At that time, and for some years, I was giving Joe the remedy Chocolate, which actually belongs to the acute miasm
. Even though I knew about miasms
, I had somehow become confused in this case--just overwhelmed by Joe's level of despair.
When the individual physician asserted the role of miasms
in the creation of disease, he placed himself within a long medical tradition rooted in Hippocrates's treatises on illness, and within a contemporary professional community.
"Someone who suffers from skin complaints, will belong to the psoric miasm
- they are suffering from underfunctioning for which they need sulphur.
. Urgency and crisis, security and materialism, fear of poverty.
All three belong to the acute miasm
. However, in Belladonna, one sees a more global sensitivity, to light, noise, touch, jar, having one's hair or nails cut, and so on.
In London, Sydenham left a very clear description of a measles epidemic which struck the city in 1670 but, unlike Fracastero, he attributed it to toxic miasms
(vapours) arising from the ground, and not person-to-person spread.
It was not that long ago that all infections were thought to be spread by miasms
, those putrid vapors emanating from decomposing organic matter and environmental filth.
 "Hahnemann believed the underlying causes of disease were phenomena that he termed miasms
, and that homeopathic preparations addressed these.
Causes include unrelenting stress, PTSD, sexual and physical abuse, Lyme disease, chronic viral illness, parasitic diseases, inherited genetic weakness such as MTHFR, homeopathic miasms
, environmental illness, heavy metal toxicity, root canals with infected teeth, bad diet, and nutritional deficiencies.
Some of the subjects covered are: how choices between remedies are made, what miasms
are, what potency to use, how homoopathy works with allopathic medicine, when to consult a professional homoopath and many more.
The concept of miasms
is explained in the context of relapsing conditions.
The wife of famous Indian homeopath Rajan Sankaran (both are from Mumbai) uses a strong emphasis on the five senses and doesn't work with miasms
, kingdoms, or levels, and doesn't mix homeopathic systems.