Potentisation in homeopathy refers to the process of diluting a substance and then repeatedly shaking or striking it (also known as “Succussion“) to create a dynamic energy solution with a higher potency or strength. The more a substance is diluted and succussed, the more potent it becomes. This process invigorates and energises the remedy.
One dilution ratio is 1:10, which means that for every unit of the original substance, nine units of diluent are added. This process is then repeated multiple times to create a higher potency.
Potentised remedies become homeopathic when the remedy picture matches the individual.
How to Make a 30c Potency
To make a 30C potency in homeopathy, you would need to start with the original substance, called the “mother tincture” or “original substance”, depending on the original item you are using to make the remedy. The process of creating a 30C potency involves dilution and succussion, ie Potentisation.
This is how it is done –
- Take one part of the mother tincture and add it to 99 parts of a diluent, such as water or alcohol. This is a 1:100 dilution and is known as a 1C potency.
- Shake or strike the solution vigorously for a certain number of times, called succussion.
- Take one part of the above solution and add it to 99 parts of the diluent. This is a 2C potency.
- Succuss the solution again.
- Repeat this process for a total of 30 times, creating a 30C potency. (If a 200c is being made, this process happens 200 times).
Most homeopaths buy their remedies from homeopathic pharmacies who do this process with machines and automation. But I salute the early day homeopaths all those years ago who made their own remedies.