Sankaran’s miasms describe the dynamic and intensity with which different people experience their illness and react to stress and challenge.
Rajan Sankaran not only supplemented Hahnemann’s classical miasms, he also fundamentally reappraised them. He viewed them not as the etiology of chronic disease but in a pure phenomenological way as a reaction pattern. His typology of the ten miasms is presented here and differentiated from the traditional model. Using the examples of AIDS and bipolar depression, I will discuss the need for further miasms.
KEY CONCEPTS: acute miasm, cancer, leprosy, malaria, miasm, psora, reaction, sycosis, syphilis, tinea, tuberculosis, typhoid, vital sensation