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what is modalities in materia medica?

Hi, What is the term 'MODALITIES' in materia medica means? and also please explain different miasms in Homeopathy, and can two or all three miasms be found in same person (constitutional or at different periods of life)
Please Explain In easy language for the enthusiasts.
  samur420 on 2012-03-27
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
A modality is simply any qualifying feature of a symptom ie. worse for sunlight, better for eating, stabbing, burning like fire, occurs at 5-6pm each day etc.

Explanation of miasms is a far more difficult thing to do. Miasmatic theory is a very advanced part of homoeopathy and there is a fair amount of disagreement about how the theory should be used. Some homoeopaths believe you can have more than one miasm at once, some believe that just like the remedy there can only be one. Some homoeopaths believe you can change your miasm throughout your life, while others believe unless cured, you have the same miasm from birth to death. Some homoeopaths believe remedies can belong to more than one miasm, while others believe that each remedy sits firmly in one miasm only.

Miasmatic theory has also been expanded to include 10 miasms now. Even before this was done there has been acceptance for many decades of 5 miasms (Psoric, Sycotic, Syphilitic, C-ancer, Tubercular). With the expanded miasmatic theory the 5 new miasms are Acute, Typhoid, Malarial, Ringworm and Leprosy.

Each miasm has a entire picture associated with it, just like a remedy does.
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Thanks for the information.
samur420 9 years ago

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