FAQ Q-Potencies and LM-Potencies

According to which criteria do you choose between Q- and LM-potencies?
This decision is up to the therapist, depending on his prior experience with the respective potencies.

Which energetic difference is there between trituration and potentisation?
Trituration has a much higher energetic input – trituration for one hour as opposed to 10 times of shaking.

Which therapeutic difference do globules of size 0 and of size 1 have?
Size 0 corresponds to Hahnemann’s microglobules, they have a dilution ratio of 1:50 000, whereas size 1 only has a ratio of ca. 1:22 000.

Why was a difference between Q- and LM-potencies made?
This was done for historical reasons. LM-potencies had already been included in the Pharmacopoeia before Hahnemann’s findings in his Organon 6 became known, which was published only later by Flury.

Are LM-potencies effective although the starting material has not been processed as prescribed by Hahnemann?
Yes. Yet, their effect is less profound.

Is there a difference in price between the two product lines?
No.

Why are not plants themselves triturated and thereafter a Q-potency is prepared? Instead, the mother tincture is used?
Until recently the Pharmacopoeia did not know Hahnemann’s trituration of fresh plants.

Why should globules of Q-potencies not be taken directly, whereas those of LM- potencies should?
Q-globules are too small for any direct administration and their effect is too strong. These special potencies are dissolved before being taken and always come with respective instructions.

What happens if I dissolve LM-globules like Q-globules before I take them?
This is the normal way of administration and therefore regarded as positive.

Which potencies are therapeutically more effective?
This depends on the therapist’s experience.

Which potencies have fewer side effects?
LM and Q are similar as regards side effects.

Are both potencies suitable for my kid?
Yes, after consultation with the therapist.

Are both potencies suitable for my pet?
Yes, after consultation with the therapist.

Can I buy and take Q-potencies with no prior consultation of a therapist?
No, you always have to consult a therapist.

Can I buy and take LM-potencies with no prior consultation of a therapist?
No, you always have to consult a therapist.

 

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