Miasm is DIATHESIS MAGRA a constitutional or diathesis state; Psora is per excellence miasm, word PSORA originate from the Hebrew word ‘tsorat’ meaning groove or fault.
Calcarea carbonica, the carbonate of lime, is one the homoeopathic remedy, it has the most characteristic Mental & Somatic symptoms of Psora, thus giving the bluish coloration of it.
KEY WORDS : Miasm, psora, calcarea carbonica, homoeopathic remedy
Psora is an imbalance due to DEFICIENCY, to insufficiency, inhibition, to an alteration in rhythm in the sense of LESS, all the organs and their cells producing an insufficiency.
Inhibition cannot make the individual smaller or reduce him in any way, it cannot lessen his will or diminish his understanding
But it can cause them to remain stationary, bind or anchor them, benumb them, make him less aware of them, limiting his mental life to the contemplative, imaginative, conceptual – Condemned to repeat or else lose & forget everything.
Reflected as physiological weakness & thereby as limited “possibilities”.
The Psoric will appears timid or reserved, lax or indifferent
Any possible irritation or transient excitement will sooner or later leave him drained ( of which his intuition always makes him aware)
Cold & sensitive, delicate because of his scanty natural resistance;
By nature slow to resolve or decide as well as to act or achieve;
Reflective instead of prompt to act; Full of anxieties which give him a mild exterior & thus bring him protection, consideration & affection, he will complain of poor or insufficient digestion, warmth, skin oiliness, erections, memory, peace;
From birth he will suffer from nutritional troubles, We can recognize him by his poor development or by a disproportionate accumulation of fat, by his feeble cry, his tendency to be cold, his feeding troubles, His defective bone structure, his late ossification, dentition & walking.
As a child he will be more afraid than others of leaving home, or that his mother will leave him.
He will always seek the protection & tutelage of someone superior.
He will seek the support of others for his thesis, not only for obvious reasons (like the sycotic ) but out of a deep necessity & intimate recognition.
He will resist ostentation & have to be forced to overcome his timidity or embarrassment.
Any outbursts of arrogance will be drowned in remorse, and the flame of his life, which tends to be small, will waste away in itself, denying its own importance.
If a business man, he will search for an associate to be at the head; his own abilities may be greater than another’s but not their expression, even when thought through & meticulously decided.
ANXIETY in many diverse forms, upon awaking as also in the evening or night, with palpitations or tremor.
As if wanting to accomplish much yet unable to do anything, as if being afraid of going insane. Fearful that others will observe his apprehension.
- Fearful of suffering some misfortune or on hearing some bad news,
- Anxiety after nausea,
- Anxiety during sleep,
- Anxiety over trifles,
- Anxiety with fear of death,
- Anxiety with oppression,
- Anxiety with rectal spasm or with bruising or heavy pain in the back.
- Lack of self-confidence,
- Expressed as a feeling of worthlessness is another characteristic which makes of CALCAREA logically a preferred homoeopsoric.
There is inhibition of desire for company, with aggravation when alone & a tendency to melancholy, He becomes sad very easily, and especially when alone, with a feeling that something dreadful is about to happen
Mental confusion with difficulty in understanding & expressing himself, A tendency to quietitude & passivity, Fear of hearing about cruelty.
All these being symptoms presented by the patient as part of his elaboration of Psoric anxiety; As the pathogenesis indicates, he is inclined to be reflective & obstinate, but always inhibited to the point of cowardice.
All being signs of his condition of deficiency or insufficiency. His characteristic irritability stops here; only if his syphilitic condition in unduly aroused, will it go as far as fury or rancour.
The patient is extremely reserved and tends to feel disappointed, which makes him taciturn, obstinately engaged in depressing thoughts, believing himself a victim of circumstances, yet always dominated by his own sluggishness & peaceableness.
His pathogenesis contains symptoms characteristic of syphilis & sycosis, but excitement & emotions change & depress him greatly.
He is easily exhausted & drained, Any effort will either drain him or stimulate him to a renewal of his symptoms, He can never get enough rest, & that is why he does not easily returns to his activities in the morning, That is also why, logically, he is very sensitive to cold, easily gets chilled & fatigued & feels that any effort will cause his organs to drop out.
That is also why he is cowardly about all disagreeable sensations, becomes excessively frightened even by a pinprick in his finger, always feels the need to lie down & rest, etc.
When one considers the extensive symptomatology of this great remedy & its purplish or rather bluish colour, one cannot deny its suitability to Psora. Thus the calcarea carbonica is homoeopsoric remedy, in figures it is 80% of Psora, 13% Sphilis & 7 % Sycosis.
Ortega Proceso Sanchez. NOTES ON MIASMS.1st ed. New Delhi: National homoeopathic pharmacy:1980
PG Scholar, Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy