Pathogenic jurisdiction

Did you know…

that there are several sub-divisions of the primary, tonic diseases?

Last week we examined one of these: the homogenic jurisdiction. Here we find the various physical and mental-emotional shocks and traumas of life.

Another important jurisdiction of the primary, tonic diseases is the pathogenic jurisdiction. This one is familiar to most as it corresponds to the conventional infectious diseases, such as the childhood diseases – measles, chickenpox, mumps, whooping cough, etc. – as well as the various tropical diseases, such as cholera, malaria, yellow fever, typhoid, etc.

The governing principle of this jurisdiction is the link between a given disease agent, or microbe, called a pathogen, and a given disease state, such as the parasite, Plasmodium delivered by certain mosquitos and the disease termed malaria.

Again, it is important to remember here that while the pathogen is the carrier for the disease, the disease itself is a dynamic or energetic entity that is able to get into and destabilize a person’s life force, and in particular the generative side of that life force. Once there, it acts to weaken our system.

These primary pathogenic diseases we also term miasms, from an old medical term for disease ‘influence’. There are certain self-limiting miasms, such as the childhood diseases that stay for a certain period and then are seemingly gone. However, they can remain to a certain degree in the system in the form of an impairment to our energy system, which can then leave undesired consequences to our health, or what are termed ‘sequelae’. For example, a person who had chickenpox as a child can later suffer from it in the form of the condition termed ‘shingles’. In Heilkunst, we would mainly treat shingles as the lingering or sub-chronic disease of chickenpox. I once had a case of a middle-aged woman who had one side of her throat paralyzed as a result of polio as a child. When she was treated for the polio virus, the paralysis went away and she was able to swallow normally again.

Some miasma are of long duration, and if not removed when they occur, will become chronic in nature, and significantly undermine one’s health. These are the diseases often referred to as degenerative, such as the sexually transmitted diseases (STD) – syphilis, gonorrhoea, as well as others such as tuberculosis, lyme and malaria. These are disease states that can be passed on from one generation to another. To a greater or less degree each of us has some of these inherited disease patterns within us, which undermines our quality of life either acutely, as they often can be brought out into manifestation upon a sort of upset, or sub-clinically as lack of energy or motivation for life. Most complex disease conditions, such as mental illness, diabetes, cancer, and autism-spectrum disorders, involve one or more of these chronic miasms. The good news is that they can be treated through the Heilkunst approach even if passed down from a previous generation.

In the pathogenic jurisdiction of disease we can treat for the infectious primary diseases as they occur. These include the well-known childhood diseases (measles, chickenpox, mumps, whooping cough, etc), various tropical diseases (cholera, malaria, yellow fever, typhoid, etc), STD (syphilis, gonorrhoea), tuberculosis, lyme, malaria, influenza and strep throat. Anything that has a viral and infectious origin can be treated in this jurisdiction by using the dynamic, energetic form of the virus, applying the law of similars. The treatment is safe and effective, without the side-effects and toxic effects of drugs.

We can also treat for the lingering impairment of the acute infectious diseases of the past, such as removing the chickenpox virus for shingles treatment and the polio virus for the longstanding defect/paralysis in the adult. The treatment on past infectious diseases in the adult can have deep health boosting effects.

Finally, we can treat for the inherited disease patterns, which we call chronic miasms, the result of the infectious disease states passing on from one generation to another. Treating the chronic miasms can bring forth immense health improvement for people suffering from chronic conditions and serious illness (mental illness, diabetes, cancer, and autism-spectrum disorders).

Next week we will look at another tonic disease jurisdiction, one that is becoming more and more of a problem for our health – diseases caused by prescribed drugs and synthetic chemicals in foods. So stay tuned, and in the meantime, may you have a joyous and heart-felt Christmas celebration.

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The Two Types of Disease

Did you know…

That there are two fundamental types of disease?

There are primary diseases that have a constant nature, such that they are easy to recognize when they re-appear, such as measles, chickenpox, yellow fever, cholera.

These primary, constant nature diseases can give rise to one or more variants, or secondary diseases. Which ones will arise in a given person, once affected by the primary disease depends on a number of factors, including one’s constitution, typology, etc. Thus, we say that these secondary diseases are of a variable nature.

Primary, Constant Diseases

The constant diseases are readily identified, and can be sub-divided into specific jurisdictions according to the operative principle. The main ones are:

- homogenic – they arise from the principle of irritant action

- pathogenic – they arise from the principle of infectious action

- iatrogenic - they arise from the principle of improper drug action

There are also diseases that fall into the realm of mind as well as the soul-spirit, which we term ideogenic diseases; the principle here is that of ignorance which leads to belief, illusion and delusion, distorting our ability to perceive and apperceive reality.

Because of the constant nature of the primary disease, only one (constant) medicine is required to treat a given primary disease. The same remedy is used for the given primary disease regardless of the variety of outward manifestations, signs and symptoms in different individuals. The matching between a primary disease with its curative medicine or remedy is relatively easy.

The homogenic diseases are either physical (such as toxins, poisons, accidents, physical injuries) or emotional (unresolved grief, fear, anger or guilt). The specific remedies for each of these have been worked out clinically over time, such as Natrum muriaticum for unresolved grief, and Arnica montana for a bruise, or Apis mellifica for a bee sting.

The pathogenic disease remedies are determined by identifying the microbe or pathogen and making an energetic medicine from them, either as a pure strain (isode) or by means of a characteristic disease exudate or discharge (nosode). For example, treating the chronic disease pattern tuberculosis is done by the nosode Tuberculinum; treating measles is done through the nosode Morbillinum.

The iatrogenic diseases are determined by the drug prescribed. Treating a disease engendered by a given drug is done via the isode made from that drug, such as treating ‘side-effects’ of the antibiotic Amoxicillin by means of the isode Amoxicillin. Or we could remove the disease effects of a vaccination by using the energized isode of the vaccine injected, such as MMR for the MMR vaccination.

Secondary, Variable Diseases

These diseases are more difficult to identify as this must be done by means of the specific symptoms of the patient. This is the basis for homeopathic prescribing proper (prescribing for the constant diseases is more properly termed ‘homotonic’ prescribing’). However, since the secondary, variable diseases are derived from the primary, constant diseases, treating the primary diseases often removes certain secondary diseases at the same time. The homeopathic prescribing based on the symptoms, disease expressions of the patient, is mostly used in acute situations when it is relatively easy to ascertain the secondary disease being expressed.

To aid the process of homeopathic prescribing, homeopaths have undertaken many clinical trials, which are called ‘provings’,of a given substance (in a safe dose) and then noted the symptoms that arise. These symptom pictures are catalogued in a resource called a Materia Medica, and in a tool for sifting through all the symptoms, termed a repertory. Some well-known and traditional works include: Boericke’s Repertory and Materia Medica, Clark’s Dictionary of Materia Medica, and Kent’s Repertory. There are many more, and modern ones have been updated with the more recent provings.

Thus putting the two types of diseases and their treatment together, if a person had chickenpox, he would be given Varicella, the specific for that disease, and the remaining acute symptoms would be examined to see which possible secondary disease picture existed, and once this symptom picture was matched to the symptom picture of a medicine in the Materia Medica, this particular medicine or remedy would also be given to the chickenpox patient.

Hahnemann laid down a rule that the primary, constant diseases should be treated first, and then if there are any remaining secondary diseases, these are to be treated.

Next week, we’ll take a closer look at the different jurisdictions of the primary diseases. Stay tuned!

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