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Difference between 200c and 200ck?

My doctor recently requested a script for a homeopathic at 200c which is what I specifically ordered. However they sent me 200ck. Obviously they aren't the same or there wouldn't be different ones. But what is the difference between them?
  Bellina on 2012-07-07
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C and CK are the same, but, made by 2 different methods.

CK is prepared by using the Korsacoff method.

C stands for Centesimal, the remedy is prepared using a different method.
nawazkhan last decade
So even though they are made by the same company (Boiron) they use two different methods? So the ck and the c are essentially interchangeable? My doctor is out of the office until Monday and I am supposed to start taking them today. I want to make sure I'm taking the right thing. Is there any benefit to one over the other? I'm annoyed that they didn't send me what I ordered. The one my doctor ordered was the 200c in the blue bottle but they gave me 200ck in the purple one.
Bellina last decade
Yes, they are interchangeable-
I have never heard one dr. say do
not take the Ck take the c or vice
simone717 last decade
Thank you both!
Bellina last decade
You are welcome!
nawazkhan last decade
Boiron Single Medicines Arnica montana - 80 pellets - 200C potency:

Boiron Arnica montana 200C potency (80 pellets) is in Boiron's Single Medicines series and is most commonly used as a homeopathic remedy for trauma, bruises, muscle soreness. This is the 80 pellet and 200C potency version of Arnica montana by Boiron, which contains Arnica montana 200C aka 200CK aka 200C Md HPUS as its main ingredient. HPUS means that these ingredients are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. The potency of 200C means that Boiron first took the fully concentrated and undiluted version of Arnica montana and diluted it 100 times (100 is represented by the Roman Numeral C). The resulting solution (Arnica montana of 1C potency) was then diluted 10 more times, creating a 2C potency Arnica montana. Then the 2C potency Boiron Arnica montana was diluted another 10 times for the third time, resulting in this Boiron Arnica montana 3C potency dilution. This was done a total of 200 times, the end result being this 200 C aka 200 CK aka 200 C Md potency dilution. Other ingredients in Boiron Arnica montana 200C aka 200CK aka 200C Md potency (80 pellets) - Single Medicines include sucrose and lactose. Boiron's Arnica montana is also known as Leopard's bane.

This shows how Borion does it for example Arnica and they ought to know for certain! Can you feature doing this yourself!
Just google the key words for confirmation since I can't leave the actual link, "robot's rules"!
daveewing 5 years ago
The above is not correct. For c potencies the dilution ratio is always 1:99. That means one drop of the previous dilution is mixed with 99 drops of water/ alcohol every time for making the next potency and the potency is considered complete only when it is successed thoroughly after dilution.

If a new vial is used for every dilution, it is called c potency. But, it is highly time consuming and expensive too.

In the ck method, the previous potency is simply emptied out, the drops that stick to the walls of the vial become the base for the next potency. The same vial is filled again, succussed to make the next potency.

So different vials...C
Same vial........CK

gavinimurthy 5 years ago
Murthy said In the ck method, the previous potency is simply emptied out, the drops that stick to the walls of the vial become the base for the next potency. The same vial is filled again, succussed to make the next potency".

Then it sounds like the ck method is not very accurate or consistent (especially across brands of remedies).

How, then, can the claim be made that 200c is equivalent to 200ck?
[Edited by dddiam on 2017-10-08 21:40:07]
dddiam 4 years ago

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