Tuberculinic

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, ten percent of the population had contracted tuberculosis and 40 percent of the population had been exposed to it. The era signified a shift in both human immunological development and spiritual awakening, an awareness of the higher Self. The Tuberculinic diathesis is considered a response to or a…

Syphillitic (Luetic)

The Luetic individual is one who does eliminate, but whose eliminations tend to be destructive. These persons are so chronically full of toxins they tend to suffer from chronic inflammation and chronic infections. Their rhythms are off, they tend towards substance abuse and they respond poorly to most therapies. Historically, Hahnemann described the Syphillitic miasm…

Sycotic

Sycose is the name given to the phenomenon that is created when an individual starts losing their eliminatory capacities. A person who continually overwhelms his body with toxic substances will eventually lose his normal ability to detoxify himself. The sycotic diathesis is an inversion of the psoric diathesis. Most often this occurs without the person…

Psoric

Psoric people are contending with an exaggeration of their normal, physiological functions. In a healthy, balanced person, we see all toxic aggressors eliminated through the usual routes like the colon, skin, or urinary tract (emunctories). What we see in the psoric person is an overreaction when doing so. For example, if the psoric person ingests…

TerrainTen

The TerrainTen, Dr. Nasha’s Definition These ten arenas are the specific components of one’s terrain that impact mitochondria, and thus metabolic health. Mitochondria? Metabolic? What?  Read on! What’s in your bucket? It is the testing and assessing of the TerrainTen that enables us to have improved outcomes: this approach enables patients to know what and where to focus…

Homeopathic Drainage

Biotherapeutic Drainage is the therapeutic use of homeopathics, botanicals or trace minerals to facilitate the elimination of toxins out of the body. Often the term is shortened to ‘drainage’ for simplicity, or to imply what is needed from a therapeutic perspective: directed detoxification to the whole system or to specific organs or tissues. The following…

Constitution

The notion of “Constitution” represents the core of a person-or the structure of his inner being. In drainage homeopathy (as Guéniot taught it), “constitution” is not a notion that can be diagnosed in daily contact, or through observable behaviors, but rather are traits that only reveal themselves in unusual and unimaginable confrontations with life or…

Diathesis

Diathesis describes a person’s predisposition or tendency. The early homeopaths used another word for this type of classification: miasm. The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, originally described three classic miasms or diatheses: Psoric (SORE-ICK), Sycotic (SIGH-CAH-TICK), and Syphilitic (SI-FA-LI-TIC), known in Europe as Luetic (LOO-E-TIC). Today, we add a fourth that is thought to have developed in the late 19th and early…

Temperament

Balancing the temperament in natural medicine means balancing the social aspects of an individual in order to affect their physical symptom picture. In this regard, natural medical practitioners, such as naturopathic doctors and homeopathic physicians, understand that behavioral problems such as mood and social difficulties are often a reflection of the innate aspects of a…