Homoeopathic Medicine

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What is homoeopathic medicine?

Homoeopathic medicine, discovered by the physician and pharmacist Dr Samuel Hahnemann, has been used for more than 200 years and is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’ – the symptom picture of an ingredient is matched to the physical, mental and emotional symptoms presented during an illness or disorder. The properties of homoeopathic ingredients are developed by ‘potentising’, a process whereby a very small quantity of a substance undergoes a series of dilution and specialized production steps.

What is a homoeopathic potency?

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A homoeopathic potency is the expression of the potency strength and dilution factor of a homoeopathic ingredient, for example ‘6x’ or ‘30c’.
The properties of homoeopathic ingredients are developed by a production method called ‘potentising’, where a substance undergoes a series of dilution and succussion steps. (Succussion: Specialised shaking process or trituration process)
Typical dilution factors used include decimal, 1 in 10, expressed as nX, or centesimal, 1 in 100, expressed as nC. 
As an example, a series of six decimal potentising steps could result in a ‘6x’ homoeopathic potency strength and a final substance concentration of 0.0001%.

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