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! (And here they are now!)
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 it’s making you 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! It’s 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, make a 6X, take a dose, and you should feel better. Repeat as needed.
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 drug you’re on, like Penicillin, let’s say; or let’s say a drug was helping you but you had to stop taking it because of the side effects but felt that the drug, itself, was helping you in general; well, here’s what you need to know: the homeopathic remedy made from the drug can be given for the following reasons–it can be given for what the drug was FOR, it can be given to antidote the drug, it can be given to help you ease off an addicting drug and it can be given for the side effects of the drug.
Just empty one or two capsules of the drug into an ounce of water in a disposable cup (and if it’s a solid pill, mash it up into a powder with a mashing implement)– and let it sit in the ounce of water until the water is thoroughly saturated with this powdery substance. Stir the substance around a few times, swish it around. Now empty this solution into your half-filled water bottle to get the 90% water, 10% drug ratio that we talked about in making a remedy out of Pepsi Cola. Now proceed with “potenization”–succussing, dumping out, refilling, again and again, until you reach your desired potency, at least a 6X.
A brief note on dosing in acutes: Let’s say you’ve made a 6X. In an acute, you may have to take a dose as often as every 10 or 15 minutes, take it less and less often as you get better. Always succuss the bottle a few times before dosing. If you should get worse, stop the remedy; an improvement may follow. If it does, repeat only as needed.