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

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Over the following fifteen years Homeopathy went through a dramatic transformation as Hahnemann sought to improve his new system. The Master Homeopath introduced several innovations which brought homeopathy closer to perfection. The 5th edition of The Organon was published by Samuel Hahnemann in 1833. This was followed by the publication of the 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of The Chronic Diseases in the years 1835, 1837 and 1839 respectively. In these twin manuscripts he shares the outcome of his new experiments. The 6th and final edition of the Organon was finished in 1843 but was not published until 1920.
 Hahnemann was not completely satisfied with the posology and case management procedures he published in the 4th edition of the Organon, especially in complex diseases and chronic miasms. The old master felt there must be a more flexible delivery system for homeopathic dynamizations. In Aphorism 285, 286, 287 and 288 of the 5th edition, he introduces the method of using a freshly succussed aqueous solution in teaspoon doses. He gives one of the principle reasons for this in Aphorism 286.
 “For the same reason the effect of a homeopathic dose of medicine increases the greater the quantity of fluid in which it is dissolved when administered to the patient although the actual amount of medicine it contains remains the same. For in this case, when the medicine is taken, it comes in contact with a much larger surface of sensitive nerves responsive to the medicinal action. Although theorists may imagine there should be a weakening of the action of the dose of medicine by its dilution with a large quantity of liquid, experience asserts exactly the opposite, at all events when the medicines are employed homeopathically.”
 At the same time, Hahnemann elucidated one more critical aspect of the new posology in the note to Aphorism 287. This is the importance of succussing the remedy solution immediately before administration in the same manner as one succusses the homeopathic dynamizations when preparing the stock potencies. In the note to this aphorism Hahnemann points out that anywhere from 1, 2, 3, to 10 or more succussions are used to progressively increase the potency of the aqueous remedy solution. For this purpose the homeopath uses a 4 to 8 oz bottle filled with a solution made from one globule of the homeopathic dynamization.
 From this remedy bottle Hahnemann was witnessed stirring one, or increasingly more, teaspoons of the solution into 4oz. of water in a glass. From this glass he would then give 1, 2, or 3 teaspoons of the aqueous solution as a dose. In Hahnemann’s new posology the potency, size of the dose, number of succussions given the remedy bottle, and the number of teaspoons administered are all adjusted to suit the constitutional sensitivity of the client. The renewed posology system offers more power and is more flexible than the static dry pellets. These methods of adjusting the dose* is one of the greatest gifts of the 5th edition of the Organon and the 1837 edition of The Chronic Diseases. 

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