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Wet dose for 30x?

Is it advised to use the wet dose method with potencies of 30x? From searching through the forum, I see it recommended for 30c, but wasn't sure if the same would apply to 30x. Specifically, I am using Ign 30x.
  Sarah3NN on 2012-01-29
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Wet dose is the wrong term for it. It is more correctly called Split Dosing, and it should be done whenever a homoeopathic medicine is taken. Split Dosing is the method developed by Dr. Hahnemann the founder of homoeopathy over many years of observation and experimentation. He published this method in the final two editions of our Organon of Medicine.

I will give the instructions here for making a split dose.


Firstly, you need to create a separate dosing bottle. Get a bottle with a dropper, 15-30mls in size, and fill it with a mixture of water and alcohol (5 parts to 1 part). Dissolve 2 granules or 2 drops of the medicine you bought from the pharmacy into this mixture. Your doses will be made from this bottle.

Hit the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand, or another elastic surface like a book. It should be a firm hit not a tap. 2 hits is enough to begin with, and should not be increased unless it is clear that it is needed. The water in this bottle will 'remember' the number of times you have hit it, so that subsequent doses will be stronger (necessary to overcoming the resistance of your disease).

Place 1 drop into an amount of water - I may start with anything from 1/4-1 full cup (62ml-250ml) depending on the sensitivity of the patient. Stir thoroughly and take 1 teaspoon into the mouth. Throw the rest of the cup away.

This is one dose. Repeat doses would be started from the 2 hits on the bottle.

Each step of this process can be adjusted to reduce aggravation or to increase the effect of the medicine. In order to be able to do this, it is important to measure each step (count the hits, the drops, measure the water etc).
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Thank you for this information. I gather that using the split dose method will make it much less likely that aggravations will occur.

A couple questions:
1. Is it possible to use only water (with no alcohol), keep it in a sealed container in the fridge, and just make up a new batch once/week? (I assume then I would need to very closely track the number of hits so that when I make a new batch, I would immediately do the full number of hits from the previous batch.)
2. Should I employ this technique for treating acute ailments as well (such as teething or a cold)?
Sarah3NN 8 years ago
For chronic cases, the same bottle should be used not remade. This means that alcohol must be in the water to preserve the remedy. Trying to keep track of the number of hits opens up the possibility of error.

There is also no way to tell exactly when a medicine made only with water will lose its power. It could be days or weeks or even just hours. Without knowing for sure it can be possible to assume the medicine is the wrong one, when in fact it had not been stored properly.

How long a medicine stays potent just in water, depends on so many variables it is impossible to predict. The quality of the water, the environment it is stored in, the quality of the medicine itself.

So yes you could do it, however in the long run it will make things more difficult.
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Okay, that makes sense. Thank you for being so thorough and helpful. Does it matter what type of alcohol is used?
Sarah3NN 8 years ago
Any kind of spiritous alcohol is fine, preferably ethanol based. Nothing with cream, milk or other kinds of substances added to them (like absinth).
[message edited by brisbanehomoeopath on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:59:34 GMT]
brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
Thank you. I'd been meaning to buy some vodka to make homemade vanilla extract, and now I guess I have another reason as well. Thanks again!
Sarah3NN 8 years ago

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