Aphorism 5

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Useful to the physician in assisting him to cure are the particulars of the most probable exciting cause of the acute disease, as also the most significant points in the whole history of the chronic disease, to enable him to discover its fundamental cause, which is generally due to a chronic miasm. In these investigations, the ascertainable physical constitution of the patient (especially when the disease is chronic), his moral and intellectual character, his occupation, mode of living and habits, his social and domestic relations, his age, sexual function, etc., are to be taken into consideration.

Outline by Julian Winston (2001): Pay attention to the exciting cause AND the fundamental cause (which is usually a chronic disease) including the patient’s character, activities, way of life, habits, etc.

4 thoughts on “Aphorism 5”

    • It is individual but it is surely decided or affected by environment of mother. More importantly what is it impacts on mother. How she feels and how she reacted to stress on mental and physical plane. Any trauma may affect child either mental or physical.

    • Consider Holotropic Breathwork by Stanislov Grof as an aid in understanding acute and chronic intrauterine source trauma.

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