6] "Hahnemann believed the underlying causes of disease were phenomena that he termed miasms
, and that homeopathic preparations addressed these.
The offensive of Ignaz Semmelweis against ineluctable miasms
and the therapeutic nihilism
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.
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.
caused disease by incubating "spores" or "poisons" which would then rise up out of the soil and water and travel by wind, mist, or fog to cities, where people would then inhale these poisons or absorb them through their skin.
William Farr, an excellent epidemiologist and close colleague of Florence Nightingale, firmly believed that the 1849 cholera outbreak in London was caused by miasms
rising from the fetid River Thames.
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.
The concept of miasms
is explained in the context of relapsing conditions.
, or inherited constitutional weaknesses, provide a means of grouping remedies to make prescribing more accurate and less time consuming.
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.