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Low potency homeopathic vs. allopathic dosage

I am very sensitive to toxins. One vial of this product (Cerecomp by Heel) caused a pretty severe reaction. I'm not sure if it was a detox reaction produced by this product, or if I reacted to the ingredients themselves.

If there is a product with ingredients at the strenght of 4x, and there is 22 mcl of that ingredient, how many molecules of that ingredient might be present in that 22 mcl?

Is it true that 4x is close to an allopatic dosage? Would 1x be an allopathic dosage? I'm very ill and am super sensitive to chemicals, and I am very sensitive to homeopathics as well. Just wondering how much of a substance I am getting at a 4x level.

Thanks for any info!
 
  nenicholas on 2012-03-07
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
4x means the original substance has been diluted 1 drop in 10, 4 times. Obviously there may still be some of the physical matter in the remedy at such a level.

12c (base substance diluted 1 drop in 100, 12 times) is the potency at which you will no longer find any physical substance remaining.

A sensitive patient should never be given low potencies. Aggravations and provings are much more likely.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 7 years ago
Could I just use less of the low potency product and bypass the aggravation or proving this way? Would this work?
[message edited by nenicholas on Wed, 07 Mar 2012 22:24:24 GMT]
 
nenicholas 7 years ago
A practitioner would choose the best potency and dosage for you based on your individual case. There are no standard dosing methods in homoeopathy.

Taking less of a remedy that is incorrect will still create side effects. A homoeopath would need to determine if the remedy is the right one before pursuing further dosing.

Why are you insisting on taking low potencies? They have their uses but are problematic for many people. Homoeopathic treatment needs to be tuned to the individual - if you do not know what your potency level is you won't get the results you need, assuming that you have managed to stumble on the right remedy (which is highly unlikely).

Self-prescribing rarely works except for acutes. Even then it is very difficult.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 7 years ago
Also, I've read that those who are sensitive should not use either very high potency or low potency. What is a good mid-range potency? 12C to what?

If I've decided to take lycopodium, which strengths would be acceptable? Would there be much difference in result if I took 12C vs. 25C?
 
nenicholas 7 years ago
I'm not self-treating, I have a skilled homeopath M.D., but am also seeking answers here since this site specializes in homeopathy.

I took what he suggested. I bought a few combination products. All of them have at least a few low potency ingredients. I hate for them to go to waste if I can make them work. One of them I am taking with no side effects. The others have side effects that range from noticeable to debiliating. If I need to, I'll throw them out, but am just seeking wisdom and answsers here.
 
nenicholas 7 years ago
It is actually the lower potencies that are more likely to create aggravation and provings, since they are closer to the original substance and therefore have a broader effect (affect more people). The simillimum will cure oversensitivity, so it should only be a problem in the very first stages of treatment.

Potency is chosen on an individual basis. How a patient expresses their disease is the main guide, but also how intense the disease is. Often it is necessary to take into consideration the amount of medical suppression in the case.

You are very likely to get into trouble self-prescribing. There are people on this forum all the time suffering side effects from self-prescribed remedies. I would suggest you get professional advice since our medicines are dangerous when used incorrectly.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 7 years ago

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