After many years of giving the remedy in dry lactose
pellets to my patients I was at first very skeptical when Dr Luc de Schepper
first introduced me to the wet dose which he uses exclusively for his patients
which he maintained was first recorded by Hahnemann.
I did discover that the wet dose was as effective as and
perhaps even more effective than the dry dose in a few weeks after I changed
over and I was informed that this was due to the succussion that one has to
ensure by shaking the bottle hard about 10 times before a teaspoonful which is
the dose is sipped.
The method of making a wet dose is as follows:
You insert 3 pellets or 2 drops of the remedy if you have
got it in liquid, into a 500ml bottle of spring water. The pellets will usually
dissolve in about 2 minutes and the bottle in shaken hard to ensure bubbling and
a teaspoonful is sipped. If it is discovered that the water does not bubble,
this is due to the water level which will be right up to the top and you can
pour out about a inch of water from the top to leave space for aeration when
A teaspoonful is a dose and is sipped slowly to ensure that
the remedy is picked up by the blood stream sublingually.
A variation of the wet dose is the split dose which is used
for some remedies. The difference here is that a teaspoonful is taken from the
bottle and is stirred into a half cup of water from which a teaspoonful is given
to the patient. This method dilutes the remedy even further and is used for
remedies like Nat Sulphate 6c which is used for Asthma.
Effect of a homoeopathic dose of medicine increases the
greater the quantity of fluid in which it is dissolved.
For in this case, when the medicine is taken, it comes in contact with a much
larger surface of sensitive nerves responsive to the medicinal action. Although
theorist may imagine there should be a weakening of the action of the dose of
medicine by its dilution with a large quantity of liquid, experience asserts
exactly the opposite, at all events when the medicines are employed
From this solution one or more teaspoons are given to the patient as a dose
whenever necessary. In this way the homoeopath makes a more powerful solution
that penetrates deeper than the dry dose, yet at the same time, the remedy acts
more gently on the vital force. This is one of the major methods of adjusting
the dose to suit the sensitivity of the constitution.