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miasm

An obsolete term for a harmful or noxious atmosphere, emanation or exhalation; an evil humour.

miasm

(mī′ăz-ĭm) [Gr. miasma, pollution, stain]
In homeopathy, a toxic or noxious influence on the body, producing illness.

Miasm

In homeopathic theory, a general weakness or predisposition to chronic disease that is transmitted down the generational chain.
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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.
Typhoid miasm. 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.
[6][7][8] "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.