Homeopathy was developed by a German physician Samuel Hahnemenn in 1796 and is based on a principle known as the law of similars, “Let like be cured by like.”
Homeopathic remedies are prepared by taking a single drop of the element being used and adding it to 99 drops of alcohol in a bottle, succusing the bottle 100 times to potentize (energize) the solution. This solution is classified as a 1X dilution.
Then take a drop of this solution and add it to 99 drops of alcohol and success this solution 100 times making a 2X dilution. The homeopathic system indicates the more dilute the substances become the more energetically potent and powerful effect it has on the patient’s condition.
Most remedies are in the 50X and 100X dilution range. If the patients symptoms worsen after taking the low dilution remedy, an effect known as a “proving” has occurred and indicates the patient has been given the proper remedy.
When the patient is given a higher potency remedy 200X or higher, the body is stimulated to mobilize its own healing energies to heal the condition. In essence, jump starting the system. This effect is seen in modern vaccinations when the weakened organism is injected into the patient to stimulate the immune system to develop antibodies to fight off the organism. The Science of Homeopathy by George Vithoulkas.