A lady over forty told me that she has Crohn’s disease. It is a chronic inflammation of the small intestine, with many and various consequences. It is an incurable disease that she has had for the past seven years. She is on a lot of medication, particularly corticoids. In the last year she has been very tired, and more so in the last three months. She feels as if “she was poisoned”. The disease had begun with a strong abdominal pain. Now her belly hurts to touch and when running, so she had to stop doing sports. She suffers from constipation and strong flatulence with pressure onto the thorax. While the doctors’ findings do not significantly change, she feels worse and worse, and lately this has been accelerating. Recently she felt very bad, and stayed home from work for a week; she was terribly tired, shaking, feeling anxiety, with breathing difficulties. Her states of anxiety are repeating. Until the disease started, she was relatively healthy. I recommended autopathic preparation from her own breath (BB), alternating with the saliva (SB), both boiled and diluted in the autopathy bottle by herself, in her bathroom, 1.5 liters every second day for 14 days, then 3 liters once a week.
I chose SB because it was an intestinal disease, a problem with the digestive system, from which saliva comes, even though it is from the other end. BB because it was an auto-immune disease. Alternating two different preparations (as opposed to joining into one in SBB) was chosen because in my experience, and some other consultants’ opinions, it works more swiftly. We will never find out how the joint preparation of saliva and breath, the newer method, would have worked in this particular case, but I think that it too would have been effective.
Follow-up interview in two months. After three applications she had stomach pains and flatulence. After 14 days she felt a marked improvement in everything, but particularly the psyche, and did not feel that “terrible tiredness, as if something was pushing to the ground”. She still is in a joyful euphoria; everybody says that she has changed. She recently had an enormous workload, and managed it with ease. She can now eat whatever she wants; previously some foods made her condition worse. She reduced the corticoids by one-third and is fine; beforehand when she reduced the intake there were immediate intestinal problems, but not this time. She has no flatulence, which had followed her nearly all the time. She is elated, saying that there is nothing wrong with her. Formerly, she was reluctant to go to work, now she is full of vigor. I recommended continuing with the autopathy as before, i.e. alternate SB and BB, 3 liters, once a week.
While the setup of three parameters (potency, period, method of preparation) continues to move the case to the better, we do not change it for as long as this influence lasts. We think about changing it only if the effect of the therapy stagnates, or if there are signs of a relapse, and the return of already cured symptoms.
Follow-up in another two months: She feels good. She can eat anything without having any intestinal problems or flatulence. Physical stresses do not bother her, which used to make things worse. She went for blood tests at the hospital and no problems were found, whereas previously she had a high inflammation marker. They had reduced two of her medications, which she was taking regularly. People who know her say that she has “made a 180-degree turn”. She is not tired and her psyche is much improved. Recommendation: Continue alternating BB and SB once a week 3 liters; only if the effect slackens, increase to 4.5 liters.
Adapted from Jiri Cehovsky’s new book: Autopathy Handbook, Enhancing Our Vital Force, Holistic Homeopathy Without Homeopathic Remedies, and Beyond