Questions About Dosing Children


Got your book in Kindle store. Extremely informative. Question on your son and other ASD and ADHD kids is that they quickly swallow the medicine. But aren’t homeopathic medicines supposed to be kept under the tongue for two to three minutes? Secondly, only two to three drops are given, but you gave a teaspoon full. Thirdly, I want to know if after the homeopathic treatment did he grow tolerant of milk to the extent that he could take milk daily? Thanks.



Ratan, I am glad you are enjoying Impossible Cure.

The truth is, these nuances in dosing make relatively little difference. Of course, it may be best to hold the remedy in your mouth for a while (only a few seconds is recommended, not minutes!) because it then makes more contact with the mucosa. But the truth is, once it enters your body it is in there. Even touching a pill can give you a little dose.  That’s why it’s best if only the patient touches the remedy being taken.

The same goes for 2-3 drops vs. teaspoonful vs. tablespoonful, etc. These nuances might make a difference for the most sensitive patient, but for most people, it does not make a difference.  That’s why one pill or 10 pills at once, it doesn’t really make a difference.

What does make a difference is how often the remedy is repeated. Taking one drop every day for 10 days is like hitting your system over and over. Taking 10 drops on one day is just one hit.

Think of it this way.  A remedy is more like a quality than a quantity.  It’s like a vibration or sound. A dose of remedy tunes your body to a vibration. If you do it over and over again, it will really affect you, like listening to a song or some other sound over and over again.  If you listen to a sound for 2 seconds vs. 10 seconds though, it makes less of a difference.  Impossible Cure also explains this.

As far as milk goes.  We kept Max on goat’s milk for many years.  He didn’t drink a lot of milk anyway — just a little in morning cereal.  By the time he was around 11 years old, though, he would be away at camp in the summer and drank regular milk there. But when we were at home, he had goat’s milk.  Today, at age 23, Max has no problems with dairy, though as an adult, he is a bit lactose intolerant (it causes gas). However, I am also a bit lactose intolerant as well, and so are many people in my family.

So the answer is — food intolerances can go away with homeopathic treatment, but they are often the last to go and can take several years.  I would not introduce foods back in until much later, and only one at a time and with caution.

Hope this helps!


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  1. Ratan Singh

    Thanks Amy for your replies. In my case with cow milk I used to have bouts of sneezes followed by wheezing and choking and anaphylactic shock because of which I had to be rushed to hospital three times in life. I stopped milk for over a year. Also I found therapeutic dose of milk at 1/125 serial dilution. Now I can take as much cow milk as I wish one day in 4 days and a bit in tea or coffee everyday without any problem. I learnt these dilutions and “tricks” from Dr. Doris Rapp. She is on YouTube.
    Here in India the Bombay Indian Institute of Technology scientists have found that even at millionth dilution the “signature” of the original substance remain there in the solvent.

    • lansky


      That is great! I thought you were referring to food sensitivities in cases of autism. Those can be much more complicated than allergies, which is what you had. Your use of isopathic treatment can often work! (But not always). Still, that’s wonderful.

      • Ratan Singh

        Of course isopathic will not work “always”. But nothing always works. As the Buddha said: “Impermance and change is the universal truth”. In homeo and iso-pathy the end point titration for the given person may shift.

  2. Monica Ijeh

    My first two children, boy 10 years old and girl 8 years old are autistic with speech challenge but completely normal in every other aspect. We are Africans and they eat all our food very well. They enjoy milk a lot and I allow the usual children’s portion of milk sugar, cereals etc especially for breakfast. In the absence of milk intolerance or allergy, should I continue to allow them have milk or withdraw it from them bcos of the autism challenge ?

    • lansky

      Yes, given that your children are autistic, I would experiment with removing the milk. The sensitivity to milk in autistic children does not show up like most milk intolerances or allergies. There is not necessarily gas or constipation or rashes, etc. The effect can be in the mind — sometimes functioning as a kind of opiate. If you read my book, Impossible Cure, I talk about how Max craved milk. In fact, foods that children love and crave are often the most suspect of causing a problem. So yes, do stop the milk for a couple of weeks at least and see if you notice a difference. Of course, homeopathic treatment is important too. -Amy


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