One of the most misunderstood and contentious areas of homoeopathic practice today.
This subject will be covered in great detail in the advanced practitioner course
We read of practitioners treating ‘miasmatically’. This leads to questions being asked like:
- What is a Miasm?
- What influence, if any does a miasm have on a living organism?
- Is a miasm a spiritual or physical dyscrasia?
- Are there more miasms than the 3 that Hahnemann described?
- Does modern medicine accept the miasm theory?
- What effect, if any does a miasm have on case taking?
- Is it possible to detect a miasm?
- Can a miasm be cured?
- What medicines, if any are specifically used to treat miasms?
- Can a miasm cure itself?
- Do we need to take miasms into account at all?
- Are nosodes specifically for miasms?
It is interesting to note than in research over the years regarding miasms, that the Swedenborg school led by Hering and Kent have developed a religious and philosophical viewpoint regarding miasms, that it is diametrically opposed to Hahnemanns comments. This needs to be explored in detail by each individual practitioner as it fundamentally changes understanding of the practice of homoeopathy.
The IHM has collated all the information as presented by Hahnemann for his hypothesis, and will discuss with the students each step leading to the conclusion reached by him, and then compare it to modern medical knowledge of disease and progression, and see if there is validity in the theory.