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Q&A – Banerji Protocol

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

November 10th, 2014  |  27 Comments

Drs Prasanta and Pratip Banerji 

Question: I was speaking with my classical homeopath yesterday about the Banerji Protocol, and he was saying that remedies can suppress disease, especially in higher doses than 30C. He says that this form of homeopathy is more like allopathic medicine and can have unwanted side effects that may show years later or even just create energetic disharmony within the person. I so appreciate all that you teach to moms to help them care for their families and empower them. I have had positive experiences with what you have shared and want to continue to learn from you, and I am now confused by what he said. Could you please speak to this in hopes of clearing up some of this confusion?

Answer: Ask your homeopath if he uses Arnica for old head injuries or after surgery or if he uses Belladonna for strep infections. How about Arsenicum for dysentery? Ledum for bites? If so, he’s using a protocol that is not strictly classical.

If we classical homeopaths are honest, we will admit that protocols are a part of every practice. A number of types of protocols have been developed over the years and are used by many homeopaths, especially for treatment of acute illness and injuries.

The Banerjis have simply applied 130 years of this kind of thinking to all pathology. That’s four generations of homeopathic knowledge, passed down from fathers to sons. Today, the Banerji Clinic is staffed by medical doctors who are also homeopaths and who use modern technology to diagnose illness.

Perhaps the most striking difference about the Banerji Protocol is the scope of the information they have gathered and the application of computer technology to store and categorize the information.

Remember, each doctor at the Banerji Clinic sees 100 patients per day, and there are 10 doctors. That means that 1,000 patients are seen daily, 6 days per week, for a total of 6,000 per week. In the clinic’s data collecting rooms, eight computers continually collate and compile all these cases. This is said to be the busiest medical clinic in the world, and the amount of data they have succeeded in gathering is staggering.

From this vast collection of data, they have discovered that certain protocols are successful for 80% of the population. They also have developed secondary and tertiary protocols to cover the additional 20%.

Can any classical homeopath in the U.S. or Europe even come close to that kind of experience andTeaching seminar subsequent data?

In the time I have been using the Banerji Protocols in my own practice, I have seen amazing results, with long-term chronic issues resolved much more quickly than anything I had previously achieved. As far as I’m concerned, data and reproducible results trump speculation.

As for the other concerns raised by your homeopath, while the Banerji Protocols do offer the simplicity of allopathic medicine, in my experience, they do not create “side effects” as drugs do. Remember that homeopathy works with your body to evoke natural healing and restore the body to balance. Drugs create side effects because they work against the body.

And long-term effects? The Banerji family has been studying these protocols for 130 years with no evidence of long-term problems emerging. I have witnessed with my own eyes the throngs of Dr. John Mendelsohn, chief of the UT MDACCpatients (including the President and First Lady of India and the Queen of Bouton) who enter the research center and clinic seeking (and finding!) relief from all types of illness. I find it hard to believe that these people would be waiting in line for hours to attend a clinic if that clinic did not produce results.

If we want to put homeopathy on the map, we need to concentrate on sharing the hard, cold facts. Is the patient improved? Is the improvement sustained and are the results reproducible? This is what will help homeopathy achieve the status it once knew.

I hope your homeopath will do some research into the Banerji Protocols. He might find that his results could skyrocket!


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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.


27 thoughts on “Q&A – Banerji Protocol”

  1. S.L. Soltes says:

    Hi there, Joette,

    I enjoyed the article a great deal. I know some people who study homeopathy who tend to start with the higher doses (200C, 1M, 10M, etc.) but I prefer to start around 30C and let the remedy tell me if the potency needs to be higher. The pairing of potencies (a 6C with a 200C) is something I never thought about before. I’ll be trying the protocol with some family members very soon.



    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Please read my blogs as I have a great deal of information that will help you.

  3. Renee says:

    Hi Joette!
    I think this is great not to have to take the long cases. My problem is trying to get the regular Dr. to open their minds a little. My son broke his arm 2 wks ago. I started w/ Arnica of course, and am giving him Symphytum 1 x a day. We had a 2nd xray yesterday and the Dr said it doesn’t seem to be broke the whole way thru, like we originally thought. There seems to be some attachment at the one side. I told Him that I’ve been giving him a homeopathic remedy Symphytum. He just laughed and said that it was like that and he couldn’t see it in the 1st xray. Well, that made my son, who is already a skeptic even more so, even though it has saved us many trips to the Dr. for illness’s. Thank goodness he still opens his mouth when I pop them in…..So, I’ll settle for that for now, but it just frustrates me that everyone around me are skeptics….I guess I don’t explain the whole subject very well……He will have 4 xrays until this is all said and done. I am concerned about all of the radiation!!!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve learned its best to not try to convert the doctors. They simply won’t do it. Its in their DNA to have an aversion to competition.

  4. TrulyJen says:

    I believe there are homeopathic remedies to detox from x-rays, right?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes. Some use xray 30 while others depend on Nat mur 6x or Clac fluor 12x.

  5. Barbara says:

    Dear Joette,
    It is entirely possible that I do not understand the question posed above. I’ve not encountered previously the claim that “this form of homeopathy [the Banerji protocol] is more like allopathic medicine and can have unwanted side effects that may show years later or even just create energetic disharmony within the person.” Is it not true that classical homeopaths will seek a simillimum for chronic pathology but will also use acute remedies when needed (as long as the acute Rx is not inimical to the chronic Rx)? And also that there exists the potential for many homeopathic remedies to cause “side effects” (e.g., aggravation, suppression, etc.) when the selection and/or dosage is incorrect?
    It seems to me that this question/claim relates more to the issue of posology than the use of more than one remedy at a time. If I understand correctly that the Banerjis have developed a system of treatment based on diagnosis that is similar to allopathic medicine, their philosophy is offensive to classical homeopaths.
    So, my question is this: is it not possible to provide the desired results for any patient (cure, or amelioration) based on both their disease/diagnosis and constitution? In other words, is a synthesis possible, or must the homeopath choose one “philosophy” over another? It seems to me that homeopathy is both subtle and elegant, and that flexibility of choice is one of the hallmarks of grace in this practice of medicine.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Once you learn the Banerji Protocols, you ask yourself why you’d bother taking a classical case. If the method works, no need to go further. Instead, get on to the next person’s needs. As a classical homeopath myself for 28 years, having taught the 1st credit bearing course in New York State, living the life, talking the talk, I can tell you that this method is far more efficient and most importantly, reproducible.

      It is indeed more like allopathy in that we can use the pathology name instead of generals, modalities and specifics but it stops there. Classical homeopaths should not be offended…they should be delighted. If classical homeopaths are honest, they’ll admit that they use protocols every day. They just don’t share them with the public.
      Ask anyone of them what the protocol is for a breach birth. Ask them what they use for an injury. Protocol, protocol, protocol. The Banerjis have just taken it to such a high level that the classicals can’t image it could be that easy. it is.

      Why certainly its valuable to have classical experience for when differentials are needed, but until that time, 80% of the population responds favorably to the 1st protocol. GORGEOUS!

  6. Bernadette says:

    Interesting questions Barbara! I look forward to reading Joette’s answer. It seems to me that what Joette has been saying over and over though, is that CERTAINLY it is possible to get positive results using the classical constitutional method, but there is a lot more potential for failure, or for having it take a long time, since there are so many possible remedies to choose from that one might have to go through many incorrect remedies before landing on the correct one.

    It seems to me that what Joette is saying is that after many years of getting GOOD results, or even VERY GOOD results using the classical methods, she is now pleased to be seeing EXCELLENT results using the Banerji method. And that these excellent results are being achieved faster.

    One can’t really argue with clear results, especially when suffering individuals are a part of the picture. Philosophy and theory are all well and good, but when one is in pain, or being driven crazy by itching, generally it is clear and obvious results that one really cares about, the faster the better.

    So I don’t believe that Joette has ever said that the classical method is “wrong” or that one has to choose one method or the other. But reading Joette’s writing over the years, it has always been obvious to me that she is pretty practical and results-focussed. I am happy that she is willing to share with the public the methods that she sees achieving the best results, rather than keeping them secret and mysterious in order to make herself look better or to avoid controversy.

  7. Amelia says:

    Hi Joette
    I live in India and had never heard of the Banerjee protocols .Thank you for educating me .Have you heard of Homeopath Praful Vijayakar ?He uses embryonic origin of the tissue affected as the basis for prescribing .I am not a homeopath I am a dentist and I find Homeopathy fascinating but extremely subjective and complicated .what percentage of cases fail to respond to homeopathy in your experience ?

    Thanks and Regards

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Your point regarding subjectivity is precisely why I am a proponent of the Banerji Protocol. I’ve found that moving from classical to this practical method has increased my results substantially. I haven’t measured it, but I’d estimate by about 40%. Equally as important are the results that my students and readers of this blog are enjoying by employing this method. The complexity is removed by addressing not what is perceived by the practitioner, but by the application of a subjective method with reproducible results simply because it is pathology specific. For example, as a dentist you’d be benefited by knowing that pain after extraction is met by Hypericum and Arnica. This is specific to the procedure and not complicated nor subjective.

      I’m not familiar with Dr. Vijayakar.

      1. Amelia says:

        Thanks Joette.I suffered from severe menopausal symptoms hot flushes insommnia anxiety, mood swings severe vertigoand fatigue .I went to a homeopath first( he said he followed Dr Vijaykars method)what he gave me didn’t help me at all and he refused to tell me what it was .I know that in allopathy there isn’t much to help at menopause but I needed some relief so I started on HRT .It helped me a little .That was 4 years ago.Now I am much better but I still get some vertigo espechially after I wake up and when Iam stressed .Do you think there is something in homeopathy that will help me?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Yes, I believe homeopathy has something to offer you and shame on the homeopath who won’t share his information. Should you be interested in speaking, feel free to contact my office and my assistant will set up a 15 minute time for us to speak.

  8. Sharon says:

    Hello Joette,
    I have seen your info on eczema but I can’t fine the dose (6c, 30c 200c etc??)and timing of dosing for Arsenicum, bovista, etc. Your skinderella sheet states antimonium crud 200 mixed with Arsenicum 200; how do you do the mixing? I don’t know if my eczema is a food issue but I have been gluten, dairy, soy free and organic for over 10 years. Recently started GAPS (2 months ago) with very little improvement in rash. Also do you put the pellets in water and take that way or sublingual? Also, started Sepia 1M for melasma (too high a dose? All I had in the house) Thank you sincerely for any help!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Chronic conditions can indeed be treated by families but it requires more explanation than something I can offer in this forum. You might check my blog for some of your answers by using the search bar on the blog. If this doesn’t help you, you might want to consider my on line courses that offer the full method.

      You may also schedule a free call with me to see if this is a fit for you.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Sharon, These are all good questions. The dosages, frequencies, mixing of remedies and sourcing are what I teach in my classes, unless you can find them specifically on this blog. Homeopathy is medicine and it is sometimes quite easy to apply, while if the issue is layered, it can take time to get the hang of using it.

      This is why I’m careful to offer on this blog, only information that is specific to simpler conditions. Food intolerance and its offshoots such as skin conditions is a complex situation that homeopathy is capable of resolving, but it requires study. That is why I have designed classes specific to teaching it.

      In my experience, when someone is on a special diet, such as GAPs that means they’ve indeed noted that there is a gut problem and from there we can usually deduce that what ever else occurs must be considered related. After all, it is the same organism. Now that must be treated as part of the skin condition.

      With regards to using Sepia in 1M, the information I offer on remedy protocols is specific. If you hope to experience reproducable results, I urge you to use the exact protocols. Too low a potency, it may not act. Too high and it could cause a proving, particularly given the frequency.

  9. Severine says:

    Quick question: as Sharon mentions above, your Skinderella PDF says the protocol for eczema is Antimonium Crud 200 mixed with Arsenicum 200, But I have seen it mentioned before that another protocol for eczema is Hepar Sulph 200 mixed with Arsenicum 200. Which one is better for standard eczema?

    And if there is cracking, can we add petroleum to the mix?
    Thank you!
    I want to try to help a friend with eczema and want to know what protocol to suggest.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The question is quick, but the answer is too lengthy to offer on this forum. I cover these exact questions (called differentials) in length in my course called Skin; The Ugly Truth. Should you be interested in learning more, feel free to contact my office.

      1. Severine says:

        I would love to know more and am very interested in the course, especially if you are looking at offering it as an pre-recorded, self-paced course!
        But in the meantime, would I potentially be doing any harm if I mixed all 3 remedies (Arsenicum 200, Hepar Sulph 200, & Antimonium Crud 30 (I don’t have 200 for that one)) and told her to take them once a day for 2 months like the protocol suggests? Thank you!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          If you want reproducible results that can be expected with a particular protocol it would behoove you to stay true to the method. THat is, adhere to the potency, frequency and combination of remedies. I can guarantee that the Drs. Banerji have fine tuned the method over the last 130 years past the tinkerings of the inexperienced.

          1. Severine says:

            Ok, thank you for your input.

  10. Protocols are experience-specific to practitioners Each one can borrow/lend these and try We always try as others do But these must be empirically proven

    1. susan says:

      i have a genetic illness for which there is no cure. i have distressing symptoms
      i am also taking a drug that causes side effects that i have been unable to get off of. is there any help?

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        Help with what condition?

  11. Reed says:

    I agree that all classical homeopaths have prescribed Arnica after injury, or Belladonna for throbbing head pain, or Arsenicum for food poisoning, or Apis for bee stings, etc., and thus have followed a protocol that is not strictly classical. They all have done it, and they will do it, again. It seems to me that far too many homeopaths are too willing to criticize each other for “not doing it their way.”

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You said it! I find that many classical homeopaths are more closed minded than conventionally trained MD’s.

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