Mixing a remedy in water and Repotentizing
Using homeopathic remedies at home is easy when you have a few basic guidelines.This article will teach you why it’s important to mix succuss your liquid remedies before each dose and how & why to repotentize a homeopathic remedy to renew it’s action.
Creating Liquid Remedies from Pellets, and Succussion
When treating yourself or one of your family members for an acute condition, such as a bruised shinbone or a common cold, most people will use 30 C potencies readily available in your Family Kit or from your local health food store. Many times it will be necessary to repeat a remedy one or more times to completely resolve the situation. In cases such as these, it is helpful to raise the potency of the remedy slightly between each dose to avoid aggravations of symptoms (or to avoid developing symptoms from the remedy, i.e. a “proving” reaction). Just like your chronic remedies, you can take one pellet of the chosen remedy and dissolve it in a bottle with distilled water (up to 4 oz). Once it’s dissolved, before each dose, succuss the bottle 10 times. Succussion is the process of shaking or striking the bottle firmly against the palm of your hand, like in the picture above! If you have mixed the pellet into a cup of water, you can stir the solution with a spoon 2-3 times before each dose. Either way, it will effectively raise the potency slightly and keep you from developing an aggravation or proving symptoms.
If you do not notice any improvement, or very little improvement after the first 5 doses, switch to a more suitable remedy. Be sure to take your symptoms fresh each time – you may have developed new symptoms, or you may have left something out or overlooked an important clue. If you do not see any improvement with the first 3 or 4 remedy choices, plan to attend our next Acute Self Care Course! In the meantime, you can always give us a call for an acute phone consultation.
After 10 doses (more or less) of any remedy in C or X potency, you should “repotentize” the remedy for further effectiveness. Many times you’ll know it’s time to repotentize because 1) the remedy stops acting or 2) the symptoms begin to get worse for no other explainable reason.
For a C potency:
To repotentize a homeopathic remedy in C potency, dump the contents of the bottle into the sink, a trash can or outside and shake the bottle hard to remove all the water, leaving approximately 1 drop in the bottle.
Then add 99 drops of distilled water and succuss the bottle 100 times. You can then fill up the bottle with more water and alcohol (if desired), succuss 10 times and take then next dose. You have just raised it by 1C.
For an X potency:
To repotentize an X potency homeopathic remedy, dump the contents of the bottle into the sink, a trash can or outside and shake the bottle hard to remove all the water, leaving approximately 1 drop in the bottle.
Then add 10 drops of distilled water and succuss the bottle 10 times. You can then fill up the bottle with more water and alcohol (if desired), succuss 10 times and take then next dose. You have just raised it by 1X.
First published January 29, 2007. Updated January 21, 2018