We all remember that old nursery rhyme. When we look at why poor health occurs, when taking a case, a homeopath takes into account many, many factors. The most vital and important one is Miasm. This is a heavy word, and one not well understood by the general public, nor by many homeopaths, in depth. We could use the word “soil” to describe Miasm, an old and well used professional term, or “Ancestral Energies”, which is possibly and easier term to wrap one’s thinking processes around.
Miasm is a continual influencing factor in all health, at all times, and, at all levels. It is more than genetics, it is a descriptive of something which is far deeper, and moves beyond the “germ theories” and “contamination fears” held in the 21st century. The homeopath, obviously, also takes into account the presence of that which is not natural to the body, drugs, auto-toxins and other exposures. This article, however, is about Miasm.
Miasm is a subject which takes many years to come to terms with, maybe even a lifetime as a homeopath. It needs due consideration, exploration and contemplation! It will reveal itself to a professional if they provide the same. (We would recommend if you wish to really understand Miasm that you seek training with DCH. Dhanistha Devi Dasi’s book
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Much homeopathic literature tends towards all types of descriptive indications for assessing the presence of this energy. There is no way of getting past it. It is at the absolute root of health problems. By that I refer to all problems associated with being in the body. It is often seen, in a dogmatic way as something “bad”. There are, however, always, two sides to everything. That is a natural law. In as much as there are definite polarities in the presentation of remedies, there are also polarities in the presentation of Miasm. In all the descriptions of the homeopathic provings conducted on Miasmatic nosodes, ( Note that miasmatic nosodes are homeopathic remedies created in the same dilution/succussion theme which forms the basis of homeopathic pharmacy) there are also very clear polarities in their pictures.
They present the dark, the light and the shades of grey in-between. It is important though, not to throw the baby out with the bathwater here, because if some of these energies were not present, certain “movement in life would not occur”. This is the plane of action, this is the plane of movement. There is no getting away from this.
An example of this would be the Tubercular miasm with its links to chest problems, asthmas, certain types of eczema, and gastro-intestinal problems, with all the associated emotional and physical restlessness which occurs. However, if we did not have the presence of the Tubercular miasm, then we would not have the artists,the poets, the inspired drive or need to travel, to discover more about our beautiful planet, nor would we be driven to seek out love, to seek connection. As with all matters related to nature, there is a need to find a balanced position on the see-saw.
Our house, the body in which we live, is constructed upon this basis. It sets out our features, our body types, our level of constitutional wellness and many other factors. These miasmatic pictures used to be quite clear, but with the level of suppression occurring today, and the multiple auto-toxic exposure which comes from being a human being on the planet, these indicators are often clouded over. To truly assist the patient, to come to an understanding at how they “arrived at where they are at” a homeopath needs to have a good understanding of Miasm, and a willingness to both observation, research and the recording of clinical practice findings. We are, living, in an age, which is so incredibly Syphillitic, (another part of the Miasmatic Family), that behind the “masks” of the cosmetics, plastic surgery, perfumes, and media created images, that the “truth is often not seen at first glance”.
Miasm can find a level of expression in a whole age, in a whole generation, even over and above the combination which occurs when two people meet and reproduce. In order to understand the House in which we reside, we need to understand Miasm at this level.