How to Administer your Selected Homeopathic Remedy
If you’ve followed any of my other blogs, by now you know, that I often recommend taking a Homeopathic remedy in water or RSB 1 (Remedy Solution Bottle). The benefit of taking a remedy in water is that it allows for minute changes in the remedy strength simply by adjusting the number of succussions 2 (or taps). This month I’m going to share the protocol I usually recommend on how to administer the selected Homeopathic remedy.
I recommend “Quick Initial Doses” when starting a Homeopathic remedy to verify the selected remedy is the best match. So, I follow a specific protocol using remedies in the 30c and 200c potencies. In following this protocol, within 2 hours you will know if you are taking the best Homeopathic remedy. The most important thing in following this protocol is to evaluate how you are feeling before taking a dose.
Quick Initial Doses for a 30c Homeopathic Remedy
The protocol for a 30c potency of a Homeopathic remedy is done by taking 3 quick doses 15 minutes apart (e.g., 9:00, 9:15, 9:30) and a 4th quick dose one hour after the last dose (10:30). Prior to taking each dose succuss/tap the RSB 10 times. Before each dose of the Homeopathic remedy, you must evaluate in order to see if any of your symptoms have improved. When you do not see any improvement in your symptoms, you will take the homeopathic remedy. If the symptoms are improving, do not take the Homeopathic remedy until the symptoms start to return again (see below How to Continue with Your Homeopathic Remedy after the Quick Initial Doses). One-half hour after the 4th dose, if your symptoms are not improving, switch to the Homeopathic remedy that you have selected as the back-up remedy.
Quick Initial Doses for a 200c Homeopathic Remedy
The protocol for a 200c potency of a Homeopathic remedy is done by taking 2 quick doses 30 minutes apart and a 3rd quick dose one hour later with succussing/tapping the RSB 10 times, each time, prior to taking a dose. Just like the 30c potency you will evaluate to see if any of your symptoms have improved. If your symptoms did not improve take the homeopathic remedy and if your symptoms are improving do not take the remedy until the symptoms start to return again (see below How to Continue with Your Homeopathic Remedy after the Quick Initial Doses). And again, if the symptoms are not improving one-half hour after the 3rd dose, you will switch to a back-up Homeopathic remedy
How to Know if Homeopathic Remedy is Working
The Homeopathic remedy is working when the intensity of the symptom(s) is lessening, you no longer have one or more symptoms and/or you are feeling better emotionally. When it comes to pain, I like to use a number scale from 1-10 (1 better and 10 worse). Using a number scale helps to know if your pain is increasing or decreasing with the Homeopathic remedy.
Example – Back pain is # 7 and after taking the Homeopathic remedy your back pain is now a # 5 (improving).
How to Continue with Your Homeopathic Remedy after the Quick Initial Doses
Now that you have started the Homeopathic remedy with the quick doses, you will repeat the remedy when the improved symptom(s) starts to return; which will be one dose approximately every 1-3 hours.
Example: Back pain starts to increase (#6) 2 hours after the initial quick doses. You will take one dose of the Homeopathic remedy every 2 hours, when the symptoms start to return. You will see a pattern or an interval that your back pain starts to increase every 2 hours when the Homeopathic remedy starts towear off.
What to Do if the Remedy Did Not Work After the Quick Initial Doses
If you are not seeing improvement one-half hour after your 4th dose (30c) or 3rd dose (200c), you will switch to a backup remedy and follow the protocol for the correct potency. If you do not have a backup remedy you will select a new Homeopathic remedy for the original symptoms.
Taking the Homeopathic Remedy, the Next Day
If you still need to take the Homeopathic remedy the next day, I recommend the following protocol: Continue taking the same Homeopathic remedy you were taking the day before with the same number of succussions, however you will add an hour.
Example: On Monday you took your Homeopathic remedy with 10 succussions every 3 hours, on Tuesday you will take the remedy every 4 hours with 10 succussions.
If the symptoms return sooner than the increased hour, you will then increase your succussions by 2 increments and continue taking the remedy at the already increased hour.
Scenario: Tuesday, take your first dose of the Homeopathic remedy at 7AM with 10 succussions and the next scheduled time to take your remedy is 11AM (4 hours later). At 10AM, you notice your back pain is starting to increase/symptoms are returning. In this case, you want to take the Homeopathic remedy at 10AM with 12 succussions (increased succussions) and then schedule the next dose for 2PM (4 hours later).