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Autopathy: A Similimum from the Patient

Jiri Cehovsky june
Written by Jiri Cehovsky

Homeopath Jiri Cehovsky explains the need for and value of his Autopathy method.

Reprinted From:  Clever H. – The Mag   -Summer 2016


 Jiri Cehovsky june 2016

8th Annual conference of Autopathy 2016

“Autopathy thus combines in one method a number of homeopathic approaches, and its holistic effect is close to the effect of a constitutional remedy, prescribed according to the totality of the symptoms.”  Jiri Cehovsky

The number of chronically ill in the EU and in the USA is on an increase. It is rare today to meet a person, a child or an adult, who does not suffer from any recurrent or repeated disorder. Starting with lowered immunity, allergy, insomnia and infertility through to autoimmune disorders, depressions, autism and psychoses. We do not learn about this from the TV or the newspapers. It is our personal experience and is also shown in the statistics. Even homeopathy, known for its ability to heal incurable diseases, cannot help to improve this general situation.

I have been practicing classical homeopathy since 36 years and during this time I have observed an interesting development. In the 1980’s, people reacted very well to remedies which were not selected exactly according to the “totality of symptoms”. I have seen allergic persons, who after Natrum muriaticum, strongly improved and stopped being dependent on allopathic medicines, although their whole and psychic picture did not always completely correspond with this remedy. However, in the course of the 90’s and especially after the year 2000, it became necessary to make an increasingly more precise selection of the simillimum (which I have always strived for), to arrive at the same result. Nowadays, even the most precisely selected remedies often do not have the long-term holistic effect, which I had observed thirty years ago, and which had been described in the classic works.

It is rather an exception today not only in my clinic, but also in the clinics of international teachers of homeopathy, whom I have been inviting to lecture at my Homeopathic Academy in Prague. The reasons for this could be the worsening life environment, including strongly increasing microwave radiation, which is now many orders of magnitude stronger than before the year 2000. We should not forget that homeopathic remedies can be produced also by electromagnetic radiation and the well-known electro-acupuncture tools, remedymaker, work on this principle. This means that the strong high-frequency radiation of mobile phones and mobile phone masts could also have a homeopathic antidotal effect on our healing process. As we know, a remedy, which is not an exact simillimum, can easily be antidoted. The more similar it is, the less its effect can be negated. Moreover, current homeopaths who select remedies according to “the totality of symptoms“ have to deal more often with clients who, together with homeopathic preparations, regularly take corticosteroids, antibiotics and further chemical substances. This does not support the effect of homeopathic remedies and is an influence, which was considerably weaker some decades ago than it is today.

Thus, my 36 years of practical experience with homeopathy has shown me that in order to arrive at the same result, an increasingly precise remedy selection is necessary. No other way exists. Similarity must be increasingly perfect and has to include also the changes in the organism caused by disruptive modern day influences, which nature itself is not familiar with and cannot handle. Persons of the Lycopodium, Calcarea carbonica or Lachesis constitution are not the same as they were in the 19th and the 20th century. They have been changed by environmental influences that did not exist before.

In the year 2002, some not very successful cases of homeopathic healing have forced me to turn again to the history of homeopathy and to learn from the classic works. In the software Reference Works, I have found in much of the literature a number of brief references to the highly effective “autonosodes” and “autoisopathic” remedies, both produced from the potentized information obtained not from surrounding nature, for example from the bodies of animals and plants, but directly from the patient, from his body. The first person who used this method, was naturally, Samuel Hahnemann. When he was already over eighty years old, he achieved a successful cure in a case of tuberculosis through homeopathically potentized saliva from the patient (and he has left a written record about it. 1

That, which we heal, is not the body, but a disturbance in the “spiritual” (I prefer to use the word “fine-matter” instead) vital force – Organon, §12. The body of every person has the closest relation to its vital force, which organizes and forms the body and mind. Similarity is brought here to perfection. Therefore, when we take information from the patient´s body and potentiate it to a fine-matter state in which the vital force acts on the principle of resonance, this vital force can be invigorated and healed.  Furthermore, the body also contains information about outer influences, which inimically acted upon it, for example about electromagnetic radiation or poisons from the environment, which, from the isopathic point of view, is very important for healing.

Isopathy is administering of the same damaging influence of that which had caused the disease, in a potentized form. This way we can traditionally cure negative effects of vaccination, snakebite, bacterial toxins, poisoning and similar ailments. We have in homeopathy many long-term, good experiences with isopathy, and many books and articles were written about it.

Autopathy thus combines in one method a number of homeopathic approaches, and its holistic effect is close to the effect of a constitutional remedy, prescribed according to the totality of the symptoms. In autopathy we can very clearly discern a development according to Hering’s Laws of Cure, that symptoms (including “incurable” ones) retreat in the direction from within outward. This is not just a marvellous theory, but a real result, which I have observed from the first cases, when I and my pupils have applied the client’s diluted saliva and have seen the gradual cure of lifelong allergy, eczema, migraine, depression, arthritis, insomnia, infertility, fatigue syndrome, thyroid gland malfunction, menstrual pains and many other long-term disorders, which were previously fought with unsatisfactory results by both conventional as well as homeopathic means. I have named the method “autopathy”, following Hahnemann´s example, who called the remedy prepared directly from the patient “Auto”.  At the beginning of my work with autopathy, there were only two occurrences of the word “autopathy” in English on the internet, one completely irrelevant. In German, Spanish and other languages this word did not appear on the internet at all.

To be able to regularly recommend this method to my clients (at the beginning, these were only the less successful homeopathic cases) I designed and began to use the autopathy bottle.  It is a glass vessel, in which the client can make his own dilutions from saliva in the bathroom in his own home according to the instructions for use provided with “the bottle”.  It proved to be so simple and quick to prepare, that no one could get it wrong. I would like to point out that Hahnemann’s laboratory, in which he produced his enormously effective remedies, could not compete in its equipment and cleanliness with today’s average bathroom. I had visited his well-preserved laboratory in Köthen a couple of years ago. There was wood-fired oven and no water mains or water outlet.

The home preparation of the autopathic dilution takes usually only a few minutes and the client uses it only once or repeats it, for example once a week, depending on the character of the disorder. The potency of the dilution is determined by the quantity of water used for making the dilution. One litre of water poured through the bottle results in the potency of 40 C, two litres in 80 C and the largest successfully applied potency was from 250 litres, which is 10 M. With the home production of the autopathic dilution, I came close to Hahnemann’s demand that homeopathic remedies should be made by a homeopath, not by a pharmacist.  In autopathy we have brought this even further, the remedy being made directly by the client.  It has proven to have numerous advantages, especially concerning the quality of the dilution. However, the dilution can also be prepared in the client’s presence by the autopathy consultant or for a child by the parent.

In the course of the fourteen years autopathy has existed, a large number of people completed the training courses on autopathy, and they shared their experiences, for example at the regular annual conferences in Prague. Autopathy has gradually developed into a healing method with several forms of preparation of the dilution, suitable for various conditions of the body and the mind. On can potentize not only saliva, but also the information from breath, stool and directly from prana, the fine-matter information contained in the seventh chakra above the head of the healed person. The last form of healing became especially popular because of its often immediate effect of psychic relief.  Here the water in the autopathy bottle is held for two minutes in the area of the 7th chakra, where it adopts the fine-matter information, which is then potentized. The potentized information is applied in drops to the forehead, the area of the 6th chakra, which by means of the meridians and nadis reaches the whole of the organism.

It is also significant that through the  method of autopathy homeopathy returns to its original spiritual philosophy, owing to which it spread so widely in America and Europe in the second half of the 19th century. Many modern homeopaths ignore this spiritual background or deny it and the loss of the philosophical support makes it unfathomable and vulnerable for its materialistic adversaries.

People using autopathy report sometimes almost euphoric states, the improvement and cure of chronic symptoms within weeks or months and often a quick recovery from acute febrile illnesses and other acute conditions. The speed of recovery and the ability to restore health is individually determined not by conventional diagnosis, but by a complex inner condition of the body and spirit, which I call karma.

In this short article, I would not like to perpetrate any impression of simplification, which this brief form seduces to. I have written two books about this method. ‘Autopathy: A Homeopathic Journey to Harmony’ and ‘Get Well with Autopathy’. The second book is a textbook and a manual on the method.  In the first book, I have focused more on the homeopathic contexts and the development of this new homeopathic method. Both books contain over a hundred descriptions of cases of chronic diseases, cured by autopathy. Many other successful cases of cured incurable conditions have been published at www.autopathy.info, where users of autopathy also speak in video recordings with English subtitles, about the cure of their long-term chronic illnesses, which before had resisted other forms of conventional and alternative healing.

For homeopaths, for example for me, autopathy is also a great support for the effects of homeopathic treatment, where it can be applied by alternating the two forms of healing. The book ‘Get Well with Autopathy’ contains a number of such cases. The books can be obtained in e-shops, for example Amazon.com or www.Autopathy.info, where it is also available in electronic form.

Autopathy is particularly suitable for self-healing, because it does not require the complex search for the simillimum. We know it beforehand, because it is in the body or in the vital force (prana) of the healed person. I am meeting people who have healed their long-term chronic disorders only after reading the book ‘Get Well with Autopathy’, even without a consultation with a trained practitioner.

Nevertheless, most people prefer to consult professional practitioners, who have completed the training course on autopathy.  I organise, every year, not only courses, but also webinars, in which the participants quickly learn the basics of the autopathic method, and in combination with the book, can apply this method to their own cases. Participants can then be included, if they wish, in the map of consultants, on the autopathy website. Right now, there are more than 400 consultants working in CR but also in the USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and other countries. They are included in the map of consultants in the website www.Autopathy.info

Autopathy is firmly anchored in classical homeopathy and continues the work of its founder, who did not have enough time left to develop this new chapter further. It is up to our generations to continue his work.

Jiri has made a practical webinar on autopathy available at: http://www.autopathy.info/autopathy-self-treatment-of-chronic-diseases-and-how-to-use-it/

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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: www.autopathy.com


  • I am a graduated homeopath from Bangladesh. I got this article interesting. Can I translate it in Bengali with full courtesy? If I do this, many homeopaths of my country can be known about your method..

    Thanks in advance.. 🙂

    • Dear Hasin,

      Yes, you may translate it in Bengali. Please just add a link back to this page.

  • DEAR DR,

    • Hahnemann had a long list of things that might interfere with the remedies. One way around that is to repeat the remedies. Cell phones can be used on speakerphone, so there is no contact with the unit. People have to make some choices about their health.

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