Actions. The essence of this technique is to obtain useful information in lucid dreaming that can be applied to self-healing. The information obtained may pertain not only to actions to be implemented in real life, but also to actions to be performed directly while in lucid dreaming. It’s possible to learn how to help another person, or learn what that other person needs to do to in order to overcome his illness. For example, if the practitioner has some illness or other health-problem, he can learn in lucid dreaming which medicines would have the best effect in the physical world, or which actions taken in lucid dreaming could help him to recover from his illness or affliction.
Therapeutic indications. The therapeutic indications are endless. As the technique concerns obtaining information and knowledge, it can be used for any self-healing case, no matter what its gravity or variety, and no matter whether the intent is to heal in reality or while in lucid dreaming.
Example. For example, a practitioner has hurt his leg while at work. There’s a bad painful bruise, and it’s taking a long time to heal. And so the question arises as to how to get the bruise to start healing faster and become less painful. The practitioner enters lucid dreaming and employs the technique for obtaining information through animate objects, and to that end summons a surgeon. He briefly describes the problem and asks for advice. The surgeon recommends that the practitioner first go for a short run in lucid dreaming in order to get rid of the pain or simply stop feeling it, and then, before returning to reality, smear some cooling-agent onto the bruise and inject a large dose of novocaine into it. lucid dreaming surgeon might also advise him to apply a compress using ingredients that he had never even thought of, or take a specific medicine. The result is that all of the above is implemented both in lucid dreaming and in reality, achieving a result commensurate with the quality of those actions.
Effectiveness. Effectiveness (in this context: the accuracy of knowledge obtained through lucid dreaming) is highly dependent on one’s level of mastery – that is, on the ability of the practitioner himself to obtain information from lucid dreaming. For a novice, no more than 20 to 40 percent of advice obtained may be accurate, but with experience that number may reach 70 or even 100 percent. Considering this, it is vital to use the techniques for verifying obtained information.
Difficulties. The main difficulty with this type of healing using lucid dreaming lies in the fact that the practitioner must posses an additional skill: the ability to obtain correct information from lucid dreaming and, by corollary, the ability to verify that information. It’s usually necessary to simply enter lucid dreaming, deepen it, and then perform the actions one planned to do, all the while maintaining lucid dreaming. But in this case, everything is much more difficult.
The very accuracy of knowledge obtained is highly dependent on how impartial the practitioner is to the information he is receiving, and how confident he is that he will be able to obtain accurate information. He should not make the source of information feel pressured to say what he wants to hear. By doing so, the practitioner would choke off the flow of accurate information. It’s hard for the average person to "turn-off" habits like this without serious training, as everyone is accustomed to contemplating something in the back of one’s mind, or having some desired outcome for a conversation.
Accessibility. Of course, obtaining information in lucid dreaming for the purpose of healing is one of the most difficult processes of all, and so the novice is better off shying away from it if he doesn’t have a pressing need to go through with the process. Unlike many other methods for healing through lucid dreaming, it is necessary here to master the separate and difficult technique of obtaining information.