A. The two main reasons why a good remedy stops working (after several weeks or months of improvement) are:
1. A new or different potency is needed. The symptoms show that the same remedy is still needed but the body has built up a tolerance (for want of a better word) to that particular potency. A new potency of the same remedy (higher or lower – just as long as it is different) will restart improvement.
2. A different remedy is needed. It may be that the first remedy was a partial but not a complete match for person’s symptoms and has now done all the good it can do. It may also be that the person’s ill-health has built up in layers – like the layers of an onion – and the first remedy has removed the top layer of symptoms but now a new remedy is needed for the new and different layer of emerging symptoms.
Homeopaths prescribe remedies that match and mimics the unique symptoms of the individual to stimulate the self-healing efforts of the body. When symptoms change, the remedy also has to be changed to match these ongoing healing healing efforts.
More information on the homeopathic process and meaning of difference responses to a remedy can be found at: