In today's medical environment, the word cure is rightfully avoided for legal and ethical reasons. So, for an author to not only put the word "cure" in a title but then follow it with the word "promise" is indeed a bold premise of what is inside.
Author Amy Lansky's history is an increasingly common scenario: a mother who was desparately trying to find hope and help for a sick child - one diagnosed with Autism - but getting no where with conventional approaches. In her search for a solution, Ms. Lansky applied her valuable business and technical accumen (a former Silicone Valley phD tech-wiz) to identify the best approaches that seemed to truly offer a potential to cure. The word "cure" here basically means that some intervention was done (medicine or some treatment) and now it is completely resolved with no need of further intervention. This search eventually led her to the 200-year old system of medicine called homeopathy. A good part of this book describes her son's journey and treatment with homeopathy that eventually led to his restored health and balance - which was the primary motivation for Ms. Lansky to leave a lucrative career to study and practice homeopathy.
While relatively unknown in the USA, homeopathy is widely practiced in most western countries and in many parts of the world (Europe, Australia, Russia, India). It is just lately gaining a greater understanding and acceptance in the USA - a trend that is forecast to accelerate with a medical system that has become exhorbantly costly and with consumers who are not willing to take expensive medications for years or even for life. Even Intergrative Medicine Departments at major hospitals are increasingly studying its curative potential. In this well-written book, Ms. Lansky effectively presents cases and arguements of how homeopathic medicines effectively stimulate a person's innate healing mechanisms to allow chronic or acute disease to be eventually resolved. Her son's case illustrates realistically how homeopathy, like all modalities that stimulate true healing, is no "magic bullet" for immediate results but brings about the deep, curative effects over time and often with much patience. That is important for patients to know and accept if they go down the path of natural healing.
Amy's book is considered a landmark book (and is much loved) within the homeopathic community. It is a substantial introduction to the topic (briefer introductions include, "Flat Earth Medicine" and "The Patient's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine.") In this book, Lansky gives simple but meaningful technical descriptions of the history and curative effects of homeopathy. She illustrates the unique contributions homeopathy can make to relieve suffering in a world of ever-increasing chronic illness. Wisely, Ms. Lansky doesn't pretend to "scientifically explain" precisely how these seemingly-benign medicines work (as science has not quite explained the whole picture yet). But many things in life - even modern quantum physics - cannot be fully explained either, but this does not disallow its use and contributions to mankind. Rather, she illustrates that true cure of the root causes of illness is possible (and routinely realized) with careful homeopathic treatment over months or even years. From someone who cured many "layers" of limiting chronic illness with homeopathy, I can confidently agree with Amy that homeopathy is one of the deepest-acting and truly curative modalities anywhere.
However, the challange of such approaches like homeopathy is that it is not easy to master by the practitioner (part science, part art like anything) - and results can widely vary like any approach. It is a modality too that does not lend itself that well to uneducated home care (apart from some simple acute illness treatment like bites and burns). As such, Amy puts forth the need for evolving homeopathy to higher levels of professionalism, one being national certification of all practitioners. She also lays out the vision for a nationwide environment where alternative medicine can be practiced without fear of unwarrented government interference, giving a good summary of the current Health Freedom legislation movement. All-in-all, probably the finest introductary (yet in-depth) book on homeopathy with something for most unbiased readers - from the scientific skeptic to the mother whose kids suffer with asthma, allergies or behavioral disorders. It is written with skill, precision, compassion and vision. Most importantly, her story here can restore a sense of hope for people who have given up that things can get better. And they can with skillful homeopathic treatment as she illustrates.