– Dosage and potency according to the organon (D. Little)

The preparation of the remedy solution for the centesimal and LM potencies can be summarized in three easy steps.
 1. Take an 8oz bottle and drop in one, rarely two, 10 pills of the chosen remedy. The minimal amount of water mentioned by Hahnemann is 7 tablespoons which is 3 1/2oz. I usually use 4 to 6oz, solutions. This leaves at least 2oz. of an air gap which makes for good succussions. The larger bottles (6oz., 12oz. etc.) are only necessary when treating a hypersensitive person, as the larger amount of water makes the dose act more gently. Add a sufficient amount of brandy or pure alcohol for a preservative. Up to 1/4 to 1/3 of the solution should be brandy to assure against spoilage.
 2. The bottle is to be succussed just prior to ingestion of the dose in order to activate the remedy and slightly raise the potency. The number of succussions greatly affects the action of the remedy on the vital force. For those who are hypersensitive, one, two, or three succussions is usually enough. Those of an average sensitivity more normally use four to seven succussions. Those who have rather low sensitivity will need eight to ten succussions. It is best to start with a lower number of succussions and increase the amount if and when necessary. This is one of the primary methods of adjusting the dose.
 3. From this bottle one, two or three teaspoons (depending on sensitivity) are stirred into a 4oz glass of water. From this dilution-glass, one, two or three teaspoons are giving to the adults. Infants are given 1/4 or less depending on the age, and the average child 1/2 teaspoon. The size of the dose can be gradually increased if more reaction is needed. A constitution of a lower sensitivity might need two or three teaspoons before they will react sufficiently to the remedy. This is another way to adjust the dose. An extremely hypersensitive person may need the remedy diluted through one, two, or three such dilution glasses. In this case a teaspoon or less is taken from the first glass and stirred into a second or third glass. Give the client one test dose and wait and watch for a reasonable amount of time to see how he or she reacts. This time period depends on the nature of the disease you intend to treat. Acute and chronic disease each have there own peculiar cycles. If there is a striking response and a dramatic improvement let the single dose act without interference. If there is only a slow or moderate improvement the dose may be repeated at proper intervals to speed the cure. Slow down the repetition of the remedies as the client improves. If the remedy produces any aggravation it is best to wait and watch for the expected amelioration. This is the middle path. Why not put Hahnemann’s postulates to the test for yourself! The study of the 5th and 6th editions of the Organon will make this all possible.
 Those seeking more detailed information on the subject of Hahnemann’s final methods are invited to visit David’s Website at http://www. ioa. com/home/davehart/little. htm and download the article called Hahnemann’s Advanced Methods. Sometime in April, 1998 David’s writings will have a permanent home at http://www. simillimum. com. If you would like to correspond by email, David’s address is: litlendb. vsnl. net. in 

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