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The Aggravation Zapper

How to stop a homeopathic aggravation.

   Black ink = Elaine  

 Elaine @ Sabrinas

Blue ink = Diane    



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Diane!  Imagine running into you here in cyberspace!  What was the likelihood!?  Who would have ever guessed?

That’s strange, because when I saw you this morning you said something like, “One day I will come for you. It may not be today.  It may not be tomorrow.  It could be when you least expect it…  Or whatever’s good for you, who cares.”

I said that?  What was I on?!  Well, anyway, as you may remember, I interviewed you for the Aug. 2004 issue of the ezine, and buried in that interview was a gem: your priceless “Aggravation Zapper!”  Ever since then, my clients have been swearing by it!  Clearly, it should not be buried in an interview but should have its own title and its own space so that people can find it!  So, without further ado, I’d like to show you why we need to get this out in the open and spreading like wildfire!

A colleague once told me she gave her husband Phosphorus 30C for an illness, and his response was to double over in pain and cry!  Of course, she antidoted right away!  When she told her practitioner what she had done, he said, “What did you do that for, the remedy was working!”  (Grr!!!!)  I seriously have to wonder if anybody has read The Organon of Medicine by Samuel Hahnemann (our main how-to book) at all!

Let me explain what an aggravation is:

Picture world heavy-weight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, getting knocked down in the ring by “high potency” opponent, Sonny Liston.  That’s an aggravation!

But Ali recovers, gets up, and comes back swinging, down goes the “illness” (Sonny) and that’s the curative response!!!!

Now, what happens if you keep knocking Ali down over and over again after he’s hurt so that he can never get back up?  Similarly, what if you knock him down so hard (as in a single dose of too-high a potency) that he never gets up again?  Are you helping him?  No, I don’t think so!  But that’s how many of us are prescribing!  And then if the patient says, “I’m worse now than before!” we make up excuses in defense of ourselves, like,  “Oh, it’s good for you!” or, “That’s a good sign, keep taking it!”  It’s horrifying to know that people actually prescribe this way.  

We have to have some theory, some concept about potency and repetition.  We can’t cause harm to people and then walk sheepishly away or make excuses!  Speaking candidly, we’ve all experienced the embarrassment of giving a remedy, having someone get worse and not knowing what to say or do about it!  But those days are over now because here comes Diane Fuller with her famous Aggravation Zapper, and, Diane, the floor is yours now, let’s hear all about it! 

Thanks, Elaine for that marvelous introduction!  I am still getting emails about our 2004 interview – many of them wanting to know how to antidote a remedy.
homeopathic remedies is such a simple process and it can save so much needless suffering on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, etc. –  that I’d like to begin by telling you about one of my first tries at antidoting an aggravation.

I don’t remember exactly where I read about this method, but…

It was in 1994, and I had given a woman 2 granules of Phosphorus 1M which matched her symptoms very well indeed.  She was very pleased with the results. There was only one problem.  The diarrhea that she had experienced with the cholera she contracted while in India 10 years previously, returned.  That was a good sign, we thought, because of Hering’s Law of Cure (“return of old symptoms”).  She was going back through her past illnesses and was feeling much better in every way. But after a month, the diarrhea was still there and she was becoming weak from it.

I decided that I had better do something to stop the diarrhea at that point. So, I put 2 granules of Phosphorus 1M into a dropper bottle with some distilled water and vodka and told her to put 1 drop from the dropper bottle into a glass of water and take 1 teaspoon once daily (succussing the dropper bottle before each dose) until the diarrhea stopped.  Within hours, she noticed a difference, and by the third day, the diarrhea had gone completely.

Boy, was that confusing!

I’ve simplified it greatly since then.

In fact, one of the most wonderful discoveries I have made during those years is that this method is not only useful for homeopathic remedies, but for “aggravations” from ANY SUBSTANCE (including toxins and allergens) as well.

For example, I have seen people who have had reactions to medications, take a tiny amount of that medication (scratch a few grains from the pill) and after diluting it in a large glass of water and dumping and refilling the glass several times (which is similar to diluting and succussing a homeopathic remedy) before taking a sip, will usually find relief from the reaction.  But I am getting ahead of myself, aren’t I?

I’m not sure.  But do continue, I think this is all very useful!

Let’s quickly give some specific instructions!

Good idea!

To antidote a remedy, I usually put a granule or pellet of the potency that aggravated into a glass of water (about 10 oz) and then dump and immediately refill the glass, continuing this dumping and refilling until the desired glass is reached. (Yes, the granule will be dumped out of the glass the first time – you don’t have to wait for it to dissolve – the remedy is already in the water as soon as the granule hits it.) Then, take a sip.

Let’s just clarify that the patient is standing at the sink with the cold water running. He has a large cup of water (I would suggest a disposable cup, don’t use the good glassware!)

So, again, to be clear, you’re standing at the sink, cold water on, fill up the cup, drop in a remedy pellet, dump out the cup, refill, dump out, refill….stop somewhere and take a sip! It could be the 6th cup, it could be the 12th cup or the 10th cup, pick one, probably any one of them will work. 

Diane, what if you aggravated on a water potency?

If the remedy causing the problem is in liquid form, I would put 1 drop of the remedy into a glass of water (Do Not succuss or shake first!) and continue in the same way as above.

If the remedy is in powder form, put a tiny amount – less than 1/8 tsp of the powder into the cup of water. The idea is to put a tiny amount of the substance into a large amount of water with some kind of succussion to make a homeopathic remedy. The rush of the water acts as a succussion.

I tell people to “turn the tap on full blast” when they are making an antidote in this way, as the force of the water coming into the cup “succusses” the substance while the continued refilling of the cup dilutes the substance.  As you know Elaine, to make a homeopathic remedy, you must dilute and succuss.

I had no idea!

Now, the best way to decide how many times to dump and refill the cup is by muscle testing. Otherwise, you must guess at how many cups you need. You could try the 6th, the 12th or 16th cup, etc. If you can’t do muscle testing, just take one dose and see what happens, wait an hour, and then decide if another dose should be taken.  We can’t know these things in advance and every person is different.

I hasten to add that 99% of the time, the remedy is antidoted after one sip, but give it an hour.

That’s what I’ve seen too.

If nothing happens after the first sip, you may want to double the number of cups used to dilute the remedy and try again. For example, if you have diluted it to the 6th cup and nothing happened after an hour, try the 12th cup and then the 24th etc. I usually wait at least 1 hour before diluting the remedy again in this way.

This method also works if you have eaten something that you are reacting to.

Can you give us an example?

One woman had eaten some bread that for some reason did not agree with her and she felt very ill almost immediately! She put a crumb of the bread into a glass of water and continued dumping and refilling the glass until she reached the 12th (or whatever) glass and then took a sip. Almost immediately, the symptoms went away.

Amazing!!!! No one would believe that in a million years; but, if it works, it works!

About the author

Elaine Lewis

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

About the author

Diane Fuller

Diane Fuller is a former Registered Nurse who studied homeopathy with Misha Norland from The School of Homeopathy and completed Lou Klein"™s Master Clinician course. She practices in Prince George, B.C. Canada and can be reached at drfuller@telus.net.

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  • Hi Elaine and Diane,

    Basically what you are saying is the same as hahnemann instructs us to do in a case of low vitality, before selecting the LM potency. Since the LM will not show much reaction and is therefore difficult to asses as to the right remedy given, he instructs us to give a 30C in a case of low vitality and wait fro the aggravtion. Immediately on noticing this, we should put the LM1 in water and a dose should be administered. This will take care of the aggravation and establish equilibrium.

    Diane, you have, unwittingly perhaps, followed a footnote from the Organon. If my memory does not leave me in the lurch here, it is found in a paragraph after 269, where he begins his discussions on the production of LM potencies and dosing with them. I would say it is the footnote to paragraph 274. I have no Organon at hand, otherwise I would give you chapter and verse.


  • To antidote a remedy, I usually put a granule of the potency used into a glass of water (about 10 oz) and then dump and immediately refill the glass, continuing this dumping and refilling until the desired glass is reached. (Yes, the granule will be dumped out of the glass the first time – you don’t have to wait for it to dissolve – the remedy is already in the water as soon as the granule goes into it.) Then, a sip or a teaspoon can be taken as the dose.

    Do you mean empty the glass after you put a granule of the potency used and then refill the glass and repeat the process for 12 times.
    Why not just put a granule or a drop of the potency used in a 16Oz of water and succuss it to make wet dose, I tried that and it worked in an hour.

    • I can see that working too. I have also taken literally the exact same dose as what aggravated, like if one pellet of 30C aggravated, I would take one pellet of 30C to stop the aggravation. That worked too.

    ITIS A VERY GOOD ARTICLE EXPLAINING EVERY THING. IN SHORT YOU HAVE WORKED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT LIKE CURES LIKE. AGGRAVation has to be treated as disease and haveyer potencies has to be made to eliminat the aggravation. do you think we should not antidotes given the books. PL LET ME KNOW

  • Dear Dr. Shekhar,

    Thank you for your comment. I hope that you are able to try this method as it has worked very well for me and many others.

    When I have used this method of diluting the remedy which caused the aggravation, I have never needed to use the antidotes suggested in the books. Sometimes more than one dose of the diluted remedy is needed, and sometimes it needs to be diluted further. I find that muscle testing is the best way of deciding which glass to dilute the remedy to.

    God bless you,


  • Hi Diane,

    Thanks for your very informative article. I have a question…

    “Also, as I said earlier, when possible, everything you use here should be disposable: the cup, the spoon, and so on, because the remedy “sticks” to everything. Once it’s in a glass, washing it generally doesn’t “remove” it.”

    Has anyone ever made a remedy of dishwashing liquid soap?


    • Hi Sandra,

      Thank you for your email.

      I don’t remember saying that everything should be disposable. I have always just washed
      the cup and spoon with dish detergent or put it in the dishwasher and I have never had
      any trouble in all the years I have been doing this (over18 years now). I think the part
      about being disposable must have been added by an editor.

      I don’t know if anyone has made a remedy of dish detergent. It would probably be an
      interesting remedy!

      God bless you,


      • Hellooooooo!!!!! I’m the one who said everything should be disposable! Listen, if the remedy didn’t “stick” to everything–glassware, etc.–how would it be possible for us to make homeopathic remedies at all? Read below:

        “Semyon Nicolaevich Korsakov (1788-1853) was a modest landowner in the village Tarusovo near Moscow [2]. After 1813, he held a not-too-demanding desk job in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, enabling him to dabble in lay medicine. In about 1829, he converted to homeopathy and invented a quicker way of preparing high dilutions. The glass containing the remedy is shaken and then just emptied and refilled, and the dilution factor is assumed to be 1:100.” (from “The True Story of Oscillococcinum” by Jan Willem Nienhuys)

        EMPTIED AND REFILLED! If the remedy didn’t stick to the glass, you’d have nothing upon refilling, there would be nothing in the glass or vial but plain water.

        What this means is, if you put phos. 1M in a glass of water, dump and refill 12 times for the purpose of antidoting, and then wash the glass and put it back in the cabinet, the next person who uses that glass for water is going to very possibly get a dose of Phos. 1M! I think it is much safer to use medium sized paper or plastic cups for this, and plastic spoons for dosing and stirring.

        Here’s another example for you. My mother was taking Rhus tox 30C for some reason. She sounded the alarm that she was out of her remedy. (It was the Boiron blue tube.) I said, “No you’re not, Ma, just fill the tube up with water!” Well, she couldn’t believe it, but, it was back, and went right on working!

  • Thanks for the info I am actually really excited to try this though, I am a little scared. You see Diane, I suffered from eczema for years and after trying many remedies (prescribed by homeopaths and myself – I am a student in my final year) I finally found relief with Calc carb 1m. My skin was the best it had been in years but not completely healed and I got impatient and took 3 doses of calc carb 1m within a 3 week period. Over the course of 2 weeks I started to aggravate like you wouldn’t believe. First the original eczema symptoms then my whole body went bright red like sunburn, i got swollen glands under my arms that were really painful and eventually suppurated. My skin peeled off my entire body probably about 7 times (I have no freckles left) I got a severe ear infection in both ears, blood blisters on the tips of both pointer fingers, then small pimples over my entire body and now my skin has gone bright red in parts again. It has been 6 weeks since it started and I am so sick of it!! So as you can understand, I am extremely sensitive and eager to try any antidote (i did try antidoting with nit ac but it didn’t work) but also quite scared of what it could do to me. Could you offer any words of advice before I take the plunge in your antidoting method?

    Thanks, Kelly.

    • It doesn’t look like Diane saw this. If you want, I will tell her about it. But, here’s what I would suggest. First of all, 1M is a very high potency, you were lucky you didn’t aggravate on the first dose! I would put you on Calc. 6C, one dose in a bottle of water. Just wait for 24 hours and see what happens. Sometimes that’s all you need. However, it may be that you need to take Calc-carb 6C once a day with two succussions before each dose to keep the case moving forward. How often you take it depends on the results you’re getting. You have to adjust the dosing schedule accordingly.

  • Hi Kelly,

    I can see that you are probably very apprehensive about taking any more Calc carb 1M. If taking the 6C as Elaine suggested didn’t help, you might try putting 1 granule of Calc-c 1M in a large glass of water – about 10 ounces, and then repeatedly dumping and refilling the glass until about the 20th glass. Take a small amount – maybe 1/4 teaspoon. If you think you need to repeat the dose, wait 5 or 6 hours before repeating the dose, and it would probably be best not to take more than 3 more doses (a total of 4 doses altogether) from the original 20th glass, waiting 5 or 6 hours between doses.

    I hope it helps.

  • Hi Elaine,

    Kelly could stir the glass, but if she didn’t I don’t think it would matter. People often take the same potency in granules a few times.

    If she needed to take the remedy more than 4 times, then I think she should change the potency by stirring it or continuing to dilute a few more glasses of the remedy.

    Muscle testing is a great way to discover what glass is needed or how many doses to take. There is a lot of info on muscle testing on the Net – YouTube has some videos on it.

    There are so many ways of muscle testing, and some are easier for certain people than others. You have to find a way that works for you. And you need lots of practice. The main thing is to get your brain out of the way, and keep a blank mind or the muscle test will be the same as the conclusion you have come to intellectually. Your want your body’s reaction, not what you have already figured out, which may not be what your body needs. So, you need to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

  • Please, tell me about my case. I was having insomnia before my homeopath took my case. She prescribed Carbo-veg LM 1 1drop in 1/4cup of water. I took 2 days once a day, after that I got aggravation. I was having panic attack and I couldn’t sleep at night(only few hours). I had suffocative feeling also from panic attack. My homeopath suggested to use Aconite 30c(dissolve in 4oz water and take 1tsp)but my panic didn’t go away. It was weekend so I looked materia medica and decided remedy by myself. I took also Kali-carb 30c and Pulsatilla 30c dissolved in water and used alternately. My panic attack was not going away still.

    After a week of battle, my panic attack was getting better but I still having problem with night time sleep(only few hours). I tried Carbo-veg LM1 with 20oz of water 3 dilution cups. It gave me huge relief but it didn’t last for long time(only few hours). I tried 2nd dose 12hours after. This time was 5 dilution cups. It gave me little relief but not a degree of I could go back to sleep.

    Do you think I should also try other remedies(Pulsatilla 30c and Kali-carb 30c Aconite 30c)while I was alternating the remedies? or should I try further more with Carbo-veg that I started my panic attack?

  • I have just been told about this link but this week. I antidoted an agg of a patient’s Sx from a 200C using 6C in 100ml water and told the patient to sip for 10 doses. It worked. Now will the original 200 potency still be working or have I taken the potency down to a 6. The symptoms have just gone back to what they were like when she came to see me and I was thinking of changing the Rx.

    • So you’re saying that the patient has completely relapsed back to where she was when she first came to see you? Let me see if I’ve got this right. You gave the patient a remedy in the 200th potency. The patient got an aggravation. You antidoted in the 6th potency. The aggravation is gone but there was no amelioration, the case is as it was on day-one. Well, it sounds to me like it was an aggravation from a wrong remedy; because, after the antidote, an amelioration should have been in evidence and I take it this didn’t happen. If you’re not sure, try a course of 9C, twice a day, in a bottle of water, with two succussions before each dose. If an aggravation ensues, stop the remedy. If there’s no improvement after a few days or a week, it’s the wrong remedy.

  • Nice to hear from Diane that washing up glasses leaves them fine to use and no need to worry about everything being disposable. Elaine is right that the remedy is carried in water. When a glas is filled an dumped it is still wet. When washed and dried there is no water left in the glass to carry the remedy. If you think about it: if glass retained water we wouldn’t use it for windows. Now is there a remedy for all of us that have been terrified by past homeopaths into thinking remedies can lurk forever in our kitchens?

    And I do wish homeopaths would realise remedies can be dangerous. The only way for them to be completely safe would be if they did not work at all. Diane said homeopaths cannot just cause harm and walk sheepishly away and make excuses. Unfortunately I have first hand experience of a homeopath who didn’t even do that. he caused much harm and then just ignored me. Although in fairness I felt extremely doubtful about his prescription and should have walked away (but that’s also something in my remedy picture that needed addressing!) so I accept the blame. If anyone knows of somewhere on-line that patients can leave feedback about homeopaths to help others find a good one and avoid the bad I would like to know. I won’t put his name here as that’s probably not allowed, but I feel strongly that more needs to be done to protect patients.

    • Maybe we need a registry of homeopaths who are 6th ed. Organon prescribers! It’s right in The Organon by Samuel Hahnemann:

      1. A striking improvement precludes further dosing.
      2. An aggravation precludes further dosing.
      3. Chronic cases should be started with a low potency, in water, with five-or-so succussions before each dose.
      4. Repetitions should be daily or as-needed.
      5. Adjust the amount of water, number of succussions, frequency of dose and potency on an on-going basis so that the case only moves forward without hills and valleys.
      6. Stop the chronic remedy during an acute, find a remedy for the acute, and return to the chronic remedy when the acute is over.

      This is the way Dr. Luc De Schepper prescribes, author of Hahnemann Revisited. You can ask your homeopath if he practices as per Dr. Luc. If he says, “No,” or, “Who’s Dr. Luc?” run for your life.

  • so if someone has aggravated badly on causticum 30c—————–would one of these 3 methods antidote it—————-taking it in 6c a few doses?

    taking one dose of 30c again? but if it has to be the exact same potency does it also have to be the exact same number of succussions which caussed the aggravation?

    diluting the 30c into many more cups or one large cup of water??????

    or dumping and refilling a cup of caust 30c?

    these methods work for sure?

  • ive trid it but it didnt work———i had asked diane if it would work if i had taken other remedies in between and she said it might not so i guess htat’s what is going on with me

    can i ask since homeopathic remedies can cause harm —can 30c’s or 200c causee things like cramping kidneys or appendix issues—————or can those only only come out if they were already an issue even if the person did not know it and it has never shown up in any tests in the past?

  • Like any medicine, homeopathic medicines can cause harm if misused. This is why people shouldn’t decide to become their own practitioners except in acute cases because, just like every household has aspirin and other common medicines, every medicine cabnet should have a homeopathic emergency kit and an acute prescribing book so that acutes can be knocked out quickly and not turn into chronics, which is where the trouble lies–with people trying to do chronic prescribing by themselves. You ask if remedies can cause kidney problems, etc. I imagine that anything is possible if you misuse remedies; but, if you have these issues, see a homeopath; and refer to the list I made above on choosing a homeopath. Maybe I’ll post it again here because I guess it can’t be said enough times:

    Maybe we need a registry of homeopaths who are 6th ed. Organon prescribers! It’s right in The Organon by Samuel Hahnemann:

    1. A striking improvement precludes further dosing.
    2. An aggravation precludes further dosing.
    3. Chronic cases should be started with a low potency, in water, with five-or-so succussions before each dose.
    4. Repetitions should be daily or as-needed.
    5. Adjust the amount of water, number of succussions, frequency of dose and potency on an on-going basis so that the case only moves forward without hills and valleys.
    6. Stop the chronic remedy during an acute, find a remedy for the acute, and return to the chronic remedy when the acute is over.

    This is the way Dr. Luc De Schepper prescribes, author of Hahnemann Revisited. You can ask your homeopath if he practices as per Dr. Luc. If he says, “No,” or, “Who’s Dr. Luc?” run for your life.

  • if a person receives a dose of a given remedy which helped first time and receives a 5 more doses of the same remedy of same potency without succussing each dose the patient becomes sicker than he was as hahnemann observed only true proving of remedy remains then after two years he was suffering how to reverse this proving. I could not find a process to reverse this remedy disease which is more harmful than natural disease please share more light on this issue. I have used this Diane fullers method of antidoting but it is not working at all.I think remedy has dumped the vital force like ali with a punch of other boxer.and the remedy was a true similimum and matched all the symptoms of a patient has.how to overcome this aggravation how his vital force runs again.another query is local homeppaths does not gives a remedy in a minute dose they are saying take 6 pellets everyday is they not harming the illetrates and becomes more sicker then he was it is not a wise to use homeopathy like this. hahnemann has observed all the tactics with the use of hpmeopathy . is this world empty without hahnemann he is not a super human he was jus;t like use and why we are not work like a hahnemann to save a humanity which is suffering for sake of s

    • My goodness! This is really the ultimate example of irresponsible prescribing! You see, here’s the problem. Everyone is so influenced by the dominant heath care model of prescribing drugs, that it infects our practice! We think you have to give the medicine every day just like a doctor, it’s as if we have nothing else to go on, no other mode of prescribing to model ourselves after. And you can see it’s all wrong! This is not the way to practice homeopathy. And it’s right in the Organon by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy; but, apparently, no one has read it, for some reason. So, the sad part is, the remedy worked for this patient and all the patient had to do was stop taking it. But, no, he kept on taking it, and “proved” the remedy. Our remedies are double-edged swords. If you HAVE the complaint, the remedy erases it. If you DON’T have the complaint, the remedy CAUSES it! That’s why when the complaint is gone, you have to stop dosing! So now the patient has a remedy disease; but, two years have gone by! It is now resisting treatment, or perhaps there is some other reason why the patient is not responding, which I can’t speak to because I don’t know the case. So, at best, let this be a warning to other homeopaths and pseudo-homeopaths out there to practice responsibly, and my first suggestion along these lines is to purchase and read Dr. Luc De Schepper’s Hahnemann Revisited. It’s written so well, so easy to read, you will love it!

  • Thanks Elaine for your timely help and resolving the problems of suffering people.it was,a simple case of Nat mur. The lady was suffering from chronic headaches round a week she has contacted homeopath they gives her only migraine drops and something else no one is prescribing constitutional remedy these pseudohomeopaths has ruined this profession and others prescribe 5 remedies at a same time. Now the patient receives a constitutional remedy Nat mur her complaints overcome for a month but later what we see she was suffering Nat mur proving symptoms and she never was suffering from these symptoms belongs to remedy Nat mur
    She was suffering goitre and bulky overweight least exertion causes shortness of breath and when we contact a allopaths they gives her numerous medicines belongs to the disease. This case was then reffered to classical homeopath she also ptrscribes Nat mur because same symptoms the case was standstill not improving a bit only aggravates and antidotes not working.this is caused due to same unchanged dose of Nat mur. My question is how to overcome this issue which has ruined by a homeopath. Due to his lack of knowledge and the lady is suffering and she is not enjoying her life then .

  • Faheem, you said you antidoted Nat-mur but it didn’t work? How many cups did you go to, 12? Did you then try going to 24 cups? Diane says she once didn’t get any results until she got to the 60th cup!

  • I m taking Phosphorus 200c for past 3 months to cure my baldness.
    My doctor advised me to take one teaspoon from the mixture of 1 drop + 1/2 glass water.
    But since I was not seeing any good results so today morning I took 100 ml of that mixture(250 ml+1drop phosphorus 200c).
    So will this more amount of dose can cause any aggravation. It had been 4 hours and I am not finding any problem. what problems can happen in my case and if they occur what should I do to antidote them.. some doctors say that don’t take cofee, raw onions while medcation.. so can we use coffee and raw onion to minimize the effects of aggravation.

    • I apologize for replying so late. We don’t get notices when someone comments. You say you’re taking Phosphorus for baldness. Sushil, we don’t have remedies for “baldness”. If we pick a remedy for a person, it’s because it matches the whole case; and even so, since baldness isn’t a disease, there is absolutely no guarantee that Phosphorus or any remedy will work at all! More over, you are overdosing. One dose of Phosphorus 200C is quite enough. You have to wait a month after taking a single dose of 200C and then report back to your homeopath. I suggest you stop taking Phosphorus since, if it was correctly chosen, it should have helped by now. Sadly, more examples of very badly practiced homeopathy!

    • Thanks so much for your reply…
      One more question for you… I’ve been on this remedy my homepath hasn’t yet told me what it is but anyhow I was doing really well with the 25m drydose and a week later I didn’t realize how deeply it was working so I redosed with a 30m dry I’m 5days in with the 30m and I believe I over aggravated the remedy I feel like my symptoms have relapsed…I sent my body into super My nerves are starting to feel dead and again my brain won’t wake and Ive been having some very long lasting panic attacks I feel so far from my soul again I’ve done this previously twice with the 10m and a weak later I redosed with 10 m and everything was fine… So my question is I know I dealing with Niger potency so should I wait it out longer before redosing? And even tho I’ve aggravated the remedy am I still moving forward even tho it doesn’t feel like it? Oh and I do know I’m on some type of poison or venom not sure what tho

  • Oy vay! My first question would be, is there some reason you can’t call or email your prescriber and say, “Here’s what happened… I may have antidoted my remedy by repeating it while the last dose was still working, what would you suggest now?” Because if you can’t do that, you’re basically saying that your homeopath is of no use to you. But if that’s not the way you feel, and you want to continue with this person, tell him or her what happened. If I tell you what to do, it will be as if I were your homeopath–which is OK with me, but that’s your decision. If you want to keep your current homeopath then you have to give that person the opportunity to correct what’s wrong.

    • Actually my homeopath wants me to wait it out so maybe
      I don’t aggravate the remedy anymore… I just hope I won’t be proving the remedy on the next dose because of taking the dose so early and kind of just want to get second opinion? I may have to wait longer until the vibrations come down more… But I do absolutely appreciate your input you sound like a phenomenal homeopath…

  • Thank you, Mark. Well, to give a second opinion, I would have to have a case in front of me, which I don’t. I am quite sure I would have approached your case quite differently, as the whole 6th edition of The Organon by Samuel Hahnemann was dedicated to stopping and avoiding aggravations while still keeping the case moving forward. To do that, you have to do as Hahnemann says in Aphorism 270(f), namely, “… in chronic diseases, one can best proceed by beginning the treatment with the lowest degrees of dynamization [potency] and if necessary continue to the higher degrees….” And in aphorism 249, “There can never be any case in the practice of a well-trained, scrupulously careful physician in which he would have to give an antidote, if he starts–as he should do–with the smallest possible dose of his well-chosen medicine….” Let me ask you a question, Mark. Where did your homeopath go to school, what’s his education? I have an article called “Shopping For A Homeopath” you might like to read: https://hpathy.com/homeopathy-papers/shopping-for-a-homeopath/ in which 9 homeopaths sound-off on what the qualities of a good homeopath are.

    • Mark, having said all that, I will say this. If you are having an aggravation? You should feel free to zap it, because the aggravation is not helping your case to move forward. Once you antidote, you might find that an improvement follows. If that’s so, no more dosing until you start to relapse. Keep in mind that “return of old symptoms” is possible when a remedy “works”, and you can be tricked into thinking you’re relapsing. You might do well to read this article I wrote called “What to expect after taking a remedy”:

      • yes what you just explained is exactly what happened while I was on the 25m and I just need to be patient about it but instead I jumped the gun with the 30m..my last question so my last dose was a 30m dry how bout putting 30m dry pellets in 8oz ofwater and one sip that shoud antidote if I’m correct?

        • One pellet of 30M into a medium sized disposable cup of water, turn on the cold water faucet, dump out the cup and refill 12 times, take one sip and wait and hopefully the aggravation will be antidoted, let us know.

  • Hi
    I was taking silicea 30 for tinnitus and it worked for a while. It then stopped working. So I switched to Silicea 1m. This did the job. My concern is, if Silicea 1m stops working, then what do i do? Can take Silicea 200? I want to for I don’t want to take Silicea 1m too often. Is there any other remedy that I can take for tinnitus? Its quite difficult to cure i believe.

  • James, since Silica 1M worked perfectly, my first thought would be that if you relapse, repeat what worked, namely Silica 1M. All you have to do is NOT repeat it aimlessly, just for the sake of it. If you relapse, you’re fully justified in repeating it. Yes, there are plenty of remedies for tinitus but only one will work for you, that is my understanding; so, if you were lucky enough to find a remedy that worked, stay with it!

    • Thanks Elaine. Silicea has been a lifesaver. I occasionally take it for my inguinal hernia as well. I have a medium size one on the right, and I am happily skipping through life with it. I discovered that it only pains if I lift anything above 5 kgs. After I discovered this fact, I rarely do any heavy lifting, and if I inadvertently do so, then Silicea 30 takes care of the pain right away.

      But can I switch to Silicea 200 for tinnitus was really my question, or even back to 30? Or, can I alternate between the two potencies to keep it ever fresh? For, I can see that I’ll need to be taking it often, for it’s really not a cure, but more of a management therapy. Tinnitus for now, at least for me, seems to get suppressed by Silicea, but springs right back after its effect wears off.

      • But so far it hasn’t sprung back from 1M, right? So you can’t assume that it will. It is just possible that 30C wasn’t the appropriate potency for this complaint. I can only tell you that I would stick to what worked. Everything else is guess-work. Even if I said, “Go to 200C if you relapse,” I’d be guessing. 1M we know about. That’s all I can say. However, do you know what the next potency is after 1M? Anybody????? It’s 1M in water! Remember that if 1M ever stops working.

  • I don’t even want to think about it. Silicea 1M not working, I mean. Besides, I am already taking it in water. So there goes my ‘take it in water’ next step. Which is why I am trying to go back …. to not burn out the last arrow in my homeopathic quiver. I think, I alternate in with Silicea 30, Hepar Sulph 30 … oh, I don’t know, to antidote it I suppose, say after a 5-day run … to keep it from dying on me. Any suggestions on antidoting Silicea 1M effectively to keep it ever-fresh? Thanks.

    • What’s the next potency after Silica 1M in water? Silica 1M in water with 10 succussions. Now, what was your question now? Because I don’t understand it. Something about antidoting Silica 1M to keep it fresh? Now you’re not making any sense. In a minute I’m going to suggest Arsenicum for anxiety about health! Why can’t you just be happy that you’re symptom free and start living your life instead of tampering with a working-remedy? I am taking out my Rx pad, and I am prescribing….A VACATION! A vacation from your problems! Go and have fun, do something you love to do, and you will be helping Silica to work!

  • Hi elaine I’m back again so here’s my new story my homeopath started me on a new remedy 2 months ago first 30c I was taking it weekly which only worked for 3 doses on the 4 the dose no movement so she jumped me up to a 200 I took frequently like the 30c and they both worked lovly… So we bumped up to the 1m about 2 weeks ago.. So a week passes by and I thought I should take it as frequent as the 30 and the 200… So I redosed a week ago again with the 1m and really aggravated I feel like lots of my symptoms are back… I didn’t realize how deeply the first dose of the 1m was working… Anyhow to my knowledge I felt like this remedy was truly amazing cause it was really working moving a lot of garbage out… And so my big question is did I antidote the 1m or or did I aggravated it??? And doesn’t seem like things are moving forward anymore do u think another tsp would move things forward???

  • Oy vay! Well, there’s something else Samuel Hahnemann said in The Organon that apparently no one bothers to read, and that is that any striking improvement precludes further dosing:

    Aph. 246, 6th ed.:

    Every perceptibly progressive and strikingly increasing amelioration during treatment is a condition which, as long as it lasts, completely precludes every repetition of the administration of any medicine whatsoever…

    So, it appears that if you are still aggravating at this moment? You have to do the Aggravation Zapper in the 12th cup with one 1M pellet. And by the way, I asked you to find out where this homeopath went to school, and who is deciding on dosing here, you or her?

  • Hi… Im pretty sure it was sensation method school with melissa Burch…. And no I’m not dosing on my own she just goes by what I tell her

  • One more question what happens after the aggravation zapper would be able to redose normally I’ve tried split doses in the past and they don’t seem to work for me

  • Well, it appears the “sensation method” doesn’t seem to be very high on case-management. After the aggravation zapper, you have to see where you are, see if an amelioration follows. If it does, no need to redose unless a relapse ensues. It’s this constant dosing through improvements that have gotten you in trouble. Once you improve, you’re supposed to stop dosing, otherwise you risk either antidoting your remedy or causing an aggravation or a proving. Someone said to me once, it’s like kicking a ball uphill, no need to kick again until it starts rolling back towards you.

  • HI,
    I gave my kid a Guna Allergy T , a combination of homeopathic remedies, because of the constant runny nose (I thought she had allergy like the rest of the family) . She vomited a few times after that, And then she had a fever….

    I then gave her Ipecac 30C to control the vomiting because she keeps on vomiting food and even water! Thanks God she can now eat and drink…

    We went to our homeopath and gave us Apis/Belladonna/Echinacea/Levisticum 6C combination for the fever, but since we did not notice her swelling feet then, that was all she gave us…and the mercurius vivus 6C. I did not give the mercurius because I do not see the need yet…

    And then that night, I noticed that her feet are swollen…we did not notice this in the clinic because she had her shoes on…

    When we got home, I gave the Apis/Belladonna combo..I noticed that everytime she takes the Apis/Belladonna/Levisticum/Echinacea combo, her feet will reduce in swelling…A day after, her feet are in a better shape…BUt then she does not have the energy like before…..after a few movements, she will lie in her stomach and put her hands and arms on the face to rest her face on..she got sensitive to lights also

    I also then noticed that GUNA Allergy T has an Apis mellifica 200X component…

    Does that mean that antidoting with the method of dianne bring back to her old self? I wanted to try that to her…A while ago I took the GUNa Allergy myself and felt dizzy…A few hour later, I tried the method of Dianne and experienced relief, promise, my dizziness is gone! SO I am positive that will work on her too…although she had already taken fer phos, apis/belladonna, ipecac after the GUNA Allergy T..

    Please help as our homeopath does not like to make any antidoting…I will not go to any homeopath here again! Can you please recommend an online doctor to go to if we have problems? Id like Dr Luc but he’s retired from practice and referring his patients to mS Farah Go….but the price is too high for me!
    thank you!

  • HI,
    Just want to make an update today on symptom of my kid…she is having diarrhea now, with fast heart beat! It’s like symptoms of Arsenicum ALbum, which is one of the remedies included in the GUNA ALLERGY T..
    Should I antidote with Arsenicum Album, or antidote using the GUNA ALLeRGY T?

  • You can only antidote the thing that was given. I sure don’t like the sound of what you’ve been doing/taking/giving. It’s not homeopathy. Just because you give remedies in potency doesn’t mean you’re doing homeopathy.

  • I have been given ‘Silicea 1M’ in the morning for more than a month regularly against toothache problems. After the pulse rate enhanced to 95-102, ‘Kali Bich 1M’ was given in the morning to reduce the pulse rate. I have just stopped these two medicines. In the meantime, I got treated by a physician and also in a medical college by a cardiologist. There is nothing wrong with X-ray, ECG, Eco-doppler, TMT, All blood tests, Thyroid, Procal blood test etc. Only ESR is 38 (High) and WBC (3200 cells/cumm) & RBC (3.68 millions/cumm), PCV=35.9%, MCV (97.6) are slightly lower than normal. Please help. SOS.

    • Biren, forgive me, but, I’m not sure what you want help with. Silica 1M taken daily is an irresponsible prescription which can only lead to aggravations and provings. A single dose of Silica 1M would have been sufficient. If it helped, the time to redose would have been when the 1M stopped working. And I’ve never heard of giving Kali bich. 1M (for who knows how many days) as a cure-all for fast pulse. This is just bizarre prescribing. I think you need to see a bona fide homeopath. I don’t know what country you’re in. If I did I could possibly suggest someone.

  • Hello! Elaine, I have been reading through your website and now have a question for you. I had seen homeopaths for many years but recently stopped because my husband lost his job so am now trying to go it on my own. I didn’t know a remedy could be antidoted. A couple of weeks ago, I came down with very sudden stomach cramps, incredibly painful, and I was very weak and had diarrhea. I was in so much pain that the only remedy I could think of immediately was arsenicum album, though I knew I’d had a bad reaction (skin rash) to that remedy in the past when my homeopath gave it to me. I put a pellet of 30c in water, swished it around and took a sip. Within 10 minutes the pain and cramps were completely gone. Over the next two days, I took a sip whenever I felt the pain/cramps coming back, for a total of probably five doses. Five days later, I got a couple of mosquito bites. Over the next few days, these sores started to multiply all over my legs, ankles, back of neck, some on my arms. They were extremely itchy, bright red and round. They were not additional mosquito bites, I could watch one rise out of nowhere—though they had the same itchiness and look. They still itch sometimes, but are much better. Thursday, I came down with flu symptoms (chill, weakness, aches, headache) and have been sick since, though today feel better than yesterday. I just made a remedy using some of the yuck from my throat (which is greenish–an arsenicum feature I think) according to your instructions. Oh—I had also taken another remedy in the meantime (calcarea carbonica)—the day before I got the mostquito bite sores and before this flu. I was hoping to help my migraines, and secondarily, my foot cramps. Sorry this is long. The question is, should I try to antidote the arsenicum? Is it too late? Thank you SO much. You are providing a wealth of information here!

  • Greetings, and thank you for a most informative article! I am fairly new to Homeopathy, and was taught, (the Banerji method,) that to antidote a remedy, Camphor is to be used. Does this method you are so kindly sharing, differ from the Camphor method? Is one approach more beneficial over the other? Thank you and I look forward to your reply.

    • Kim, camphor might work but who has camphor in their house? I don’t! But chances are you’ve got the remedy that aggravated. Also, the aggravation zapper antidotes the aggravation but if the remedy is the right one, it will go on working. You may have seen that in the examples we gave, Shobi’s mother who had to antidote Arnica in the airport went on to a complete cure! She slept soundly through her flight and never suffered jet lag as she always had in the past. So the remedy went right on working! Not sure if that happens with Camphor.