How are homeopathic remedies made? This is something that has confused me over the years. When I first started using homeopathy I was not really worried about how it was made. I just wanted something holistic to work (that was not allopathic in nature). I new homeopathy was safe, natural, gentle, but that was about it. Now that I am studying it more and more, my understanding is greater. It is still not an easy concept. We are accustomed to “more is better”, well in homeopathy~ “less is better”. It is true. Now, why and how can less be better than more?
The Law of Infinitesimal Dose and Potenization
There is an important law in homeopathy called The Infinitesimal Dose. Hahnemann found that the ordinary doses acted much too powerfully, and caused great aggravation of symptoms before the cure took place. He then (by dilution and succession~shaking) reduced his doses until he could get the curative effect without aggravating. There is a specific scientific formula used in this process of potenization (dilution and succession). Neither succession alone or dilution alone are effective, both steps are required. Succession adds kinetic energy to the solution, which is crucial. The more there is dilution and succession, the more the therapeutic power is increased, even beyond the point of there being one molecule of the original substance remaining. Once the original substance is no longer present, the remaining energy in the solvent can be continually enhanced ad infinitum. The resulting homeopathic remedy is a form of intensified energy with enhanced ability to affect the dynamic plane (or vital force) of the organism and therefore produce a lasting cure of the total organism.
~from “The Science of Homeopathy” by George Vithoulkas
I hope this helps people understand how safe and gentle homeopathy is. Now you may be wondering how could this sort of therapy could even work? Try it sometime. That is how I first began.
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