Prima Causa Morbi this sounds fascinating, but its meaning is quite simple as “the primary cause of the disease“. How did it gets originate? and how it’s useful for homeopathy, let’s know about that.
In the footnote to aphorism 6, Hahnemann says that the old school (Allopathy or modern-day medicines), without paying dew importance to the symptoms of the patient, considers the material causes as the primary cause of the disease.
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These old-school adherents believed that the bacteria, viruses, and the material creations of the diseased persons are the primary cause of the diseases. They considered that the removal of these material causes will remove the disease. But this is a foolish assumption. These material causes are the proximate and not the distal cause of the diseases. Hahnemann confidently asserts that the primary cause of diseases is miasms.
The dynamic derangement of the vital force by the miasms only causes the diseases. Even the “acute” miasm cannot affect a person unless he is already dynamically infected by the psoric miasm, which is the original or the primary cause of all the diseases.
So, miasms are the only basic, real and fundamental cause of diseases. Without understanding this fact the old school calls itself the “rational medicine”, just by treating the results of the diseases and the proximate causes of the diseases.
Example: “The cause of tuberculosis is tubercular bacillus.” says the old school. But the same old school is aware of the fact that a patient’s constitution, predisposing factors like environment and nutritional status play a major role in the development of the disease. In unfavorable conditions, even the presence of bacteria in the body cannot develop the disease. Only when the person’s vital force is dynamically deranged by the miasm, a person falls ill.
So, the Prima Causa Morbi is not the material cause, but the miasm.
The synonyms for the “prima causa morbi” are
- Causa Morbi,
- Causa Prima
- Inner cause
- Proximate cause
- Prime cause
- The real cause
- Fundamental & basic cause of diseases.
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