Dry Dosing An Acute Homeopathic
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What Is An Acute Illness?
- “Acute” means the sudden
onset of symptoms associated with a cold, flu, fever, vomiting, diarrhea,
- Acutes are short lived events that will resolve and
symptoms will disappear.
- Symptoms that appear suddenly and appear for a few days
or weeks are considered and acute.
- Symptoms longer than 1
month are considered a chronic case in homeopathy.
Basic Steps And Precautions with Dry Dosing For Acutes
NOT touch the pills.
2 pills from the remedy bottle cap
into the mouth.
- For children, you can place
the pills into a small piece of paper, then make it into a funnel and drop
it in their mouths.
- Let the pills dissolve in the
- Keep all doses
at least 15 minutes but preferably 30
minutes BEFORE AND AFTER any food, beverages, including water
after the dose (drinking water just before is ok).
- Keep dosing away from
any strong flavors
including mints, coffee or teeth brushing by this same amount of time .
- Dry remedy doses can be
repeated as advised by your
Homeopath for the acute condition.
Avoid antidoting the remedy!
Avoid Antidoting A Homeopathic Remedy
Do NOT breastfeed an infant
immediately after dosing. You must wait the full time for infants in order
for the remedy to be effective. Plan your dosing
For very young infants who
require regular feeding this may be difficult. Be sure you have at least
you allow 30 minutes either side of the dose to be free from food or drink
including breast milk and water.
(adults) by this same amount of time.
away from any strong flavors or scents including things like
strong mints (Altoids), eucalyptus, Vic's Vapor Rub, tea tree oil, camphor,
all essential oils during 48 hours before and at least 2 days
Tips for Acute Dosing And Potency Choice
- You don’t always have to
treat an acute condition with homeopathy.
- In less severe types of acute illness, you can sometimes
just allow the body to deal with it naturally, when possible.
- You may choose instead to support recovery from less
severe acutes with other safe, natural means like nutrition and bed rest.
- We most often recommend
the use a 200C or 1M potency in acute care. The higher the potency (i.e. a
200C vs. a 30C), the stronger the remedy.
- Most 30C remedies
are readily available in most health food stores.
Acute Remedy Kit is a wise investment for any household.
- If you are treating a family member who is very
sensitive, such as a child with autism, the elderly and in a very weakened
state or if treating a family member with a lot of pathology (i.e. cancer)
then we suggest using lower potency remedy.
- You should consult with a
Homeopath in sensitive cases.
Do NOT try treat for
chronic or recurring symptoms without
the advice of a
- In selecting a remedy,
DO NOT go by what symptoms are written on the remedy bottle by the
manufacturer. These are required to be
listed by the FDA, but are not a comprehensive.
Why Just Two Pills of the
- The amount of pills used
in the remedy bottle is very important!
- Using too many pills, even if it
is the correct remedy, can cause aggravations.
- When homeopathic remedies are manufactured, only a few
drops of the tincture are placed on 500 blank pills.
- We suggest using only 2
pills to avoid unnecessary aggravations.
Watch The Remedy’s Action
- If there is a GREAT –
striking improvement, stop the
remedy. It worked!
- If there is
a clear aggravation after any doses (the
symptoms are much worse), stop the
remedy and contact a
- You either have the wrong remedy or too strong a potency.
- If there is
some improvement but more is
needed, continue dosing.
- The recommended total is
a maximum of 6 doses in 24 hours, in order to fully judge the remedy’s
- Remember, it takes the
body TIME for the body to respond to a remedy.
TIP: Judging A Response To An Acute Remedy
- If there is 75% percent
or more improvement, wait and watch. Let the
body continue to heal on it’s own.
- The physical symptoms
should also improve steadily and noticeably in an acute.
You will also see improvements that are in mental and
- For example, less
anxiety, less clinginess in children, improved general well being, better
mood, better overall energy level, etc.
- These improvements will come along
with the physical improvements.