How Do Miasms and Inherited Tendencies Determine the Type of Illnesses You Would End Up WithShare on Facebook Twitter
Physical Wellness, Miasms
Four miasms have been identified by homeopaths. Understanding the miasmic model can give insights as to the progression of diseases, the link to ancestral issues as well as the length of time needed for recovery.
Darius Soon, 25/9/2015 – Get free updates of new posts here
The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, coined the term miasm because he observed that all diseases follow certain fixed tendencies and characteristics. Miasm is a predisposition to certain diseases as a response to stress. It is believed that this is mainly inherited from the family.
There are 4 main miasms identified by homeopaths –
Psoric: Least serious of the miasms, psoric tendency is linked to the skin disease scabies, hence skin issues like dandruff, hives, boils, rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis for example are connected to this miasm. People who are psoric typically still have good powers to eliminate toxins from the system and usually do so through diarrhea, fever, vomiting, itching, etc. The most common conditions at this stage is hemorrhoids and mild joint pain. If this is suppressed though, other more serious miasms start to manifest.
Sycotic: In this miasm, which is connected to the suppression of gonorrhea disease in the ancestral line, skin issues have grown deeper, resulting in warts or severe acne or eczema. The person starts to feel more tired, and the digestive system becomes sluggish. The leaky gut starts to become a reality (read the article “When Hippocrates says all illnesses stem from the gut, he must mean the leaky gut syndrome!”). Other common symptoms include ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, hyperactivity, fibroids, etc. The key difference between sycotic and psoric is that people with the psoric miasm are still able to eliminate toxins, while those of the sycotic miasm are already starting to retain and adapt to them.
Tuberculinic: Tuberculinic miasm, as its name implies, is linked to the presence of tuberculosis disease in the family line. By this stage, we are looking at conditions like depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia and arthritis. Amongst the cancers, leukemia would be a classic cancer of this miasm. The organs most affected are usually the lungs and the bones. Exhaustion of vital energy causes the body to no longer be able to respond to external threats and the person with this miasm is susceptible to all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
“The estimated time taken for the body to heal itself can differ substantially based on the miasm that is currently most active.”
Luetic: Linked to the syphilis virus, the diseases under this miasm include multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons and most cancers. Tissue destruction is the norm when the body has degenerated to this miasm. This can show in gastric ulcers, arteriosclerosis in the blood vessels causing heart attacks, scarring in the myelin sheaths in multiple sclerosis and the growth of malignant tumors in the case of cancer. Emotionally, the person with luetic tendency can be identified by their severe anxiety. They also often suffer from severe insomnia and experience an aggravation of symptoms at night.
The estimated time taken for the body to heal itself can differ substantially based on the miasm that is currently most active. For example, for someone who is in the psoriac stage, she may be only looking at 3 to 6 months for healing to be completed, while for someone in the tuberculinic and luetic stages, full healing can take 2 to 3 years to be accomplished, even by utilizing the best treatments available.
The miasm model can be related to the 6 stages of diseases (read “6 stages of disease – the way to identify how sick you really are”) and offers the backdrop for how epigenetics, ancestral issues and inheritance are the underlying contributors to our illness (read “Could World War II still be affecting you today?”). Coincidentally, Hahnemann believed it took 3 generations to clear miasmic disease patterning out of the family tree, and we also found similarly that diseases are usually traced to traumas affecting ancestors up to 3 or 4 generations.
The miasmic model also offers a clue as to whether a person is getting better – if he demonstrates new symptoms that belongs to a less serious miasm. For example, we often see people developing rashes after healing because the body is starting to go into elimination mode (read “Hering’s Law – How you know your health is improving” and “Healing reactions: Why that terrible cold may actually be a blessing!”).