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Miasmatic Diagnosis : Ancestral Tips : 12 Chapters in this section:
e.g.Natural Characteristics; Paediatric; Dementias;Bronchospasms; Cancers; Rheumatism; Eczemas & Aids etc.

Example of two chapters are given below :






1.        Hypersensitivity of the tracheo-bronchial tree to any allergen is psoric.

1.    Sycotic asthma is devoid of any allergic history.

1.        No nasal allergies are present in the syphilitic patient.

1.        Tubercular patients are always tired, catch cold easily, and are debilitated and often anaemic. They suffer from painful dyspnoea.

2.    Often associated with a family history or a past history of allergy such as rhinitis, eczema or urticaria. Food allergies may also have been indicated.

2.    Hereditary bronchial asthma is generally sycotic.

2.    F/H (family history) of syphilis.

2.    F/H (family history) of tuberculosis.

3.        Nasal allergies lead to sneezing followed by cough, dyspnoea and expectoration.

3.        Dyspnoea starts with a cough, which is followed by expectoration. There is no nasal allergy or rhinitis.

3.        Bronchial conditions begin with dyspnoea (nasal allergies are not initially present).

3.        Nasal blockages lead to mouth breathing and tubercular patients are poor breathers in general. There is no desire to take a full respiration and the patient cannot fully expand the chest which is often narrow (pigeon chest), lacking not only in width laterally but also in depth antero-posteriorly. The sub-clavicular spaces are hollow, one lung is larger than the other and there is a constant desire to hawk.

4.        Asthma, which starts in winter, is psoric.

4.        Starts or aggravates in rainy weather.

4.        Asthma, which starts in the summer, is syphilitic.

4.        The tubercular patient is subject to recurrent colds despite their great desire to be in the open air.

5.        The psoric patient is averse to open air and suffers aggravation during the early morning and in the evening. Amelioration comes from sweating.

5.        There is a preference for open air and early morning or late morning aggravation. Amelioration is from movement and lying on the abdomen, although some authors suggest that sycotic asthma is better by lying on the back. The patient is compelled to move, a sycotic characteristic, and asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, coughs and colds are all aggravated in humid, moist atmospheres and during the rainy season. Stitching pains in the chest with different types of aching are ameliorated by pressure.

5.        Summer, warmth, midnight, sweat, lying down and the period of time before going to bed all aggravate. Dyspnoea occurs before going to bed or while lying down.

5.        Dyspnoea occurs on ascending stairs.

6.        There is frequent congestion of the throat with the accumulation of much mucus or phlegm. Expectoration is usually mucus, which is scanty and tasteless.

6.        Discharge and expectoration are yellow or greenish/yellow and there is profuse expectoration with asthma, which is worse during the early morning.

6.        Ulcers are present in the respiratory passage.

6.        Expectoration is yellowish and smells of sulphur or has the odour of old cheese.

7.        A dry spasmodic cough results from the suppression of measles, skin diseases etc. and leads to affectation of the lungs.

7.        The coughs of sycosis are usually bronchial.

7.        There is a paroxysmal cough with tasteless, yellowish, greenish or clean, sticky, threads-like discharge.

7.        Teasing cough with expectoration, which is sticky, viscid, pus-like, offensive and tastes sweetish or salty.

8.        The overall prognosis is favourable.

8.        Asthma alternates with skin symptoms but the prognosis is favourable.

8.        The overall prognosis is unfavourable.

8.        The overall prognosis is unfavourable.








1.  Various types of inflammatory rheumatism, e.g. osteitis.

1.   Rheumatism with  numbness and paralytic weakness of extremities. Anatomical abnormalities like six fingers may be evident.


1.   Pain in the long bones aggravated at night. Aching pain in bones of limbs. The syphilitic stigmata can affect the bony structure, which may be changed. Various deformities (arthritis deformans) and atrophy or emaciation of the extremities may occur.

1.        Lack of strength of bones. Delayed milestones. Sense of great exhaustion, easily made tired, never seems to get rested. Tired even after a sleep. As the sun ascends, their strength revives a little; as it descends, they lose it again. Rickets, marasmus and delayed walking in children.

2.        Psoric rheumatic pains are generally associated with neuralgic pains; which are sore, bruised and pressive in character.

2.        Joint pains are Sycotic. Easy spraining of joints while walking. Joints and connective tissues are affected.

2.        Bony pains (esp. in the long bones) are syphilitic.


2.        Tubercular rheumatic pains are recurrent and periodic; often associated with new moon and full moon phases.





3.        Stitching, pulsating and wandering pains are sycotic Pallid,  oedematous, puffy. Stiffness, soreness and lameness are characteristic. The gouty diathesis is sycotic.

3.        Burning, bursting and tearing pains are syphilitic. There is a lack of nutrition of the bones.














Acute inflammatory rheumatic pain, which is better by quiet, rest, and warmth and worse by motion. Aggravated in winter — wants warmth externally and internally. Aggravated between sunrise to sunset, by cold and from standing.

Ameliorated in summer, from heat, by natural discharges such as urine, sweat, menstruation etc. and through physiological eliminative processes such as diarrhoea. Also ameliorated by hot application, scratching, crying, eating and the appearance of suppressed skin eruptions.

Aggravated by rest, damp, rainy, humid atmosphere, during thunderstorms, changes of weather and from meat.

Ameliorated by motion, unnatural discharges through the mucus surfaces, such as leucorrhoea and nasal discharge (which are generally greenish/yellow). Physiological elimination however does not ameliorate. Amelioration by slow motion, or by stretching, in dry weather, lying on stomach or with pressure and the return of suppressed normal discharges (e.g. menses). Ameliorated when warts or fibrous growths appear, and from the return or breaking open of the old ulcers or sores. Markedly ameliorated by the return of acute gonorrhoeal manifestations. The sycotic patient is a barometer —when it rains, he has pains, and he suffers.

Acute rheumatic pain, osteomyelitis, degenerative and ulcerous inflammations, necrotic and carious changes in the bone with burning pains, all are aggravated from sunset to sunrise, perspiration (through natural discharges), seaside, and sea-voyage, and from thunderstorms. Also aggravated by warmth, during the summer, at night, from the warmth of the bed, movement, sweat, and extremes of temperature.

Amelioration occurs between sunrise and sunset, from a change of position, in lukewarm climates, and from any abnormal discharges (such as. leucorrhoea or coryza). Amelioration during the cold of winter, and through the discharge of pus (if old ulcers open up).

Aggravated by thunderstorms, at night and by milk, fruits, and greasy or oily foods. Aggravation also occurs in closed rooms, and the patient is unable to tolerate any pressure to the chest.

Ameliorated in dry weather, open air and during the daytime. Temporarily ameliorated by offensive foot or axillary sweat which when suppressed induces lung trouble.

Tubercular manifestations are always ameliorated by nose bleeding. Other modalities depend upon the preponderance of the psoric or syphilitic miasm.


Part I Philosophy and Utility of Miasm

Part II Miasmatic Diagnostic Classifications

Part III Miasmatic Diagnosis of Clinical Classifications

Part IV Miasmatic Ancestral Tips

Part V Miasmatic Repertory

Part VI Miasmatic Weightage of Medicines



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