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Some of my personal observations indicate that certain homeopaths give only the 30 potency to every patient after selecting the homeopathic similimum. They give multiple repetitions of this remedy at a 30C potency and if any new complaints arise they repeat the same dose with same potency.
Once they select any similimum it becomes the patient's medicine for lifetime. Every time the patient comes to the clinic for different complaints they repeat the same dose i.e 30
For example, if I selected lycopodium, it becomes my medicine for a lifetime for any of my complaints. They also say that they have treated many pathological cases. They build their own homeopathic hospital with bravado that they practice classical homeopathy.
These are my two questions:
Is this classical homoeopathy?
Was this method told by Hahnemann in any of his writings?
giving only the 30 potency to every patient after selecting the homeopathic similimum is not accepting my mind.Though the 30 is safe potency but what about age, sex and the susceptibility of the patients.
Stuart Close gives the following considerations that influence the choice of the dose -
1. The greater the characteristic symptoms of the drug in the case, the greater the susceptibility to the remedy and the higher the potency required.
2. Age: medium and higher potencies for children
3. Higher potencies for sensitive, intelligent persons.
4. Higher potencies for persons of intellectual or sedentary occupation and those exposed to excitement or to the continual influence of drugs.
5. In terminal conditions even the crude drugs may be required
He also writes “Different potencies act differently in different cases and individuals at different times under different conditions. All may be needed. No one potency, high or low, will meet the requirement of all cases at all times.”
Curie opines that in acute diseases the low dilutions are to be preferred but in chronic diseases, the high dilutions promise greater success.
How's about LM's
BTW. there is no livetime simillimum remedy in Hahnemanns teachings, --
Sir I am with your opinion because selection of medicine on present totality is the best way and which is told by our master.Life time medicine is foolish criteria that what i belives. In any acute diseases a new medicine of present totality is require. May A constitutional Aur met of person in acute condition he will not require aconite but not arum met. And potency depend upon the sensitivity and reactivity of the person. May it be 6x or LM.
As I read, LM potencies were first used by Dr Patel in his Kerala clinic. Not much is known except that the potencies do not aggravate the case and they can be given several times a day and for even a month.
Dr Hans, please give us your considered differences between LM potencies and other centismal potencies. It can be very useful. You must be using them frequently.
For reference I refer you to the Organon 6th, edition, which you surely have on your bookshelf.
There, Hahnemann explains in great detail the "Q-potencies", as he calls them, in fact he does mention the C-potency there as being outdated and obsolete.
Further more, you are invited to browse my blogs where you will find a comprehensive article on the Q-potencies.