovsky

Homeopath Jiri Cehovsky treats a case of chronic pain with autopathy.

Kristine, 59 years old (looking 10 years older) came to my consulting room on crutches and with an escort. She could barely move. Her knee and particularly her hip joint were in constant pain (Homeopathy for Chronic Pain Syndrome); the problems in this area had lasted for seven years. The pain was so acute that if she did not take a strong painkiller which she had been using twice a day for a long time, she could not even walk about in her flat. If she ventured outside, then it was only to the garden or very close to her home. She could not go any further. She also had back pain and her condition was getting worse progressively. In addition to this, she had pain in her liver and pancreas. For the last three years she also had had problems with her gallbladder, and she had even had a fit that had landed her in hospital.  Sorrowful and low-spirited, her situation was unbearable, and she could not think of anything other than how to get cured. She was seeing a doctor and also went to an herbalist, as well as a homeopath. She read books about health, including my book,  Autopathy: A homeopathic Journey to Harmony.

I gave her an autopathic bottle, designed for use at home for making homeopathic dilutions of one’s own saliva. The box with the bottle included simple instructions on how to dilute the saliva and the rules to be followed. I told her that for making the autopathic preparation of the potency 80 C, she should use two liters of bottled spring water, non-carbonated and without any artificial chemical additives (the kind that could be bought in any supermarket). The autopathic preparation she made was only to be applied once, immediately after making it. She was afraid that with her overall infirmness she might not be able to make the preparation, but I assured her that it is not any more complicated than making herself a pot of herbal tea. She was to do it only once, and then wait. One application would cause inner changes that would kick-start a long-lasting positive development, as it is known in classical homeopathy.

Two months later she came for a check-up. She opened up a notebook with the notes she took about the developments since applying the remedy. She said that she applied the preparation two days after her previous visit. The pains left her immediately after application, and since then she had not used any medication on which she was previously dependant. The joint pain came only once, a month after application and only lasted four hours. A month and a half after application, pain in her liver and pancreas had ceased. The gallbladder had not played up at all during that time. She was able to straighten up and walk in the flat and garden without using a stick , that she used only for longer (previously impossible) strolls outside. She told me that her mood was much better and that she found everything more interesting. During our second interview she was smiling, which she definitely was not doing during the first visit.

Six months later, her liver, gallbladder and pancreas still gave her no problems, but the joint pain was beginning to appear again, though to a lesser degree than before and only sporadically. I classified that as diminishing of effects of the first application (the beginning of a relapse) and recommended she make another preparation from her own saliva. This time I wrote on the box holding the bottle to use four liters of water (potency 160 C), twice the amount used the first time.

Four months later, she reported that she was feeling much better psychologically. Trifling matters no longer irritated her, which had been a lifetime problem. The gallbladder, liver and pancreas were no problem; the back pain had not come back. The hip joint would hurt her sometimes, when she overdid it while working in the garden or walking. Before the remedy, neither would have been possible. For instance, she would now regularly go to the cemetery, about 300 feet from home, while previously she could not even walk around the house. She took no medication. She assessed the change that had come over her and had lasted nearly a year as “unexpected” and “enormous”. We agreed on a control visit in six months time. If there were any problems, she was to ring me.

She called me three years later. Throughout that time she was without problems, but they had been reappearing in the recent weeks, though only to a lesser degree. I recommended that she repeat the autopathic preparation 160 C.   With her permission, I recorded our second interview on video and occasionally I show it, together with other cases, to people attending my courses in autopathy.

Editor’s note :   Jiri Cehovsky is presenting a seminar on Autopathy in Prague on November 2nd and 3rd ,2013.  You can read about it and register here:


About the author

Jiri Cehovsky

Jiri Cehovsky was born in 1947 in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, European Union. He began using homeopathy around 1980, when his family was suffering from chronic health problems. For twenty-three years, he has served on the committee of The Homeopathic Society, most of the time as its chairman. Twenty years ago, he started to use autopathy in treating clients. His first book on autopathy, Autopathy: A Homeopathic Journey to Harmony came out in 2004. In 2007 his 2nd book on autopathy, Get Well with Autopathy, was published and the last book Autopathy Handbook summarizing experiences was released in 2018. Jiri regularly gives courses and webinars on autopathy and teaches at the Homeopathic Academy in Prague. Visit Jiri at his website:

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