Suppression through medication induces a shift of symptoms from external to internal. This suppression complicates chronic diseases and leads a person to a dangerous path. This path is described as the journey of a disease by the author. Hahnemann discovered that there has to be something within ourselves that makes us prone to sickness. Hahnemann called this disease causing morbid force as miasm. This miasm when left untreated becomes chronic and are passed from parents to offspring. Based on the theory of miasm, the author has given detailed description of psoric, sycotic, syphilitic and tubercular forms of disease. The book is written in an easy-to-understand language and it follows Kents work. The main aim of the book is to make people aware that how life can be crippled by the suppression of symptoms from methods of treatment which are not based on natures law of cure.
About the Author:
Dr Mohinder Singh Jus was born in 1947 in New Delhi. He graduated in 1968 with the 'Diploma of Medicine and Surgery' from Calcutta Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital.
He studied and also worked there under Dr B.K. Bose and was also the student of Dr J T Kent. He had private practice in New Delhi from 1969 to 1985. He came to Switzerland in
1985 and established the SHI Homeopathic Institute in 1988.In 1993 he founded the Dr B.K. Bose Foundation and the SHI Homeopathic College in Zug, near Zurich.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES :
- This book is aimed to make people aware about the grave consequences of suppression of symptoms.
- Based on Hahnemann's theory of miasms and chronic-diseases.
- The book has detailed description of psoric, sycotic, syphilitic and tubercular forms of disease.
Reprinted with the permission of The Society of Homeopaths (from "The Homeopath" Journal, Autumn 2007 edition). Reviewed by Ralf Jeutter.
This attractively bound book is a translation from German, and is divided in two parts. The first is an introduction to classical Kentian homeopathy. The second deals with the chronic miasms, in which are included Hahnemann's triad plus the tubercular miasm. The book also includes four biographical sketches of 'eminent' homeopaths, namely Boenninghausen, Hering, Kent and Bose of Calcutta, the author's teacher. The territory covered in this book is largely familiar to anyone who has studied Kent's writings. In the first part there are chapters on the 'Law of Similars', the 'Vital Force', 'homeopathic aggravation, 'repetition of dose', etc.
The second part deals with the miasms in a systematic but familiar manner. Characteristic features of the miasms are mentioned, including a head to foot schema. The author views miasms as 'our deep weaknesses', transmitted through the generations, and as expressions of disease types: psora equals 'irritation', sycosis 'blockages' and syphilis 'destruction'. The cure of the miasms is achieved through constitutional treatment, although the author does not provide a list of what he would consider to be psoric, sycotic, syphilitic or tubercular remedies. Being clearly in the tradition of Kent's philosophy, the treatment of the miasms has strong moralistic over tones, e.g. 'gonorrhoea is a bill for fun'.
The red thread running through this book is the theme of suppression. It is not a systematic exploration of this topic, more the pin, which holds the different chapters together.
The author's style is elegant and easy. It is clear that the author writes from extensive experience and with a gentle certainty. The last chapter on 'Sensitivity' gives glimpses to his no-nonsense philosophy of life:
'... who feels hurt? An idiot. He ruins his life and makes the lives of others hell.' Happily, the implication is that we can treat idiots well with homeopathy by changing their sensitivity. This is a good and solid book. There is nothing new here. It is for newcomers to homeopathy or those who want an update on Kent's philosophy and prescribing.
Reprinted with the permission of Homeopathic Links, Volume 20, Winter 2007. Reviewed by Dr J Rozencwaijg, New Zealand.
Quite an impressive title! A look at the contents shows that the book is divided into Part 1: Introduction to Classical Homeopathy, and Part 2: Journey of a Disease - Chronic Miasms.
My first reaction was "another one of those annoying basic books". Fortunately I am in the habit of reading a book from cover to cover before writing my review and I was in for a treat. Indeed Jus does go through the history of homeopathy, Hahnemann's life and the different aspects of homeopathy like small doses, potentisation, law of cure, repetition, palliation in Part 1 but definitely not in the narrative manner we are used to reading. Reasoning, philosophy, discussion, examples highlight those basic principles in such a way that even for the seasoned practitioner it becomes a delight to read. It's never boring, even though you know quite well what is to come; it is deep teaching with a light touch.
Going through the miasms in Part 2, Jus gives us a very precise description of each miasm, starting with the Generalities and following through the repertory's order, from organ to organ, system to system, comparing different miasms on the way where there might be a confusion. This is one of the clearest texts explaining miasms I have ever read!
He concludes his book by writing about the menopause and vaccination; but, again, not in the usual way! He describes menopausal symptoms and vaccination effects according to the patient's miasm, therefore helping to understand how and why the symptoms differ.
And yet all this is perfectly classical, there is indeed nothing new, no discovery, no revelation but a simple and clear expose of what has always been a difficult subject to understand and teach.
We are witnessing lots of "new and improved" ways of practising homeopathy, and lots of discussions, not to say bickering, about these methods.
It is refreshing to see that a Master of Homeopathy has taken the time to write a book on the basic principles of the art and science we practise.
I would definitely recommend this book not only to all students but as a pause for reflection for each and every practitioner, going back to the basics and the roots of homeopathy.