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wet dose in demineralized water


I have taken my wet dose in spring water....but it was unavailable today so I decided to dilute my granules in demineralized treated water (by reverse osmosis-ozonized).Will my dose still be effective??

Thoughts, and many thanks!
  imstree on 2011-10-03
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It won't make any difference at all. You can use tap water, spring water, rain water - as long as it is water it will work.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Glad to note that David Kempson is commenting on the Wet dose which I first listed on the ABC forum in 2005 shortly after I coined the term and gave my reasons for doing so.

What he fails to understand is that the presence of Chlorine in Tap Water will antidote the Homeopathic remedy.

Simple boiling of the water will fix this problem as the Chlorine is liberated by boiling.

It is my hope that David will also follow my lead and give his remedies in the Wet dose precisely as I have prescribed it below:

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid pack in Alcohol, also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.
Joe De Livera last decade
The proper name of the 'wet dose' is actually the Split Dose, a method outlined in our Organon of Medicine by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann the inventor of homoeopathy. 'Wet dose' is actually a poor term for it as it fails to explain what the purpose of the method is (to divide the dose into smaller amounts to reduce aggravation, thus it is 'split').

Chlorine in water does not antidote remedies. I have used tap water many times with no diminishing of the power of the medicines at all, as have many patients without asking me about the quality of water to be used. Very few things antidote remedies.

In fact antidoting can only take place if something is given that matches the symptoms of the remedy, in effect curing it through the law of similars.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
I disagree with David on both the points he has made in his response above.

It was Luc who introduced me to the 'Watery dose' which he used at that time by inserting either the remedy or the remedy in the Liquid Dilution in Alcohol into water. He too called it the 'Split dose' and upon further investigation jointly by him and me from my edition of the Organon it stated that the Split dose was made by first dissolving the remedy in a bottle of water to which 20% alcohol was added as the 'preservative'. A teaspoonful is taken from the 'preserved' remedy and inserted into a cup of water and after it is mixed into it, the patient is given a teaspoonful as the dose and the rest of the medicated water is discarded.

I questioned Luc about the reason for this puzzling instruction from the Master and he could not give me an answer as to the reason why the remedy is made into the Watery dose in a 20% solution of Alcohol, from which a teaspoonful is taken and further mixed or diluted in a cup of water from which a teaspoonful is the dose given to the patient. The addition of 20% of neat alcohol into the remedy bottle would make the mixture the equivalent of a stiff drink of alcohol and this admixture too Luc could not figure out. We conjectured that Hahnemann may have himself been inebriated when he included this Aphorism into the Organon !

The point that I was making at that time was that I had discovered that a patient who presented Asthma was not responding to Nat Sulph 6c in the Split dose but he did respond to the Wet dose which is made by inserting 3 drops of the remedy into a bottle of spring water from which a teaspoonful is sipped and we arrived at the term 'Wet dose' which I coined with Luc agreeing on this term which I notice he uses himself to describe a remedy made into a bottle of spring water.


I coined the term 'Wet dose' to differentiate it from the Dry dose which usually comprises lactose pellets. This term Wet dose has stuck in the Homeopathic World like my 'Joepathy' and a quick search on Google for Wet dose will list over 25000 hits. For the record 'Joepathy' lists over 2000 hits.

I would challenge David to disprove that I was the author of the term 'Wet dose'.

I have used the term Wet dose in all my posts and notes on making the Wet dose which I use exclusively as I have found that it works far more effectively than the dry pellets.

I would like to copy my post on the ABC below as further evidence of its history:


Preparing the Liquid and Split Dose
From Joe De Livera on 2006-01-21

I was converted to the Liquid Dose which is also referred to as the Wet or Water dose by Dr Luc de Schepper who was here in Sri Lanka last April to help the survivors of the Tsunami. He referred me to Hahnemann's Sixth edition where he has recorded this method of using a remedy.

Up to that time I had, in common with other homeopaths throughout the world used the dry globules which are activated by using a few drops of the liquid remedy that you get from the Homeopathic Pharmacies, usually in 10ml plastic bottles with dropper caps.

The liquid dose is made by getting a 500ml bottle of Spring water from a supermarket and it is recommended that the fine type is read to check if the water is from deep bore wells to ensure purity. The water must be free of chlorine.

2 drops of the liquid remedy or 3 globules which are already activated are then inserted into the bottle from which about 50ml has been decanted to provide some air space on top just under the lid.

The bottle is then subjected to violent agitation either by twirling in the hand clockwise and anti c, or the bottle can be banged on the open palm or a cushion to ensure the the water produces bubbles like when opening a bottle of soda. This bubbling is succussion which is the secret of HOmeopathy and raises the potency of the water which is now the liquid remedy every so slightly thereby making the remedy to help cure the ailment better that with the dry dose.

The split dose is used when the trace of the remedy should be very subtle and just sufficient to prod the body to accept it and help cure the ailment like Asthma. The method of using the split dose is to succuss the bottle and take a teaspoonful of the remedy from the bottle and put it into half cup of water from another bottle which is reserved for this purpose. The water is stirred gently and a teaspoonful from the cup is sipped.

I was at first very skeptical about the effect of any remedy which I had been dispensing to patients in the dry dose which was usually 2 gobules taken twice or thrice daily, being powerful enough to help cure anyone when used in the liquid dose and even less in the split dose.

However I must record for the benefit of anyone who reads this post that I have discovered that the Liquid Dose is far more potent than the dry globules to cure any ailment. It is the succussion that makes the liquid remedy to help cure the ailment faster.

I must admit that succussion is mind boggling in its concept but the fact is that it works and the patient is cured.

This is the Miracle of Homeopathy.

As for David's reference to Chlorine NOT affecting the Homeopathic remedy I have to state here for the purpose of record that I have personally found that tap water when used without boiling to make any Wet dose antidotes the remedy as soon as the 3 drops are mixed into the chlorinated water.
Joe De Livera last decade

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