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Development of an embryo

Development of an Embryo


Egg out of food sheath suddenly gets life. 

Development starts and proceeds in following order: 

1) ANATOMICAL development takes place in first 4-5 months of pregnancy (out of food sheath) 

2) PHYSIOLOGICAL development 







This is called material body because it is caused by materials e.g. food, maintained by food and ends up as food. 


In this phase only physical body is present which is growing due to LOCAL ENERGY 




The material or physical body develops into

There are two parts of disease:

·     The organ is not grown properly, distorted or missing

·     The organ is there, but the function is not 


Why is this important to us? 


If the child has a small, crocked or missing ear, we know the mental conflict of the mother has to have been in the first 4 months. 

If the child is deaf, despite the organ has grown normally, the conflict was in the later part of the pregnancy. 


To find out those things tells us so many things about the history of the patient. 

In autistic children, we can see both possibilities: the disabled child where the brain is not developed normally and the child that appears completely normal on the outside, all organs are intact. 


Example: There is one child who was born with a vagina and testes, but no ovaries. This deformity occurred in the first few months of pregnancy. 


2) PHYSIOLOGICAL development and senses


By 4-5 months the body is ready to welcome the ENGINE. 

The LIFE FORCE enters the inanimate body and animation begins 

à the baby is now viable.


§ 9  Organon of Medicine

In the healthy condition of man, the spiritual vital force (autocracy), the dynamis that animates the material body (organism), rules with unbounded sway, and retains all the parts of the organism in admirable, harmonious, vital operation, as regards both sensations and functions, so that our indwelling, reason-gifted mind can freely employ this living, healthy instrument for the higher purpose of our existence.


§ 10 Organon of Medicine

The material organism, without the vital force, is capable of no sensation, no function, no self-preservation 1, it derives all sensation and performs all the functions of life solely by means of the immaterial being (the vital principle) which animates the material organism in health and in disease. 

Footnote 6: It is dead, and only subject to the power of theexternal physical world; it decays, and is again resolved into its chemical constituents.


After this the physical body / material body, animated by the all-pervading and all-controlling dynamic force develops further …

Especially in cases of disabled children it is very important to know the difference between physiological and structural changes. 

In physiology also there are miasmatic defense mechanisms:

·     Psora

·     Sycosis = synthesis of structural proteins (less/excess) fibrin, elastin etc. (in cerebral palsy children with contractures or laxness, the deformity is not from anatomical changes but from the excess or lack of structural proteins) 


At this stage it is the mother´s blood that circulates in the child and hence is influenced by the mother´s physiology.

·       Strong drugs like antibiotics etc.

·       Physical trauma

·       Grief, anger, shock 


All this can influence the growth of the baby and bring about change in the anatomy and the physiology of the baby.

The child though viable does not possess its own EMOTIONAL REACTIONS.

Own emotions influence the features of the child. Hence, all newborn look almost the same (barring the racial and miasmatic reflection).


All children, who develop PHYSIOLOGICAL ILLNESS immediately at birth, may be traced to mother´s trauma. And the medicine can be derived easily.


Structural changes occurring in newborns are fully fledged blooming of the latent Miasm and are to be treated with stem cell simillimum (genetic traits are important, not emotions)!


In the second part of pregnancy the development is concentrated on FUNCTIONING or PHYSIOLOGY. 

In order to survive we need AIR, FOOD and WATER (biological needs) – and other intakes and outputs.

In order to survive we need certain functions and these are called physiological (psoric) functions:

·     Senses and reflexes (5-6th month of pregnancy)

·     Physiology of respiration (most important need)

·     Physiology of eating, digestion, distribution, assimilation and excretion

·     Physiology of converting food into ATP (Energy) 


It covers 5 physiological functions:

·     Ingestion of morsel

·     Digestion (intelligent function)

·     Metabolism to produce energy

·     Distribution of food and energy

·     Excretion of waste


The mind is not functioning inside the womb – the child can have a natural reaction tendency because of inherited traits. But the child´s mind does not start working until the child becomes separated from the mother. 

According to Yoga (Yoga means bridge between mind and body), the brain stem is switched on with the start of the respiratory system – the first cry of a child. 

The organ of the mind was there before as well as the organs of physiology, but there was no connection – the air connected all the functions. 

à life is a perfect balance between immaterial mind and material body.


§ 15  Organon of Medicine

The affection of the morbidly deranged, spirit-like dynamis (vital force) that animates our body in the invisible interior, and the totality of the outwardly cognizable symptoms produced by it in the organism and representing the existing malady, constitute a whole; they are one and the same. 

The organism is indeed the material instrument of the life, but it is not conceivable without the animation imparted to it by the instinctively perceiving and regulating dynamis, just as the vital force is not conceivable without the organism, consequently the two together constitute a unity, although in thought our mind separates this unity into two distinct conceptions for the sake of easy comprehension.


Whatever is inside is exhibited outside; if inside is influenced by psoric Miasm we will see psoric symptoms outside; if inside is influenced by sycotic Miasm we will see sycotic symptoms and so on.


When we treat cancer or other incurable cases, whatever Miasm we see on the outside (body), should be seen also inside (mind).


If somebody shows destruction like ulceration on the body, the rubric you are going to select, has to be showing the destruction in mind (not exaggeration or else).


Workshop Mumbai - 23.01.2017 - Seminar transcript Renate Greissl
(Samuel Hahnemann, Organon of Medicine, 6. Edition; Jain Publishers, New Delhi)

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