Miasms: Hereditary Diseases

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Miasms are physical and mental diseases we inherit from our family by birth. Their origin is the infectious diseases to which humanity was exposed throughout history. Over time they have become ingrained into the fabric of our mind and body. They are passed on to each generation through the parents.

Today we know of eight hereditary diseases or miasms: Psora, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Ringworm, Sycosis, Cancer, Syphilis, Lyme. Some consider smallpox also a miasm.

The clearing of the miasms is one of the great achievements of medicine and a focal point of your whole treatment, since their influence on our health and life is so profound. They cause both physical and mental-emotional suffering that grows relentlessly, causing illness and weakness in the body and the soul.

To neutralize the miasms we use dynamic remedies. The treatment is most effective when administered after all timeline traumas have been dealt with. This is because by then the energy body of the person is clear and the physical body is strong enough to tackle these deeply rooted hereditary patterns.

When necessary, miasms are treated earlier, especially if a chronic disease is obviously caused by a flare-up of a miasm. This helps relieve symptoms when nothing else works.

These are the miasms with a short description:


Psora is the oldest infectious disease known to mankind and the source of all other disease, it is said. It first appeared as scabies, a form of highly contagious skin disease. Psora induces a state of under-functioning (think of all the “hypo” conditions), lack of stamina, heaviness and depression. It is at the base of chronic diseases that are not too serious but plague people all their life. A state of deficiency is characteristic.

Physically Psora manifests in skin problems, dryness, generalized pains, lung irritation. Its influence can be felt most strongly in the fall season when life starts winding down and preparing for the winter. We feel a bit depressed and tired as the days grow shorter and we prepare to hibernate. This leads to a typical general disgruntlement due to the unceasing requirements of our busy life and our need to rest as the season requires.


Malaria is based on the malaria disease. It follows psora closely and is characterized with sudden deep chills and prostration resembling a malaria attack. There is also a heightened sense of being wronged or even persecuted by others or by circumstances. Great tiredness and debility can occur usually towards the end of the day.


Tuberculosis is based on the disease of the same name and carries many of its characteristics. It is first felt strongly in early winter with its increased sense of tension and excitability combined quite often with great tiredness. (All miasms have skin symptoms and physical tiredness in the picture).

A desire for change is one of its great characteristics – an urge to travel, buy new things, re-arrange furniture suddenly overwhelm us – a feeling that all would be better (and it temporarily is) if only we could change this or that in our life.
Many of the chest colds and coughs begin at this time of year and are typical of the tubercular miasm.


In the early months of the year ringworm can show itself in skin conditions of all sorts, mostly of a fungal nature. Quite often ringworm itself can appear at this time on the skin. Tiredness is accompanied by dull headaches and a sense of not wanting to do anything, but pushing on out of duty.

Ringworm has a typical cycle of excitement and eagerness to start a project, followed by hitting an obstacle and inability to achieve the desired goal. So the person gives up and feels gloomy and helpless. Then eagerness arises again and the excitement of the goal starts another cycle of striving hard, hitting and obstacle and again, resignation. This is a very typical dynamic for this miasm.


Sycosis arose from the gonorrhea disease or as it was called at the time “fig-wart disease” (“sucon” in Greek means fig). One of its main characteristics are warts, hence its name.

Excess is its main expression in all areas – our appetites are big for food, excitement, action: we are in a state best described as “sex, drugs and rock-‘n-roll”.

Sycosis is the root cause of most “-itis” diseases with their inflammation and copious discharges. Memory problems and slowness are also typical and people often feel “dumb” and quite sensitive about it.

Its season is the spring with the early budding flowers, a time for growth, expansion, coming to life again. Many allergies are rooted in sycosis and flare up in the spring.


Due to its prevalence and wide spread in recent decades, cancer is now well entrenched as a hereditary disease as well.

One of the most emotional and deeply suppressed states, characterized by the well-known description of “the life not lived”, this miasm can express in an actual tumor but more often than not we find it in a state of mind where people tend to do for others, but not for themselves.

It is felt most strongly between spring and summer creating a state of introspection and insecurity, with a focus on family and emotional ties and relationships. We are sensitive and touchy and prone to deep self-evaluation.
Clearing this miasm protects us to a great extent from developing cancer. It helps us focus our attention on ourselves and our own needs.


Syphilis is the most destructive of all miasms, the only one that shows up in actual physical deformities like scoliosis, weak teeth, missing organs, congenital disorders, ulcerations, auto-immune diseases. It is all about destruction and degeneration.

On the mental level we see a darkness often times accompanied by intellectual brilliance. This is the miasm of psychopaths and deeply troubled or depressed people. Most mental disease like manic depression, schizophrenia and addictive behaviors with strong self-destructive tendencies come from this miasma.

There is a split in the self, a disconnect from the body, a sense of a second, dark entity co-existing in the body with the person.

Its season is end of summer with its lush growth and decay. If you pay attention at this time of the year, you will notice many people with obvious mental disease being triggered and active all around.


We are all familiar with lyme disease. In a sense it has a connection to syphilis in its auto-immune destructive expression. On the other hand, with its fatigue and multiple low-grade symptoms, it mimics Psora as well. So it is positioned between those two – right after syphilis and at the end of the natural progression order of miasms and before Psora, the one with which a new cycle begins.


Humanity has been plagued by smallpox for centuries. Today it is mostly eradicated in its actual form, but it persists in some of its deeper characteristics. Some consider it a miasm similar to the ones above, and in a way all infectious diseases that have left their mark on us, are miasmatic in nature. Smallpox, like lyme, has characteristics of the deep destructiveness and nastiness of syphilis and, on the other hand, the strong expression on the skin, like Psora, I check to see if a person needs Lyme or Smallpox since those two are recent additions to the group of known miasms.