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Further thoughts on Psora

A lot of reflective thinking today. If disease development follows infection along a pathway, for example Tuberculosis, there is a known pathology in the aetiology. We expect a singular disease expression. However, Hahnemann opened the concept that all non venereal disease could be linked in some way. He attributed it to skin ailments which could cause internal problems, and of course has had thousands of years to modify.

Conceptually, I accept the link. How it works even evaded Hahnemanns thinking, so he left the matter open for further investigation and consideration.

Here is where I am with it all. Its my thoughts and I take full responsibility if Im wrong…

There is nothing to prevent mankind from being susceptible to all things that affect mankind. Some diseases will overcome the immune system without mercy. SOME individuals will escape the effects but generally, mankind per se will be affected.

In real terms, we as Earths inhabitants, get sick, locally and globally. Some diseases affect nations of certain ethnic characteristics more than another and some nations have no immunity to other nations diseases at all. Yet in this day and age, the world is pretty much an open field as far as disease is concerned.

I postulate the theory that humans to a lesser or greater degree, carry genetically and biologically, the capacity to develop ANY disease as we are predisposed to them, and as such ALL disease share a link. There is no such thing as a PSORA infection. There however is the ability to contage an infection from someone who carries bacteria, or a virus, or a fungus which is PART of the connected worldwide disease source which is classified as Psora. Genetically, I am sure we pass on susceptibility which is triggered when we get infected.

Hahnemann stated that he himself never had Psora. Which logically means that he never contaged a connected disease, but was susceptible to annual acute diseases of no deeper connection.

This allows for people to stop looking for the missing infection of Psora… It is not there. IT never has been. Once infected with certain disease causations, we are open to everything, dependent on our immunity and level of health.

I welcome thoughts on this topic.

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Psora. Compton Burnett

……….It is due, let us say, to psora, but we have no clear conception of What psora is.

Psora needs to  be split up into its component parts, no easy task; it roots in the vague, its trunk and boughs run  away into anywhere.

The Psora of the homoeopaths seems somehow true, but it has no proper  beginning, no definite course, and ends in pathological chaos. Perhaps we study it in Hahnemann, and in the best writers on the subject, and after doing our best to master it, we rise  from our studies with no clear idea, and we finally decide to abandon psora as an intangible  myth, and then we proceed with our clinical work; but, before long, we stumble against a very  tangible something, and on looking at the stumbling block, we find writ large upon it the word  Psora! Have I then hit upon a solution of the psora-problem? No; but if we cannot break the
whole faggot, we may perchance break one stick of it.

A students first prescription.

I was talking with the student who told me of this case, and I decided to write it up for her as a reminder of her first CASE taking and prescription. This student has studied the repertory very hard, to understand the meaning of the rubrics. English is her second language as with members of the Hong Kong Academy so I am doubly impressed with the efforts.

A family member caught a cold. She had a bland watery discharge from the nose. Body felt OK but eyes were tired, wanting to close which felt better. Appetite normal, Not much thirst but found herself wanting to drink water. Also had a chilliness internally, and feeling cold. There was a small cough present but not definable. As there were 121 remedies in cough rubric, it was left out because the other SX would cover.

Based on this, a careful evaluation of the sx led to this prescription.

So what happened? Within a day all sx cleared up. However, The patient had a Chicken Pie the next day and a cough developed.

Her SX were:

1. feeling itchy in throat 

2. cough but no expectoration 

3. feeling better after water

4. feel like something in throat

5. saliva more than normal

6. feeling cold.

She phoned me at this point, a little disheartened thinking that perhaps she had failed, so I spent time showing her how disease progresses and changes with SX and how we have to follow them as they develop. She was more than happy and competent to go back and re evaluate. I asked her to look at original rubric list and remove SX that were no longer there and add new Sx.

She came to this rep chart.

The patient has not been given any medicine due to not being around, but on reading the MM the student feels Phos fits the picture better than Nux now.

When a student has learned to trust the Materia Medica as the final arbiter in a case, I know that they have understood. Makes me very happy.