How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can. {Book Review}

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Millions of people every day find themselves dealing with health issues—and not receiving any concrete answers from their health care providers.

What I love best about Amy B. Scher’s new book, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, is that she doesn’t bash Western medicine—nor claim any one modality to be the key for everyone. What she has created is a toolbox for anyone interested in taking charge of her health in a deeper way. From energy work techniques, to EFT, to muscle testing, to mantra use…this is a guidebook that puts your health back in your hands.

I have been involved in the holistic health and wellness community for over 15 years: as a patient, as a provider, and as a writer and editor on wellness topics. Many people turn to natural approaches to health and healing out of frustration or lack of answers from their doctors. Others want to supplement the care the are receiving and be proactively involved in restoring or protecting their health. Whichever perspective you’re coming from, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can is an empowering addition to any home health library.

Amy creates a warm rapport with her readers, because she is not merely coming from a place of healer or “expert”, but also from the perspective of one who has been in the patient chair, frustrated and wanting to find lasting healing. She shares her experiences with Lyme disease (which are explored in greater detail in her first book, This Is How I Save My Life) and while she discusses a variety of therapies, the bottom line is that it was taking charge of her own wellbeing and dealing with internal blockages and patterns that allowed true healing to take place.

But unlike some authors who tout positive thinking as a cure-all, Amy tackles the missing pieces of the positive thinking movement directly.

In her own words:

“While I had always considered myself to be an eternal optimist, I had started to think I was a school-of-positive-thinking failure. Or maybe it was just a bit more complicated and I hadn’t gone quite far enough yet. What if the profound effect of thoughts and emotions was so mas- sive that it was the entire basis of my failed health?

That’s when I began gently looking at my life—not with fault or blame, but from this heart-shaped hole inside of me that felt like it was waiting for just this moment, a knowing that I had some filling up to do. I became open to the possibility that my life, and myself, had contributed to where I was, even if it didn’t make complete sense yet. After all, I was the common denominator in a pattern that seemed to manifest in different illnesses at several different times in my life.

Clearer than I’d ever seen anything, I suddenly became aware of my deficiency in the art of letting go, in being vulnerable, and in trusting life. I always tried to control everything in life, for I was convinced my world would be safer that way. I have always had to remind myself to breathe during times of stress; otherwise I would naturally hold my breath. I often fought back tears when they wanted to flow, wanting to be the type of person affected by nothing. My emotions felt safer in the confines of my body, and I never considered the cost.”

Digging in, getting curious and exploring techniques to release these blockages and old patterns didn’t just change her health—they changed the way she approaches life.

Amy’s book gives practical, actionable advice and empowers the reader to take ownership of her wellbeing in every facet of life. Whether you are dealing with specific challenges, or simply wanting to be more proactive about your health, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can is a must-read.



amyAmy B. Scher is an L.A-based author, energy therapist, and leading voice in mind-body healing.
Amy uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional or physical challenges to heal permanently and completely. After years of struggling from a life-threatening illness herself, she discovered answers to the important question: Why do some people heal from emotional and physical issues, while others don’t? After healing herself when no one else could, Amy is now an internationally sought-after practitioner helping others turn inward for healing.
She has been featured in major publications including CNN, Curve magazine, Elephant Journal, OM Times, Cosmopolitan magazine, Psych Central, the San Francisco Book Review, and was named one of Advocate’s “40 Under 40” for 2013.
Her inspirational story, down-to-earth approach to self-healing, and accessible teaching style has been well received by a variety of audiences including the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. She speaks at conferences and healing retreats nationwide.
Most importantly, Amy lives by her self-created motto: “When life kicks your ass, kick-back.”
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