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High potencies and 50 millesimal scale.

High potencies and 50 millesimal scale.

Posted by: Shibnath Das

If higher potencies are rarely used in Homoeopathy, and as per Hahnemann told these higher potencies can be used only in the primary manifestations of psora, syphilis and sycosis, then how came the 50 millecimal potencies are being used widely now a days along with repeated doses. I will be thankful to you if you configures about my confusion.
Thank You.
Shibnath Das

Dear Mr. Das,
According to Hahnemann’s own instructions in the Organon, high potencies in the centisimal scales were not to be repeated often because of the possibility of aggravations. Over many years, Hahnemann himself found that this was a tedious and time consuming process for the cure of chronic diseases. Over time, he developed the 50 Millesimal scale of potencies wherein though these potencies are ‘high energy’, they are very gentle in their action. If used according to Hahnemann’s instructions, they can be repeated even on a daily basis when necessary. This speeds up the cure. For more details, please refer to the Organon, 6th edition, which was Hahnemann’s last Organon.

Best wishes,
Dr. Firuzi Mehta

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Firuzi Mehta

Dr. Firuzi Mehta qualified in homeopathic medicine in 1997 and then completed her HMD from the British Institute of Homoeopathy, London. In 1998, she also attended an Introductory Course in Anthroposophic Medicine and Iscador Therapy for Cancer at the Lukas Klinik in Arlesheim, Switzerland now known as Klinik Arleshim. After working for over 5 years with an eminent homeopath in Mumbai, to gain work-experience, she started her own practice in 2001. She reviews homeopathic books as and when the opportunity arises and firmly believes that one's knowledge is always incomplete and needs to grow. She is currently enrolled with—and studying for—the 2 year E-Learning Programme offered by Prof. George Vithoulkas' International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.

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  • Hi to repeat daily with the LM potencies the primary and secondary actions of the drug would have to happen in one day, hence Dr Hahnemann said with some sensitive individuals give every two days . I as a hypersensitive use on myself say 5 or 7 doses say LM 1 then let it run its course. I usually feel this collective dose for some weeks even using the 2nd 3rd 4th glass method. I will in future try moving up to the 6th 7th or 8th glass, as I said I am a Hypersensitive thanks

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