How To Make Your Own Remedy



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Elaine shows us how to make our own remedies when we don’t have access to regular ones or regular ones don’t address the problem.

What’s the value of knowing this? It’s immense! If you’re sick from vacationing in Mexico, you can make a remedy out of the pathogen-infested local water (no offense to our lovely Mexican readers)! 

If the polluted air or pollens in the air are causing your problem, you can put a cup of water outside for a few days and let it collect whatever is in the air (make sure the water doesn’t evaporate out), and then make a remedy out of the water.  If you’re sick from something you ate, drop some of it into half a cup of water, swish it around a few times, and make a remedy out of the water.  If you threw the food away, then spit into an ounce or two of water, swish it around, then make a remedy out of the water. The list of possibilities is endless!  So now, if you’re ready, here are the directions:

Get a small bottle of spring water

(in an emergency any safe water will do), the exact amount of water or the size of the bottle is not relevant. I always say a small bottle because small is cheapest. So, an 8 ounce or 12 ounce bottle, let’s say.

Pour half the water out (but save the water, don’t pour it down the drain; after all, you paid for it).

Now you have half a bottle of water. Pour in a small amount of what you’re trying to make a remedy of–let’s say for the sake of argument that you want to make “Homeopathic Pepsi Cola”–maybe because you drank some Pepsi and now you feel sick; therefore, your water bottle should now consist of a solution of 90% water and 10% Pepsi–there’s no need to be fussy about your percentages–just guess at what 10% might be.

“Succuss” this solution (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times and after having done that, get a piece of paper and write down “Pepsi 1X”–meaning that you now have Pepsi in the 1X potency, this means you’ve done a one-in-ten dilution with 40 succussions and you’ve done it once.  (Now, I know, some of you are going to say, “Elaine, is this a 1X or a 1C?”  Answer:  I don’t know!  What’s important is the number!  The first dilution!  You can call it whatever you want, 1X, 1C, I don’t care.  We’re not counting drops here, it’s just not necessary, this remedy, this way of doing it, will work just fine!)

Here’s a short video that demonstrates “succussion”:  

 

Now pour out 90% of this solution–again, no need to be fussy– and refill half way with spring or distilled water, succuss 40 times, and write down “2X” or just the number 2 (meaning you’ve now dumped out, refilled, and succussed 40 times, twice).

Now pour out 90% again and refill half way with water and succuss 40 times again and write down the number 3. Keep doing this until you’ve reached either a 6X, 12X or a 30X–depending on what potency you want. A 6X would have to be taken a lot more often as it’s a lower potency; in a chronic case, two to four times a day, in an acute case, maybe every half hour; whereas, a 12X would be taken once or twice a day in a chronic case, once an hour in an acute case and a 30X on an as-needed basis–one dose may be enough depending on what’s wrong with you.  Dosing in acutes has to be more frequent.  Take less often as you start to feel better.  Always succuss your bottle a few times before each dose.

Now label your bottle (Pepsi 6X) and store it in the refrigerator. A sip is a dose. Before each dose, succuss a few times, as I just said; maybe five times. When the bottle gets low (when 90% is gone), fill it back up half way with water, succuss 40 times and now you’ll have a 7X; then, resume as before.

If food has made you sick, and the food is still there, dump some of the offending food into roughly 2 oz. of water in a disposable cup; stir it around, swish it around, then pour the liquid portion of that into your half filled water bottle and proceed with succussing, dumping out and refilling as above.

If you’re trying to make your remedy from something more solid, like for example, if you want to antidote the side effects of a medicine you’re on, like Penicillin, let’s say…empty a penicillin capsule into an ounce of water in a disposable cup (and if it’s a solid pill, mash it up with a hammer or similar mashing tool)– and let it sit in the ounce of water until the water is thoroughly saturated with this powdery substance. Stir the substance a few times, swish it around. Now empty this solution into your half-filled water bottle to get the 90% water, 10% penicillin ratio that we talked about in making a remedy from Pepsi. Now proceed with “potenization”–succussing, dumping out, refilling, again and again, and so on.

A brief note on dosing in acutes: Let’s say you’ve made a 6X. In an acute, you may have to take a swallow as often as every 10 or 15 minutes in a severe situation, take it less and less often as you get better. Always succuss the bottle before dosing. If you should get worse, stop the remedy; an improvement may follow. If it does, repeat only as needed.

If you’re making this remedy for a chronic case, figure on three times a day, but be prepared to take more or less often, depending on how quickly or slowly you improve.

HOW TO PLUS YOUR BOTTLE

When your remedy bottle is no longer working as well as it used to, you’ll need to raise the potency. The way to do it is this:

1. Pour out 90% of your bottle.

2. Refill with bottled water half way.

3. Succuss (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times.

4. Again, for the second time, pour out 90% of the bottle.

5. Refill with water half way.

6. Succuss 40 times.

7. Repeat one more time. You will now have raised the potency by 3 steps. It should now start working again.

 

What if you have to make a remedy out of a solid pill?

I already answered that but I’ll say it again.  You need to grind or mash this pill up into a powder.  (You can even use two pills if you want.)  It can be done. I’ve done it using a chopping knife.  I could have used my coffee grinder if I had thought of it.  A mortar and pestle would be the best way but most people don’t have that in their home.

Good luck!!!!!

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Editor’s Note: Readers are advised not to start making remedies from everything listed in Paragraph 1. The procedure given in this article should be used only under special conditions when an indicated remedy is not available, you’re away from home, and also after consulting with your homeopath if possible.

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom. Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

Comments

  1. Kimberly

    February 28, 2010

    I found your site through a google search on making your own homeopathic remedies. I have made them many times in the past, but couldn’t remember how many times I should succuss in-between pouring out the water. So, thank you.

    However, there is one thing that I was quite shocked at, and that is that you said to put it in the refrigerator. I was always taught that homeopathic remedies should NEVER be placed near or on a refrigerator, lamps, clock radios, televisions, computers etc as these electrical items can immediately zap the remedy useless. Same thing as keeping them away from strong odors, not smoking, don’t eat mint, raw onions or garlic, etc can also render the remedies useless.

    Personally, I would rather not take the chance of putting it in the refrigerator. There’s really no need.

  2. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    February 28, 2010

    Kimberly, you certainly don’t have to put the remedy in the refrigerator if you don’t want to. I always say to do that because it keeps the remedy out of the light; but, if my own example means anything, I have remedies in my refrigerator right now and they absolutely work. I have Ferrum Phos 200C in the refrigerator, which I take always at the first sign of a cold, and it has not failed me yet. In fact, I have had my remedies go through that x-ray counter at the airport and they still worked.

    Anyway, the number of succussions between dilutions is 40.

  3. SK Kalra

    April 27, 2010

    I feel fortunate after reading this great article, because I was just looking after meaning of a word ‘succuss’. A nice help to everyone interested is extended through this article. One thing I would like to submit is that medicine after preparation may spoil in due course of time if not kept in refrigerator. There are countries where people can not afford refrigerator or if they can, they do not get whole day power supply. I propose if approved by Elaine Lewis to put some drops of pure ethyl alcohol. This is the stuff that is used by medicine companies in preparing medicines.

    with egards

    kalra s k

  4. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    April 29, 2010

    I agree! Putting some alcohol, brandy, etc. in the remedy bottle will keep mold from growing in it.

  5. Thomas

    July 1, 2010

    Wow, having seen how easy it all is, I almost feel stupid for spending so much money on shop-bought homeopathic remidies when the ingredients are so cheap!

    Thanks Elaine!

  6. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    July 1, 2010

    Well, you can certainly make you’re own Nat-mur; but others, like Phosphorus, Mercury, etc., you really will have to buy at the store.

      • Elaine Lewis

        elaine lewis

        March 3, 2012

        Yes, if what you mean by that is that you can put a pellet or two of phos. in a bottle of water, add vodka or brandy and it will pretty much last forever.

  7. Gunther Benkenstein

    Gunther Benkenstein

    July 2, 2010

    I think that some remedy sources have become “tainted” in these modern times. For instance, you cannot take common table salt and make a Nat-mur remedy because most table salt is iodised (it contains Iodine as well). Also with plants that have been treated with pesticides/herbicides, have been hybridized, gmo’d, etc… Even nosodes, as our bodies have accumulated toxins over the decades. You have to go to the source of the original proving. There might just become a time (not far off) that all remedies will have to be re-proven with the newer (new global climate) remedy sources. What do you think?

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    Elaine Lewis

    July 2, 2010

    I think that is so true! You could definitely not make Dandelion, for example, without going to a super-pure environment; and the same could be said for any plant; and yes, the nosodes are very specific, Psorinum having come from a single dock worker who is surely dead; in fact, he’s probably died at least twice by now!

  9. Peter

    July 2, 2010

    Definition of Isopathy:
    “Isopathy refers to the decision to ignore the symptom picture and give the substance which caused the problem in the first place. It is common in isopathy to give a product of a disease (nosode) for the disease itself, thus administering the same thing in an attenuated form. Many people use it as a shortcut to repertorizing.”

    Isopathy is a good method, but we should not name it “homeopathy”, because it is not a cure by a similar, but it cures by the same substance that caused the disease.

    A note to what once has written Paracelsus: For every disease a remedy (plant) grows in the vicinity of the patient. Well, then isopathy is the most modern application of what Paracelsus has advised to do.

  10. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    July 3, 2010

    Isopathy is a branch of homeopathy. It’s perfect for when there are no symptoms to repertorize! Everything is common–sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes…nothing peculiar; or, there are no symptoms but you know you’ve been exposed! Or, no symptoms, you just don’t feel well, and you know you drank the water! Or, all your symptoms match the side-effects of your antidepressant! What are you going to take? Does that mean you’re too lazy to repertorize? You’ve found the culprit, the etiology, the “ailments from”! Etiology over-rules symptomatology. Sometimes the isopathic remedy is the only one that will cure, especially when well-selected remedies have been tried and failed. But, of course, when you see a remedy picture in a case, go for the remedy, not the isopathic.

  11. Raja

    August 18, 2010

    This is an excellent article. This method works in 90% of cases as a routine treatment method.

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    Elaine Lewis

    August 19, 2010

    Thank you for your comments, Raja. Again I would just give the proviso that when you see a complete remedy picture in the patient, give the remedy, not the saliva potentized, or nasal discharge, or water the person drank, etc.; especially, if there are mentals that are peculiar to a remedy, like Arsenicum’s clinginess and restlessness.

  13. Joseph Fernandez

    Joseph Fernandez

    September 8, 2010

    Ah! God’s greatest gift is not let to spread, thanks to modern medical science.
    But your article helps spread the work of God.

    Joseph

  14. Dr Saif

    October 21, 2010

    21st oct 2010

    i appreciate the effort;no doubt it is agreat service to the humanity;
    i have been doing it and found it quite useful.
    add one thing that the same remedy in 1x or 3x can be apllied locally on the lesions.
    best wishes and regards.
    Dr saif
    MBBS,MPH,RegisteredHomeo practitioner/consultant homeopath

  15. Tone Western

    November 16, 2010

    Dear Elaine,

    as the aerosol spraying intensifyes, is it a good idea to use the rainwater in which the chemicals and iological agents (Morgellons / Mycoplasma etc) are found, or should we stay to the bodily fluid idea?

    Many thanks,
    (on behalf of many suffering people)
    Tone

  16. Tone Western

    November 16, 2010

    -sorry, BIOLOGICAL I mean. Thanks!

  17. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    November 17, 2010

    Dear Tone,

    use the water if you see a clear cause-and-effect situation going on. In other words, someone says, “I’m not feeling well and I have a feeling it’s the water!”

    This happened to me when I was in the Virgin Islands. I wasn’t feeling well and it actually took days for me to realize it was the water. If I had known this trick back then, I could have made a remedy out of it and gotten well faster.

    But if no one is sick, and you just “think” the water is bad for you because of what you’ve read, you have nothing to treat.

  18. Tone Western

    November 19, 2010

    Dear Elain,

    when there is reason to believe, or it has been proven that the rain water contains aluminium and barium, maybe even mercury, would you still suggest to mix a remedy from this, or should one then rather stick to bodily fluids?

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    Elaine Lewis

    November 19, 2010

    Tone, there has to be a problem in order to treat it. We are all exposed to horrible chemicals on a daily basis. Every time we eat, drink, breathe the air, even take a shower, something is getting in–whether through our pores, through inhalation or ingestion. However, a lot of us who are eating well and not taking drugs are going to be fine despite this onslaught! But let’s say we do get “sick”, who’s to say what the cause was? Was it pollutants in the water as you suspected? Or was it the the fumes given off from use of non-stick cookware or perhaps the aluminum in your anti-perspirant or exposure to computer or cell phone radiation? How are you to know? You can only know when there’s a clear cause-and-effect situation. “I drank the water and now I’m sick!” That’s when you know. That’s when you can make a remedy out of something.

  20. Tone Western

    November 23, 2010

    Dear Elaine,

    Im wondering; if plants struggle to grow and prosper due to pH imbalance and toxic soil, can I take the soil and the plant, make a remedy from and for it, and then water with that?
    I have now made a saliva remedy for myself and I am mostly impressed with the result!

    <3 Many many thanks for sharing this advice,
    Tone

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      November 25, 2010

      How do you know why your plants aren’t growing? Are we talking about indoor plants or your garden? I have no problem with the garden as long as I feed the soil before planting and mix top soil in with the dirt and I have to tell you, where I live now was originally a land-fill and not the best soil in the world! Also, some plants cannot tolerate direct sun, like impatiens, for example.

      If you’re talking about indoor plants, there are so many variables…over-watering? Under-watering? Not enough sun? Too much sun? Not enough humidity? Then again, there are some plants that are really easy to take care of, like pothos and palms and aloe…and still others that are so sensitive, like ferns, they just don’t seem to last as soon as you take them out of the nursery, they start failing!

      So, I’m not sure how you know why your plants aren’t growing. You haven’t told me how you’re preparing the soil for planting. Do you go to the garden center and buy the products they have available for enriching the soil? You almost always have to do that because of how poor the soil is in most locations. Enriching the soil, composting, etc. would be preferrable to making a remedy out of the soil.

  21. laurel

    December 20, 2010

    Thank you for the information. This is a helpful article.

  22. Tone Western

    January 22, 2011

    Sorry not to be more clear, all plants are outdoors in my garden, and I do not do anything to them. They had a stand still throughout most of the spring, which is highly unusual. Could a mix of the soil (which then also contains the rain water) make a good remedy?

    • Avatar of Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      May 26, 2012

      For outdoor plants, I can only emphasize that you have to enrich the soil before you plant. Add topsoil and fertilizer. Go to a garden center, they sell bags of things that encourage plant growth. You can’t just plant in unenriched soil, usually.

  23. bamboochik

    deborah

    August 14, 2011

    You are a Godsend! I just ran out of my husbands “Regional Allergy” homeopathic remedy that I give him every year at this time when his allergies act up and being on SS now, am not able to afford to buy it. (it seems that since so many people are turning to homeopathic remedies that they are getting sky high)

    I am following your directions with the bowl of water and will make the remedy myself. Thank you so much for this. You are a true healer by sharing your knowledge with all. God bless!

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      Nice to hear; let us know if making a remedy out of the “outdoors” works!

      (P.S. Deborah’s reply is further down.)

  24. Dawn

    August 22, 2011

    Hi Elaine,
    I want to be sure about my thinking and wonder if I may run my thought by you. In Sept 2010, I was prescribed Gentamicin as a nasal wash with Nystatin and saline water. I developed tinnitus in both ears shortly after the ten day course. I feel very strongly that the gentamicin is the cause of my tinnitus. Of course, the prescribing doctor says it was too minute of a dose (80mg) to cause any damage. If you read anything on gentamicin (which I sorely wish I had done prior to using), it states that hearing can be affected.
    Here’s my question: Do I need to get another prescription of the same exact ingredients or can I use gentamicin only (since that is the suspected culprit)? I can’t help but feel desperate to have this be a cure for this “lifetime” mistake I’ve made (with the assistance of my former doctor).
    Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      Dawn, sorry I didn’t see this post until now! You wrote it months ago, hopefully you came to a decision and made a remedy either out of the whole kit and kaboodle or just gentamicin; either one would have worked, I suspect.

  25. seema more

    dr seema more

    September 22, 2011

    Thank you so much for this informative article..I feel myself lucky enough to get a chance to read this wonderful article and I am definitely going to try out this .

  26. drcsgupta

    DR C S GUPTA

    September 30, 2011

    Dear dr,
    once i had a food in resurant. i got infaction and felt great pain. i took several homeopathic medicine but it did not subside. i had a chance to go to USA and one CHARIOPRACTITIONER prescribed several herbs in capsules but they didnot work for six months. i returned to INDIA and got cultured my stools and that showed a very rare bacteria and then allopathic doctor gave me 10 injectios but all invain. He said that there was no further treatment for this bacteria causing stomach pain and ulcers in my mouth. little sugar will aggravate the pain and my stomach will swell in pain and putrid gas.i took all the medicines given in various repertory saying aggravation from sweet/sugar but non worked. Now i thought to prepare bowel nosode from my own stool. it worked wonder. i raised its potency after 2 months when i required to repeat it. now i am fully cured but i have preserved it and changes its 90% distilled water say every week and success it 10 times. May be i require it sometime in future?
    i think your article and my instance will give some usefull tips to drs to try this method
    thanks
    Dr Shekhar

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      Dear Dr.,

      Yes, what you did is right along the lines of what I’ve been writing about! However, I’d be willing to bet that most people would be afraid to make a remedy out of a stool sample; but, you only need such a tiny amount! Yes, this method of making a remedy, either from your own discharges or the thing itself that hurt you; either way, it is often the only thing that will cure!

  27. flowz

    October 6, 2011

    Wow this is the most interesting stuff I have read yet!The funny thing is I believe in the law of attraction strongly and it explains the reasons why such things are possible. Homeopathy is amazing. Is it possible for the blogger to contact me thru my email…as I have some questions I would like to ask in a more private setting. thanx :)

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      Floz, I don’t see your email here; but, my contact information should be at the bottom of the article.

  28. abdulbasit

    Abdul Basit

    October 11, 2011

    Sir,

    I have failed to understand why to succuss 40 times. When ever we want the potency in X form with 1/10 ratio you always succuss ten times this is what makes it succeeding X. And in C potency with 1/100 ration even the you succuss for 10 times. Can you explain 40 times logic behind.

    Thanks

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      I must have read it somewhere; but, clearly, this is a random number because I have also read that you should succuss 100 times when changing the potency, and I have also read 20 times; AND, I have also heard that there is a machine that does it just once: a good hard shake and then the vial is dumped out, refilled, and shaken again! God only knows which one of these is “right”. The important thing, I suppose, is that you must succuss (any number of times) and then dump out and refill and succuss again. Certainly, the more one succusses, the more powerful the medicine becomes. If you want a gentler medicine, succuss fewer times. This is the only guidline I can give you.

    • Eva

      August 8, 2012

      dear Abdul B.
      I agree with your statements.
      Trained in Europe according to the Hahnemann tradition, we were taught what you mention.
      But I know that the (official) standards for preparation of hom. remedies in the US differ.
      Personally, I like to stick with Hahnemann, but it is more work.
      good luck and best wishes.
      Eva B

    • Eva

      August 8, 2012

      Sorry, Abdul, I misread!
      Solution 1:10 —— 10 succusions (each time)
      Solution 1:100 —–100 succusions (each time)
      And so on…..
      That’s why it took Hahnemann’s students weeks or more to prepare high poteny remedies.
      All the best, Eva

  29. earl

    October 14, 2011

    Thanks for this advice, I have found however taking more than one dose increases the amount taken, and therefore lowers the potency. I find a single dose works better than more. However I find a single dose is too much for me sometimes, if I dilute my dose to infinity and don’t drink my water, it has the best result.

    I have also stated a campaign to permanently cure everyone in my city. I have started creating remedies and pouring them down the sink. The mixing with such a large water supply dilutes the remedy exponentially. Making an ultra potent dose that everyone can enjoy for free just by drinking tap water. Please do not help me with this as any extra remedy added to the supply will only serve to concentrate it and decrease the potency.

    if this works, I plan to start adding my formulas to the ocean, in order to medicate the a entire world with hyper dilute, super potent remedy.

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      Alan V. Schmukler

      October 14, 2011

      Hmmm…The “remedy” will not survive the sunlight and chlorine that most municipals use to treat the water. Aside from that, how are you individualizing your prescription? Or have you found the universal remedy?

  30. Shanti

    December 21, 2011

    Hello there, I am very intrigued by this article. Elaine if you have any time at all I would love to speak to you more privately about some things regarding your article. Some help if possible. You could email me at my email address. It is in regards to a special need and use of this for that. thank you for the wonderful article.

    • Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      January 6, 2012

      Shanti, I don’t see your email address. My contact information is always at the bottom of my articles.

  31. grace messina

    January 6, 2012

    Hi Elaine, I have a question of a personal nature, would you be able to reply to me via my email address.

  32. Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    January 6, 2012

    How is it that no one is contacting ME? No one’s email is posted but mine. My email address is at the bottom of my articles.

  33. Rod

    January 16, 2012

    Thank you for this guidance, it is very helpful indeed!

  34. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    January 16, 2012

    I never imagined in million years that this article would get such an overwhelming response. Thanks again for sending me your comments.

  35. ruxandra

    February 5, 2012

    I am now making a remedy for one of my cats (all my animals contracted a bacteria) I could hardly take some secretions from her throat and nose (I think there is o,01 ml or less) and i am praying to get the remedy right.I already treated them with amoxicilin waiting for the results of the faringian exudate, but the bacteriae proven to be sensibile to another antibiotic.
    Maybe I can treat them without giving them harmful antibiotics again!!
    I understand that remedies are getting more expensive, I dont know if it helps, but in Romania there are several farmcies making good remedies at aprox 7 eurocents a bottle (a small bottle -1 gram of remedies )
    You can Google for homeofarm bucuresti or homepata pharm
    ruxi_a@yahoo.com

  36. Sherry W

    February 6, 2012

    I have a homeopathic liquid that is made up of a combination of about 4 strengths or Xs. Can I use it as a Mother tincture to create more of the very same remedy? Making and collecting at each dose level and mixing together as it is listed on the bottle?

  37. Elaine Lewis

    elaine lewis

    February 6, 2012

    Yes, you can increase the potency of that liquid bottle by adding a dropperful to a small bottle of spring water (pour half the water out first so you’ll have room for succussion) and succuss 40 times and you will then have the next higher potency of that preparation.

  38. Salim

    M. Saleem

    February 17, 2012

    Thanks a lot for this natural homeopathy.Please elaborate on how to prepare auto nosodes for headache, migraine, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, paralysis etc. from what body fluid. Regards. Saleem

      • Avatar of Elaine Lewis

        Elaine Lewis

        February 18, 2012

        However, if those complaints have mental concomitants, you should pick a remedy that matches them.

        • nd

          July 14, 2012

          Dont use urine for treating mental diseases? What body product should use for mental diseases?

  39. Salim

    M. Saleem

    February 18, 2012

    Dear Elaine. I am grateful to you for the quick n informative reply. Please help me. First i had left sided headache. Agg. after sleep. Lach. 200 relieved. Then pain in left side chest. Agg. inspiration or pressure with finger. Mag p. 6 and Nat p 30 relieved. Then pain in right heel only when walking. R tox, ruta, hecla lava ,sil,calc f, etc. did no good. Lyc 1m from kent rep. and change of shoes somewhat relieved. Along with plantar fasciitis , now the projecting head of joint bone on my right shoulder aches when i move arm or press that point with finger. My soles and palms feel tired recently. My short term memory is weak. I check lock time and again(sycosis). I also have warts in ear, on chest . I am a bit overweight. calc carb 1m did a lot previously. Please angelic doctor prescribe for me. I also made 3x potency of my urine according to your method this morning. Regards. Saleem DHMS.

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    Elaine Lewis

    February 18, 2012

    Then the thing to do is take the urine remedy three times a day, succuss 5 times before each dose, give it a week, and see if these wandering aches and pains get better.

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    Elaine Lewis

    February 22, 2012

    Everyone seems to be going crazy for it! I do have to caution everyone, though; in your enthusiasm I have to remind you that it is not a panacea, not a sure-thing; for example, I recently had a gum abscess. I made a remedy out of my saliva on waking because it was very much disordered due to the abscess and I felt it would make the ideal remedy but guess what? It didn’t work!!! You know what worked? Silica! So, don’t throw your remedies away, whatever you do! These auto-nosodes are for when well selected remedies don’t work or hold, or when remedies are poorly indicated, or when you know what your remedy is but you don’t have it and all the stores are closed!

  42. Avatar of Salim

    Salim

    February 28, 2012

    Hi Elaine. You recommended potentized urine to be taken for a week for my wandering pains of shoulder projecting bone , right heel and right wrist but the result is nil. Then i used kali sulph 6 but it aggr. too much .so i discontinued it. The pain resumed its previous state. At last i took several doses of calc c 30 repeatedly as my constitutional remedy which i had confirmed from Kent’s repertory and materia medica . There seems a great mitigation with calc c. Regards

    • Avatar of Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      February 28, 2012

      Well, hold on. I didn’t recommend potentized urine for your complaints, per se; you told me you had already made urine 3X! So I said to go ahead and try it for a week, you never know,it might work. If you hadn’t told me that, I would have told you truthfully that without a complete case in front of me, I have no idea what your remedy is!

      I am not advocating this method as a cure-all, as I said in my last post. It does NOT always work, I can’t stress that enough. And here, of course, your constitutional remedy did work, Calc-carb; so, that’s great; I’m glad you found the right remedy.

  43. skepticalnotcynical

    April 16, 2012

    Hi, I’m very skeptical on homeopathy. I hope you would give me some insights as I can’t comprehend on the mechanics of homeopathy. I just don’t understand how it is possible. I also wrote an article on this. Hope you read it.

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    Elaine Lewis

    May 15, 2012

    How can I read it, you didn’t leave a link? You know what? I can’t comprehend a lot of things either, like why my cell phone works or how a car is put together; but I use both of them faithfully, because it’s clear to me that they both work. Similarly, I am equally clear that homeopathy works. I’ve used it hundreds of times, in cases ranging from concussion to strep throat. I’ve used it on animals, specifically a cat with arthritis. He was better the next day! When he got older, again he was beset with arthritis. The same remedy was repeated. Again, he was back to his normal self the next day, able to walk and run without pain. I honestly never give a thought to how homeopathy works, I’m just glad it does, and glad for Samuel Hahnemann MD who single-handedly created the whole thing in the late 1700′s in Germany. It’s hard to imagine that any individual’s discovery or invention has done so much good for so many.

  45. bamboochik

    Deborah

    June 4, 2012

    I’m back to comment on the remedy I made for my husbands seasonal allergies. I did as you suggested with the bowl of water. I left it to sit on the back porch (unscreened) for a week, then proceeded to make a 30X remedy bottle. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM! He was really miserable but it only took one dose to ease his symptoms then two to aleviate them completely! He keeps the bottle with him when he is outside just in case.

    This year my husband started getting allergy symptoms but his usually remedies were not working so I had a feeling it was something in his shop causing the symptoms. (auto body shop) I did the same thing as I did for the spring allergies, but this time I had my husband put bowl of spring water in his shop for a week. I made a 30X remedy and then started dosing him. Sure enough, it worked!

    Between the remedies that I buy and the ones I make, I feel well able to take care of myself and my family in most situations. We also use Flower remedies with great success!

    Thank you for a great article…it was soooo needed by so many. God bless!

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      Elaine Lewis

      July 5, 2012

      Deb, this is great feedback! I’ll ask our editor to place it in the ezine. Thanks for writing and letting us know what happened!

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      Alisha

      March 13, 2014

      Deborah,
      My son too suffers from pollen allergies. Can you pls elaborate on what homeopathic remedies you use for your husbands allergies and how often you administer them in a day.

  46. arti

    July 4, 2012

    Dear Elaine
    I have started taking homeopathic medicine from the past two weeks. I am hearing from lot of people that homeopathic medicine make one obese.Is it true?? Kindly reply .
    Thankyou

  47. arti

    July 6, 2012

    Oh really. I have seen many people who claim so.They say that it affected their hormones somehow so they started gaining weight.

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      Elaine Lewis

      July 7, 2012

      Oh. That’s different. Sure, let’s say you need a remedy like Iodium (homeopathic iodine). These people are very thin, very hot, very hurried, and no matter how much they eat, they never gain weight. These people might be hyper-thyroid. So, naturally, if you give iodium to such a person, he’s going to slow down, cool down, and gain weight! Does that mean everyone who takes a homeopathic remedy is going to gain weight? No, it doesn’t mean that.

  48. Aiko

    July 18, 2012

    If I were to make more remedy from a store bought liquid remedy (with multiple remedies mixed in), how muh of the original remedy would I mix into vodka or brandy? And if I want to keep the same potencies, would I succus at all? Thank you.

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      Elaine Lewis

      July 19, 2012

      Aiko, here is the general rule. The easiest thing in the world to do is replicate your remedy! You can make literally thousands of copies of any remedy you have! If you have pellets, drop one or more into a bottle of water and now the water becomes the remedy. Now, drop some of the water into another bottle of water, or bottle of brandy, or bottle of orange juice, and all those things now are the remedy as well! It goes on infinitely! No, you don’t have to succuss to make a copy of a remedy.

  49. Aiko

    July 18, 2012

    I forgot to mention, that the store bought remedy have not only multiple remedies mixed, but different potencies for each remedy (6x and 12x). This is why I’m wondering how to succuss. Thank you.

    • Elaine Lewis

      elaine lewis

      August 2, 2012

      Aiko, that doesn’t change anything. If you want to make another bottle of your remedy, the instructions are as given. It will still consist of multiple potencies and multiple remedies. Actually, I’m not really sure I’m a believer in combining remedies and potencies like this because, do we really know what we’re getting or doing? I’m sure Hahnemann would be horrified. Nevertheless, the directions I gave are the same.

  50. Lisa

    September 12, 2012

    Hi! Last week, in an acute sciatic nerve pain situation, unable to get out of bed, a friend taught me this particular way to take a remedy, IN MY SITUATION, and so, I would like your feedback, as I am learning. She suggested Belladonna, but I dod not have that and could not go buy it, so, from the remedies I had, she chose Staphysagria 1m, of mine. Her direction – Place three teaspoons of water in a crystal glass (I used a regular glass); 2.) From a number, the ailed one chooses, from 1 to 10, put that many pellets in this water. Succusp it. Take it. Within 20 minutes, I was up and walking!!! But now I want to know what potency I made those five 1 m pellets, and how to continue…I am still, although less, in pain, and healing it, but am curious for feedback. Thank you!

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      Elaine Lewis

      October 16, 2012

      You took a very high potency. You shouldn’t need to repeat it any time soon; but, if you relapse, just do the same thing over again that you just did. I wouldn’t use your good glasses or spoons.

  51. liza

    September 17, 2012

    Hi Elaine
    What do you think about making remedies from addictive substances, obviously for the purpose to help the addict himself? If I want to give up smoking, should I make a remedy out of my cigarette? Thanks for the great article. It makes total sense to me.

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      Elaine Lewis

      October 16, 2012

      Liza, I do this all the time–making a remedy of the addicting substance to help the person get off of it.

  52. abhijeet

    September 22, 2012

    hi dear author of the article,
    i have a query about your article that this method is not homeopathy but its tautopathy.

  53. Preston

    September 24, 2012

    Elaine, thanks for the wonderful article. I would like to use alcohol to make the remedy. Cal you please tell me when to add the alcohol and how much? In other words, do I add alcohol at the end to the final solution?

    Also, what is the best alcohol? Vodka? brandy? Other? What proof? Thanks.

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      Elaine Lewis

      October 16, 2012

      Preston, I’ve never used alcohol myself, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it. I would add it at the end. Vodka sounds fine. As to how much, a little bit would be enough.

  54. kaygee

    October 22, 2012

    Elaine, thank you for these instructions.

    I wanted to bring your attention to an excellent description of how homeopathy actually works from a scientific perspective. It is described in the chapter “Aquatic Interlude” in the book “The Basic Code of the Universe” by Massimo Citro. It describes research by chemist and physicist Vittorio Elia that shows important variations in the thermodynamic profile of homeopathic dilutions using a technology known as microcalorimetry, as well as work by Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier published in 2009 in which the existence of homeopathy is confirmed. Water, in homeopathic dilutions, is shown to not only keep memory of the solute but also to emit specific low-frequency electromagnetic signals that are both recordable and reproducible.

    I didn’t really know anything about homeopathy before I came across this, but now I’m both convinced and intrigued.

    Also, can a dilution made with one’s own blood help with anemia?

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      Elaine Lewis

      December 6, 2012

      Prescribing homeopathic blood for anemia is something I don’t want to express an opinion on. If you’re anemic, I would be more likely to recommend Ferrum phos. 6X and simply follow the directions on the package.

  55. Andy U

    October 26, 2012

    Is this the way Hannemann made his remedies? What about the solvent? If the original method doesn’t matter, what about globules from homoeopathy pharmecies that have never been wet, or homoeopaths who think remedies are too expensive ‘write’ their remedies electronically instead. Is this still homoeopathy?

    • Avatar of Elaine Lewis

      Elaine Lewis

      December 6, 2012

      No this is not how Hahnemann made remedies. What we are trying to do in this article is show you how to antidote a poisoning: you’ve eating bad food, drunk bad water, you’ve taken a drug that is causing a bad effect, and so on.

  56. Noel

    November 3, 2012

    Dear Elaine,
    I’m taking 4 different allopathic pills for one chronic condition. In order to counteract their side effects I gather I can use your method to make a remedy with them, no? And, can I use all 4 of them together in the same homeopathic remedy?

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      Elaine Lewis

      December 6, 2012

      Noel, I suppose theoretically you can make remedies out of your medicine; but, are all 4 causing side effects and problems? I would question your need for them in the first place. I don’t think dangerous drugs are the way to solve issues of chronic disease. But I don’t know what’s wrong with you so I feel really uncomfortable weighing in on it.

  57. Satish Pathak

    November 22, 2012

    Dear Elaine,
    Thanks for the super article.Pl let me know if I make 6x potency of ayurvedic
    medicine used for hair fall, can 6x potency be used for hair fall.
    with regards

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      Elaine Lewis

      December 6, 2012

      Satish, why do you want to make a remedy out of your ayurvedic medicine? Is it not working? Also, I would have to know if this is normal balding. I don’t know if homeopathy will work for for what’s normal in certain men.

  58. Dr.Mapolin

    January 16, 2013

    Dear Elaine,
    I like to discuss with you all my fail? case of psoriasis.I have a paient of K/C/O Psoriasis after repertoriation I select Ars.Alb.30 three times a day for a day and called him for follow up after a week no change so agin I repeat Ars.Alb.30 for three day and called to come after a week, He start getting worse.no medicine prescribed, called after two weeks his complaints changed,again I did case taking and repertorisation and remedy came out Sulphur.Sulphur 200 prescribed, but his aggravation didnt stop its still going on.(before also he took Some Homeopathic medicine and he went in aggravation.) In psoriasis can we use prepared remedy by his own discharge and if so which discharge or skin we can use? In this case where I went wrong is selection of remedy? Dose? Potency?
    Thanks for beautiful article.

  59. Robyn

    March 6, 2013

    Elaine I have read so many wonderful uses of this way to treat illness how would you suggest using this for addiction such as make a remedy out of the cigarette’s you are addicted to and have a sip instead of a cigarette’s I have been studying Homeoopathy and working with remedies for 10 years but would like to start making my own remedies how would you treat addiction. any ideas

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      Elaine Lewis

      March 29, 2013

      Take a puff of your cigarette, blow the smoke into a half filled bottle of spring water, succuss 40 times, pour out, refill half way, succuss 40 times, keep doing that til you get to, let’s say, 12C and take a sip once or twice a day as you’re trying to quit smoking. It should give you an aversion to your cigarette.

  60. Nasir

    March 17, 2013

    Elaine, first the process is correct only correction is required and for your understanding as well as readers that 1X dilution is 1:10 ratio. In other words, 1drop of something in 10 drops of alcohol or distilled water will make 1C or in bio chemic dextrose 1X. Similarly, 1C represents 1:100 ratio. In other words, 1drop of something in 100 drops of alcohol or distilled water will make 1C.

    So C represents 100 and D represents 10 and X represents dextrose instead of alcohol or distilled water. In biochemic medicines of homeopathy you rpresent in X.

    I hope you can edit now in your article.

  61. Donna

    March 26, 2013

    Elaine, The answer you gave to Aiko about reproducing a liquid remedy w/various potencies, seems to be closest to the
    addition information I’d like to request from you, please: If the said remedies also included substances like: Bach
    flower essences and extract of vanilla 1:2, and Micelized a-Tocopheral, Lavender essential oil, and Sodium
    chloride, can I still make more of this combination of remedies, & would these substances also be present in the result?

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      Elaine Lewis

      March 29, 2013

      Donna, I’m confused. Are you asking if your combination remedy can be reproduced? Are you worried about running out of the remedy, is that what you’re saying? If you take a pellet of the combination remedy and drop it in a bottle of spring water, the water will be exactly like the pellets.

      • Donna

        March 30, 2013

        Elaine, Thank you for answering. Yes, I am concerned about having to purchase this many times,
        because it is supposed to be taken for 2 years, 2x a day, and the comb. liquid is supposed to last about
        two mos. from the purchase bottle.
        I’m thinking that perhaps I didn’t explain what I was asking well enough. I do realize that the homeopathic part of this comb. will reproduce faithfully, but wasn’t sure whether I would have to ADD in the other non-homeop. ingredients again to my repeated attempts of reproducing this combination. Again, I appreciate your expertise and your answer. Thank you very much! Donna

  62. Donna

    March 26, 2013

    Elaine, still asking about the above info, the basic homeopathic remedies in this solution are:
    Hydrastic canadensis 30C, Ulmus fulva 30-C, Smilax ornate 30C, Opuntia Vulgaris 12X.
    As a long time lover of homeopathy, I have always been averse to this kind of prescribing, but, after
    having read of one person’s recovery from Parkinson’s using this formula (along w/other life changes),
    I’d truly like to reap the benefit of this combination, but want to reproduce this for myself after I
    purchase it once. Thank you. Donna

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      Elaine Lewis

      April 5, 2013

      Donna, after reading the list of ingredients, they appear to be ALL homeopathic remedies, hence, all are reproducable by dropping into a bottle of water. By the way, I have contact information at the bottom of all my articles, but, no one seems to be aware of it, why?

  63. carly

    April 26, 2013

    I have been in a situation when I needed a remedy but had nothing with me. I wrote the name of the remedy on paper and stood a glass of water on it for 15 minutes, then sipped the water. Unbelievably it worked (I have even cured a septic cut on a child’s foot with nothing else, on a remote island of Thailand with no first aid facilities anywhere). I can’t convince myself to use that a my general way of taking remedies, but I have done it a few times.

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    Elaine Lewis

    May 4, 2013

    I’ve heard of that Carly. I think I tried it once and it didn’t work, but, if it’s your only option, what’s the harm in trying it?

  65. Alayna

    May 6, 2013

    Elaine, can you tell me how much grain alcohol to add to each ounce of water remedy to make it shelf stable? Goodvibes.flow@gmail.com ~ thanks so much for this article, I reference it often & have shared with everyone I know who uses homeopathy :)

  66. Elaine Lewis

    elaine lewis

    June 2, 2013

    As to how much alcohol? It’s your choice, really. You only need alcohol if you’re going to be keeping the bottle for a long time. The more alcohol you add the longer it will keep. If you want to keep it for just a month or less, maybe 10% alcohol is enough.

  67. Jodi

    July 9, 2013

    Hi Elaine! I’m a former client of yours. :) Hope you’re doing well. I have been out of the loop of homeopathy for a while now but am now in school for holistic healing. I am interested in trying to make a remedy for my hubby using your method above. He is unfortunately allergic to our cute little precious kitty cat. So, I told him I would make him a remedy. Now with a cat, would you take a piece of fur, or how would that work? Also, wondering if maybe I should go straight for the 30x potency as he is a hard one to chase down to give him any kind of medicine/remedies..lol. And hoping for a quick and complete cure. Please let me know asap. Thanks! Take care!

  68. Elaine Lewis

    elaine lewis

    July 11, 2013

    Hi Jodi! You should probably email me at LEWRA@aol.com. Very often, people with cat allergies need Tuberculinum.

  69. Peter

    August 12, 2013

    I was a bit confused after reading the article “How to Make your own remedy”. Were the examples given like Pepsi etc just for explaining the process or for their real medicine value. Will making a dilute solution of sugar, as explained in your article will make a remedy for Diabetes?

  70. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    August 19, 2013

    Mostly for explaining the process. But, if Pepsi made you sick, then pepsi prepared in this way, is the cure.

  71. Serdar Buyukozer

    August 19, 2013

    I knew about this process because I am a homeopathy student myself. I decided to to treat a common flu of myself with some popular flu remedies I thought well indicated for me but I did not feel better at all, so I made a 6X remedy of my nose drip, and later 30X, unfortunately, both did not work either. :-) I had to wait to be better by itself slowly without remedies and gradually I felt better after a week.

    My question is: you also underline that it does not work always, but, do we know, when it does and it does not work? I mean I am specifically asking about home-made isopathic remedies, otherwise I do know the common factors of when a remedy works and when not.

    Thanks

  72. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    August 20, 2013

    You know the remedy works the same way you judge any “normal” remedy. There’s no difference. The next time you get the flu, you can try giving your case to me.

  73. Polina

    October 17, 2013

    Hello, Elain. I am from Russia, so excuse me for my mistakes in English. I read your article and decided to try your method. I have had chronic cystisis for around 7 years, constant pain and some other problems coming out. Nothing that I tried helped me and i tried a lot. homeopatic remedies made no effect no matter what potency I tried, i only got new symptoms with time. I decided to try your method and made a remedy of my urine. 12x. I used it for several days and may be it wasn’t enough to see any effect or the potency was too week. but then i read somewhere that one should use the morning urine and i used the urine after the second urination. Then I made another bottle out of my morning urine. 13X. I wonder if it will work considering the fact that i already used my urine to make a remedy and took it for several days (what if it haschanged my urine) or will it be better to take the remedy from the first bottle? The next question is – I added 30 percent of alcohol as I don’t know how long I will have to take the remedy, so before taking the remedy i take a tea spoon of it and add it to some water to make it less concentrated/ is that all right? and what do u mean by spring water? I bought some artesian bottled water as i didn’t find spring water/ is it the same thing and can i use it as well?

    • Polina

      October 17, 2013

      And what if I take 13x more than 2 times a day? Can it make the remedy work better?

  74. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    October 18, 2013

    I would take the remedy every hour for a few hours until you get some kind of result, then you can take it less often. Your water bottle sounds fine. Succuss 10 times before each dose. If you’ve had this condition for 7 years, it may be very stubborn, difficult to get rid of. You might want to read my “Tidbits” article on my vitamin C protocol for bladder infections. I’ll try to find it and post the link.

    • Polina

      October 18, 2013

      Thank you very much for your fast reply, Elaine. I’m going to read your article right now. But I still didn’t get if it’s better to use the first bottle I’ve made or the second one.

  75. Will

    November 7, 2013

    Hi Elaine, I found this page months and months ago and have referred back to it to make a homeopathic remedy a few times now. I just wanted to say thanks. I made a remedy out of (among other things) cacao beans, ha ha.

  76. Avatar of khorshed

    khorshed

    March 6, 2014

    Excellent ,many thanks to Dr. Elaine.May I ask a question which may not be directly related to this? Is there any expiry time of potentised remedy?

  77. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    March 13, 2014

    No. None that I know of. However, I understand that at any time, any remedy can become de-activated. I’ve heard stories of this though it hasn’t happened to me. I think you are best off holding on to a remedy if you make a stock bottle. By that I mean, put one or two pellets into a dropper bottle, add a little bit of water and mostly alcohol, like brandy. Let’s say, 80% alcohol, 20% water. This will make your remedy more stable and less easily influenced by environmental factors. Then when you need a dose, shake the bottle and put a drop in a couple ounces of water in a paper cup and swallow. This remedy should last indefinitely.

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    Robert

    April 8, 2014

    First, a minor technical issue. Only Chinese Medicines (nowadays) are given as true “pills”. Western medicine uses capsules and tablets, which are vastly different than pills.
    Pills are often herbs and something edible (honey for example) to hold it all together. Tablets and capsules contain ingredients to hold them together, lubricants to help the process, disintegrants, and other substances. If you grind up a tablet/capsule you will be making a Homeopathic prep of ALL the ingredients, some of which could have undesired effects. Thus, it is NOT a good method. You really would do better to obtain a sample of the active ingredient. Of course, in an acute emergency, your method would probably be better than nothing.

  79. Avatar of Elaine Lewis

    Elaine Lewis

    April 24, 2014

    Robert, when I say “pills”, I mean whatever form or shape your medicine was in. Tablets have to be crushed into a powder, capsules have to be emptied; and it makes sense to make a remedy out of what you TOOK, which includes ALL the ingredients. Maybe one of THOSE is what’s causing your bad reaction, and not the active ingredient!

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