What is Diathesis in Homeopathy?

Today, we are going to explain about, very small yet interesting topic i.e DIATHESIS. Let’s start with a


The constitutional state of the person that predisposes him to a particular disease or a group of diseases because of some structural or metabolic anomalies can be called the Diathesis.

What is Diathesis in Homeopathy

The Greek word “diatithenai” means “to arrange”.

So, the morbid disposition arising from the background’s constitutional defect can be called the diathesis. The inherited or acquired organic weakness and systemic inferiority are arranged in a certain order in the diathesis. The concept of temperament and diathesis are very limited in the therapeutic field. Some amount of correlation can be found between Hahnemann’s miasms and diathesis, but prescribing only on the basis of diathesis is absolutely wrong.

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Let’s discuss, important types of diathesis

Types of Diathesis

1. Lymphatic diathesis

Psoric factors lead to this type of diathesis. Like Psora, skin eruptions and then the affections of inner organs results.

2. Uric acid diathesis

Hahnemann’s sycotic symptom picture resembles this diathesis. This diathesis is also known as lithemic, rheumatic, gouty, or hydrogenoid diathesis. The patient feels aggravated in the cold, damp weather, humid atmosphere, cold applications, by residing at the sea bed, by taking watery vegetables, etc.

3. Dyscratic diathesis

The symptom picture of this diathesis is very close to Hahnemann’s syphilitic miasmatic symptoms. Degenerative diseases, cancerous conditions can be studied under this heading.

4. Tubercular diathesis

Characterized by wasting of the body, weakness, destruction of the tissue, glandular involvement, etc. Some thinkers call it scrofulous diathesis also.

That all about diathesis, hope you will learn something new from this. Stay tuned soon we are going to publish the whole series of maisams. If you have any doubt/suggestion then just comment below.

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