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.
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Although the reasons for poor growth and reduced yields caused by continuous monocropping are complicated and have not been clearly defined, they may be summarized as follows: (1) deterioration of soil physical and chemical properties, (2) proliferation of soil-borne diseases, and (3) accumulation of toxic substances (autopathy).
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." Cehovsky contends that healthy secretions contain a person's overall innate frequency.
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.