Miasm Research - General Information


The following information is for those who have read Appearance and Circumstance and are using facial diagnosis as part of their case analysis. This information will be continuously updated as our research unfolds, in particular newly classified remedies. For a full description of the development of this model please purchase Appearance and Circumstance. Information includes:

  • History of miasms
  • Definitions of miasms
  • Using miasms in clinical practice
  • Facial features and miasms
  • How to analyse facial features
  • Polychrests and miasms
  • Miasmatic themes

Homœopathic Facial Analysis was written and published in 2006 to help all practitioners (and students) in the development of their facial analysis skills. A visual guide, Homœopathic Facial Analysis is to be used as a clinic text and is spiral bound for desktop use. For those who are still struggling with definitions such as "what is the bridge of the nose?" and "when is a feature large or small?" this book will help to answer those questions and quickly allow anyone studying facial structure to produce accurate miasmatic results.

To purchase a copy of either book please contact your local bookseller, the college directly (admin@vcch.org), or use our online order form.


Miasms and facial features

Hahnemann clearly stated that incorporating the miasms into remedy selection is a far more effective way of prescribing than by symptom totality alone. The problem, as Boenninghausen stated is; how can one miasm be clearly identified from another.

Appearance and Circumstance is an instruction guide that enables homœopaths to recognize each miasm and bring them one step closer to the results that Hahnemann was aiming for.

As both a teacher and practitioner Grant Bentley has always been fascinated in Hahnemanns' concept of miasms. This led him to study all the older literature on the subject, during which it was noted how often some homœopaths mentioned the physical appearance of their patients. Further research led to the publication of the book Appearance and Circumstance in 2003.

This book describes how homœopaths can use this knowledge of facial features to increase their accuracy in prescribing. Improved results have validated the accuracy of facial diagnosis as part of general case taking and analysis. Like all aspects of homœopathy using facial features requires practice and consideration, but once learned can never be forgotten or dismissed.

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