Review of Myriam Shivadikar's seminar ‘THE BOWEL NOSODE SYSTEM’ A GUT REACTION

Meg Brinton, MARH

Myriam Shivadikar presented a one-day seminar on bowel nosodes on Saturday, 3rd February. Actually there was more than enough material for one day, so a second day was hurriedly arranged, for 28th April. Sighs of relief all round! There were about 40 of us, after a last minute flurry of bookings probably ignited by the level of interest on the ARH e-group when lots of people asked about notes on the seminar as they were unable to attend.


As she is a teacher, currently teaching at both the Lakeland College and the Shamanic School, Myriam often paused in her delivery to ask, for example, “what is Hering’s Law?”; “what is an intercurrent remedy”, or “what is the difference between constitutional and ‘state’ (ie acute)?”, so the day was more interactive than just a straight lecture.


Myriam told us how she first gained a greater understanding of the bowel nosodes – rather than just as “normal” materia medica that we learn at college. We learnt how bowel nosodes can actually change bowel flora from acid to alkaline, and why we shouldn’t change to another bowel nosode within three months, because this is the time it takes for bacteria to change in the gut. That’s why this rule is so strict (you can repeat the same bowel nosode in that time). But this is better than the many years it takes for us to eliminate some foodstuffs from our gut, even with a combination of good nutrition and other remedies, as proved by observation of colonic irrigation!


We looked at indications for use of the most used bowel nosodes, which are: Morgan co, (later separated by John Paterson into Morgan pure and Morgan gaertner), Proteus, Dysentery co, Gaertner, and Sycotic co. We didn’t have time to look at Bacillus no 7, Mutabile, Faecalis or Bacillus no 10 – so that’s for next time. Myriam also told us about Polybowel which is a combination of all the bowel nosodes. This can be given if you don’t know which bowel nosode to give (for instance, after antibiotics or vaccination); the theory being that the patient will only resonate with the nosode they need.


A 14-page copy of the 28 slides was available at a cost of £3 (to include colour printing and binding), as was a new remedy to most of us, Coeliac plexus 30. The coeliac plexus, also known as the solar plexus, is the main junction for autonomic nerves supplying the upper abdominal organs (liver, gall bladder, spleen, stomach, pancreas, kidneys, small bowel, and 2/3 of the large bowel), and Myriam uses this remedy in a variety of ways, including to release karmic cords, protect, and also in skin cases.


It was an action packed day with, as always, an excellent lunch and time to browse the various stands – Serpentina Books, Narayani Remedies, crystals and ARH. The raffle was in favour of Cancer Active.