– Originates in Dr. Samuel
Hahnemann’s book, “The Chronic Diseases” published back in 1828. He splits Miasms into 3 parts,
Sycosis (1), Syphilis (2) and Psora (3). The word Miasm means a cloud or fog in the being.
Hahnemann proposes that 85% of all diseases are due to the primary and atavist Miasm called
Psora. The final 15% is split between Sycosis and Syphilis
Here is a
breakdown of the different forms he describes.
(1) – This form of
Miasm is supposed to be responsible for many urinary and sexual disorders and affections of
the joints and the mucous membranes. Other afflictions are also attributed partly or mainly
to the Sycosis form such as Arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, catarrhs, bronchitis, cystitis and
even warts and other warty type growths.
(2) – directed to many
diseases of the nervous system, the blood and skeleton along with other physiological
disorders. This can include alcoholism, depression, suicidal impulses, insanity, loss of
smell and taste, blindness, deafness and ulcerations. Even many heart conditions and some
vesicular skin eruptions and diseases are associated with the Syphilis
(3) (85% of the time) –
considered to be the most ancient and insidious Miasm. It is held that all non-venereal
chronic diseases are Psoric. This indicates diseases of the chronic nature, skin diseases of
all kinds, allergies, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, most mental illnesses (other than
syphilitic ones), and most dysfunctional diseases of the organs and systems, etc.
Some of the
other Psoric disorders Hahnemann listed are Catarrhs, asthma, pleurisy, hemoptysis, hydrocephalus, stomach ulcers,
scrotal swelling, jaundice, swollen glands, cataract, diabetes, tuberculosis, epilepsy,
fevers and suppressed urine as all being typically Psoric manifestations. Plus, of course,
the whole gamut of skin problems. He even attributes skin eruptions such as scabies (itch),
leprosy and psoriasis.
For more information on Miasms, check out: Theory of Miasms
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