Asthma is often a debilitating condition for patients, and
it can be a very difficult condition for the physician to treat without the
aid of prescription
drugs. The incidence of asthma is on the rise in the increasingly polluted
cities of the US, especially in children. In this paper, I would like to
present two cases of asthma. One is a relatively mild case in a 14 year-old
boy, and the other is a long-standing recalcitrant case of a 61 year-old
woman who had needed daily medication for the past twelve years.
Before discussing these cases, a brief description of my healing work is
in order since it is rather unorthodox, even within the field of alternative
My goal is to determine the causal levels of illness for clients, and I have
found that there are usually numerous causal levels involved in most cases
of chronic disease. I use applied kinesiology (AK; also referred to as “muscle-testing”)
to determine each causal level, and also for assistance in choosing the most
effective healing modality related to each cause. For example, if an emotional
causal level is indicated, then would a homeopathic remedy be best? Or counseling?
Or EMDR, NAT, bodywork, etc.
Miasms are frequent culprits involved in the evolution
of chronic illnesses. I define miasms as vibrational level blueprints or templates.
For instance, if someone is exposed to a high concentration of an herbicide
such as dioxin, they can potentially acquire a dioxin miasm – the vibrational
template of this noxious chemical. Miasms can be acquired, and they can also
be inherited. In making rather liberal use of the homeopathic term “miasm,” I
have thus gone beyond the strict definition of it within the boundaries of
classical homeopathy. I have overstepped these boundaries because a) the method
I have developed works very well in treating people, and b) it is a logical
and a practitioner-friendly way to think of miasms and of their profound significance
in the successful treatment of illness.
To date, I have no way of determining
the innumerable chemical and prescription drug miasms that plague people
in today’s world, other than using the guidance I receive via muscle-testing.
When a patient comes in for a consultation, I take their case, and then use
AK to determine the first ‘layer’ that needs clearing. When they
return 3-6 weeks later, we then figure out the second layer requiring treatment.
We proceed in this manner until all the layers (causal levels) have been addressed.
Case 1: Matt, a 14 year-old boy
September 9, 1998: I first saw Matt on September 9, 1998. He was a very healthy
adolescent, but his mother had scheduled an appointment for him because he’d
experienced three recent episodes of exercise-induced asthma. Matt recounted
this history to me: “I went on a hike a month ago and I started coughing,
and had a little trouble breathing. Since then, it gets so that I’m
wheezy after I exercise, not during. It takes about 15-30 minutes to get
back to normal again. This happened a few weeks ago after I went running,
and then yesterday after soccer practice.”
Matt had no prior history of asthmatic episodes, and there was no family history
of COPD. There was no other medical history of significance, except for “a
reaction to a pertussis vaccination when he was little,” his mother informed
me. Following this vaccine, Matt began having trouble sleeping, something that
had never been a problem for him before.
Applied kinesiology indicated that the first level of treatment needed to address
a pertussis vaccine miasm. Using Robin Murphy’s Homeopathic Medical Repertory.
I looked up “whooping cough.” Out of the dozens of remedies listed
in that bulky rubric, Sticta pulmonaris was indicated, in a lM potency.
Assessment – Mild case of exercise-induced asthma in an otherwise very
healthy 14 year-old boy. Pertussis vaccine miasm.
Plan – Sticta pulmonaris lM one dose; get a medihaler from MD in the
event that such an aid is needed to address episodic exercise-related symptoms;
follow-up in five weeks
October 14, 1998: Matt’s mom reports that “his cough got worse
and now it’s definitely worse. He got an Albuterol inhaler and has
to use it when exercising now because of his troubles with breathing and
coughing. He’s OK when he’s not exercising. During an episode
he starts to look pale, and just coughs and coughs. The inhaler loosens everything
up and lets him get through his whole soccer practice. The symptoms tend
to come on after he stops exercising, like during a time-out period in soccer
AK results – the pertussis vaccine miasm has been cleared; the next layer
to be treated is a DDT miasm (DDT is an organochlorine pesticide that was sprayed
by the ton in the US for several decades until it was banned in 1972)
Assessment – Matt’s symptoms are worse. This could mean a number
of things: a) the previous treatment was wrong, b) the treatment was correct,
but the remedy was antidoted, c) the treatment was correct, the remedy worked,
but there are additional layers contributing to this illness. In Matt’s
case, “c” was the proper framework with which to view his worsening
symptoms. It meant that the next layer, the DDT miasm – a vibrational
causal level, was manifesting on the physical level as restricted airway disease.
Since the causal level in this case is vibrational, physical level treatments
could not effectively address it. Herbs, vitamins, allergy elimination, chiropractic
treatment, prescription drugs, etc. could alleviate symptoms, but not cure
the problem. A vibrational level problem requires proper vibrational level
treatment, just as a physical level problem calls for physical level treatment.
Plan – DDT 1M one dose; use medihaler as needed. I should note here that
I have only very occasional trouble with antidoting in my practice. I advise
people to avoid strong-smelling mentholated and camphorated products while
on a remedy, and in general that about does it for no-no’s; follow-up
in 6 weeks
November 20, 1998: “Matt seems to be having very light asthma attacks,
if any. Mostly he just tends to get a little short-winded.”
AK results – the DDT miasm has been cleared; the priority today is the
treatment of another pesticide miasm, related to a cousin of DDT, called Dieldrin
Assessment – Matt is improved from the last office call, but remains
symptomatic. Yet another layer is involved in the production of his symptoms.
Plan – Dieldrin 1M, one dose; follow-up in 6 weeks
January 25, 1999 – phone call from Matt’s mother
“He’s been doing great – running, training, playing soccer – his
lungs have been fine. The asthma is totally gone. He’s exercising a lot,
and it just never bothers him anymore.”
Assessment – Matt is faring very well at this time, and no treatment
is currently needed.
Plan – Call if asthma symptoms return at any time in the future.
October 10, 2000: Matt’s mother reports that he’s had absolutely
no asthma symptoms for the past two years. “Then last week he was laughing
like crazy watching “Whose Line is it, Anyway?” when suddenly
he started wheezing. The wheezing went away after about 15 or 30 minutes.
He hasn’t had any trouble since then. He played really hard soccer
a few days ago and he was fine.”
AK results – the Dieldrin miasm was properly cleared; he does need further
treatment at this time, for a prescription drug miasm, an Amoxicillin miasm.
Matt had not taken any prescription drugs since his last homeopathic treatment
two years before, so this was either a miasm acquired by him earlier in life,
or it was inherited from one of his parents.
Assessment – The history here points up the fact that people can, and
very often do, have miasms that are “quiescent,” shall we say.
They are there, and they have the potential to produce symptoms, but it takes
various known (and sometimes unknown) factors to trigger their production of
discernable symptoms. If this antibiotic miasm wasn’t treated in a timely
manner, it is very likely that Matt would begin having increasingly troublesome
asthma episodes once again.
Plan – Amoxicillin 1M one dose; direct the remedy to the 7th chakra.
Since Matt’s previous treatment in 1998, I had discovered that the miasms
are usually held in specific chakras. If the patient (or the patient’s
care-giver) uses his or her intent to “direct” the homeopathic
remedy to the target chakra, the chakra where the miasm is held, then the treatment
will proceed more quickly and smoothly. This remedy-directing is accomplished
simply by saying or thinking in a focused manner, as the remedy is taken: “I
intend that this homeopathic remedy be first directed right to my 5th chakra” (or
whatever chakra is involved); follow-up in three weeks
October 8, 2002: I called Matt’s mother to see how he’d been
doing. She reported that he’s had no asthma symptoms for the past two
This is, of course, the kind of case we all like to see. The patient is basically
healthy, active and has a strong vital force. He’s taking no daily
suppressive medications. The onset of the condition was recent, and therefore
is not strongly established. He has a wonderful home life, is well-adjusted
socially, and enjoys school and sports. And finally, he does not live in
a highly polluted city or town that would tend to strongly exacerbate his
respiratory symptoms. These factors all make a successful treatment outcome
I wanted to include this case for three primary reasons. 1) Matt’s case
plainly illustrates the close causal relationship between a number of problems
associated with the 20th century (the creation of biocidal chemicals – pesticides
in particular, the implementation of mass vaccination programs, and the production
and heavy marketing of prescription drugs) and the escalating incidence of
chronic illness in our time that is unrelated to inadequate nutrition and poor
hygiene; 2) In Matt, all four of these miasms were expressing themselves on
the physical level in the same way: as a restricted airway syndrome. In another
person these same miasms might produce entirely different symptoms; 3) Finally,
it is a good reminder that these kinds of challenging conditions can be cured
if the causal levels contributing to them are all treated with the appropriate
Case 2: Margaret, a 61 year-old woman
November 4, 1996: Now, here is an altogether different case, that of a 61 year-old
woman, Margaret, who first came to see me on November 4, 1996 for chronic
allergies and asthma. At that time I hadn’t yet begun the treatment
method described above, and attempted to address Margaret’s condition
with traditional naturopathic modalities and the now-popular NAET allergy
elimination method. She had consulted another homeopath prior to seeing me,
and as a result of his excellent care her fibromyalgia symptoms of five years’ duration
no longer bothered her. However, her asthma symptoms had stubbornly persisted,
with no sign of abating. So here she was, giving someone else a try.
after orthodox Western medical treatment had failed to produce the cure
she sought many years ago, she had then tried quite a number of different
treatments for her COPD. Nothing thus far had made any difference, and
yet she was determined to make some headway with this chronic illness. Right
away I admired her determination and willingness to keep trying. This woman
was not easily discouraged, and “resignation” did not appear
to be part of her personal vocabulary in life.
Margaret had first noticed symptoms of asthma back in 1985. “We had an
environmental disaster in the house. A water pipe had broken and part of the
house had gotten very wet and moldy over time. It took weeks to clean it up
and get everything dried out, and we stayed in the house during that period
of time.” Very soon after this unfortunate incident, she began having
trouble breathing. The subsequent surgical removal of a nasal polyp did nothing
to alter these distressing symptoms. Her medical doctor made a diagnosis of
asthma, and put her on prednisone. Since that time, she has needed to use a
medihaler almost every morning between 2 and 4 a.m. Even when her breathing
is OK, she still has “lots and lots of mucus.”
She tried going
off of wheat recently, and that is the only thing that ever made a difference
for her. “If I completely avoid wheat and wine, I’m maybe 60% better.
My chest tightens up when I eat wheat. But I will still need that medihaler
occasionally, even when I’m very strict with my diet. And I wake up in
the morning and sneeze and sneeze and sneeze and sneeze, and my ears will be
itching. Then the rest of the day I’ll be fine.” A skin test for
allergens in the mid-1980’s revealed allergies to dust and wine.
There was no history of asthma prior to the water pipe incident in 1985,
did have a bad bout of pneumonia many years back. Two nephews and one sister
also had asthma.
I asked for a trauma history: A sister had died in an automobile accident
in 1972, and a 28 year-old daughter had died unexpectedly in 1987. Graduate
in the early 1980’s had been “a huge stress.” And, finally,
she had been estranged from one sibling for many years.
Her medication history included sulfa drugs, penicillin, erythromycin,
albuterol, halcion, theophylline, and more that she couldn’t recall.
Other current medical problems included a tendency towards weak digestion
with resultant loose stools, and also a painfully arthritic left thumb
joint) that bothered her on and off since the winter of 1990-1991.
The initial NAET and naturopathic treatments I used to address Margaret’s
symptoms yielded no significant results. I then decided to try my brand
new approach to healing with her since she was game for the opportunity
something still in the experimental stages.
March 4, 1997: She had returned from a trip to China, where the weather
had been cold. “The cold weather really bothered me; I just couldn’t
get warm, even with two wool sweaters and many layers of clothing.” She’d
had a bad cold since returning to the States, and this in turn had predisposed
her to having an asthmatic cough. “I’m taking an herbal concoction
from China to help my lungs. But still, I’ve needed two doses of prednisone
(30 mg each) lately for the asthma.”
AK results – The top priority is the treatment of a tubercular miasm.
I consulted the repertory under “Lungs: tuberculosis of,” and Dulcamara
was indicated as the specific remedy she needed in order to clear this miasm.
Assessment – A 61 year-old woman in overall good health. Twelve-year
history of asthma that is exacerbated by certain food and environmental allergens.
The asthma symptoms have been unresponsive to a wide array of alternative treatments.
Very occasional use of prednisone to control symptoms, and unless on a strict
elimination diet, daily use of albuterol to address symptoms in the early morning
hours. An inherited tubercular miasm is contributing to these chronic respiratory
Plan – Dulcamara 200C, one dose; follow-up in three weeks
April 14, 1997: “Two days after I took that remedy my asthma kicked
up and the doctor put me on antibiotics on April 9th because I got worse
and worse. I went off the antibiotics yesterday.” She’s feeling
better now, but still has a lingering wet cough.
AK results – the tubercular miasm has been cleared; a sycotic miasm now
needs to be addressed (this miasm is roughly equivalent to a gonorrheal miasm).
I quickly muscle-tested for the homeopathic remedies well-known for their ability
to address this particular miasm, and it turned out that she needed Natrum-sulphuricum.
Assessment – Another causal level (the sycotic miasm) is contributing
to her condition, which is why her symptoms are worse now, rather than improved.
It would have been preferable if she’d come to see me as soon as her
asthma “kicked up,” rather than resorting to orthodox medical treatment,
but I have found that these interruptions in the smooth flow of treatment usually
end up being minor ‘blips’ in the overall process. In addition
to its prowess as a “sycotic remedy,” Natram-sulph is known for
its wonderful abilities to help those who are very sensitive to cold and damp
weather, and also for its healing powers in cases where the patient has suffered
from one or more deep griefs (an emotion which, as we all know, is often held
in the lungs).
Plan – Natrum-sulphuricum 200C, one dose; follow-up in 4 weeks
May 21, 1997: Margaret returned from a trip back East, where she had “several
asthmatic coughing sessions,” which required the use of her medihaler.
This week she’s been better, though and didn’t need her medihaler
four out of the seven past nights. She states that this is very, very unusual,
and reiterates that the past 12 years she’s needed that medihaler almost
AK results – she’s doing well on the Natrum sulph, and for the
time being needs no additional treatment
Plan – wait; follow-up in 4 weeks
June 16, 1997: “I’ve really been improving with my asthma!
Several nights every week I don’t need my medihaler, and I haven’t
been on an allergy diet. I’ve been able to take uphill walks lately
without needing my medihaler, which is unheard of. But one week ago I was
refinishing some floors in the house, and 5 hours later I got choked up and
needed my inhaler three times that night. I’ve been using it every
night since then.”
AK results – the Natrum sulph has been antidoted, and she now needs a
1M potency. The chemical product she used to refinish her floors was the culprit.
Plan – Natrum sulph 1M one dose; follow-up in 4 weeks
July 30, 1997: In this office call Margaret tells me, “I’m
not as well as I thought. I still need my inhaler. I’ll go three nights
without it, but then I’ll need it again. And I’m starting to
need it again after long walks uphill.”
AK results – the sycotic layer has been cleared; there is a chemical
miasm that now needs to be addressed, a DDT miasm
Assessment – Overall, her symptoms are improved. She’s cut her
medihaler use in half, and is able to eat wheat and have the occasional glass
of wine without triggering symptoms of respiratory distress. A DDT miasm is
causing some of this respiratory weakness. I might add here that most people
I treat end up needing a clearing for a DDT miasm. In other words, what we
do to our Earth, we inadvertently end up doing to ourselves.
Plan – DDT 1M one dose; follow-up in 6 weeks
August 22, 1997: Her main complaint today is “terrible diarrhea” of
two weeks’ duration, which we treat naturopathically.
September 3, 1997: “Compared to when I first came to see you, my
asthma is much, much better. I’m eating wheat and drinking wine without
any problems. There’s also definitely a lot less mucus, though I still
occasionally have to clear my throat. The asthma is still a morning event,
every 4-5 days. Now it’s waking me up at around 5 - 6 a.m.”
AK results – the DDT miasm has been treated successfully; the priority
of treatment at this visit relates to a different chronic problem, the arthritic
left thumb. I am unable to determine the causal level related to this treatment,
but the appropriate treatment modality is still homeopathy, and the specific
remedy is Kreosotum 1M (strongly indicated in cases that feature pain in the
thumbs, particularly the left thumb).
Assessment – Margaret is experiencing some steady improvement in her
chronic respiratory condition, without having to avoid foods she really enjoys,
for the first time in 12 years. Still, her symptoms are prominent enough to
warrant further treatment. At this juncture, however, an undetermined causal
level for the arthritic left hand is the priority.
Plan – Kreosotum 200C, one dose; follow-up in 5 weeks
February 27, 1998: “The pain in my hands is definitely better than
it was some months ago – it’s at least 30% better.” But
since her last treatment over 5 months ago, she’s back to using her
medihaler every night, even though she states that “the tightness in
my chest isn’t quite as bad as it used to be.”
AK results – the Kreosotum has completed its healing work; now there
is a prescription drug miasm that requires treatment, an acquired prednisone
Assessment – Here is a common situation these days: a prescription drug
is given to treat a specific condition – in this case, asthma. Ironically,
if the patient subsequently acquires the miasm of that drug, the miasm will
tend to produce the very symptoms the drug was called upon to treat in the
first place. The Kreosotum has significantly helped, but not cured, her arthritic
Plan – Cortisone acetate 200C, one dose; don’t use prednisone inhaler
for five weeks, unless it’s absolutely necessary. (Here is a time when
an additional proscription is needed to prevent potential antidoting.)
March 23, 1998: Margaret states with discouragement that for 3-1/2 weeks
now she’s had fairly pronounced dyspnea and other asthmatic symptoms – ever
since the day after taking the Cortisone 1M. She hasn’t used the prednisone
inhaler, but has made liberal use of her albuterol. She’s had “lots
of trouble sleeping” because of the increased frequency and intensity
of the asthmatic cough. “I’m exhausted from this unrelenting
three-week siege.” I listen to this, and am trying to understand why
she’s suddenly doing so very poorly. After a bit of questioning she
tells me: “A friend of mine died on March 7 and it was hard on me.
She had three little kids. Then I had lunch with one of my sisters who said
it would be better if I died before she did because otherwise it would be
too hard on me, the other way around. And that hurt my feelings (at this
point she begins weeping). And recently I saw the place where my daughter
died (now she’s weeping in earnest), and I’m really not getting
along with my siblings, and my parents are both dead, so I don’t really
have any family left (still crying without restraint)….” Margaret
allowed herself to grieve for a while longer, and then changed the subject,
informing me that her thumbs had been feeling much better.
AK results – the Cortisone lM has cleared the prednisone miasm; the priority
at this time is an emotional layer, a layer related to unhealed grief. One
of homeopathy’s most tried-and-true “grief remedies,” Natrum-muriaticum,
was called for.
Assessment – Here we see a strong emotional layer emerging and expressing
itself quite vigorously as exacerbated respiratory symptoms. This is a very
good thing, the eventual presentation of these painful and guarded emotions.
But if not understood, the unrelenting and worsening symptoms can be very discouraging
for patient and practitioner alike.
Plan – Natrum-mur 10M, one dose; advised to let the multiple griefs keep
coming up, painful as they all are.
April 17, 1998: “My asthma is worse – I’m
having lots of trouble sleeping because of the constant coughing and wheezing.
lots of congestion in my chest, and I can hear myself wheezing. I’ve
been worse now for two months, but I’ve actually been feeling better
emotionally, since that last remedy, which is good.” Margaret is very,
very discouraged today about her asthma and, understandably, wants to know
if I might consider consulting with another doctor. Her hands are still “very
much improved.” For the very first time since I’ve been treating
her, I observe that she is wheezing audibly and has quite a bit of congestion
in her chest.
AK results – the Natrum-mur has completed its healing work; there is
yet another acquired prescription drug miasm that needs to go: it is a theophylline
miasm, a drug she took many years ago in the course of orthodox medical treatment
for asthma. The needed remedy is Caffeine 1M.
Assessment – At this juncture, I myself am feeling rather
unsure of this entire treatment process. I hope I had not been leading this
poor woman down
yet another dead-end street in her pursuit of effective healthcare. It is a
good sign that she is improved emotionally, however, and I decide to forge
ahead with yet another, her seventh, treatment. Theophylline and caffeine are
closely related alkaloids, which is why the remedy Caffeine can be used to
clear this particular drug miasm.
Plan – Caffeine 1M, one dose; an herbal
combination is also prescribed to help keep her airways open
May 4, 1998: Margaret reports that she felt better for about five days
after taking the last remedy. She began to feel rather worse, however, after
experimenting with an ozone machine. “But on April 30th I woke up very
suddenly in the middle of the night not being able to breathe. I couldn’t
even cough, and I used my medihaler but it didn’t help at all, so my
husband took me to the emergency room. They put me on 60 mg of prednisone,
and now I’m down to 40 mg, and in a few days I’ll go off of it
altogether. I can feel the asthma still in there, but at least I can breathe
now! I haven’t had an episode like that in a very, very long time.
When I woke up and couldn’t breathe, something inside of me said, “You
need help with this one.” So off we went to the ER.” She ends
this story with an unexpected statement: “I can’t figure out
why I feel so well and have so much energy when I’ve been so sick.” This
took me quite by surprise, and I felt cautiously encouraged by it, though
hearing about her trip to the ER rather horrified me.
AK results — the Caffeine 1M has not been antidoted, as I suspected might
have been the case. The theophylline miasm is cleared; the cause of the intense
and very sudden inability to breathe was apparently a kind of inherited “memory” related
to an unhealed trauma an ancestor had experienced – a trauma that involved
something along the lines of a failed attempt at strangulation. I was not inclined
to pursue this unpleasant line of investigation, and instead turned my attention
to finding the needed remedy that would clear this trauma memory. I looked
in the rubric “Emergency, strangulation,” and there was the needed
healer: Opium 10M.
Assessment – The ER visit was quite an unexpected turn of events, and
after exploring the root cause of it, I wondered if the inherited trauma memory
formed the actual underpinnings for Margaret’s respiratory tract weakness.
I had never encountered such a strange cause for illness in my practice thus
far, and wasn’t really sure if I believed it or not. However, on some
level it did make sense to me, and since Margaret was still interested in completing
this lengthy healing process – we were now just over a year into it – I
was willing to stick with it, too, despite the unsettling ups and downs. If
a trauma memory was indeed contributing to her chronic respiratory condition,
when it emerged as the “top” layer, it expressed itself in the
only way it could: as a literal respiratory emergency.
Plan – Opium l0M one dose; follow-up in three weeks
May 27, 1998: “I’ve been really good for three weeks; I’ve
been off the prednisone since May 6th. I was wonderful – I hadn’t
slept so well in years but then things started going awry last week, and
since then I’ve been a little worse each day. I’ve noticed some
whistling and tightness, and I’ve had to use my inhaler a few times.” She
hadn’t been needing her medihaler at all for a few weeks. She begins
speaking about more emotional difficulties. “I’m leaving tomorrow
to be with my sister Lisa. She has emphysema – it’s so sad. I’ve
done everything I can do to help her with her health, and I am always met
with resistance…she’s a very toxic person, very destructive…,
she can be like a cornered rat, and then she wants to bring me down with
her – like she’ll bring up Sarah, my daughter who died, and BAM,
I’m sucked into it, like when my sister died (she begins crying). There
was no warning about my sister’s death, and Sarah’s death, they
happened so suddenly – so that could happen to me – the not-knowingness.
I sure miss the people I’ve lost (weeping continuously) – the
wrenching pain that happens when someone dies suddenly. All those mothers
with “Desert Storm” (she’s sobbing uncontrollably now) – thousands
of them – and the grief they must’ve felt.”
AK results – the Opium 10M has cleared the inherited trauma memory; the
priority of healing today is once again on the emotional level. I used the
rubric “Asthma, emotions after,” and this time Cuprum metallicum
Assessment – Margaret has been doing very, very well – finally!
Some lingering emotional pain was triggered by her upcoming visit with a difficult
sibling and as a result some minor asthmatic symptoms resurfaced.
Plan – Cuprum metallicum 1M one dose; follow-up when back from visit
Since her last treatment with Cuprum, Margaret says that she’s “98%
better asthma-wise” compared to her first office call back in November
of 1996. I called in November of 2002 to ask about her symptoms. She remains “98%
better,” and only needs her medihaler maybe 3 or 4 times a year.
It is instructive to compare Margaret’s case with Matt’s. It is
not uncommon for adults to need significantly more treatments than children
for the obvious reason that they’ve been through a lot more, and have
had the opportunity to acquire more miasms. Margaret needed nine treatments
to Matt’s four. Since Matt hadn’t been on extended prescription
drug treatments for his symptoms, he hadn’t acquired any asthma-related
drug miasms that would’ve complicated his case.
These two cases both
have in common a DDT miasm that partially accounted for the asthmatic tendencies.
It is noteworthy, also, that two very high, l0M potencies were called for
in order to effectively treat one of Margaret’s emotional layers, and
an inherited trauma layer. I have found that emotional layers often require
high potencies, which indicates that our unhealed emotions can indeed play
a very major part in the creation and maintenance of illness.
Margaret’s case in particular underscores the fact that a chronic illness
will often not significantly improve in a lasting way unless all the underlying
causal levels are treated. And in our very complicated 21st century there are,
unfortunately, often a dismaying number of varied causes contributing to any
given patient’s chronic illness.
Each of these causes needs to be understood
as a separate “entity” and treated appropriately, one by one, in
order to effect a lasting cure. I will be the first to admit that it would
be a stretch to call Margaret “cured,” because in truth she still
must resort to using her medihaler once in a blue moon. But “98% better” for
four years running in such a case is nonetheless a highly satisfactory outcome.
Updated October 2010: Artemis Celt (formerly Linda Showler) graduated from Seattle's Bastyr University in 1985 as a naturopathic doctor. She currently practices in Port Townsend, Washington, with a focus on the treatment of chemical, drug, vaccine and radiation miasms, in addition to other common nonphysical causes of physical illness. She has written many articles on the homeopathic treatment of chemical, drug (both prescription and recreational), vaccine, and radiation miasms. You can visit her website at www.deitycentral.com.