Potency selection is a rather complex aspect of homeopathy. Potency selection will vary based on the approach, such as Cell Salt care, organotherapy, nosode therapy, general clinical management. The rationale for these differences relate to focus of management(acute vs. chronic) and theoretical basis(edition of Organon directives).
- Cell Salt care protocols describe low potencies of 3X or 6X for the salts to resolve deficiencies(chronic tendency) and higher potencies of 30C, 100C, 200C to resolve excesses(shorter term or slight acute tendency).
- Organotherapy or sarcode care protocols include low potencies of 3X, 6X,6C. Potencies are generally low since time is needed to wear down an organ in most cases.
- Nosode care protocols include low potencies of 6C in general since deficiencies are corrected.
- General clinical management involves the most controversy. Homeopaths who favor the earlier editions of the Organon of Medicine will tend to use very low potencies(3X,6X) for chronic conditions and midlevel potencies of 30C or 100C for acute conditions or constitutional/miasmatic care. Homeopaths who favor the later editions of the Organon of Medicine will tend to favor midlevel potencies, usually for chronic conditions, and very high potencies of 1M, LM, 10M,usually for acute. But these high potency providers will use the very high potencies for serious chronic conditions such as cancer management and for miasmatic/constitutional care. Working with higher potencies is far more challenging as the client is at greater risk for healing crises,etc.