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From the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients
January 2003
Two Cases of Asthma
by Artemis Celt, ND
(formerly Linda Showler, ND)
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Asthma is often a debilitating condition for patients, and it can be a very difficult condition for the physician to treat without the aid of prescription drugs. The incidence of asthma is on the rise in the increasingly polluted cities of the US, especially in children. In this paper, I would like to present two cases of asthma. One is a relatively mild case in a 14 year-old boy, and the other is a long-standing recalcitrant case of a 61 year-old woman who had needed daily medication for the past twelve years.

Before discussing these cases, a brief description of my healing work is in order since it is rather unorthodox, even within the field of alternative medicine. My goal is to determine the causal levels of illness for clients, and I have found that there are usually numerous causal levels involved in most cases of chronic disease. I use applied kinesiology (AK; also referred to as “muscle-testing”) to determine each causal level, and also for assistance in choosing the most effective healing modality related to each cause. For example, if an emotional causal level is indicated, then would a homeopathic remedy be best? Or counseling? Or EMDR, NAT, bodywork, etc.

Miasms are frequent culprits involved in the evolution of chronic illnesses. I define miasms as vibrational level blueprints or templates. For instance, if someone is exposed to a high concentration of an herbicide such as dioxin, they can potentially acquire a dioxin miasm – the vibrational template of this noxious chemical. Miasms can be acquired, and they can also be inherited. In making rather liberal use of the homeopathic term “miasm,” I have thus gone beyond the strict definition of it within the boundaries of classical homeopathy. I have overstepped these boundaries because a) the method I have developed works very well in treating people, and b) it is a logical and a practitioner-friendly way to think of miasms and of their profound significance in the successful treatment of illness.

To date, I have no way of determining the innumerable chemical and prescription drug miasms that plague people in today’s world, other than using the guidance I receive via muscle-testing. When a patient comes in for a consultation, I take their case, and then use AK to determine the first ‘layer’ that needs clearing. When they return 3-6 weeks later, we then figure out the second layer requiring treatment. We proceed in this manner until all the layers (causal levels) have been addressed.

Case 1: Matt, a 14 year-old boy
September 9, 1998: I first saw Matt on September 9, 1998. He was a very healthy adolescent, but his mother had scheduled an appointment for him because he’d experienced three recent episodes of exercise-induced asthma. Matt recounted this history to me: “I went on a hike a month ago and I started coughing, and had a little trouble breathing. Since then, it gets so that I’m wheezy after I exercise, not during. It takes about 15-30 minutes to get back to normal again. This happened a few weeks ago after I went running, and then yesterday after soccer practice.”

Matt had no prior history of asthmatic episodes, and there was no family history of COPD. There was no other medical history of significance, except for “a reaction to a pertussis vaccination when he was little,” his mother informed me. Following this vaccine, Matt began having trouble sleeping, something that had never been a problem for him before.

Applied kinesiology indicated that the first level of treatment needed to address a pertussis vaccine miasm. Using Robin Murphy’s Homeopathic Medical Repertory. I looked up “whooping cough.” Out of the dozens of remedies listed in that bulky rubric, Sticta pulmonaris was indicated, in a lM potency.

Assessment – Mild case of exercise-induced asthma in an otherwise very healthy 14 year-old boy. Pertussis vaccine miasm.
Plan – Sticta pulmonaris lM one dose; get a medihaler from MD in the event that such an aid is needed to address episodic exercise-related symptoms; follow-up in five weeks

October 14, 1998: Matt’s mom reports that “his cough got worse and now it’s definitely worse. He got an Albuterol inhaler and has to use it when exercising now because of his troubles with breathing and coughing. He’s OK when he’s not exercising. During an episode he starts to look pale, and just coughs and coughs. The inhaler loosens everything up and lets him get through his whole soccer practice. The symptoms tend to come on after he stops exercising, like during a time-out period in soccer practice.”

AK results – the pertussis vaccine miasm has been cleared; the next layer to be treated is a DDT miasm (DDT is an organochlorine pesticide that was sprayed by the ton in the US for several decades until it was banned in 1972)
Assessment – Matt’s symptoms are worse. This could mean a number of things: a) the previous treatment was wrong, b) the treatment was correct, but the remedy was antidoted, c) the treatment was correct, the remedy worked, but there are additional layers contributing to this illness. In Matt’s case, “c” was the proper framework with which to view his worsening symptoms. It meant that the next layer, the DDT miasm – a vibrational causal level, was manifesting on the physical level as restricted airway disease. Since the causal level in this case is vibrational, physical level treatments could not effectively address it. Herbs, vitamins, allergy elimination, chiropractic treatment, prescription drugs, etc. could alleviate symptoms, but not cure the problem. A vibrational level problem requires proper vibrational level treatment, just as a physical level problem calls for physical level treatment.
Plan – DDT 1M one dose; use medihaler as needed. I should note here that I have only very occasional trouble with antidoting in my practice. I advise people to avoid strong-smelling mentholated and camphorated products while on a remedy, and in general that about does it for no-no’s; follow-up in 6 weeks

November 20, 1998: “Matt seems to be having very light asthma attacks, if any. Mostly he just tends to get a little short-winded.”

AK results – the DDT miasm has been cleared; the priority today is the treatment of another pesticide miasm, related to a cousin of DDT, called Dieldrin
Assessment – Matt is improved from the last office call, but remains symptomatic. Yet another layer is involved in the production of his symptoms.
Plan – Dieldrin 1M, one dose; follow-up in 6 weeks

January 25, 1999 – phone call from Matt’s mother
“He’s been doing great – running, training, playing soccer – his lungs have been fine. The asthma is totally gone. He’s exercising a lot, and it just never bothers him anymore.”

Assessment – Matt is faring very well at this time, and no treatment is currently needed.
Plan – Call if asthma symptoms return at any time in the future.

October 10, 2000: Matt’s mother reports that he’s had absolutely no asthma symptoms for the past two years. “Then last week he was laughing like crazy watching “Whose Line is it, Anyway?” when suddenly he started wheezing. The wheezing went away after about 15 or 30 minutes. He hasn’t had any trouble since then. He played really hard soccer a few days ago and he was fine.”

AK results – the Dieldrin miasm was properly cleared; he does need further treatment at this time, for a prescription drug miasm, an Amoxicillin miasm. Matt had not taken any prescription drugs since his last homeopathic treatment two years before, so this was either a miasm acquired by him earlier in life, or it was inherited from one of his parents.
Assessment – The history here points up the fact that people can, and very often do, have miasms that are “quiescent,” shall we say. They are there, and they have the potential to produce symptoms, but it takes various known (and sometimes unknown) factors to trigger their production of discernable symptoms. If this antibiotic miasm wasn’t treated in a timely manner, it is very likely that Matt would begin having increasingly troublesome asthma episodes once again.
Plan – Amoxicillin 1M one dose; direct the remedy to the 7th chakra. Since Matt’s previous treatment in 1998, I had discovered that the miasms are usually held in specific chakras. If the patient (or the patient’s care-giver) uses his or her intent to “direct” the homeopathic remedy to the target chakra, the chakra where the miasm is held, then the treatment will proceed more quickly and smoothly. This remedy-directing is accomplished simply by saying or thinking in a focused manner, as the remedy is taken: “I intend that this homeopathic remedy be first directed right to my 5th chakra” (or whatever chakra is involved); follow-up in three weeks

October 8, 2002: I called Matt’s mother to see how he’d been doing. She reported that he’s had no asthma symptoms for the past two years.

Case Commentary
This is, of course, the kind of case we all like to see. The patient is basically healthy, active and has a strong vital force. He’s taking no daily suppressive medications. The onset of the condition was recent, and therefore is not strongly established. He has a wonderful home life, is well-adjusted socially, and enjoys school and sports. And finally, he does not live in a highly polluted city or town that would tend to strongly exacerbate his respiratory symptoms. These factors all make a successful treatment outcome more likely.

I wanted to include this case for three primary reasons. 1) Matt’s case plainly illustrates the close causal relationship between a number of problems associated with the 20th century (the creation of biocidal chemicals – pesticides in particular, the implementation of mass vaccination programs, and the production and heavy marketing of prescription drugs) and the escalating incidence of chronic illness in our time that is unrelated to inadequate nutrition and poor hygiene; 2) In Matt, all four of these miasms were expressing themselves on the physical level in the same way: as a restricted airway syndrome. In another person these same miasms might produce entirely different symptoms; 3) Finally, it is a good reminder that these kinds of challenging conditions can be cured if the causal levels contributing to them are all treated with the appropriate methods.

Case 2: Margaret, a 61 year-old woman
November 4, 1996: Now, here is an altogether different case, that of a 61 year-old woman, Margaret, who first came to see me on November 4, 1996 for chronic allergies and asthma. At that time I hadn’t yet begun the treatment method described above, and attempted to address Margaret’s condition with traditional naturopathic modalities and the now-popular NAET allergy elimination method. She had consulted another homeopath prior to seeing me, and as a result of his excellent care her fibromyalgia symptoms of five years’ duration no longer bothered her. However, her asthma symptoms had stubbornly persisted, with no sign of abating. So here she was, giving someone else a try.

In truth, after orthodox Western medical treatment had failed to produce the cure she sought many years ago, she had then tried quite a number of different alternative treatments for her COPD. Nothing thus far had made any difference, and yet she was determined to make some headway with this chronic illness. Right away I admired her determination and willingness to keep trying. This woman was not easily discouraged, and “resignation” did not appear to be part of her personal vocabulary in life.

Margaret had first noticed symptoms of asthma back in 1985. “We had an environmental disaster in the house. A water pipe had broken and part of the house had gotten very wet and moldy over time. It took weeks to clean it up and get everything dried out, and we stayed in the house during that period of time.” Very soon after this unfortunate incident, she began having trouble breathing. The subsequent surgical removal of a nasal polyp did nothing to alter these distressing symptoms. Her medical doctor made a diagnosis of asthma, and put her on prednisone. Since that time, she has needed to use a medihaler almost every morning between 2 and 4 a.m. Even when her breathing is OK, she still has “lots and lots of mucus.”

She tried going off of wheat recently, and that is the only thing that ever made a difference for her. “If I completely avoid wheat and wine, I’m maybe 60% better. My chest tightens up when I eat wheat. But I will still need that medihaler occasionally, even when I’m very strict with my diet. And I wake up in the morning and sneeze and sneeze and sneeze and sneeze, and my ears will be itching. Then the rest of the day I’ll be fine.” A skin test for allergens in the mid-1980’s revealed allergies to dust and wine. There was no history of asthma prior to the water pipe incident in 1985, though she did have a bad bout of pneumonia many years back. Two nephews and one sister also had asthma.

I asked for a trauma history: A sister had died in an automobile accident in 1972, and a 28 year-old daughter had died unexpectedly in 1987. Graduate school in the early 1980’s had been “a huge stress.” And, finally, she had been estranged from one sibling for many years.

Her medication history included sulfa drugs, penicillin, erythromycin, albuterol, halcion, theophylline, and more that she couldn’t recall.

Other current medical problems included a tendency towards weak digestion with resultant loose stools, and also a painfully arthritic left thumb (the proximal joint) that bothered her on and off since the winter of 1990-1991.

The initial NAET and naturopathic treatments I used to address Margaret’s symptoms yielded no significant results. I then decided to try my brand new approach to healing with her since she was game for the opportunity to try something still in the experimental stages.

March 4, 1997: She had returned from a trip to China, where the weather had been cold. “The cold weather really bothered me; I just couldn’t get warm, even with two wool sweaters and many layers of clothing.” She’d had a bad cold since returning to the States, and this in turn had predisposed her to having an asthmatic cough. “I’m taking an herbal concoction from China to help my lungs. But still, I’ve needed two doses of prednisone (30 mg each) lately for the asthma.”

AK results – The top priority is the treatment of a tubercular miasm. I consulted the repertory under “Lungs: tuberculosis of,” and Dulcamara was indicated as the specific remedy she needed in order to clear this miasm.
Assessment – A 61 year-old woman in overall good health. Twelve-year history of asthma that is exacerbated by certain food and environmental allergens. The asthma symptoms have been unresponsive to a wide array of alternative treatments. Very occasional use of prednisone to control symptoms, and unless on a strict elimination diet, daily use of albuterol to address symptoms in the early morning hours. An inherited tubercular miasm is contributing to these chronic respiratory symptoms.
Plan – Dulcamara 200C, one dose; follow-up in three weeks

April 14, 1997: “Two days after I took that remedy my asthma kicked up and the doctor put me on antibiotics on April 9th because I got worse and worse. I went off the antibiotics yesterday.” She’s feeling better now, but still has a lingering wet cough.

AK results – the tubercular miasm has been cleared; a sycotic miasm now needs to be addressed (this miasm is roughly equivalent to a gonorrheal miasm). I quickly muscle-tested for the homeopathic remedies well-known for their ability to address this particular miasm, and it turned out that she needed Natrum-sulphuricum.
Assessment – Another causal level (the sycotic miasm) is contributing to her condition, which is why her symptoms are worse now, rather than improved. It would have been preferable if she’d come to see me as soon as her asthma “kicked up,” rather than resorting to orthodox medical treatment, but I have found that these interruptions in the smooth flow of treatment usually end up being minor ‘blips’ in the overall process. In addition to its prowess as a “sycotic remedy,” Natram-sulph is known for its wonderful abilities to help those who are very sensitive to cold and damp weather, and also for its healing powers in cases where the patient has suffered from one or more deep griefs (an emotion which, as we all know, is often held in the lungs).
Plan – Natrum-sulphuricum 200C, one dose; follow-up in 4 weeks

May 21, 1997: Margaret returned from a trip back East, where she had “several asthmatic coughing sessions,” which required the use of her medihaler. This week she’s been better, though and didn’t need her medihaler four out of the seven past nights. She states that this is very, very unusual, and reiterates that the past 12 years she’s needed that medihaler almost every night.

AK results – she’s doing well on the Natrum sulph, and for the time being needs no additional treatment
Plan – wait; follow-up in 4 weeks

June 16, 1997: “I’ve really been improving with my asthma! Several nights every week I don’t need my medihaler, and I haven’t been on an allergy diet. I’ve been able to take uphill walks lately without needing my medihaler, which is unheard of. But one week ago I was refinishing some floors in the house, and 5 hours later I got choked up and needed my inhaler three times that night. I’ve been using it every night since then.”

AK results – the Natrum sulph has been antidoted, and she now needs a 1M potency. The chemical product she used to refinish her floors was the culprit.
Plan – Natrum sulph 1M one dose; follow-up in 4 weeks

July 30, 1997: In this office call Margaret tells me, “I’m not as well as I thought. I still need my inhaler. I’ll go three nights without it, but then I’ll need it again. And I’m starting to need it again after long walks uphill.”

AK results – the sycotic layer has been cleared; there is a chemical miasm that now needs to be addressed, a DDT miasm
Assessment – Overall, her symptoms are improved. She’s cut her medihaler use in half, and is able to eat wheat and have the occasional glass of wine without triggering symptoms of respiratory distress. A DDT miasm is causing some of this respiratory weakness. I might add here that most people I treat end up needing a clearing for a DDT miasm. In other words, what we do to our Earth, we inadvertently end up doing to ourselves.
Plan – DDT 1M one dose; follow-up in 6 weeks

August 22, 1997: Her main complaint today is “terrible diarrhea” of two weeks’ duration, which we treat naturopathically.

September 3, 1997: “Compared to when I first came to see you, my asthma is much, much better. I’m eating wheat and drinking wine without any problems. There’s also definitely a lot less mucus, though I still occasionally have to clear my throat. The asthma is still a morning event, every 4-5 days. Now it’s waking me up at around 5 - 6 a.m.”

AK results – the DDT miasm has been treated successfully; the priority of treatment at this visit relates to a different chronic problem, the arthritic left thumb. I am unable to determine the causal level related to this treatment, but the appropriate treatment modality is still homeopathy, and the specific remedy is Kreosotum 1M (strongly indicated in cases that feature pain in the thumbs, particularly the left thumb).
Assessment – Margaret is experiencing some steady improvement in her chronic respiratory condition, without having to avoid foods she really enjoys, for the first time in 12 years. Still, her symptoms are prominent enough to warrant further treatment. At this juncture, however, an undetermined causal level for the arthritic left hand is the priority.
Plan – Kreosotum 200C, one dose; follow-up in 5 weeks

February 27, 1998: “The pain in my hands is definitely better than it was some months ago – it’s at least 30% better.” But since her last treatment over 5 months ago, she’s back to using her medihaler every night, even though she states that “the tightness in my chest isn’t quite as bad as it used to be.”

AK results – the Kreosotum has completed its healing work; now there is a prescription drug miasm that requires treatment, an acquired prednisone miasm
Assessment – Here is a common situation these days: a prescription drug is given to treat a specific condition – in this case, asthma. Ironically, if the patient subsequently acquires the miasm of that drug, the miasm will tend to produce the very symptoms the drug was called upon to treat in the first place. The Kreosotum has significantly helped, but not cured, her arthritic symptoms.
Plan – Cortisone acetate 200C, one dose; don’t use prednisone inhaler for five weeks, unless it’s absolutely necessary. (Here is a time when an additional proscription is needed to prevent potential antidoting.)

March 23, 1998: Margaret states with discouragement that for 3-1/2 weeks now she’s had fairly pronounced dyspnea and other asthmatic symptoms – ever since the day after taking the Cortisone 1M. She hasn’t used the prednisone inhaler, but has made liberal use of her albuterol. She’s had “lots of trouble sleeping” because of the increased frequency and intensity of the asthmatic cough. “I’m exhausted from this unrelenting three-week siege.” I listen to this, and am trying to understand why she’s suddenly doing so very poorly. After a bit of questioning she tells me: “A friend of mine died on March 7 and it was hard on me. She had three little kids. Then I had lunch with one of my sisters who said it would be better if I died before she did because otherwise it would be too hard on me, the other way around. And that hurt my feelings (at this point she begins weeping). And recently I saw the place where my daughter died (now she’s weeping in earnest), and I’m really not getting along with my siblings, and my parents are both dead, so I don’t really have any family left (still crying without restraint)….” Margaret allowed herself to grieve for a while longer, and then changed the subject, informing me that her thumbs had been feeling much better.

AK results – the Cortisone lM has cleared the prednisone miasm; the priority at this time is an emotional layer, a layer related to unhealed grief. One of homeopathy’s most tried-and-true “grief remedies,” Natrum-muriaticum, was called for.
Assessment – Here we see a strong emotional layer emerging and expressing itself quite vigorously as exacerbated respiratory symptoms. This is a very good thing, the eventual presentation of these painful and guarded emotions. But if not understood, the unrelenting and worsening symptoms can be very discouraging for patient and practitioner alike.
Plan – Natrum-mur 10M, one dose; advised to let the multiple griefs keep coming up, painful as they all are.

April 17, 1998: “My asthma is worse – I’m having lots of trouble sleeping because of the constant coughing and wheezing. There’s lots of congestion in my chest, and I can hear myself wheezing. I’ve been worse now for two months, but I’ve actually been feeling better emotionally, since that last remedy, which is good.” Margaret is very, very discouraged today about her asthma and, understandably, wants to know if I might consider consulting with another doctor. Her hands are still “very much improved.” For the very first time since I’ve been treating her, I observe that she is wheezing audibly and has quite a bit of congestion in her chest.

AK results – the Natrum-mur has completed its healing work; there is yet another acquired prescription drug miasm that needs to go: it is a theophylline miasm, a drug she took many years ago in the course of orthodox medical treatment for asthma. The needed remedy is Caffeine 1M.
Assessment – At this juncture, I myself am feeling rather unsure of this entire treatment process. I hope I had not been leading this poor woman down yet another dead-end street in her pursuit of effective healthcare. It is a good sign that she is improved emotionally, however, and I decide to forge ahead with yet another, her seventh, treatment. Theophylline and caffeine are closely related alkaloids, which is why the remedy Caffeine can be used to clear this particular drug miasm.
Plan – Caffeine 1M, one dose; an herbal combination is also prescribed to help keep her airways open

May 4, 1998: Margaret reports that she felt better for about five days after taking the last remedy. She began to feel rather worse, however, after experimenting with an ozone machine. “But on April 30th I woke up very suddenly in the middle of the night not being able to breathe. I couldn’t even cough, and I used my medihaler but it didn’t help at all, so my husband took me to the emergency room. They put me on 60 mg of prednisone, and now I’m down to 40 mg, and in a few days I’ll go off of it altogether. I can feel the asthma still in there, but at least I can breathe now! I haven’t had an episode like that in a very, very long time. When I woke up and couldn’t breathe, something inside of me said, “You need help with this one.” So off we went to the ER.” She ends this story with an unexpected statement: “I can’t figure out why I feel so well and have so much energy when I’ve been so sick.” This took me quite by surprise, and I felt cautiously encouraged by it, though hearing about her trip to the ER rather horrified me.

AK results — the Caffeine 1M has not been antidoted, as I suspected might have been the case. The theophylline miasm is cleared; the cause of the intense and very sudden inability to breathe was apparently a kind of inherited “memory” related to an unhealed trauma an ancestor had experienced – a trauma that involved something along the lines of a failed attempt at strangulation. I was not inclined to pursue this unpleasant line of investigation, and instead turned my attention to finding the needed remedy that would clear this trauma memory. I looked in the rubric “Emergency, strangulation,” and there was the needed healer: Opium 10M.
Assessment – The ER visit was quite an unexpected turn of events, and after exploring the root cause of it, I wondered if the inherited trauma memory formed the actual underpinnings for Margaret’s respiratory tract weakness. I had never encountered such a strange cause for illness in my practice thus far, and wasn’t really sure if I believed it or not. However, on some level it did make sense to me, and since Margaret was still interested in completing this lengthy healing process – we were now just over a year into it – I was willing to stick with it, too, despite the unsettling ups and downs. If a trauma memory was indeed contributing to her chronic respiratory condition, when it emerged as the “top” layer, it expressed itself in the only way it could: as a literal respiratory emergency.
Plan – Opium l0M one dose; follow-up in three weeks

May 27, 1998: “I’ve been really good for three weeks; I’ve been off the prednisone since May 6th. I was wonderful – I hadn’t slept so well in years but then things started going awry last week, and since then I’ve been a little worse each day. I’ve noticed some whistling and tightness, and I’ve had to use my inhaler a few times.” She hadn’t been needing her medihaler at all for a few weeks. She begins speaking about more emotional difficulties. “I’m leaving tomorrow to be with my sister Lisa. She has emphysema – it’s so sad. I’ve done everything I can do to help her with her health, and I am always met with resistance…she’s a very toxic person, very destructive…, she can be like a cornered rat, and then she wants to bring me down with her – like she’ll bring up Sarah, my daughter who died, and BAM, I’m sucked into it, like when my sister died (she begins crying). There was no warning about my sister’s death, and Sarah’s death, they happened so suddenly – so that could happen to me – the not-knowingness. I sure miss the people I’ve lost (weeping continuously) – the wrenching pain that happens when someone dies suddenly. All those mothers with “Desert Storm” (she’s sobbing uncontrollably now) – thousands of them – and the grief they must’ve felt.”

AK results – the Opium 10M has cleared the inherited trauma memory; the priority of healing today is once again on the emotional level. I used the rubric “Asthma, emotions after,” and this time Cuprum metallicum was indicated.
Assessment – Margaret has been doing very, very well – finally! Some lingering emotional pain was triggered by her upcoming visit with a difficult sibling and as a result some minor asthmatic symptoms resurfaced.
Plan – Cuprum metallicum 1M one dose; follow-up when back from visit with sister

Since her last treatment with Cuprum, Margaret says that she’s “98% better asthma-wise” compared to her first office call back in November of 1996. I called in November of 2002 to ask about her symptoms. She remains “98% better,” and only needs her medihaler maybe 3 or 4 times a year.

Case Commentary
It is instructive to compare Margaret’s case with Matt’s. It is not uncommon for adults to need significantly more treatments than children for the obvious reason that they’ve been through a lot more, and have had the opportunity to acquire more miasms. Margaret needed nine treatments to Matt’s four. Since Matt hadn’t been on extended prescription drug treatments for his symptoms, he hadn’t acquired any asthma-related drug miasms that would’ve complicated his case.

These two cases both have in common a DDT miasm that partially accounted for the asthmatic tendencies. It is noteworthy, also, that two very high, l0M potencies were called for in order to effectively treat one of Margaret’s emotional layers, and an inherited trauma layer. I have found that emotional layers often require such high potencies, which indicates that our unhealed emotions can indeed play a very major part in the creation and maintenance of illness.

Margaret’s case in particular underscores the fact that a chronic illness will often not significantly improve in a lasting way unless all the underlying causal levels are treated. And in our very complicated 21st century there are, unfortunately, often a dismaying number of varied causes contributing to any given patient’s chronic illness.

Each of these causes needs to be understood as a separate “entity” and treated appropriately, one by one, in order to effect a lasting cure. I will be the first to admit that it would be a stretch to call Margaret “cured,” because in truth she still must resort to using her medihaler once in a blue moon. But “98% better” for four years running in such a case is nonetheless a highly satisfactory outcome.


Updated October 2010: Artemis Celt (formerly Linda Showler) graduated from Seattle's Bastyr University in 1985 as a naturopathic doctor. She currently practices in Port Townsend, Washington, with a focus on the treatment of chemical, drug, vaccine and radiation miasms, in addition to other common nonphysical causes of physical illness. She has written many articles on the homeopathic treatment of chemical, drug (both prescription and recreational), vaccine, and radiation miasms. You can visit her website at


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