Miasma Tinea capitis/Ringworm


[Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman]

Ringworm and other fungal conditions are not life-threatening, but they are extremely annoying and may require a constant effort to keep them at bay. The feeling of the patient

is to try, try, and try again to find a solution.

Think of nail fungus, where individuals are forever trying to find something that works, resorting to one medication after another. Or patients with whatever condition who go from one practitioner to the next or one treatment after another, never giving up hope that a cure or relief will be found.

[Edward Peter Phahamane] miasmThe ringworm miasm is characterized by “Trying”. It is defined by periods of activity, struggle for success alternating with periods of no activity, despair and giving-up. Key words: trying, giving-up, irritation, ringworm, tinea, acne, discomfort, herpetic (Sankaran 2002).



Trying Giving-up Accepting # Trying Accepting # Effort Irritation Ringworm/tinea Acne Discomfort Teenager Herpetic

The ringworm miasm is evident in almost everybody; it is ubiquitous where there is a tussle between striving toward one’s goals and giving up in the face of hardships that feel

too strong to surmount.

Ringworm is a nosode, the centre point of the ringworm miasm. This miasm lies between psora and sycosis. It is characterised by an element of struggle as well as a resigned acceptance. The nosode was prepared from scarpings of the eruptions of tinea taken from an ineffectual patient. Histopathological examination of the scrapings confirmed it

to be tinea.

I conducted a proving of this nosode. From the result of the provings as well as from the patients that I have treated with Ringworm, I have understood the main feeling of this nosode to be that the task at hand is just beyond where he can be sure of success. The main action of the prover is to accomplish a task. He starts with a kind of lack of confidence, becomes hopeful, tries to accomplish the task and struggles at it. At some point, however, he decides that it is not going to work, that he will not be able to accomplish the task by this method, that it is beyond his reach. So he gives it up, and accepts that he has to live with it. As a result, he doesnot do anything for quite sometime. After a while, however, another possibility seems to open up for him and he becomes hopeful once again. He starts trying and struggling all over again, only to give it up after realising that it is beyond

him. So there is an alternation between struggling and trying, and then giving up, between hopefulness and resignation. I have found that in the dreams of most of the provers,

as well in the lives of most of the patients one can see an alternation of this struggle with periods of inertia, whether it is trying to reach college on time, trying to give up smoking, trying to get rid of his illness or trying to build a relationship. A typical example would be the struggle of an obese person trying to lose weight; there are periods of jogging, walking, dieting (struggling), followed by periods of indolence, calories, chocolates (acceptance). The dream of one of the provers is worth noting. He dreamt that he was inside a tent, and was trying to come out. But outside the tent were thousands of crows that pecked at him each time he got out. So he had to get back in again. He would try repeatedly to come out, but each time he would have to give up and go back inside. This dream clearly brings out the alternation between the struggle and the resignation. Other provers had dreams with similar themes. For the details of the proving of Ringworm, I refer the reader to my book "The Substance of Homoeopathy."

I have seen that these patients generally lack confidence. There can be egoistic talk as in Sulphur, or on the other hand, a cover up like Medorrhinum. There can be anxiety attacks

as well. But the pathology and symptoms all come and go in phases. There is often a history of fungal infection, either in the groins, or in between the toes, with periods of terrible, intolerable itching, alternating with periods of no itching whatsoever. The symptoms never really become acute or destructive, and the person feels that he will have to live with the problem, although it would be better to try and get rid of it. He struggles periodically but when he fails, he just accepts it.

The remedies that come closest are Calc-s, Mag-s and Calc-sil.

Tinea/Ringworm                      (Sykosis Tinea/Ringworm Psora)                                                     Hopeless struggle/Persecution

Ringworm Miasm: Alteration between periods of struggle with anxiety about success, and periods of despair and giving up. trying; giving up; irritation; try; ringworm; tinea; acne; discomfort; herpetic;


The intensity of the sensation will tells us about obstruction/making a lot of effort to bring in the smoothness/trying to understand a difficult situation. Attitude is of trying and avoiding. Periods of effort # inactivity.

Das gesamte Tempo der Person war eine Art der Akzeptanz; er sagt: „Ich habe mich auf eine lebenslange Krankheit vorbereitet.“

Lässt ein sykotisches Miasma vermuten. Aber dann hat er immer wieder versucht, etwas Neues auszuprobieren. Er sagt, er probiert immer alle möglichen Sachen aus wie Hausmittel und Naturheilkunde.

Er will unabhängig und frei sein und darum ist er immer voller Hoffnung und versucht verschiedene Dinge in seinem Leben zu verbessern. Er versucht es immer wieder, gibt die Hoffnung nicht auf und strengt sich an, um aus der Situation heraus zu kommen. Daher Miasma Ringworm.



Hauterkrankung, durch Parasiten/Pilz hervorgerufen, kreisförmige befallene Stellen

Ringworm zwischen Psora und Sykosis (scheinbar auch als Teil von Sykosis angesehen)/zeigt Mangel an Vertrauen, egoistisches Reden, kann auch verdeckt sein, Angstattacken;

die Krankheit und die Symptome können in Phasen kommen und gehen.

Ringworm and fungal disorders are annoying but not at all life-threatening. These conditions often get better very slowly but slip back in at the first vulnerable moment.

A constant effort to combat the condition. The theme for ringworm miasm is struggle against an external object and optimism # pessimism. The patient often repeatedly uses the word, “trying.” The feeling is that he must try and try and yet he never quite gets there though never quite gives up.

Erlebte „Kennzeichen“

Is characterized by periods of struggle with anxiety about its success # periods of despair and giving up.

zuerst großes Interesse an einem Thema, dann verschwindet dieses völlig, dann wieder Anlauf, wieder Interesse weg

Tun ohne „wirklichen“ Grund, etwas kommt nicht wirklich in die Schöpfung

anfangen - aufgeben,


Erlöstes Potential (?):

Erinnerungsspur schaffen, Bewegung - Stillstand erfahren, ausloten

Vordergrund - Hintergrund - Geschichte

Reinigt von Vorstellungen

Lässt das Nicht-Nennbare erleben

Demut gegenüber dem Sein

„sein“ lassen, „das Leben ist“

Schlüsselwort: Qual; Aktivität (Problem lösen) # nichts tun (Problem akzeptieren) versuch Problemen zu lösen ohne Erfolg

zwischen Psora und Sykose (ein Mensch mit Angst vor Wasser lernt schwimmen)

Ringen # Aufgeben/probiert immer wieder + = erfolglos/sieht Äußerlich gesund aus und Tests geben keine Beweisen von einer Krankheit.

Ringworm/fungal. disorders are annoying but not life-threatening. These conditions often get better very slowly but slip back in at the first vulnerable moment.

It is a constant effort to combat the condition (Kaffee scheint über diese Impassen hinweg zu helfen). Theme: struggle against an external object + optimistic # pessimistic.

P. uses the word, “trying.” The feeling is that he must try and try and yet he never quite gets there though never quite gives up.


Act-sp. Acon-ac. Aegle. Aeth. All-s. Amyg-p. Asim. Bac. Calc. Calc-fl. Calc-sil. Calc-s. Cand. Chrysar. Dulc. Ferrum Fagu. Goss. Lac-h. Mag-s. Opun-v. Pseuts-m. Rhus-v. Sangin-n. Sars.

Silicata. Sin-n. Sulph. Tarax. Teucr. Upas. Vero-o. Viol-t. Wellen.  

Anthro. Graph. Paraff.

Nosode: Ringworm nosode. Pilz = Ursache Ringworm


Vergleich: Siehe: Stage 3:



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