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What About the Potency?


You have chosen a remedy but now two choices must be made: what potency to give it in and how often it is to be repeated. If you are not sure how to make these decisions, here is my must have guide to make you feel more confident with every acute prescription.



Choosing the correct potency

  • Remedies come in low potency 6x to 6c

  • Medium potency 30c and 200c

  • High potency 1m and above

Over the counter remedies will always be in the low to medium potency. Medium potencies such as 30c are a good choice for home prescribers who have some familiarity with homeopathy.


Giving a dose

  • You need to give one dose at a time

  • One dose = one dry pill

  • Two pills will have the same effect as one pill. Three pills will have the same effect as one pill

Sometimes you may want to put a pill into a glass of water and just sip the water. It is hard to understand how one droplet added to a bowl of water, still needs to be one drop - all I can say is try it! Again, one drop will have the same effect as three drops.


How often?

  • Take one dose and observe the symptoms

  • If symptoms start to improve - no further dosage is necessary

  • If symptoms improve and then relapse - give another dose of the same remedy

  • If there is no improvement - repeat in one hour. If after three doses, the symptoms have not improved, retake the case and select a new remedy. Were you struggling to choose between remedies?

The remedy

The remedy needs to be absorbed through the lining of the mouth - this way, it goes straight into the bloodstream without going into the stomach. Just suck the pill until dissolved. They do not have an unpleasant taste and you will find most children are happy to take homeopathic remedies.


If the symptoms have changed, you will need to retake the case and find the most appropriate remedy for the new symptoms. You can find advice on how to collect symptoms here.



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