The principle that only ‘the minimum dose’ should be employed is based upon the understanding that the stimulus of the medicine triggers the internal and intrinsic healing response.
Following this principle, we give only enough medicine to initiate a healing response. This response then carries on, driven by the organism’s own need to maintain health and balance. The use of the minimum dose has the advantage that it does not produce the gross side effects that are so often the pitfall of conventional treatments. The concept of the minimum dose is similar to Arndt-Schultz law (named after the pharmacologist Hugo Schultz and the psychiatrist Rudolf Arndt, who formulated the law).