Some of the major pharmacies including Quinn, Helios,
Washington Homeopathic, and Boiron all make their
remedies on a Korasakoff machine which makes very
accurate dilutions with succussion. Mike Quinn designed
his version of the machine and John Morgan at Helios
made his and sold one to Washington Homeopathic.
But the most popular Korsakoff machine is Labotics' K-TRONIC
used by Boiron (1 machine), Dolisos (11), Heel (3), IMO
(1), Hering (1), UNDA (5), CEMON (1), Korres (2),
Homeocan-Homeoplab (1), Arkopharma (1), Debrus-Tensi
(3), SBL (1), Hom. Hospital & Stores (1), and others.
More than 80 K-TRONIC machines operate day and night
throughout the world, and 99% of Europe's K potencies
are made with Labotics' machines.
They also have less expensive and more purchased
modules. IMPREGMAT has sold over 250 modules and their
DYNAMAT over 400.
Julian Winston has a discussion of manufacturing and
potencies from the 1925 B & T catalogue on his web site
talking about Hahnemannian methods
Korsakoff discovered grafting. F.E. Boericke at the turn
of the century, said that grafting is filled with
possible problems of contamination.
Julian Winston has a definite opinion on the subject:
Grafting? sure you CAN do it. But why? The ONLY reason
to graft a remedy is when the original is NOT AVAILABLE
at all. I can't see grafting a 30th of Ignatia, when we
have supplies for new stuff so readily at hand. A. J.
Tafle wrote a piece on grafting which said that a lot of
failures in prescribing were seen not because it was the
wrong remedy, but because it was a graft. And when a
fresh remedy was used, it acted. And grafting does not
support the pharmacies, and IMO, without THEM we'd have
The dry method
Wait until the bottle has little left in it. Then add
blank granules and succuss. The size of the pellet
doesn't matter nor does the composition of the material
matter either. A pure sugar pellet is softer.
The wet method
The same, but with alcohol. One method is to place one
or two pellets of a potency on top of a vial of blank
pellets, add a few drops of alcohol solution at least
97% enough to cover all of the pellets and then succuss