However, a patient who recovers from an acute mental and emotional disease by means of apsoric medicines should never be regarded as cured. On the contrary, once the acute outbreak has passed, the patient should be given, as soon as possible, a continued antipsoric (and possibly antisyphilitic) treatment in order to entirely free him from the chronic miasm, 191 from the psora, which is now latent again, but which is very liable to re-erupt in the form of attacks of the previous mental and emotional disease. If such treatment is given, there will be no need to fear any similar future attack, as long as the patient faithfully adheres to the dietary regimen prescribed for him.
The entire organism is pervaded by the miasm before its primary symptom appears. The primary symptom serves to prevent the outbreak of the internal disease. When its representative local symptom is removed, the miasm expresses itself through the development of characteristic chronic diseases.