Homeopathic Treatments - meeting 18 July 2017

Homeopathic Treatments - meeting 18 July 2017

Janet Banerjea of Allen College of Homeopathy gave an excellent presentation to the group on 18 July 2017.

Janet founded the college with her husband around 20 years ago.  Traditional medicines aim at curing what is wrong with the patient, whereas homeopathic medicines look at treating the whole person. Before deciding upon a treatment the homeopath will give the patient an interview.  The interview determines medical history, family history, food likes and dislikes, sleep pattern and the personality of the patient.  The patient is also asked to pinpoint the last time they felt well. The medicine that is prescribed is very diluted and is non-toxic and will not create any dependencies

Dr Hahnemann 1755 – 1843 was the founder of homeopathy.  Dr Hahnemann wrote a book on homeopathic treatments The treatments are still used today.  There are over 2000 treatments listed in the book, from snake venom to plant and mineral extracts. 

Janet went on to tell the group about the charity that she supports.  The charity is called the Kolkata slum project.  Homeopathy is held in high regard in India.  Most people in India choose homeopathic treatments rather than conventional treatments.  Janet and her husband take some of their students out to India so that they get first hand experience in practising homeopathy.  Our group gave a donation of £50 to the Kolkata slum project in recognition of the excellent presentation that Janet gave and the work that she undertakes in India.