The Integrity of Homeopathy

The Integrity of Homeopathy

  • Sheilagh Creasy BAFA (Hons); BRCP


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Creasy presents philosophy, case histories and miasms in a focused and readable style, easily accessed as desktop reference.

The miasmatic readings of many well-known remedies are particularly useful, as are the remedy relationship charts.

267 pgs
ISBN 978-3-933666-36-9


The Integrity of Homeopathy is a textbook and reference work for both students and practitioners who wish to follow classical principles in their homoeopathic prescribing.

Author Sheilagh Creasy draws on her extensive practice of classical homeopathy spanning over half a century to create this practical, no-nonsense guide.

The book includes in-depth descriptions of the Ďclassicalí miasms (psoric, sycotic syphilitic & tubercular) with illustrative cases and materia medica focusing on the miasmatic characteristics of the remedies.

The 'miasmatic readings' of many well-known remedies are particularly useful, as are the remedy relationship charts and the charts comparing Kalis, Calcs, and Natrums.

The section on the Tubercular miasm is rich with additional references from classical literature, as well as comparisons of the various Tubercular nosodes.

From the Book


Chronic Diseases and Miasms in Homoeopathy

After over forty five years in practice, I have decided to present my beliefs on Hahnemann's concept of miasms. From his Chronic Diseases, the Organon, Allen, Kent and the top three contemporary Jewish sources, I am able to integrate the meaning of miasms into practice – to understand them with reference to remedies, the follow-up of cases and the way they are revealed.

For too many years the miasms have been much maligned or ignored, and, partly because of their adaptation into medical models of disease, even of psychology, they are considered unnecessarily complicated if the ideal simillimum is prescribed.

Throughout homoeopathic literature, the miasms have suffered from various names: 'interpretation'; 'emanation'; 'dyscrasia'; 'stigma'; 'taint'; 'if you believe'. Only a handful of exponents have realised their worth in case taking, treatment, prognosis and remedy relationships.

By using the knowledge of hereditary fundamental causes as the very beginnings of an individualís chronic disease, the symptoms for the simillimum actually arise from the active miasm, if the case has been properly taken, the totality achieved, evaluated and repertorised.

The unravelling of a chronic case by the most similar remedy leads to the follow on, the second or third prescription whenever necessary, and this involves the activities of the unfolding miasm.

After twelve years of experience in practice, Hahnemann, dissatisfied with the relapsing of his cases, realised an underlying factor which prevented the most similar remedy from acting curatively. To him, CURE was not just the removal of symptoms, but the restoration of the dynamical balance on all three levels, mental, emotional and physical, and the ability to maintain this.

Hahnemann, in researching hundreds of his cases, formulated the characteristics of a pattern. The concept was arranged in "a schematic form until the nature of the great miasm became apparent". (K.P. III). From his studies PSORA emerged first as the earliest primary disorder of the human race, and the other miasms he discovered later. (Hahnemann, Organon 6th Edn. transl. William Boericke, Jain Publishers Ltd, 1989. ß78, 79, 80, 81, 82)

Through his cases he found a 'pattern', the evolving constitution inherited from past generations and responsible for a predisposition to certain illnesses. He realized the present state of any illness was only a part of this whole process.

For the last vestige of chronic disease cannot be eradicated without dealing with the fundamental cause, the inheritance "deeply rooted within the human economy". (C.M Boger, Collected Writings, p.40 Churchill Livingstone.)

Through the experience of practice it is fully realized each individual has a characteristic metabolic pattern for "distinctive variations and constitutional factors must be recognized and considered – these characteristics have been shown to be under genetic control". (Harris Coulter, Homoeopathic Science and Modern Medicine pp.100-101.)

The miasms affect the personality in diverse forms with reactions to various remedies and life in general.

Hahnemann conducted his research to find the sequence of events, not only individually, but the framework for mankindís illnesses. In fact, to find the very beginnings of disease in the human race.


Preface vii

Section 1
Miasms, Philosophy & Practice --1
Chronic disease & miasms in homoeopathy -- 1

Section 2
Psora Miasm Characteristics -- 6
Psoric remedies -- 12
Psora historically -- 13

Case 1 Gelsemium -- 15
Gelsemium characteristics -- 18
Relationship of remedies -- 19
Gelsemium miasmatic reading -- 20

Case 2 Picric Acid -- 22
Picric Acid characteristics and miasmatic reading -- 24
Picric Acid Philosophy -- 25
Sulphur characteristics -- 26
Sulphur history of suppressions -- 29
Sulphur miasmatic reading -- 30
Relationship of remedies -- 31

Case 3 Sulphuric Acid -- 32
Sulphuric Acid characteristics -- 34
Sulphuric Acid miasmatic reading -- 35
Relationship of remedies -- 36

Case 4 Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris -- 37
Kali Carb -- 38
Thlaspi Bursa characteristics -- 39
Relationship of remedies -- 39

Case 5 Valeriana -- 40
Philosophical comments -- 41
Sulphur & comments -- 41
Valeriana characteristics -- 43
Relationship of remedies -- 44

Section 3
Syphilis medical information & comments -- 45
Syphilitic miasm characteristics -- 47
Williams Syndrome miasmatic reading -- 52
Osteo Genesis Imperfecta -- 54
Aids & syphilis - source: Harris Coulter -- 55
Syphilinum repertory -- 57
Syphilinum Burnett -- 59

Case 1 Mercurius Solubilis -- 60
Merc Sol characteristics (Farrington) -- 63
Merc Sol children -- 63
Mercurius Solubilis (Guernsey) -- 64
Merc Sol & Vivus characteristics -- 66
Comparisons of Mercís & affinities -- 68
Relationship of remedies chart -- 70

Case 2 Belladonna – Mercurius Sol. -- 71

Case 3 Mercurius -- 74

Case 4 Mercurius Solubis - Merc Vivus -- 75
Mercurius miasmatic reading -- 79
Mercurius in acute episodes -- 80
Philosophical comments -- 83
Phytolacca -- 85
Phytolacca characteristics -- 85
Phytolacca miasmatic reading -- 87
Relationship of remedies chart -- 88
A Hahnemann Case January 1843 -- 89
Nitric Acid remedy characteristics -- 91
Miasmatic readings -- 92
Relationship of remedies -- 93

Case 5 Kali Iodatum -- 93
Mercurius & Kali Iodatum comments -- 94
Miasmatic reading of Kali Iodatum & affinities to other Kaliís -- 96
Relationship of remedies -- 99
Philosophy on Inbergriff -- 100

Case 6 Aurum Metallicum -- 101
Aurum Metallicum characteristics -- 103
Aur Metallicum miasmatic reading -- 104
Aurum Muriaticum characteristics & miasmatic
Reading -- 105

Section 4
Philosophy on the Miasm of Sycosis -- 106
Sycosis miasm -- 108
Sycosis characteristics & philosophy (from Kent). -- 112
Sycosis remedies -- 116
Sycosis medical information. Gonococcus Neissaria -- 117
Abrotanum characteristics & miasmatic reading -- 119
Small cases Abrotanum -- 120
& comments -- 120
Relationship of remedies -- 121

Case 1 Thuja -- 122
Thuja Occidentalis characteristics & affinities -- 125
Relationship of remedies -- 127
Thuja Occidentalis miasmatic reading of Thuja -- 128

Case 2 Natrum Sulphuricum -- 129
Natrum Sulphuricum characteristics & affinities -- 131
Miasmatic reading of Nat. Sulph. & relationship of
Remedies -- 133

Case 3 Dulcamara 134
Dulcamara characteristics 136
Relationship of remedies 137
Miasmatic reading of Dulcamara 138
Sycotic constitution & changing miasms in the case -- 139

Case 4 Antimonum Crudum -- 141
Antimonum Crudum Characteristics -- 144
Relationship of remedies -- 145
Antimonum Crudum miasmatic reading -- 146
Some Sycotic Remedy Images -- 147

Section 5
Introduction to the Tubercular Miasm
with diagram of the miasms -- 150
The Tubercular dyscrasia or constitution -- 152
The various Tubercular preparations -- 153
Case evaluation -- 154

Case 1 Ipecacuana 157

Case 2 Platinum - Tuberculinum -- 158

Case 3 Tuberculinum -- 161

Case 4 Calcarea Phosphorica -- 162
Calcarea Phosphorica characteristics 164
Characteristics & affinities & relationship of remedies -- 166
Calcarea Phosphorica miasmatic reading -- 167

Case 5 Stannum - Silica - Tuberculinum -- 169
Stannum Metallicum characteristics -- 172
Relationship of remedies -- 173
Miasmatic reading -- 74
Tubercular in psychopathology (from paper Barbancy. France 1976) -- 175
Bacillinum remedy -- 178
Other references to Bacillinum -- 180
Other references to Tuberculinum -- 181
Other preparations of Tuberculinum -- 186
Comparison of Bacillinum & Tuberculinum -- 187
Rubrics containing Tuberculinum (Rent Rep.) -- 190
Spongia characteristics & affinities -- 204
Relationship of remedies -- 205
Tubercular remedy image -- 206
Identifying Tubercular types in case taking -- 208
Tuberculinum Bovinum & comments -- 210
Collected tips on the treatment of the Tubercular Constitution -- 212
If reaction follows the giving of Tuberculinum in high Potency -- 214
Psorinum characteristics -- 215
Relationship of remedies -- 216
Selenium characteristics -- 217
Relationship of remedies -- 218
Hippozaenium characteristics & relationship of remedies -- 219
Calcarea Iodatum -- 219
Relationship of remedies -- 220
Catarrhal tuberculosis -- 221
Tubercular elements in the case: remedy reactions -- 223
Remedies indicated in early stages of Tuberculosis -- 225
Remedies indicated in later stages of Tuberculosis -- 226
Tuberculinum: A comparison with other remedies -- 227
Remedies related in treatment of Tubercular conditions -- 228
Farrington: Tuberculosis of lungs -- 232
Farrington: other remedies recommended in pre- Tubercular conditions -- 234
Farrington: remedies particularly indicated in the early/incipient stages of TB. -- 236
Farrington: remedies particularly indicated in the later stages of Tuberculosis -- 237
Case 6 Sulphur - Tuberculinum -- 239

Conclusion to tubercular constitution -- 244
Comparison of Calcís of great use in clinic work. With miasmatic references & relationship of remedies -- 245
Comparison of Kaliís with miasmatic references, affinities & relationship of remedies -- 249
Comparison of Natrumís with miasmatic references, affinities -- 256

Conclusion -- 260
Bibliography -- 262
Index -- 265

Sheilagh Creasy

Sheilagh Creasy embodies an era of homoeopaths before the current period of eclecticism, experimentation, innovation and revolutionary new ideas. Under her guidance, homoeopathy returns to its simple, clear and effective origins and is then applied to today's cases.

Her declared ethos is, "I will be ready to to learn from new teachers when I have learned everything the old masters have to offer."

And on this basis, graduates travel from all over the UK to her workshops in London, students and patients alike contact her daily from around the world, for pure and effective homeopathy.

Sheilagh has written the curriculum for the new Oxford College of Classical Homeopathy which opened its doors for the first time in September 2007.