Shall we consider a ‘cancer miasm’? This question is frequently asked whenever the topic ‘miasms’ is discussed. Since hahnemann has talked about only three chronic miasms (psora, syphilis and sycosis), ‘classical’ homeopaths will not agree to the proposals regarding new miasms other than these three. But some homeopaths talk about miasms such as tuberculous, typhoid, vaccinosis, cancer, malaria etc etc.
According to my interpretation of miasms as chronic disease dispositions caused by off-target actions of anti-bodies generated against ‘alien proteins’ such as infectious agents, we need not limit the number of miasms in three hahnemann explained. Any infectious disease that can generate antibodies in the organism can act as a causative factor of chronic miasms. Vaccinations, which induce production of anti-bodies in the organism, have to be considered as miasmatic factors. More over, history of allergic reactions towards any ‘alien proteins’ entering the organism, such as various allergens, bites and stings of insects and serpents, and anaphylactic reactions also have to be considered as ‘miasms’.
How can we explain the concept of ‘cancer miasm’ from this ‘anti-body’ view point?
Cancer is not an infectious disease, or it does not involve ‘alien’ proteins entering from outside. But, we know, cancer cells contain some mutant genes that are different from ‘native genetic substance’ of organism. These mutant genes can synthesize proteins that are in fact ‘alien’ to the immune system of organism, and antibodies will be produced against these ‘alien’ proteins. In most cases, cancer cells will be destroyed by the immune system before the appearance of observable cancer manifestations. But, these antibodies remain, and will act as miasms, by their ‘off-target’ actions upon various bilogical molecules. As such, ‘cancer miasm’ is a reality.
But it is obvious that there cannot be ‘cancer miasm’ without an immune process happened against ‘cancer’ proteins at any point of time in the individual’s life history. We should remember, our genetic material may anytime go astray due to the action of various environmental factors such as carcinogenic substances and ionizing radiations to which we are constantly exposed. Metabolic bye-products such as free radicals, which are regularly produced in our body, may also create mutations in our genes. Such mutant genes may lead to the production of cancerous cells, which are constantly identified, located, entrapped and destructed by the scavengers of our immune system. These mutant cells grow into cancer disease only in very rare occasions, when our immune system fail in its duties. That means, production and destruction of mutant genes and cancer cells are a constant process in the organism.
Destruction of mutant genes and cancer cells involves production of antibodies also against the proteins synthesized by them. These ‘cancer antibodies’ will remain in the system even after ‘cancer cells’ are destroyed. These antibodies generated against ‘alien’ proteins synthesized by mutant genes can travel in the organism, migrate to different parts and may bind to various biological molecules having configurational affinity. Such ‘off-target’ bindings lead to molecular inhibitions of biological molecules, which amount to molecular level pathologies similar to any miasmatic chronic disease. That means, antibodies generated against cancer cells would act as ‘cancer miasms’, causing disease dispositions of chronic nature. Obviously, not only in persons of known history of cancer, but almost all seemingly ‘cancer-free’ people may carry cancer antibodies.
Cancer antibodies, or cancer miasms can be effectively combated using cancer nosodes such as ‘carcinocin’, ‘schirinum’ etc, which are potentized cancer products, which would contain molecular imprints of ‘cancer proteins’ as well as ‘cancer antibodies’. Molecular imprints of cancer antibodies act therapeutically by competing with cancer antibodies in binding to the biological molecules, where as molecular imprints of cancer proteins directly bind to the cancer proteins themselves. Molecular imprints cannot interfere in the interactions of antibodies with cancer cells, as they are their natural ligands. That means, even while rectifying the ‘miasmatic’ effects of cancer antibodies, carcinocin nosode will not by any way reduce the anti-cancer fight of our immune system.
This study clearly shows the importance of regular use of cancer nosodes in the management of various diseases of chronic nature.
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I agree absolutely re miasms. Off target bio-molecules are produced from left over antibodies and could be antibodies produced when the system fights ANY disease…even the common cold!!
A patient could say all his problems started since when he had a bad cold a number of years ago. You will have a catarrh/croyza miasm to contend with.
Would Chandran agree?
Why should we worry about ‘limiting’ the number of miasms? Miasms are a class of disease producing agents, just like environmental factors, nutritional factors, metaboloic factors and infectious factors. We know, all these classes of disease producing factors are ‘unlimited’. Miasms are disease producing factors that belong to the group of antibodies formed against infectious agents and other ‘alien proteins’. No doubt, miasms also will be ‘unlimited.
If we want to determine the limits of miasms, we should say “miasms are antibodies that act as disease producing factors”. Miasms are limited to that class.
If you could not understand or agree with my explanation of ‘miasms’ in terms of ‘antibodies’, we are bound to differ,
If you agree with hahnemann’s view that psora is the ‘miasm of infectious agents of itch’, sycosis is miasm of infectious agents of gonorrhoea and syphilis is miasm of infectious agents of syphilis, you cannot ‘limit’ it logically. If you are talking about ‘beliefs’, not ‘logic’, it is OK. We are free to ‘believe’ as we like to.
While introducing the concepts of miasms, I think hahnemann was actually talking about the ‘chronic disease dispositions’ resulting from infectious diseases. He limited to ‘three’ miasms, since according to him, itch, syphilis and gornorrhoea were the most widely distributed infectious diseases during his time. How an ‘infectious agent’ can produce a ‘chronic disposition’ even after the infectious disease is cured, is the subject of my inquiries. According to me, it is through the antibodies generated in the organism against those infectious substances, which contain protein molecules alien to the organism. These antibodies remain lifelong, and can bind to ‘off-target’ biological molecules, there by producing diverse types of chronic diseases. Antibodies are the carriers of miasms- this is what I try to make out. Antibodies formed against diverse types of infections are a major class of pathogenic molecules. Hahnemann called it ‘miasms’, as he was not much aware of antibodies and immunology during his period
I do not think Hahnemann “was wrong” or his “concept of miasm” is not fully correct”. Actually, he was thinking far ahead of his time while introducing the concept of ‘miasms’ as a factor of ‘chronic disease dispositions remaining after “infectious diseases”. He is absolutely correct even in the light of modern understanding of immunology and “antibody mediated chronic diseases”. Modern science has only just started to realize the role of antibodies as a major class of disease-producing molecules, which were so far considered only as ‘defense molecules’. Study of ‘off target’ inhibitions caused by antibodies as a major factor in chronic diseases so far called as ‘auto-immune’ diseases shows that hahnemann was thinking 200 years ahead of his time while introducing the concept of miasms. I just bow my head before the memory of that great genius, whose observational and reasoning skills transcended to the limitations of not only his time and knowledge available to him, but even coming centuries.
Unless you understand or agree with the explanation of miasms in terms of antibodies, you cannot agree with what I said here about cancer miasm.
I think ‘cancer’ is one of the most prominent miasms to be considered, since antibodies against ‘cancer proteins’ will have almost universal presence in all individuals, and may be playing a role in many of our chronic diseases. Cancer nosodes should be more frequently prescribed in homeopathic practice as inter-current antimiasmatic drugs.
I have explained well why I consider cancer a miasm, even though it is not infectious disease. Mutant genes in cancer cells will synthesize proteins, which would be alien to the immune system of organism. That is why immune system produce antibodies against cancer cells. 99 percent mutant cells will not grow into cancer, but will be destroyed by immune system. But the antibodies formed against them will remain, and act as miasms by attacking off target biological molecules.
Antibodies will produced against any ‘alien’ protein in the organism. Alien proteins are normally exogenous, like infectious agents and allergens. But the proteins synthesized by mutant genes will be alien, even though they are endogenous.
I did not say “miasm means antibodies”. I said “miasms are chronic disease dispositions due to off target molecular inhibitions caused by antibodies generated against ‘alien’ proteins such as infectious agents, allergens” . ANTIBODIES FORMED AGAINST “ALIEN PROTEINS” IS VERY IMPORTANT IN UNDERSTANDING MY CONCEPT OF MIASMS.