Miasmatic perspective in nutritional deficiency disorders
Author(s): Dr. P Dastagiri and Dr. Nirmala Pratap
Abstract: Though centuries, food is essential for human beings in health and disease. Nutrition is the science of food and its relationship to health. Poor nutrition leads to poor immunity and susceptibility to a different type of infectious disease, metabolic diseases, so forth. Significant advancement has been made during the past 50 years in nutrition and causes of deficiency at cellular levels. A deficiency results from either absolute lack of required food nutrients or defect in assimilation at internal milieu, resulting in Malnutrition. The causes of Malnutrition are multifactorial, particularly in Homoeopathy, the causes of disease or deficiency by the fundamental causes, i.e., Miasm. A thorough understanding of miasms makes easier to treat the innumerable type of chronic diseases, especially Nutritional deficiency disorders. It is necessary to diagnose these deficiency disorders with clinical tools, assess the underlying Miasm, and prescribe the remedy based on the totality of the patient's symptoms.