Unicist homeopathy is the medicine indicated by Hahnemann that is summarized in “similia similibus curentur”, the like is cured with the like. In search of a remedy that welcomes the relevant miasma, the doctor strives for an accurate anamnesis of his patient, through a homeopathic interview that can last up to an hour.
Giving a definition tout court of what is meant by unicist homeopathy is not simple. We can begin by affirming that homeopathy aims to identify a remedy that is useful to the individual in its typicality, to treat imbalances.
It does not therefore aim to eradicate the disorder but to treat the person in the totality of the symptoms he presents.
Unicist homeopathy involves the administration of a single homeopathic drug suitable for the constitutional typology of the patient. What does this involve?
Patient’s medical history
In homeopathic medicine the patient is considered in his entirety and not for the symptoms he presents. An accurate anamnesis is then carried out not of the disorder but of the constitutional characteristics of the person who resorts to this type of approach to the search for well-being.
The so-called homeopathic interview is carried out which provides
> an initial listening by the doctor of the symptoms told;
> continues with specific observations;
> questions about family history, lifestyle habits, eating, psychological conditions, sleep quality, sexual sphere.
The homeopathic doctor investigates the so-called miasmas, or predispositions to get sick, that every human being contemplates in himself. Hahnemann, the father of homeopathic medicine, had identified three, called psora, Sicosis and read.
Rather obscure names in themselves, but let’s see what he meant by these miasmas.
> The first Psora miasma is indicative of everything that on a physical level is “hypo“, in default, hypofunctional. Externally it can manifest itself with dry rashes, such as eczema, psoriasis, urticaria with itching. On a psychological level it is characteristic of shyness, insecurity, anxiety, weakness.
> The second miasma Sicosis is indicative of everything that at the physical level is “hyper“, in excess, is hyperfunctional. Externally it can manifest relief extras such as cysts, warts, nodules. Psychologically the miasma Sicosi shows impatience , restlessness, excess of ambition, authoritarianism.
> The third miasma, Lue, is characterized by destruction, dysfunction. Externally it is manifested by necrosis, ulcer, on a psychological level it highlights aggression, anger, revenge.
These three miasmas coexist in the individual with the predominance of one over the other at different times of life and are constantly evolving. The homeopathic doctor during the interview investigates to understand which is the predominant one in that condition.
Through studies subsequent to those of Hahnemann, other researchers have introduced constitutions that respond to biotypical characteristics and respond to psychosomatic approaches, in relatively recent times also endocrinological, which make medical anamnesis even more specific.
The homeopathic anamnesis is a sartorial work, designed to identify the uniqueness of the patient, his characteristics and his symptoms.
And also within the latter, the peculiarity of that or those symptoms is investigated, of symptoms distant in time and of the most recent ones, a diachronic excursus on the patient that connotes his uniqueness in order to then administer the simillimum, the remedy most similar to the patient, and therefore more effective according to the Hahnemanian school of thought.
The symptom will not be suppressed, but accompanied to its resolution with the rebalancing of the individual in its totality, because the symptom itself is not considered a disease but the expression that the organism manifests of the miasmatic peak. The rapid and immediate suppression of the symptom in fact does not represent healing, and could even move the miasmatic expression to other organic districts.
During the first times of administration of simillumum the symptoms could tend to an exacerbation and in homeopathy this is a positive symptom, which indicates that the remedy is the correct one.