Autopathic self-healing

2.2.2009 | Jiri Cehovsky |

In simplicity is strength

We can proceed in self-healing according to simplified rules, which have proved to be effective in the recent time. I also use them when I advise my clients (of course with individual modifications). Autopathy is actually in the meaning of the word always a form of self-healing: we prepare homeopathic potency out of own saliva.

According to new findings, very effective is regular repetition of the application, which makes the whole thing easier. This prevents the reduction of the effect over time, and we avoid anxious observation and assessment of signs of the so called relapse (the termination of the positive influence of given doses), which are in the case of self-healing and the generally small experience difficult to differentiate. Also redundant become the sometimes difficult decisions concerning the level of dilution.

Frequent repetition leads to a form of escalation of the effect: After the first application the fine matter (spiritual) vibrations of the given individuals increase, these then produce healthier saliva, which, transformed to a fine matter level in the autopathic dilution, has even greater effect on the individual, who produces even healthier saliva, which has an even greater effect still on the individual…and so on.

Procedure in self-healing

  • We note in a special block or a notebook briefly all our current subjectively observed and felt ailments or problems of the psyche or the physical body. Better without diagnosis. Each ailment on a separate line. Everything that we want to improve on ourselves. We note the date. When we do not feel up to this at all, we can even leave this point out.
  • We prepare and apply the dilution in regular intervals, at the beginning once a day or every second day. In self-healing a low potency (level of dilution) can be used in all cases to start with, made of one and a half litre of water, which corresponds to the homeopathic dilution of 60 C and is made by pouring of one bottle of still table water through the autopathic bottle. We proceed in the preparation according to the accompanying instructions. The autopathic bottle is then gently shaken so that no water remains in it and is put back in its plastic bag and the box. We take it out only for the next application. Regular frequently repeated preparation is best applied in the morning, just after waking up. In the evening before application we clean the teeth with a toothbrush without toothpaste and in the morning we can make and apply the dilution without further preparations. It takes only a few minutes.
  • After fourteen days till one month we begin to experiment with the intervals between the applications. There is a total freedom in the choice of the intervals and we can rely fully on our feelings and intuition. We try out intervals which suit us, after which we feel the best. We extend it for example from daily use to every second day, or from every second day to once a week, or we shorten it again from one week to every three days, or we can also apply it several times a day. We pay attention to our feelings. We listen to our impressions or intuition. We cannot make anything wrong when we test shortening the intervals or make it longer. We can always return to the interval where we felt the best. As soon as we find the interval that suits us the best, we keep to it for a longer time period, according to the concrete conditions, even months. When for example we find out that the effect passes already in three days, we shorten the interval to two days. In continuing applications in long-term conditions weekly intervals were found to have the best effect. When we notice that the problems are markedly reduced, we can start to extend the intervals.
  • In time, but not before two weeks, we increase the quantity of water for the dilution to 2-3 litres.
  • Very good results in dealing with long-term chronic problems were brought about by frequent repetition, in case of long-term and deeply rooted conditions even over the time of many months.
  • We are aware of course that for the gradual tuning of the organism from long-term dismal condition a longer time period will be required before the problems gradually visibly correct themselves or disappear. When the expected success does not arrive or there are obstacles, it is advisable to ask an experienced consultant for advice.  There are also two books that deal with self-healing in detail: “Autopathy, a Homeopathic Journey to Harmony” and “Get Well with Autopathy”. It is useful to have them in the library and consult them when in the course of self-healing any doubts arise. The philosophy and the method of classical homeopathic treatment, which is fully implemented in autopathy, are not entirely simple, it is very different from the usual approaches, and so in case of self-healing we should know at least their basics.
  • When after a longer time, for example several months, we decide to increase the quantity of water (potency) again, we always add one litre and no more. This increased quantity should be repeated for a long time. The intervals of application are adjusted to our feelings, but generally we take the autopathic preparation once a week.
  • In case of any crisis, we can increase the frequency of application, so that we can return to the previous one after the crisis had passed.
  • When we arrived at the goal that we have given to ourselves, i.e. marked improvement or removal of long-term problem, we stop the applications. Or we extend distinctly the interval, e.g. to one or two months at the same level of dilution.
  • Should the removed or considerably improved problems return, we start with the same quantity of water and length of intervals, which preceded the previous improvement.
  • For exact measuring we can use also distilled water in litre bottles. Pouring over to measuring vessels is not advisable, the water could get contaminated by impurities from these vessels. We always pour the water into the autopathic bottle directly from the original packaging. After three months of using the autopathic bottle we do not forget to replace it by a new one, to prevent the disruptive effect of the “memory of glass”.
  • In the course of time the potency can be continually increased, always by one litre and with multiple repetition of the same. Always with the possibility of returning, should the higher dilution function less than the previous lower one. The guides are again our feelings and intuition.
  • We can sometime look into our notebook with the entrance notes and compare these with the current ones. We see, what everything has changed. We write down the changes.
  • The regular preparation of the dilution can be made much easier by using carbon filter, which removes chloride from water. It is fitted to the water tap in the bathroom and the funnel of the autopathic bottle is placed under it. The water can flow over the edges of the funnel. In half a minute the bottle lets through approximately one litre = 40 C, in one minute approx. 2 litres = 80C and in one and a half minutes 3 l = 120 C.
  • All that was said here does not negate the fact that in more complex cases, consultation with an experienced and objectively judging person is very advantageous or necessary. When after our experiences with self-healing we come to the conclusion that we belong to this category, we always have the possibility to contact a consultant. In serious cases, experienced consultant is usually important from the beginning, but also here one ideally aims for a condition, when the person concerned needs the consultation less and less, as his or her condition gradually improves. Finally he or she should be independent of the consultant. It does not need to be said that also here are conditions, which can no longer be improved. This depends a lot on the state of the vital force of the individual, on a hidden inner state, which the Buddhists call karma.
  • Because autopathic healing does not exclude other forms of healing, one does not have to consider if one should give a preference to this or to that. Autopathy can be used also as a supplementary method, and this with any other form of treatment, even with correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies. Frequent repetition of the application has also an advantage of eliminating the effect of possible antidotes, which could arise through other parallel approaches to healing.

How I discovered regular frequent use of lower potencies

There are two basic inspirational sources for this method that has been found very successful and effective in the recent time. The first is a traditional use of low LM1 potencies of homeopathic remedies, which can be applied often, even daily, and it is also possible to change the interval of the application depending on the feelings and the development of the treated person. The homeopaths have very good experiences which were gained over more than hundred years.

The second inspirational source is the use of a special vessel for water, called kundika by the Buddhist monks in India and later also in other places. I explain: In the year 2003 I saw in a gallery an old Tibetan painting of the bodhisattva Maitreya holding a vessel called kundika, with a description that it contains clean water that heals. This happened about a year after I started to use the autopathic bottle. The resemblance between the two vessels attracted my attention as well as their similarities concerning their use for healing with the aid of clean water. After this I found out in the Internet that these kundikas are precious collectors’ objects of great value, are exhibited in many galleries and were used for many centuries in all Buddhist countries, initially in India, later in Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea and in Tibet. The purpose of their use in the ancient times, a long time before AD, was not described anywhere, but approximately from the 10th century onwards they were used for ritual purposes and for sprinkling of altars with water. The Chinese Buddhist monk and traveller I Tsing (7. Century AD) discovered kundikas in India on his travels and writes that it is an object that the local Buddhist monks have always with them together with an alms bowl, and this in a special case. It was therefore an instrument of special importance, because the monks did not possess anything else besides their robe. I Tsing also refers in his book “A Record of the Buddhist Religion: As Practised in India and the Malay Archipelago”, that the water used in the Kundika (kundi) has to be “untouched” and must be absolutely fresh, from a spring and clean, “uncontaminated”. At the same time, because he probably did not discover its real purpose, he expresses his surprise about its two openings, one of which is placed on its wider side from where the water would flow out, and so this vessel has actually no practical purpose, e.g. for carrying water.

The word kundi meant not only this bottle, but general holy source, as noted by American scientists A. Coomarswamy and F. Kershaw in their article „A Chinese Buddhist Water Vessel and its Indian Prototype“, printed in the magazine Artibus Asiae published in Switzerland. Kundikas were widely used in India since time immemorial, there are rich archaeological finds even from the pre-Buddhist time and kundika can be found here for example also as a Brahma attribute. It is vessel made of bronze, porcelain, burned earthenware. Large finds were made especially in the vicinity of Buddhist monasteries. Also Coomarswamy and Kershaw do not know, what the kundikas were used for and show many different types, where it is striking that all of which contain: a) widening in the upper part, b) narrow neck leading to a belly shaped lower body, with a wider base to stand on, c) on the side of the belly shaped body is an opening with a spout, from which the water would inevitably flow out when the vessel were full. While in some of the specimens found, the funnel-type upper part narrows again in the upper direction, other finds show kundikas with opened upper funnel. The vessels often bear images of a willow, a traditional Buddhist symbol for healing. When we compare kundika with the autopathic bottle, we recognise in both the funnel, the inflow pipe, the whirling chamber, the outflow pipe and the base.

Used in both cases is only clean “untouched” and uncontaminated water. Interesting, isn’t it? And so with great probability, it was here once already.

My personal theory is that the narrowing of the pipe above the widened funnel took place in some of the kundikas only later, when it was used only as a ritual object for the sprinkling of altars and its original purpose, i.e. increasing of spiritual vibrations, was forgotten.

Kundikas of various shapes are held on holy paintings and sculptures, created from ancient times until today, by various deities, the already mentioned Maitreya, Buddha of the next (or rather coming) age, residing in the heavenly sphere, and similarly by Guanyin, usually (not always) a female figure, associated with compassion and healing.

Exactly the subtle energies of Maitreya is that, which now starts to be more and more apparent in our world, which establishes itself (perhaps only lightly up to now) as a new current not only in the minds of people, but already also on a social and material level. Maitreya is an archetype of compassion, non-violence, love and widened consciousness. Has the autopathic bottle been since three thousand years a spiritual instrument? In principle probably yes. It is not be very surprising when we are aware that spirituality and healing are always connected.

But back to our frequent application of autopathic preparation: The monks carried on their pilgrimages a vessel in a special case with them, intended for increasing of spiritual, mental and physical abilities. This means that they used it often, perhaps daily, or several times a day! Moreover: Kundika placed in the stream of a forest gill or under the water springing from the rock probably produced lower potencies, lower dilutions, which is determined for example by the size of the vessel. We can conclude from this that the thousands years old tradition of kundikas probably brought the finding that it is more effective to use lower potencies, and this more often. If saliva was used as input information, or only breath or even a thought – we do not know.

We should not forget another thing in common with autopathy: also in Buddhism a form of self-healing rules are valid. Namely, that the nearest person, which can help you the most, are you.


I Tsing: A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practised in India and Malay Archipelago, Oxford, 1896

Coomarswamy, A. and Kershaw, F.: A Chinese Buddhist Water Vessel and its Indian Prototype, Artibus Asiae, Vol. 3, No. 2/3 (1928 – 1929), pp. 122-141


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