Using Homeopathic Remedies – Part 1

Using Homeopathic Remedies – Part 1, Remedy Potencies and Frequency
What are the best homeopathic remedy potencies to take?  What are the best potencies to purchase?

Many of us have shopped for a good remedy home kit and found the kits differ widely from one another when it comes to the remedy potencies being offered.  Some kits will have all the remedies at the 6X potency.  Some will have all the remedies at the 15X potency.  Some will have remedies all the way up to the 30C potency.
Most often when we go to a store offering homeopathic remedies we will see the same remedy being offered at a variety of potencies; which potency is the best to purchase?
These are excellent questions that I am asked fairly often so I will try to address them here.

Please remember that I am not a "Homeopathic Medical Professional,” rather I am sharing with interested people what my research and experience has taught me.  Your findings might be different.

Because our bodies work with the energy from a remedy and because the more a remedy is processed in dilutions the more power it has, the lower potencies are usually used in different ways and times than the higher potencies.
Some sources consider the lower potencies to be all of the ones in potencies from 1X up to 30C.  Higher potencies are usually considered to be the ones from 30C up to 200C, and even 1M.
The numbering of remedy potencies is an identifier of the level and method of processing and dilutions the remedy has been taken through.  The lower potencies have had less processing and dilution than the higher potencies.

In a future blog I hope to explain how these levels of potency are made during a very specific method of processing.  In another blog I hope to show how you could possibly make some of your own homeopathic remedies.

For several hundred years Homeopathic Physicians have found the lower potencies are best for  problems having a sudden onset, sharp rise, and short course  *acute disease:*  things requiring short-term medical care and are generally self-limiting ailments that usually if left alone will eventually clear up on its own.
The higher potencies are for *chronic* problems or emergencies.  "Chronic” is defined as marked by long duration or frequent recurrence: not acute.  Such as always present or encountered; constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling.  These are problems having no definite resolution.

I will give several examples for clarification:
If I had things like an insect bite, eye strain, bruises, or a simple cough, I would take remedies in the 6C, 9C, 12C, 6X, 9X or 12X potencies.

If I had problems like a fever, fatigue, aches & pains, a headache, the common cold, or a rash I would take a remedy in the 9C, 12C, 15C, 12X, or 30X range of potencies.

If I had chronic indigestion, a rash that seemed to always show up and was hard to get rid of, frequent sleeplessness, or mental/emotional problems like anxiety or stage fright, I would take a remedy in the 15C, 30C, 30X, or 200C potencies.  However for chronic problems a homeopathic medical professional might prescribe potencies in the 200C, 1M, 10M, 50M or CM range.

The lower potencies are usually prescribed to be taken frequently as needed.  Sometimes hourly until the start of relief is noticed; then to switch to maybe 3 times a day until the problem is gone.
Higher potencies are usually prescribed to be taken much less frequently with even less frequency as the potency goes higher; for instance the 200C and higher potencies being taken once a month or once every six months.

I can hear some of you asking, "Make it simple Mike, what do ‘you’ purchase when ‘you’ go remedy shopping?”  Good question.  I purchase my Homeopathic Tissue Salts (not ‘remedies’) in the 6X potency.  (I will explain the Salts in another blog.)  I will purchase most of my remedies in the 30C potency.  I will purchase 200C remedies for chronic problems and mental/emotional difficulties.

If I had troubling and severe headaches that were not being helped with a remedy in the 30C potency, I will switch to a remedy in the 200C potency.  I will feel comfortable taking the 30C remedy several times a day as I feel the need, but will only take the 200C remedy once or twice a month.

(I will note that in my remedy cabinet I have some 6X potencies from the early days as I was "getting into” homeopathy.  These are still good remedies for sudden pains or insect bites, and have their place for minor acute problems.  I will try them as needed but my usual personal preference when going shopping is to start with the 30C remedies.)

Often if a remedy is not working it is not the potency that needs to be considered, it is the choice of remedy itself.  Maybe your choice of remedy was not the best match for your symptoms and/or your physical and mental/emotional makeup.  (I will explain this in a future blog.)

If the proper remedy has been chosen most people will notice almost immediate relief to some degree with the lower potencies.  The higher potencies usually work deeper in the body and have a much greater effect on the ailment over months of use.  The higher potencies are not for immediate relief, rather for changing the body itself from whatever state it has been in that allowed it to have the chronic problem in the first place – this takes time.

Footnote:  My intent is to relay what my research or personal use has shown me.  I am not a medical professional and in this and all future blogs am not intending to prescribe anything for anyone or as a remedy for any malady.  If you are ill I would suggest you consult a professional.

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