Which potency should you take?
Potencies of 30C or lower are called low-potency remedies, and potencies of 200C or higher are considered high-potency remedies.
The idea that a remedy is stronger the higher its dilution is confusing but here are some guidelines to follow:
General: Start with a low potency so you can go higher, clearing symptoms as potency increases.
Selection: Lower potencies cover a wider range of symptoms, so are ideal if you are not certain that you have chosen the best remedy. Higher potencies need more accurate selection to stimulate cure.
Severity: The more severe or sudden the symptoms, the higher the potency you might want to use.
Exceptions: Mental emotional symptoms are often said to respond better to 30x or higher.
Frequency: The higher the potency, the less often you need to dose.
It is always best to stop or reduce dosing when symptoms improve. If improvement slows or stops, you can re-dose with the same or next potency. If symptoms worsen or persist, consult your doctor.
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