Potentisation or dynamisation is the process to increase therapeutic strength (i.e. to make it potent) by an extraordinary two-stage process involving dilution and succussion. There are several methods of potentisation, of which the Hahnemannian method, devised by the founder after a series of experiments, is most accepted by homeopathic community.
(A) Dilution: Hahnemannian method offers two scales of dilution, centesimal and decimal. IN former one drop of mother tincture is added to 99 (or 9) drops of diluent in a new clean cap glass vial. As a diluent, distilled water or 20-60% alcohol is used.
(B)Succussion: The solution resulting from the admixture of the two liquids undergoes vigorous shaking with the impact known as succession. In Hahnemann’s day, the procedure was affected by striking the vial on a larger leather-bound book. Nowadays, in a more secular environment, the same effect is usually obtained with a unique mechanical shaker. There are a few pharmacies who still succusses by hand, striking the vial on the heel of their palms. Within each manufacturing process, the number of successions remains constant.
Vithoulkas has commented on the subject as follows:
“Succession adds kinetic energy to the solution. If one merely succusses a solution without diluting it further, a raise in the level of only one potency occurs, regardless of how many times it is succussed; therefore, both succussion and dilution is required.”
Dr Praveen Kumar Goel, D.H.M.S
He has studied homeopathy intensively for over 30 years, since 1980. He is a physician, innovator and an entrepreneur. Dr Goel has an uncommon strength of having a research insight in his clinical environment. He is a dedicated researcher, a clinician and promoter of homeopathy. Dr Goel has revolutionized homeopathic pharmacy by his unique invention of "Dr Praveen Potentiser". The potentiser has brought the efficacy of homeopathic medicines at their supreme. He presents a modern and scientific face of homeopathy. His vast practice is supported by clinical research-based data, statistics and scientific documentation. Dr Goel is inspired by his father, Dr Jai Prakash Goel; who was a self-made homeopath in the pre-independence era.
• Medicines never get finished as they can be potentised again.
• Potentisation of new remedies by the Hahnemannian method is possible.
• Repeated succession improves the efficiency of medicines.
• No physical pain is observed since it’s a mechanical potentiser.
Necessity is the mother of invention” & it was the necessity to serve my patients in the time of crisis, that made me to think & devise this potentiser
Dr Praveen Kumar Goel (1990).