Notes on Miasms, Heredity and Remedy interactions
First edition (1994)
This book is aimed for practical use including work-procedure and illustrated by many clinical cases.
Although the use of nosodal remedies in homoeopathic treatment is generally approved, there have been no clear rules for their application so far. In this book, Filip Degroote, considering his own experience, recognizes that “psoric” patients react the easiest to one fixed simillimum. But from the moment a disease depends on a more complex miasm, a succession of several remedies is necessary to cure it. The role and relationship between heredity and nosodes are considered. The role of Classic and Bowel nosodes are both explained.
Why does homeopathy fail for some patients?
To solve this problem, the author is considering the energetic miasmatic point of view and a holistic approach.
In this book you can find the description of the muscles-tests needed for nosodes selection.
It is not a book for a pleasant reading on holiday but a book containing many pages with tables of relationships.
This book is aimed to stay at hand on your desk to help you for difficult cases.
Michel Van Wassenhoven, M.D.
Notes on Miasms and Heredity
Second edition (2010):
Second total revised edition, 2010
NB: The content of the first edition ‘Notes on miams, heredity and remedy-interactions (with list of relationships between homoeopathic and Bach flower remedies)’ is split up.
So this second edition is limited to miasms, heredity and nosodes only, which consisted of the first 60 pages of the first edition.
1. Publisher’s note:
‘Miasm’, the word itself has raised eyebrows of curiosity in the long history of Homeopathy. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann introduced this concept with the ‘Theory of Chronic Disease’ after years of clinical research and experience.
Every new concept has its critical analysis by people who find it difficult to move out of orthodox thinking. Dr. Filip Degroote’s effort is again a step separated from the league, as he brings clinically applicable concepts of miasm, heredity and nosodes.
Dr. Filip Degroote has emphasized that in homeopathic practice the use of intercurrent nosodal miasmatic remedies is very crucial. He has discussed the three main miasms and other diatheses in detail. He has also discussed about the presentation, common disease conditions and different stages of the all the miasms. The psychological aspect of the miasms has also been considered. Cases have been presented which give a practical insight into the usage of nosodal miasmatic remedies.
In addition Dr. Filip Degroote has discussed about Bowel nosodes, importance of heredity and energy points. This work is a clinical necessity as it shall prove to be a beneficial tool on the desk of a physician for easy and apt references.
We trust this information will be found useful by all the readers and are sure if used appropriately, homeopaths will be able to achieve much better results in their practice.
B. Jain Archibel
2. Book Review (in Similia, Dec. 2011 – Australian
Notes on Miasms, Heredity and Nosodes
BJain Archibel sprl, Belgium, 2010.
224pp. Price: AUD: 29+/- ex.VAT.
meeting of homœopathic educators in 2010, Dr. Filip Degroote, who is generally a quietly spoken man, said the
most astounding thing. He is in general practice in Belgium, and uses
homœopathy as his preferred modality. In a practice of his size one might
expect to see much cancer and chronic disease. However, over the past 20 years
he revealed he could count these cases almost on one hand; in each case, they
do not know their family origin or history at the beginning of treatment.
attributes the lack of chronic diseases in his practice to the fact that he
constantly treats 'the ancestral energy' besides the individual energy (which
is reflected with the simillimum) of the patient. The treatment of the
ancestral energy consists in administering, as well as the simillimum of the
patient, the indicated ancestral nosode, using in particular the classical
nosodes, sometimes the bowel nosodes and in a much lesser degree some specific
anti-miasmatic remedies. The treatment of this ancestral energy, which causes
epigenetic changes, results in a prevention of degenerative and chronic
years he has searched for methods which will afford near 100% certainty in the
correctness of prescription. This has led to a very deep knowledge of the
nosodal rubrics; the ascribing of remedies to particular energetic meridian
points; and a Jungian insight into the relevance and connection of dreams to
remedies or miasmatic states.
body of work is contained in this new, much detailed and enlarged edition of
his first book, and springs from just the first 65 pages of the original. (A
second book, continuing from this point, is in the wings.) If his publication ‘Physical Examination and Observations in
Homoeopathy’ (1992) were to be similarly updated, we would have a canon of
undeniable use, along with his Dream
Repertory, available from Radar®.
3. Book Review (in Homeopathic Links, 2012/ Vol.
25, p. 130.)
Notes on Miasms, Heredity and Nosodes
BJain Archibel sprl, Belgium, 2010.
248 pp., paperback, price: EUR 20.
David Nortman, Israel.
of miasms is one of the most contentious in all of homeopathy. They are
divergent views about the number of legitimate miasms, from Hahnemann’s original three, through the
expanded classical canon which includes also cancer and tuberculosis (this is
the model Degroote follows), to Sankaran’s clinically based ten-miasm
model which mostly dispenses with psora.
Meanwhile multiple theories circulate about to use nosodes and isopathic
agents, promoting confusion – especially in light of the lack of proper
provings and clinical prescribing criteria
for many such remedies. It is not surprising, then, that many homeopaths cast
doubt on the whole enterprise, disregarding or rejecting miasms altogether and
at the best employing nosodes and isotherapeutic agents on the same symptomatic
basis as “ordinary” remedies.
It is into
this fray that Degroote enters, collating classical information about nosodes
and various isopathic agents and exploring their clinical application. This he
supplements with original material on how to apply such substances based not
only on clinical indications but also on a method of energetic examination
based primarily on applied kinesiology, as described in his 1992 work Physical Examination and Observations in
Homeopathy. Thus a full appreciation of the present work, portions of which
are indecipherable on their own, is considerably dependent on familiarity with
his former work.
Notes on Miasms, Heredity and Nosodes begins with a review of miasms from
the classical and psychological perspectives. This is followed by a more
general discussion of heredity and pausible mechanisms for miasmatic
inheritance through epigenetics (the study of heritable alterations in gene
expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in DNA sequence), which
makes scientifically pausible the inheritance of characteristics acquired
during the lifetime of one’s ancestors.
with the classical five nosodes (including the subtypes of Tuberculinum),
Degroote clearly outlines the indications for their use and method of
diagnosis, with energetic testing supplementing the more familiar diagnosis
through family anamnesis.
In a short
but intriguing chapter Degroote
proposes that the classical nosodes are underused as complementary remedies
early on the treatment of chronic conditions: according to him what passes for
a homeopathic aggravation frequently contains clues pointing to a nosode that
can address the ancestral layer that has temporarily surfaced; seizing the
opportunity at this stage advances the case dramatically, greatly accelerating
the otherwise slow or unsatisfactory curative effect of the main remedy when
the bowel nosodes is trickier because they don’t possess a clear individual
picture. Prescribing them thus requires a heavier reliance on the energetic
examination as well as correlation with previously prescribed remedies, for
which a list of bowel nosodes and their related remedies is provided. Finally,
“isopathic nosodes” of bacterial, viral, and mycotic (fungal) origin are
prescribed based on their known relation to specific diseases, supplemented
once again with differential diagnosis by way of the energetic examination.
a supplementary diagnostic tool, especially one that purports to the objective
and reliable, Degroote offers a way out of the predicament one finds oneself
when faced with situations that seem to require a certain type of remedy, for
which no clear symptomatic indications exist. Despite minor shortcomings in
editing and organization, the material is written clearly and succinctly in a
form that is usable in clinic.
considered, those who are not proficient in Degroote’s method of energetic
examination may find this work of limited utility, instead finding sufficient
guidance about exploiting the substances under discussion in such works as Lou Klein’s Miasms and Nosodes and Frans Vermeulen’s Monera and Fungi. Conversely, those who are willing
to undertake a study of Degroote’s entire system of energetic examination and
its application to miasmatic prescribing – for which both of his books are
mandatory reading – may benefit considerably from investigating his diagnostic
method and the expanded clinical horizon it promises to bring.