Dr Sankaran's concept of Miasms
Since this download depends heavily on the concept of miasms, I thought it necessary to incorporate a summary of the miasms. What follows is a short summary of each miasm, key words of the miasm, and a chart explaining various aspects of each miasm. It also contains a study of miasms using the repertorial search, similar to the study/derivation of the plant families. For the detailed understanding of miasms the reader can refer to, my books "The Substance of Homoeopathy" and "The System of Homoeopathy".
THE MIASMATIC SPECTRUM
ACUTE -Panic, (Aco.)
TYPHOID - Critical, (Bry.)
PSORA -Struggle, (Sulph.) Psorinum
MALARIA -Intermittent, (Chin.)
RINGWORM -Trying (Calc-s) Ringworm
SYCOSIS - Fixity , (Thuja) , Medorrhinum
CANCER - Perfection, (Nit.ac)
TUBERCULAR - Change, (Calc-p) Bacillinum
LEPROSY - Isolation, (Sec-Cor)
SYPHILIS - Destruction, (Merc.) Syphilinum
The feeling is of an acute threat and the reaction is strong and instinctive.
Some remedies: Aconitum, Belladonna, Stramonium, Veratrum-album, Arnica, Croton-tig, Chocolate
Note: I had earlier classified Hyoscyamus as belonging to the acute miasm. With my further work on miasms I classified it as a typhoid miasm remedy.
Sensation: Sudden, intense, acute, violent threat to life.
Reaction: Violent, instinctive, strong , urgent.
Depth: Acute, critical.
Degree of desperation: Do or die! Critical
Pace: Sudden, rapid, violent.
Pattern: Comes suddenly, last short time, ends suddenly, either in death or recovery.
Attitude of the patient: Childlike, instinctive, violent.
The feeling is that of a critical situation which, if properly handled for a
critical period, will end in total recovery. The reaction is an intense struggle against it.
Some remedies: Bryonia, Nux vomica, Rhus-tox, Chamomilla, Hyoscyamus, Baptisia, Paris-q, Nux-m
Sensation: Critical, short-lived, life threatening situation.
Reaction: Concentrated effort and struggle.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Acute, hopeful if concentrated effort is put in. But it is still critical and life threatening.
Pace: Sudden, intense.
Pattern: Concentrated effort followed by rest.
Attitude of the patient: Childlike
The feeling is that of a difficult situation where one has to struggle in order to succeed. There is anxiety with doubts about his ability, but he is hopeful and failure does not mean the end of the world.
He must struggle in order to recover or maintain his position.
Some remedies: Sulphur, Psorinum, Lycopodium.
(Note: I didn't find any of the plant remedy to fit into my definition of psoric miasm. I also found that the plant remedies, which previously thought to be psoric, for e.g. Nux-v, Bry, fits very well in to typhoid, ringworm and malarial miasm, and therefore I classify them as such. I believe the finer classification of miasms instead of previous three, has distributed so called psoric remedies in to newer miasms.)
Sensation: The situation is a difficult one.
Reaction: Struggle and effort to maintain or recover position.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Very hopeful
Pattern: Continuous struggle.
Attitude of the patient: Hopeful and he must struggle to maintain position.
It is characterized by an alternation between periods of struggle with anxiety about success, and periods of despair and giving up.
Some remedies: Calcarea sulphurica, Calcarea Silicata, Magnesium sulphuricum., Teucrium, Sarsaparilla, Dulcamara, Taraxacum.
Sensation: Doubts about success.
Reaction: Alternation between struggle and giving up. Unsuccessful efforts.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Hope alternating with giving up. Yet it is not fatal and he can live with it.
Pattern: Periods of effort alternating with periods of inactivity.
Attitude of the patient : Sometimes the task seems possible and he is hopeful and struggles to overcome it. Then after a while he feels that he is inadequate and will not succeed. So he gives up.
There is an acute feeling of threat that comes up intermittently, in phases, between which there is an underlying chronic, fixed feeling of being deficient. This miasm is characterized by sudden, acute manifestations that come up from time to time, followed by periods of quiescence.
Some remedies: Berb-v, Capsicum, Cina, China, Colocynthis, Spigelia.
Sensation: He is unfortunate in having a fixed weakness within himself. This obstructs or hinders him so that he cannot go ahead and from intermittently because of it he is subject to an acute threat or attack to his life.
Reaction: Acceptance of his condition and day dreaming.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: An underlying chronic, fixed condition with intermittent acute manifestations.
Pattern: Sudden, acute manifestations which come up from time to time followed by periods of quiescence.
Attitude of the patient: Unfortunate, stuck, hindered obstructed and from time to time subject to acute attacks. He can do nothing but accept the situation and day dream.
The feeling is that there is fixed, irremediable weakness within the self. The action is to attempt to cope with it and hide it from others; hence he covers it up with egotism, compulsive acts, is very secretive, etc.
Some remedies Copaiva, Medorrhinum, Mangifera, Pulsatilla, Sabadila, Thuja.
Sensation: There is a fixed, irremedial weakness within the self..
Reaction: Acceptance. Cover up, hiding, secrecy.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: It is not fatal, but it is fixed and he will have to accept it and live with it.
Attitude of the patient: I cannot do anything about it, so I must accept it and live with it. I am okay so long as I am able to cover it up.
The feeling is of intense oppression and a desire for change. The
reaction is intense, hectic activity in order to break free from this oppression.
Some remedies: Abrotanum, Acalypha-indica, Agraphis, Tuberculinum, Drosera, Calcarea-phosphorica., Balsum-p.
Sensation: Intense oppression; things are closing in or narrowing down and there is a desperate desire for change.
Reaction: Intense, hectic activity in order to break free from the oppression.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Desperate with very little hope of breaking free.
Pace: Very rapid and destructive.
Attitude of the patient: If he has to come out of this intense oppression there must be a change which may be radical and violent, and for this hectic activity is required.
There is a feeling of weakness and incapacity within, and the need to perform exceedingly well and live up to very high expectations. The reaction is a superhuman effort, stretching himself beyond the limits of his capacity. It is continuous, prolonged struggle which seems to have no end. His survival depends on it, for failure would mean, death and destruction.
Some remedies: Anacardium, Anhalonium, Bellis-per, Carcinosinum, Nitricum acidum, Argentum nitricum, Ignatia, Staphysagria,
Sensation: Everything around him is chaotic and he is too small to gain control over the chaos as there is a fixed weakness within him.
Reaction: In order to gain control over the chaos he must make a superhuman effort and stretch himself far beyond his limited capacity.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Desperate with very little hope of succeeding, but it is not altogether hopeless.
Pace: Rapid, destructive.
Attitude of the patient: Trying to gain control over a situation that is far beyond his capacity. Demanding too much of himself. Perfectionist.
The feeling is of intense oppression, intense hopelessness, isolation and an intense desire for change.
Some remedies: Secale-cor, Hura , Ocimum-s, Aloe, Cicuta, Mandragora.
Sensation: Intense oppression and things are closing in and narrowing down on him so that he is completely isolated and alone. He feels that he is dirty and disgusting and unfortunate and so subject to this kind of oppression and isolation. He desperately desires a very radical change to overcome the oppression but there is almost no hope of succeeding.
Reaction: Violence. Shuts himself up. Avoids the sight of people.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Desperation but almost no hope of succeeding.
Pace: Very rapid and destructive.
Attitude of the patient: He is doomed and so he can do nothing about it so he gives up.
The feeling is that he is faced with a situation beyond salvage, leading to complete hopelessness and despair. In a desperate effort, he tries to change the situation and the result is usually destruction.
Some remedies: Mercurius-solubilis, Syphilinum, Aurum-metallicum, Baryta carbonica, Hoang-nan, Leptandra, Echinacea, Clematis-erecta.
Sensation: The situation is beyond salvage and there is no hope of succeeding.
Reaction: Desperate, last ditch effort or despair.
Depth and corresponding degree of hope or desperation: Very deep. Great desperation. Absolutely no hope of success.
Attitude of the patient: The situation is completely out of his reach. But he must make a last ditch, desperate attempt to come out of it even though there is no hope of succeeding.