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potency question for homeopaths.

i am confused about what potency should be taken when. what is the difference between 30c and 200c? what does LM1 potency stand for? can anyone pls explain?
  orangeblossom on 2007-01-11
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
30C is a dilution of 1 part to 10 to the power 60 (1:10^60).

200C is a dilution of 1 part to 10 to the power 400 (1:10^400).

LM is a dilution of 1 part to 10 to the power 50,000 (1:10^50000).

Consider this: there are only approximately 10^300 atoms in the universe...
ZepOz last decade
As you proceed up the C scale, the remedies are increasingly more powerful even though they are far more dilute. (Homeopathy is an energy medicine; it is not necessary for there to be any material remedy left in the solution.) 200C is much more powerful and deeper acting than 30C.

LM is a different kind of scale, with LM1 being the lowest potency available within the LM series. It tends to be used where the C potency might be too harsh for the particular patient or where more frequent dosing is required.

30C is considered a middle level potency, better than 200C for someone who is self-prescribing who may not be especially familiar with how to use homeopathy. It is also more indicated than 200C for very local conditions. It is also more indicated if you are not entirely sure of what remedy to use. One of the rules is to start as low as possible so that you are using the 'minimum dose'. You might eventually need 200C, but it may be prudent to start with 30C to check for good or bad reactions to it.

The C potencies are prepared by adding 1 part of the active solution to 99 parts of a neutral solution, like water or alcohol, and then succussing (vigorous shaking) to energize it. They step is repeated at each level. So, C2 is prepared by taking one drop of C1 and adding 99 drops of water or alcohol and then succussing, and so on.

LM is a different scale that starts with a 1 to 50,000 dilution.
Daisy43 last decade
daisy, you are a gem! thank you so much for explaining the potencies so well. i believe in homeopathy and am trying to learn when to use what and how much. but till i read your reply, i was so confused! now i totally understand it.
Zepoz, thanx for writing, though i was still at loss until i read daisy's reply.
orangeblossom last decade
No problem - Daisy has described the process, I have described the results.

Question: do you understand the maths that happens when you follow Daisy's method?
ZepOz last decade
Zep wants you to understand that there is no material ingredient in the higher potencies. That is true. Homeopathy is an energy medicine and does not act by material ingredient the way allopathic medicines do. It is an entirely different system. I use homeopathy because it is faster, more effective and fewer side effects than pharmaceutical drugs.
Daisy43 last decade
What i understood from the explaination is when to use what potency. I understood the reason why one is 30c and the other is 200c. Can you guys suggest a good book where I can learn more? Something for an amatuer like me who wants to learn more but does not know how to approach.

This is another question I had. Sometimes my homeopath asks me to put one globule of a 30c med in 4oz of water and give one tsp as a remedy. Sometimes he says dissolve 5globules in 4oz water and give a sip of this every 15mins. Both are effective -- I am curious to know the difference.
Thank you again for explaining.
orangeblossom last decade
At 30C, they are equally effective.

And Daisy likes to put words in my mouth - that was not what I was saying at all.
ZepOz last decade
Zep, you have just given homeopathic advice, and by your own admission you are not qualified to do so.

Orangeblossom, the effectiveness depends on matching the remedy and potency to the situation. Sometimes 30C is the most effective. Sometimes a much higher potency is more effective.

Zep believes they are equally effective because he does not believe in energy medicine and really means they are equally ineffective. He only believes in material dose.
Daisy43 last decade

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