Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, the Father of Homeopathy, used the term “miasm” to describe the transgenerational causes to disease. The word miasm means an obstacle to cure, and Hahnemann asserted that unless this “obstacle to cure” is dealt with, the cure of disease will always be incomplete. In modern terminology, miasm means diathesis or constitutional susceptibility or predisposition to a particular disease. The deeper roots to disease can be traced back generationally to five primary diseases Hahnemann referred to as miasms. The good news is that these predispositions to disease can all be corrected and cleared using homeopathy.
The five miasms are cancer, gonorrhea (sycotic), syphilis, tubercular (TB), and psora. Miasms alter the ideal genetic blueprint for our health and can affect our entire being, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Miasms can be either acquired or inherited. One can acquire a miasm, for example, by contracting gonorrhea, say, at age eighteen. When treated with antibiotics, this form of suppressive therapy can cause gonorrhea to go dormant and become active or show up later in life in the form of allergies, sinus, herpes, virginities, warts, tumors, suspiciousness, jealousy, selfishness or uncontrolled sexual desires. Hence, acquired miasms are attained during our lifetime.
The far majority of miasms, however, are inherited. The chance of inheriting miasms from thousands of years deep into our family tree is much greater than what we might acquire in our own lifetime. Inherited miasms can be active or dormant. A miasm that is active actually causes a present symptomatic picture or expression. And, the best time to consider using a miasm formula is when the symptoms are present. A dormant miasm is one hidden deep within the body, not expressing any of its possible symptoms. It is recommended not to attempt treating dormant miasms unless other testing procedures, such as electro-diagnostic or reflex response tests, indicate the need for a specific miasm formula.
Homeopaths have experienced how miasms exist in various layers within the body, and understand that, as we work at correcting disease and building health, it is like pealing away the layers of an onion. Regular homeopathic formulas work to strengthen and restore health to the body according to the symptomatic expressions the body is communicating. When these conditions have a tendency to recur or be non-responsive, a deeper acting remedy, like a miasm, may be needed to more completely correct the condition. As we continue to peal away the disease layers impairing our normal healthy expressions, we frequently discover various miasms along the way.
Miasm correction is essential to both the restoration of our health and the eradication of disease from our planet. I have now used homeopathy long enough to see genetic disease patterns in people corrected and observe the liberation of those diseases later on in their own offspring conceived after miasm correction. I have seen this remarkable healing phenomenon in cases such as childhood obesity, allergies, breathing disorders, skin disorders, and certain behavioral disorders, phobias and in anxiety-or nervous-prone people. What a wonderful reward, not only to see both children and adults healed of devastating genetic or life-long health problems, but also to see their children born and grow up free of those inherited health problems and weaknesses in their families!
How do you treat miasms?
Miasms are matrixed—or integrated—into our inner most being from thousands of years deep into our family tree. Although they are not difficult to correct with homeopathy, they are not always wiped out in a single blow.
Homeopaths have shown how disease patterns are trapped in and throughout the layers of our lives. These layers are like clear overlays, as seen in global maps demonstrating how global shifts and changes in boundaries of countries have taken place over time and warfare.
Treating miasms can cause extreme changes in one’s health. Commonly these changes can cause a wonderful enlightening euphoric experience, as well as times when a more intense cleansing crisis may occur, creating a temporary discomfort from the eliminative process. Some of the commonly experienced cleansing symptoms may include emotional releases, skin breakouts, itching, fever, fatigue, bowel movement changes, breathing changes, and various forms of pain. These symptoms, although temporary and non-damaging to the body, can be severe at times. Remember, the body is orchestrating the healing crisis and will not harm or cause any permanent damage to it, even though it may feel like it at times. Although the healing crisis is not always comfortable or convenient, it is essential to our optimal healing and restoration!
It is best to monitor patients closely when using the miasm formulas. It is helpful to explain that there is a 60% chance of experiencing some form of cleansing response when taking a miasm formula. This way, when they do experience these symptoms, they will understand the good purposes of eradicating the miasms. Eradicating miasms not only helps us to better correct our present disease(s); it can also help prevent diseases in the future, both in our future offspring and ourselves. Explaining ahead of time makes a big difference in the attitude of your patients when they go through a cleansing crisis. When your patients are going through these uncomfortable times, it is much better to be praised for your wisdom than to be cussed in distrust.
Starting out a new patient who has not had experience with natural healing or detoxification with miasm treatment is not recommended. They may not be strong enough to handle the elimination of the miasms in the most graceful of ways, especially if the patient is in a weakened state of health. I recommend addressing the primary symptoms with symptom specific formulas first, along with detox and drainage formulas. These products will help strengthen and restore the natural healing and eliminative functions, so that they can better deal with the deeper issues of the miasms later.
Miasms are great to use when patients:
- Don’t respond to homeopathic treatment;
- Don’t respond to other natural treatment;
- Reach plateaus where they seem to level off in their health enhancement;
- Continue to have reoccurrences with the same problem.
Miasms have a tendency to show up periodically throughout the healing processes over years. Even miasms that didn’t show up previously in testing may show up later on in the treatment program, as more of the layers of disease have been pealed away. Either the same miasm treatment or different miasm treatments will commonly be needed periodically over our lives. It’s likely that almost everyone has at least one miasm; many people have more than one; and basket cases can have many miasms. TAC
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