Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy
Standardization of the potentizing machine and quantification of impact of potentization
Force, Homoeopathy, Impact, Potentization, Potentizer, Standardization, Succussion, Torque
Introduction: Lack of accuracy and uniformity of impact have been the limitations of the ancient and current methods of potentization. Non-standardized electromechanical potentizers are in use across industry. It is very important that within each manufacturing process, the number of succussions should remain constant as well as the impact given (force exerted) is quantified. The author proposes to give importance to the force parameters in potentization and quantify the impact of potentization. Materials and Methods: The author develops electromechanical potentizer with certain specifications such as arm length, weight, and angle at which the arm drops at the base. The machine was operated with specific instructions given in the machine operation manual. The force parameters were calculated and standardized. Results: Torque is measured to quantify the impact of the force applied in potentization. The magnitude of torque is to be calculated by the force applied, length of the lever arm connecting the axis to the point of force application, and angle between the force vector and the lever arm. In this case, torque was calculated to be = 40.43 Nm. Since ten strokes are given, torque applied at every potency is calculated as 40.43. Conclusion: Necessity for the documentation of force parameters used in the process of potentization has been identified, and a tool is developed to demonstrate it.
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Shah R. Standardization of the potentizing machine and quantification of impact of potentization. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [Internet]. 2016 Jan 01; 10(2):Article 5 126-132. Available from: https://www.ijrh.org/journal/vol10/iss2/5. Free full text article.