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Creating Waves of Awareness

By Hans Weitbrecht

Samuel Hahnemann first introduced the (Lm-or) Q-Potency scale in his sixth and last edition of the Organon. It differs completely from the C-potency scale in preparation and application. Experiments, which he carried out from 1839 onwards, were only shared with close friends such as Clemens von Boenninghausen and his wife Melanie.

Indications were given in the second edition of the Chronic Diseases, when he already advises to give remedies in watery solution, rather than single doses dry on the tongue. The sixth and last edition of the Organon was not published till1921. Even then, these breathtaking innovations nearly passed unnoticed as the homoeopathic community was deeply divided between High potency and low potency prescriber. For the next 20 years little was mentioned in the Homoeopathic journals.

One small publication on them by Pierre Schmidt, a famous French homoeopath, showing promising results yet inaccurate regards application was published around 1956. The eighties and nineties saw slow introductions into the day-to-day clinic in continental Europe. To date very little is published.

The manufacturing process is accurately described in paragraphs: 269-271 of the Organon, 6th Ed. (Hint: LM’s are not made from 3c-potencies arrived by dilution and succession. Instead, the LM-1 stage is always done by triturating. Check with your pharmacy.)
Other paragraphs relating to LM’ are: 161, 238, 246, 247, 248, 270, 271, 272, and 280, 281, 282.
Hahnemann claims that through this latest innovation he has solved the problem of aggravation hampering the use of C-potencies and also paved the way to a quicker and even gentler way of treatment.

My practical application:

In the following paragraphs, I will present my way of using the LM’s, which follows closely Hahnemann’s instructions taken from the Organon (sixth edition).
LM’s are stored in granular form.

-- One granule is given into a 150ml glass bottle (Stock bottle), which is filled ¾ with water.
-- The water should be clean and without any added chemicals.
-- A small amount of high % alcohol is added next.
-- A scale, dividing the liquid into 7 parts is stuck to the side of the bottle. (Mark a dash every centimetre.)
-- The bottle is shaken 10 times against something hard before every use. The patient does this preparation.

I give the remedy as follows:
1) one portion of the stock is given into a 250ml glass and half filled up with water and stirred around.
2) Of that mixture 2 to 5 teaspoons are taken orally, the rest of the glass goes down the sink. (Alternatively the solution can be rubbed into the skin -- (effective in infants), or inhaled)

In a normal case the remedy is repeated every 1 or 2 days.
A bottle then lasts 7 to 14 days.

I usually leave 5 to10 days without remedy after finishing the bottle, to see what symptoms are expressed. This break enables the life force to freely express itself in symptoms, often indicating the next remedy through a change in the symptom- picture. However the remedy does not stop acting immediately, when the patient stops taking it. Deep and long acting remedies can act beneficially for months.

i also tell my patients to discontinue taking the remedy if after the first dose a striking improvement is noticed and to get in contact with me. this is often a sign, that one dose is all it needs -- every repetition would spoil the case.

I tell my patients to discontinue taking the remedy should there be any adverse reaction to the remedy.

This basic method can be modified in many ways .

For instance the remedy can be given only once every 7 days, even once a month in nicely advancing cases.

The remedy can be given a few times a day out of the same glass ,stirred around before every application. I gave up to 4 times 2 teaspoons in quick succession in fast advancing disease, before taking out the next lot from the stock bottle.

Aggravation of single symptoms felt shortly after taking the remedy is due to sensitivity towards that remedy. Before changing the remedy, the strength of the next dose should be weakened in the following way: Take one teaspoon of the first glass and put it into a second glass of the same size. Fill the second glass up with water and give 1-to 4 teaspoons. Should this still bring forward the same reaction: weaken the remedy further by giving one teaspoon of the second glass into a third glass fill, it up with water and give 1 to3 teaspoons .You can repeat this through up to 7 glasses. I never had to dilute further than the third glass .I usually try two more times after this initial reaction and if I still get the same reaction stop giving this remedy and retake the case .In many cases a remedy related to the former worked well.

I find that robust persons with good nerves can usually tolerate 3-4 teaspoons of the first glass without feeling any aggravation. Tense, stressed-out individuals only tolerate the third glass. If the third glass is tolerated a few times, I usually go back to the second glass and eventually to the first.

Aggravation after a few days of taking the remedy ,I stop giving the remedy and reassess the case as soon as the symptoms have settled .If this happens, it happens after 5 to 7 days. Only as a last resort in very acute situations would I antidote.
I use 200C-potencies to antidote any LM- potency. This did not happen to me for a number of years.


During my 20 years of Q-potency use, I did different experiments.

I gave 10,15 or 20 doses from one stock bottle shaking it ten times every time before use. After about the tenth dose the results were getting poorer and after the eighteenth dose proving symptoms were showing up.

Single proving-symptoms also showed quickly in susceptible individuals if I shook it only once or twice. This occurrence stopped when I shook it more than 5 times. It seems to me that after about 100 successions to the bottle the remedy does not increase in potency any more and rather sharpens its action .I also found that this limit of 100 successions is much lower if a smaller size stock bottle is used (50 or 100 ml.).

I have no experience in the use of 10 ml dropper -bottles containing the remedy in a 30% alcoholic dilution.

I also tried to use up the stock bottle in only 3 lots, giving it about 25 successions every time before taking it .It worked out ok in acute cases, but there was no advantage in chronic cases.

If I change from the C-scale to the LM-scale I do it in the following way: 200c to LM4 and 30c toLM2. In return, every C-potency above the 30C follows any LM well. When I return to an original remedy after a long time (1/2 year+, during which I gave other remedies),I start off with LM2 again. Not so if only one or two inter-current remedies were given in single doses of the C-potency scale .
Should in the latter case the original remedy be still indicated, then the remedy should be given in the next higher potency of the LM-scale. This suits the situation where the action of a deep and long acting remedy was interrupted by inter-current remedies, tackling acute situations.

I give C-potencies in the following way:

I dissolve 1-2 granules or 1tablet in a half empty ½ pint glass of water and give after a good stir 1 to 4 teaspoons as a single dose. Before repeating of the same glass: stir around ten times. I would not repeat more than 3 times of the same glass.
This kind of repetition works well in acute cases if the glass containing the remedy is not left standing around for more than two days.

By the way, you can make up every C-potency in a stock bottle and give it similar to LM’s . I usually divide into 7 to 10 doses and shake more than 10 times before every application. .

This application works much better than the application of a single dose dry under the tongue.


I use my own stock of LM’s .I got them from Helios in 2gr-granual vials.
Lately I also use Remedia remedies. Remedia differentiates between LM and Q- potencies.

Sending remedies:

I usually send out 2 or 3 granules of the same potency packed airtight in a sachet approximately the size of 3cm by 3cm.
I send out more than one granule because they are very small and easily lost when the sachet is opened.
I make and seal the sachets with a small machine otherwise used for sealing freezer bags. Normally I send them out by post attached to an information leaflet. In cases that are more urgent, I use Bus Eireann’s courier service here in Ireland. They operate nationwide within a day even Saturdays and Sundays .The cost is 5 to 10 Euro and someone has to collect it at the bus station.

Philosophical thoughts:

I want to conclude by sharing a few philosophical thoughts.
Administering a C- potency in a single dose is like giving the car a push and then leaving it roll on, till it eventually comes to a halt.
With LM’s you drive the car through the gears until you reach the maximal comfortable speed and then keep it at the right speed.
Your dosage follows the signals of the liveforce.

With LM’s you are in the driver’s seat all the time .

You can create a much more dynamic artificial disease.
Hahnemann claims that through the use of LM’s the recovery time in chronic cases can be more than halved.

From the liveforce’s point of view, an acute disease is a rather static disturbance like a thorn and therefore perfectly matched by a single dose of a remedy in C-potency.
Chronic miasmatic diseases, especially Psora with its kaleidoscopic nature, have a dynamis in themselves .
The behaviour of this class of chronic miasmatic diseases is far better matched by the flexibility of the LM’s.

I hope that this article has inspired to use LM's. (Q's)

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Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on November 3, 2009 at 12:37am
Thanks for the detailed information on LM potency and its dispensing. I think the medicinal aggravation can be avoided by LM, specially in case of bedridden patients. But one thing I noticed with LM is that the remedy should be fully similar to the case, whereas the drugs prepared by the decimal or centesimal scale give some ease to the patient even if the remedy is partially similar to the case. Ofcourse, giving a partially similar drug is not correct, but to give some sort of relief to the presenting complaints, we need to give on that basis.
Comment by Dr. Meakin Mittu M.D.(Hom.) on November 3, 2009 at 1:11am
Very informative.
Comment by Hans Weitbrecht on November 3, 2009 at 6:05am
Dear Dr. guillermo Zamora
Answer: Yes, within certain limits. (see article)
The limits being the 7 to max. 10 doses of plussed CH potency in water. If you want to continue you would need the next higher potency. (from 200C to 201C)if you go from 200C to 1000C, its a big step which can easily disturb a otherwise well progressing case.
Comment by Hope on November 5, 2009 at 11:45am
Thank you for sharing your valuable practical experience on LM potency.
I have gone through "Hahnemann's Advanced Methods" by David Litte and I think this will also be helpful for any newcomer. Log on Thank you again !
Comment by Kate Thomas on November 1, 2010 at 10:59am
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us, this is most helpful. I have one question: You say that you send the remedy in dry form to patients who then make up the stock bottle themselves according to your instructions. I would imagine that it is necessary for them to use a new sterilized (glass) bottle in order to do this ? What do you advise them to use?
Comment by Hans Weitbrecht on November 1, 2010 at 3:56pm

Here is my instruction leaflet, which I sent out with the remedy:

This is your instruction leaflet. The remedy (granular form) is packed in a small sachet attached to the bottom of this leaflet. The instruction falls into two parts: A) How to make up the Stock bottle B) How to take the Remedy.

Stock bottle:

1) Buy a 150 ml glass bottle from your local chemist, pharmacy, health-store.
2) Get a strip of paper or tape: 3 cm wide by 7cm long. Mark each cm on the long side (ie.7 parts). Stick this strip to the side of the bottle at the lower end.
3) Fill the bottle to the upper end of the scale with clean, chemical-free water, (purified,/ mineral/ well/ water, no mains water).
4) Empty the contents of sachet into the bottle and shake well.
5) Write name and date onto the bottle.
6) Keep the bottle in a cool place and away from radiation.

Taking the Remedy:

1) Each time before taking the remedy shake the stock bottle 10 times against something hard ( ie. book).
2) Pour one part (ie.1/7) into an empty glass (1/2 pint) and half fill it up with water (clean, chemical-free).
3) Stir with a teaspoon and take 3 teaspoons orally. ( -- leave it in the mouth for a few seconds and then swallow.) Pour the rest of the glass down the sink.

You should take / give the remedy: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Precautions: Please don’t eat or drink 10 minutes before or after taking the remedy. Get in contact with me if there is any problem while you are on the remedy, or before taking any other medicine. (Ring-in time: 8.00 – 9.00 pm.) In urgent cases try other times.
Should there be a marked improvement already after the first dose, then stop the remedy and get in contact with me.
Comment by Kate Thomas on November 2, 2010 at 2:18am
Thank you, Hans, for this; much appreciated.
Comment by Dr. Bruce Arnold on February 27, 2011 at 4:14pm

Dr. Weitbrecht:

The limits being the 7 to max. 10 doses of plussed CH potency in water. If you want to continue you would need the next higher potency. (from 200C to 201C)if you go from 200C to 1000C, its a big step which can easily disturb a otherwise well progressing case.


For some remedies, I can find a 500c potency. It fills up the gap nicely between the 200c and the 1M. I have found the 500c potency to be of the greatest use in many cases, and wish it were more readily available.





Comment by Hans Weitbrecht on February 27, 2011 at 6:23pm

Dear Dr. Arnold

I could imagine. I never used it myself. I came across a few hahnemann cases where he used the 500C.


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