Amy Lansky grew up in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1977 with degrees in mathematics and computer science, and she received her doctorate in computer science from Stanford University in 1983.
After many years working at various Silicon Valley research institutions (including SRI International, NASA Ames Research Center, and three years as a consulting associate professor at Stanford), Lansky made an unusual career move: she became a student, writer and promoter of homeopathic medicine. This was prompted by the miraculous cure of her son's autism with homeopathy. This experience prompted her to write Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy (http://www.impossiblecure.com), now one of the best-selling introductory books about homeopathy worldwide, with translations into several foreign languages. Lansky is dedicated to helping others -- especially families with autistic children -- discover the curative powers of homeopathy.
Lansky's homeopathic studies have included foundational course work with Misha Norland's School of Homeopathy in Devon, England; completion of the Homeopathic Master Clinician's course with Louis Klein; and studies with Simon Taffler, Sadhna Thakkar, Jan Scholten, and Alize Timmerman. For two years she served as coeditor of The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths.
In December 2003, Lansky joined the board of the National Center for Homeopathy in Alexandria, Virginia and served on the board executive until 2011. She also helped to found and was an executive board member of the California Health Freedom Coalition from 2001-2005. This is the organization that sponsored SB-577, the California health freedom bill that was passed in September 2002. As part of this legislative process, Lansky testified before a California Senate hearing on alternative medicine.
Much of Lansky's current work involves promoting homeopathy through lectures, interviews, and columns, and providing general guidance and referrals to parents through email. She does not, however, treat patients herself. Lansky's monthly radio show on homeopathy can be found on Autism One Radio (aired the third Friday of each month). This show provides an excellent and free short course for those wishing to learn more about homeopathy. It can be found at http://www.autismone.org or via http://www.impossiblecure.com.
www.impossiblecure.com also includes a link to newsletters, the "Cure Stories" database that provides first-person testimonials of other people's experiences with homeopathy, an advice page for parents with autistic children, and pointers to practitioner referrals.
In 2011, Amy Lansky published her second book:
Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within (http://www.activeconsciousness.com), now one of the most exciting, far-ranging, and accessible books available on the topic of consciousness, spirituality, meditation, and the evolution of human awareness. It draws upon Lansky's interest in paranormal phenomena, her expertise in alternative medicine, her meditation studies, and even her research experience in artificial intelligence. Comprehensive, yet at the same time accessible and personal, this book invites you to not only learn about these mysterious subjects, but to develop the power of active consciousness for yourself. By including a series of exercises and experiments in meditation and self-inquiry, Active Consciousness provides an experience that helps readers evolve to a new level of awareness.