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action of thyroidinum in different potencies

somewhere on the internet i read that thyroidinum below 30C Wwill help an underactive thyroid while thyroidinum above 30C is good for overactive thyroid, and 30C will serve to balance the thyroid. is there any element of truth in it?
  pcthahir on 2011-08-12
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None. That is not how our potencies work.

The lower potencies have more use on those cases that have a lot of pathology, that have low vitality, when you need to do alot of daily dosing (due to the patient being on suppressive medication for their disease) or have mostly common symptoms for the disease. Low potencies will be more likely to act if the prescriber has used broad general symptoms to prescribe than if they tried a higher potency for the same reason. This is one reason the pseudo-homoeopaths get so much value out of our low potencies - you don't need as much skill to get some effect out of them.

The higher potencies are more useful in cases where there is mostly functional symptoms, where the case is centred around mental and emotional symptoms, where the vitality of the patient is quite high (children), where the intensity of the disease is very high, and especially where there are many pecuiliar symptoms relating to that remedy. The higher you go in potency, the more exact the match must be in the symptoms, so it takes much more skill and knowledge to use them effectively.

Because alot of people, and unfortunately a lot of prescribers of our medicines, don't know how homoeopathy works, don't bother to learn the philisophy that underpins it, you will get all sorts of crazy ideas like the one you gave. All sorts of weird rules and superstitions will pop up.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
dear doctor, whatever you said about potencies in general are true. but what about silica and hepar sulph? they say that both will promote suppuration in their lower potencies and abort it in higher potencies.similarly, i have heard that nux 30 will retard bowel movement and nux 1M will promote it. so they advise giving nux 1M or higher to induce diarrhoea when a person unknowingly swallows a coin or something like that . please clarify my doubts.
pcthahir last decade
Those statements are being taken out of context.

EVERY remedy when given to a patient will do two things.

Firstly it will produce its symptoms in him - for instance constipation. This is called the Primary Action of a medicine.

Then, the vital force will react by attempting to create the opposite state through homoeostasis, and will instead create diarrhea. This is called the Secondary Action, and is not always seen, as the strength and size of the dose often determines how likely this is to happen. If the dose is not that large or has not been given too often, the Secondary Action will only cancel out the Primary Action (returns the body to balance or health).

If you are giving a medicine homoeopathically (based on the Law of Similars) then it will aggravate whatever symptom the patient has that is matched by the remedy. If the dose is well chosen, after aggravation the symptom will simply disappear. If the dose is too large then you may get the opposite symptom appear for a short while (as the Vital Force pushes too hard in the opposite direction). Then balance will return as this comes back to the original point of health.

On the other hand, if you try using our medicines in non-homoeopathic ways, then you can create other kinds of non-curative effects (antipathic or allopathic).

When a remedy is given, we are not trying to make something happen. We are just trying to coax the vital force into correcting the imbalance. However it does that, will happen by will of the vital force not because we are controlling the reactions or effects. While we can try to do what the Allopaths do, it doesn't tend to be very successful.

So you *could* attempt to create proving symptoms in a patient to cancel out certain things (Antipathy), or you could do that to make something happen that you believe will fix some internal theorized problem (Allopathy) but this isn't homoeopathy.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Sat, 13 Aug 2011 04:30:12 BST]
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Would using thryoidinum in a case of hypothyroidism be truly 'homeopathic' prescribing? It's not technically a similar or am I missing something.
I'm curious as I've been pondering using it rather than Sepia, Calcera Carb and/or Graphites which seem indicated for myself.
sputnikbuddha 9 years ago
The only way it would be homoeopathic is if the peculiar symptoms of the medicine and those of the patient match. If the remedy is simply being given because of the name of the condition, this is not homoeopathy. Using a Sarcode like Thyrodinium to treat an imbalance of the Thyroid is very much akin to the philosophy of Allopathic medicine, and so it is risky and unpredictable.

Using any medicine without the guidance of a qualified practitioner also runs risks. Self prescribing sarcodes and nosodes is particularly dangerous as these medicines can have a tendency to active latent pathology.
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 02:11:07 BST]
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago

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