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Hi,

I was just curious to know what potencies do homeopathic remedies go up to?

Is it 10M?

If a remedy is doing well but needs a higher dose than 10M, then whats the next dose?
 
  fjklasjfeopw on 2019-01-22
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Homeopathic medicines are prepared on one of two scales: a decimal scale or, more frequently, a centesimal scale. In a decimal preparation, one part of the original mother tincture of the substance, which is prepared in a specific and standardized way, is mixed with nine parts of water or alcohol. This is called a "X" preparation or potency. In a 6X potency, which is widely available in pharmacies or health food stores, one part of the 1X has been mixed again with nine parts of water or alcohol, and this process has been repeated a total of six times. Each time a dilution is made, the substance is vigorously shaken in order to distribute the material thoroughly. This shaking, called succussion, also seems to alter the energy of the substance.

Lay people self-treating with homeopathy often use the decimal potencies, such as 6X, or, from the centesimal scale, 6C, 12C, or 30C medicines. The lower the potency, the more frequently the medicine typically needs to be readministered.

Professional homeopaths frequently use the potencies from the centesimal scale. In a centesimal preparation, 1 part of the original substance is mixed with 99 parts of water or alcohol to form a "1C" medicine. This process is repeated a number of times. Each time the medicine is diluted and shaken, it actually becomes stronger, rather than weaker. Dilutions of various strengths are inoculated onto sugar pellets.

Potencies of 30C or lower are called low-potency remedies or medicines, and potencies of 200C or higher are considered high-potency medicines. When using the C potencies, professional homeopaths most often use 30C (diluted 30 times), 200C (diluted 200 times), 1M (1000 dilutions), and 10M (10,000 dilutions). A single dose of a high-potency medicine may last for weeks or months, occasionally for years.

A third scale that may be new to some readers: LM potencies. LM is the Roman numeral for 50,000. An LM1 potency, for example, has been diluted to a factor of 1 to 50,000, rather then 1 to 10 or 1 to 100. Whereas the C and X potencies most often come in the form of medicated sugar pellets, the LM medicines are prepared by homeopathic pharmacies in liquid form, then diluted by the patient and taken frequently, often daily.
[Edited by HealthyWorld on 2019-01-23 10:44:50]
 
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