ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE: EXPRESSION OF SYCOSIS MIASM IN TODAY’S ERA
Background: The word miasm means an infection. Hippocrates was the first who use the term "miasm" which has its origins in the Greek word for taint or fault. He anticipated that certain infectious diseases were transmitted to humans by air and water tainted by miasms. Hahnemann thought that the life power is infected by certain factors and this infection creates the disease. Dr. Hahnemann has recognized three special forms which he has designated as PSORA, SYCOSIS AND SYPHILIS. Which are recognized as ‘Miasm’
Objectives: The objective of the study is to understand the Expression of Sycosis miasm in Today’s Era.
Methods: This Prospective study includes 50 cases that were randomly selected which had predominantly sycotic expression irrespective of age, sex and religion. The symptoms in the case were analyzed for the sycosis expressions. Investigation was carried out as and when required as per the case. The remedy was selected on the basis of totality of symptoms. The remedies were used in various potencies with repetition of doses as per the requirement of the case. The Homoeopathic remedies were selected from Standard Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Response was analyzed into 3 criteria: Mild Improvement, Moderate Improvement, Status quo, Left the treatment.
Results: 50 cases of sycosis expression, both the genders of different age and different family background were analyzed and examined for response the homeopathic treatment. Expression of sycosis miasm was observed more in 31-40 years of age group. In general, sycosis predominantly seen in Male 26 cases. The common mental expression which was easily found out was dominating nature and desire for company and most peculiar was anger, which was expressed in different-different ways e.g., Anger at trifles, anger when contradicted, with abusive language or even throwing things when angry. In physical expression craving for such as sweets and spices. This miasm has aggravation at night in the research it is observed majority complaints of sycosis aggravated at night. The prominent disease conditions observed were hypertension 16%, renal calculi 12%, and diabetes mellitus 9%, hemorrhoids and hypothyroidism 7%, and gout, BPH, DNS, ovarian cyst, fibroids 5% respectively. The medicines selected on the totality of symptoms including miasmatic expression gave moderate improvement in 32% of cases where as mild improvement was observed in 40% of cases. The medicine found to be effective were anti-sycotic medicines like Medorrhinum, Nat. mur, Calc.carb, Apis etc. Lycopodium was prescribed in 20% of cases.
Conclusion: From our study we would like to conclude that sycosis is flourishing miasm in many directions in this world. Along with it, it is most mischievous and difficult to conclude on mental aspect. Because we cannot grab sycotic person from their mind. Here I have made an effort to find out the common features of sycosis in this era which we can effortlessly find out and get from people.
Keywords: miasm, sycosis
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