autopathy

autopathy

An obsolete term for a disease of one’s self. This term is widely used by holistic medical practitioners and homeopaths, but has no currency in the working (mainstream) medical parlance.

autopathy

idiopathic disease; one without apparent external causation.
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In his book Autopathy: A Homeopathic Journey to Harmony, Cehovsky explains how autopathy, a homeopathic dilution of a person's own healthy secretions--particularly saliva, provokes "a gradual homeopathic journey to a state of higher understanding and happiness.
People with weak life force may be unable to respond to homeopathic preparations with a return to health, but autopathy may still improve life quality.