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Miasm Research - Remedies
The following polychrests are used in about 80% of cases with great success. Most of these remedies are learned at year one or two level in our homœopathic training. Often we learn them through essence pictures. For some cases these essence pictures are correct but not for every patient, so choose the remedy if both the face and the totality indicates it. Many times we have been surprised at the constitutional effectiveness of remedies such as Belladonna, Aconite and even Arnica. If we kept their essence picture in mind we wouldn't have chosen them. Check Appearance and Circumstance (or corresponding book - German, Russian, BJain) for the matching miasm.
We repertorise every case using four to eight rubrics. It is important to use as many generals as possible and limit the mental rubrics to what is absolutely known. The best way to know a mental rubric is to use a repeating pattern that has already occurred in a patient's life. This is more effective than using feelings or interpretations that may mislead. And don't be afraid to use large rubrics, they will draw in more remedies rather than exclude them. The facial analysis will determine which remedies to exclude and which to consider. Often there are only one or two remedies left to choose from making selection straightforward.
Aconite Allium Cepa Agaricus Alumina Anacardium Ant Crud Apis Arg Nit Arnica Arsenicum Aurum
Bacillinum Baryta Carb Belladonna Bryonia
Calc Carb Calc Phos Cannabis I Carbo Veg Carcinosin Causticum Chamomilla Chelidonium China Cimicifuga Conium
Hep Sulph Hyoscyamus
Mag Carb Medorrhinum Mercury Mezereum
Nat Carb Nat Mur Nit Ac Nux Vom
Petroleum Phos Ac Phosphorus Platina Plumbum Psorinum Pulsatilla
Sanguinaria Sepia Silica Staphysagria Stramonium Sulphur Syphilinum
Tarentula H Thuja Tuberculinum
Veratrum Alb Zinc
Why aren't the remedies on this list allocated to the colour groups?
Newly allocated remedies can be found on the HFA extra remedies page. The rest of the polychrests* above can be found in the HFA books (Appearance and Circumstance or the corresponding book in German, Russian or BJain - Asia/Africa). To learn more about facial analysis you can download our HFA software or sign up for an HFA online training course or purchase the HFA books.
*Note some of the remedies - found on the HFA extra remedies page - are under review as they have not yielded consistent results over the long term even though they were allocated through some original cases and feedback from other practitioners.
When the miasm project first began we determined there were seven miasms based on Hahnemann's basic trio (psora, sycosis, syphilis). The next major task was to test the theory using miasmatic faces with miasmatic remedies.
Initially major polychrests were confirmed such as Sulphur, Thuja and Mercury. These had been allocated to a primary miasm by Hahnemann and subsequent homœopaths and were well known and represented by many rubrics. Examination of the qualities of other polychrest remedies such as Arsenicum, Natrum Mur, Lachesis and Phosphorus allowed for their allocation to the mixed miasms (Cancer, Syco-psora, Syco-syphilis, Tubercular).
To maintain consistency other remedies were selected using the one materia medica. Vermuelen was chosen due to the broad picture given for each remedy. Aspects of remedies such as mental themes, pathologies and anatomical areas known for their relationship to each primary miasm were used. Pathologies however weren't always accurate (for example Silica is a remedy known for tuberculosis however it is not classified as tubercular). By 2003 and the publication of Appearance and Circumstance many of the polychrests had been allocated to their dominant miasm. Later we realised that essence pictures were incomplete and many remedies have been given since (with success) without a matching essence picture. This fits in with Hahnemanns advice - use the miasm as the base for remedy selection and totality for the actual selection. Hahnemann advised against spurious ways of choosing remedies and advised only using mentals as a remedy indicator as a last resort for differentiation. Using the face to determine the miasm and totality for rubric choice leads to successful remedies quickly.
Current Remedy List
The chart showing our latest work on HFA extra remedies is listed separately. These remedies are taking longer to categorise due to
- Limited information
- Biased information about them - often focused on one pathology
- Different pictures in different materia medicas
- The small amount of patients that respond to them
Using materia medicas and some ongoing cases as the basis of remedy categorisation, this chart is not definitive but is building towards the majority of well proven remedies being allocated to the HFA system. Confirmed results (with photo verification) would be appreciated.
As we learn more about the themes of each miasm based on successful cases and the correlation between life stories and life attitudes, we are coming to understand each miasm more comprehensively. This understanding is also being used as an aid in categorising the smaller remedies but is not used as a clinical tool because it is too subjective.
Your feedback - very successful cases - with photos - would be appreciated to continue to expand this miasmatic system. Read testimonials already sent to us.