Praise for Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy
Online Reviews and Interviews:
- Fearless Books (review)
- Mercola Newsletter (review)
- Mercola Newsletter (interview)
- Homeopathy Today (review in national magazine)
- The Homoeopath (review in UK homeopathy journal)
- Rebecca Reads (review)
- Rebecca Reads (interview)
Also check out the media page on this site.
Dr. Joseph Mercola
The Mercola Newsletter (www.mercola.com)
"An introduction to homeopathy that stands out from the rest."
Larry Dossey, MD
Executive Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine;
Author: Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words
"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."
Editor, Homeopathy Today (USA)
Editor, Homeopathy NewZ (New Zealand)
Author, "The Faces of Homeopathy," and "The Heritage of Homeopathic Literature"
"[Impossible Cure] is the finest general introduction to homeopathy I've yet read... [Lansky's] 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...
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... Bravo for Amy for having the vision
to see it and the skill to make it happen."
Bernard Rimland, PhD
Director, Autism Research Institute; Founder, Autism Society of America
"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
Lia Bello, RN, FNP, CCH
Review for Homeopathy Today (July/August 2003 Issue)
"This new book is one of the clearest and most comprehensive introductions
to homeopathy in recent times. In Impossible Cure, Amy Lansky, PhD, explains
in a remarkably reader-friendly way the science and art of homeopathy... This book
may very well contribute to the transformation of homeopathy from the ugly duckling
of medicine to the swan that it deserves to be... Impossible Cure succeeds in
demystifying homeopathy's approach to healing and will help people understand what
embarking on homeopathic treatment is all about."
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
"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."
Author: The Healing Herbs, The New Healing Herbs, Nature's Cures, Blended Medicine, and other consumer health books
"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."
Richard Pitt, CCH, RSHom (NA)
Director, Pacific Academy of Homeopathy, San Francisco
In Impossible Cure, Amy Lansky is ...
enlightening us to the potential of homeopathy and its fascinating
history. Her personal experience of finding a homeopathic cure for
her son's autism is extraordinary enough. However, she has laid out
one of the most complete pictures of homeopathy ever written.
Extremely well researched, she 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. Like a hidden treasure sitting in a
basement for two hundred years, the jewels of homeopathy need to see
the light of day. Impossible Cure will help do this. 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."
Reviewer for Homeopathy Now -- Newsletter of the West Coast Homeopathic Society (Canada)
"In Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, Amy Lansky presents an intelligent, provocative,
and insightful account of both the historical development and present-day issues of homeopathy. Set against
the backdrop of her sons Max's encounter with the tragically limiting childhood disorder of autism, Lansky
explores the philosophy, the science, and the practical realities of this healing art in a dynamic and
passionate, yet clear and rational voice... Stylistically speaking, one of the distinguishing qualities
of this book is the very personal nature of it. Rather than feeling lectured to, the reader is included
in what is a vast inquiry and journey of discovery in which homeopathic principles and concepts are
carefully explained and illustrated... This is the book for the serious-thinking inquirer of
homeopathic medicine and the issues surrounding this alternative healing art. It is reader friendly,
comprehensive in scope, and full of experiential insights and depth of exploration."
Wayne B. Jonas, MD
Director, Samueli Institute;
Former director, Office of Alternative Medicine, NIH
"An accessible guide to one of the most mysterious of healing
Fearless Books Review (www.fearlessbooks.com)
"A well-written and ultimately inspiring volume...
Impossible Cure presents an uncompromising call for a rethinking of
conventional medical practices in the U.S."
Owner, Minimum Price Homeopathic Books (www.minimum.com)
"We have never had this kind of response to an introductory book."
Doug Brown, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Homeopathic practitioner and Editor, NASH News (Newsletter of the North American Society of Homeopaths)
"After I gave Impossible Cure to my 80-year-old mother to read, she exclaimed,
'Now I understand why you've become so obsessed with homeopathy!'
The power of this book to demonstrate how fascinating, miraculous, and valuable
homeopathy is to the general reader is what makes this book invaluable to my practice.
I recommend it to all my patients. They then understand more deeply the value of their
own homeopathic experience, and become empowered to transmit that excitement and enthusiasm
to their family members and friends."
Homeopathic practitioner, United Kingdom. Reviewer for The Homoeopath (UK journal)
"I have so many introductory books on homeopathy for the general reader, I thought it would be impossible
for there to ever be another interesting one, and yet, here it is, Impossible Cure... This is the
most exciting introduction to homeopathy you could read and pass on to your potential patients. This book will
help them understand what to expect and how to go about the new experience of becoming a homeopathic patient.
And this is the most useful book for you to have when preparing your own talks, full of lively references and
quotations all ready for you to use. It is a charming book."
Dr. J. Rozencwajg, MD, PhD
Homeopathic practitioner, New Zealand. Reviewer for Links Homeopathic Journal
"This book is going to be an international best-seller...
This is a book of hope for the public... a book of information and of
testimony that is going to do more for homeopathy than any political bickering
has been able to do until now."
John Melnychuk, CCH, RSHom(NA)
Homeopathic practitioner, Palo Alto, California
"Amy Lansky's new book, Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy is now
the best patient education book available. It is a compelling and entertaining read;
even after 10 years of full-time practice, I couldn't stop reading and put it down!
Impossible Cure is also well researched and informative. It contains easily
readable and comprehensive introductions to philosophy, history, and more recent
scientific and clinical studies. Impossible Cure is an excellent book for
both clients and first year students of homeopathy. My patients who have read
it are much better informed and provide better case information.
I find it a bit easier to manage their cases since they have learned quite a lot
about what we are looking for in Homeopathy. You should have no problem selling
copies to clients -- mine are snapping them up!"
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Director, Teleosis School of Homeopathy, Boston, Massachusetts
"I have just read Impossible Cure and I am ecstatic!
It is a perfect general introduction to the concepts of homeopathy --
the book we have all been waiting for. I am telling all my patients
and students that it is a MUST READ."
Homeopathic practitioner, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
"In my practice I've been dispensing [Impossible Cure] to eager clients.
They return with a new understanding that I was never quite able to convey."
Maggie Foran Taeger
Homeopathic practitioner, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Amy Lansky has written the ultimate user's guide to homeopathy. This
is the book I have been waiting to pass along to clients, family, and
friends, for purposes of: 1) initiating a real understanding of the
nature of homeopathy and its philosophy; 2) overcoming skepticism due
to misunderstanding and prejudice; and 3) familiarizing potential
clients with the conventions of homeopathic practice. This last point
includes promoting understanding of the role of the client as a
partner in the healing process. All this is presented in an enjoyable
manner, in a conversational style, but rigorously supported by Ms.
Lansky's research and documentation, and by her fine understanding of
homeopathic principles. She enlivens her subject matter with
real-life stories gathered from a spectrum of homeopathic clients, and
with stories of her own interesting experiences with homeopathic
healing, including the cure of her son's autism. Its thorough and
scholarly treatment sets Impossible Cure apart from other books on the
subject written for the general public."
"With the anecdotes and stories of how people are using homeopathy
to address various ailments, it is a riveting read.
I read the entire book in two evenings; it was that interesting and exciting."
Richard P. Gabriel, PhD, MFA
Poet and computer scientist
Author: Patterns of Software (Oxford) and Writer's Workshop & The Work of Making Things (Addison-Wesley)
"When I started to read Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy by Amy Lansky, I thought I would be reading about her search to cure her son -- and in fact, that story is the heart of the book in several senses. But I didn't expect to find ... one of the most important discussions ... on bringing the health professions up to date with the rest of contemporary science... This book -- on the surface a human story about the search for cure in one particular case -- is perhaps one of the most important books of the early twenty-first century.