How to Water Dose A Homeopathic Remedy for Acute Care
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For the gentlest method to a speedy recovery in chronic
disease, we recommend
Homeopaths all use the most advanced water dosing methods of classical
This method is taught in Dr. Samuel Hahnemann's 5th and 6th Edition Organon.
should not use these instructions in severe
or prolonged acutes
guidance of a
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What is an Acute Illness
"Acute" means the sudden onset of symptoms
associated with a cold, flu, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
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
in our homeopathic practice.
Tips for Acute Dosing
We 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 with other safe,
natural means; vitamins, herbs and bed rest.
We most often use a 200C or 1M potency
in acute care. The higher the potency (i.e. a 200C vs. a 30C), the stronger
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, 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 Homeopath.
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.
Collected These Items
remedy in the 200C
potency for all acute conditions.
Filtered spring water
(NO fluoridated water!) in a clean, new plastic or glass
bottle with sealable cap.
Rubber band to hold the spoon on bottle.
and marker to make a label for the Remedy Supply Bottle (RSB).
Preparing A Remedy in Water
Why Just Two Pills of the Remedy?
- The amount of pills used in the remedy bottle is very important!
- Using too many pills, even
if it is the correct remedy, can
- 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.
recommend using 2 pills in the water dosing bottle (RSB - Remedy
touch the pills, just drop them in the bottle.
recommend a 30C
is made using 4 oz. of water in a bottle - any exceptions will be noted by your
recommend a 200C is made using 8 oz. of water in a bottle - any exceptions will be noted by your
remedy pills complete and mix to blend (don't shake or succuss) before
Instructions for Dosing A Remedy in Water:
Use the same remedy bottle (RSB)
is used for all doses, the same spoon and if being used, the
Take 1 teaspoon from the bottle as the standard acute dose or as
recommended by your
the remedy in mouth 3 seconds before swallowing.
Client must have a clean mouth from food
or drink or teeth brushing before dosing - including water after -
at least 15 minutes before and after each dose.
Success the bottle before all
doses after the first - read more below about succussions.
No coffee or black tea should be
drunk for at least 1 hour before or after the dose.
Never drink directly from the
bottle. Use a spoon so you do not disturb the progression of potencies or
contaminate the bottle with bacteria.
Standard succussions we recommend
AFTER THE FIRST DOSE
with zero succussions are 4 succussions prior to each dose in acutes. Succussions
are done to the remedy bottle before each subsequent dose, after
the 1st test dose which is taken
Do not give more
than 6 doses in 24
hours of a remedy.
instructed otherwise by your Homeopath,
wait at least 1 hour before dosing again to be sure the remedy is not
aggravating the symptoms.
Standard succussions we recommend
AFTER THE FIRST DOSE
with zero succussions are 4 succussions prior to
If there is any type of clear
aggravation STOP DOSING the remedy and consult your Homeopath.
Things should START TO IMPROVE after 3 - 6 doses, slowly
and gently, if the remedy is correct.
Use the same remedy bottle is used for all
doses, the same spoon and if being used, the same dropper.
Track the doses of all remedies and the
your Homeopath's instructions
any variations on making a remedy or amount from what is stated the above.
Succuss A Remedy?he
first test dose is taken with NO succussions.
Succussions INCREASE the strength of the
remedy, slightly and gently, each time.
the bottle each time before taking a dose after the first dose.
A succussion is a very hard WHACK to the remedy bottle, like a judge hitting a gavel, from
2 feet, on the palm of your hand or leather bound book.
are done to the bottle before dosing, after the first one with no
standard number succussions we recommend is always 4 succussions prior to
Watch and Judge The Remedy's
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 Homeopath. 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 action.
Remember, it takes the body TIME
for the body to respond to a remedy.
Never drink directly from the
bottle. This will destroy the gentle succussion
action to the remedy. It will also contaminate the remedy for future use.
When you are done with the acute, throw away the remedy and
ALWAYS need to use a fresh, new bottle, new remedy pills, and a new
plastic spoon for each acute, each time one occurs.
share remedy bottles. Each acute and each person needs their
own, as dosing and succussions will vary.
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
emotional symptoms. 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.
TIP: How To
Extend A Remedy Bottle
Making More of the Current Acute Bottle
Keep the last one (1) teaspoon in the remedy
Add 2 new pills of the same remedy and potency as you
All the succussions will transfer to the new bottle.
Add the same amount of water to the Remedy Supple
Bottle (RSB) as you started out with originally.
Keep dosing the same with the same 4
succussions as before.
If you forgot to save the last 1
teaspoon of a remedy then make up a fresh bottle
like you originally did (see instructions above) and continue dosing.
Avoid Remedy Antidoting A
Coffee and Black Tea: Coffee can also interfere with the remedyís action. If you are a coffee
drinker, try to limit your use to the minimum or none while on a remedy.
Dose your remedy 1 hour after drinking
Strong Flavors: Strong mints, Altoids, mouthwash, menthol,
etc. can antidote remedies.
Dental Work, Surgery and Other Medical
Procedures: These can antidote
the remedy action. Yuu will need to repeat doses if many cases and this
often requires the assistance of a professional
Direct Sunlight or High Heat:
Direct sunlight, high heat or high temperatures and too cold temperatures
will deactivate the remedy. Keep remedies away from sunlight/hot areas
of your home. Donít leave remedies in a car in the heat.
Essential Oils, Camphor &
Eucalyptus: Products with these ingredients can antidote and interrupt a
remedy's action! Avoid Vickís, Noxema, Ben Gay, Tea Tree Oil, Tiger Balm, Sea Breeze, Carmex,
Chapsticks, mothballs and anything else smelling like camphor or eucalyptus.
Electric Blankets and Heating Pads:
These may deactivate a remedy, so
please avoid their use during treatment.
Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR): Donít leave remedies next to your microwave or cell phone.
Prescriptions and Drugs: Prescription drugs, some over-the-counter drugs, Chinese herbs and/or
medicinal herbs and certain nutritional supplements can all negatively influence a remedyís action.
X-Ray Equipment At the Airport:
If you are flying, put your remedy in the basket provided for exposed film
when you go through security.
Storage and Organization
all remedies and remedy bottles away from children!
a 50 Remedy Acute Remedy Kit at:
If donít own a remedy kit
or remedy storage kit, buy an
inexpensive pencil box for storage of your remedies. These are
a great inexpensive container \to store remedies so they are all together
at home or during travel.
Asked Remedy Dosing Questions:
If I forget and accidentally drink or eat
something right after I dose a remedy, do I dose again right then?
No. You need to wait for the next dosing time. Some of the remedy
action was accepted even if you did this.
Does it matter if I succuss the remedy,
then get interrupted and don't take it right away?
No. The power of the succussions is still in there.
Does it succuss the remedy if I take it
traveling with me and it gets jounced around?
No. The succussion has to be a hard and direct whack.
Should I stop taking my prescription
No. You should continue to take it until you have an opportunity to
consult with the physician who prescribed it, who is the only person who can
be responsible for your discontinuing it. Some medications are dangerous if
What if I run accidentally spill it all
Don't worry. You will just make a new fresh remedy bottle per the