Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some commonly asked questions about the treatment at the Clinic. If you dont find the answer you are looking for, please use the Contact form or email us at enquire@drkbanerjee.com

My medicines are globules, how many do I take?

If the medicines that you have got from the Clinic are globules (spherical white pills), then 3 pills make one dose.

My medicine is in a vial with a dropper on top. How do I take it?

If the medicine that you have got from the Clinic are fitted with a dropper on the top and is a CLEAR liquid then 4 drops of the liquid in the vials mixed with 2 teaspoons of water or 1 table spoon of water is considered as one dose. The water may be potable water at room temperature.

If the liquid inside the vials with droppers is colored (is a mother tincture) then 8 drops of the liquid mixed with 2 teaspoons of water or 1 table spoon of water makes one dose. The water may be potable water at room temperature.

Alternatively the medicines may be taken directly on the tongue. The number of drops stay 4 (for clear liquids) and 8 for colored liquids (mother tinctures).

My medicines are in liquid form and have no droppers on the top. How do I take these medicines?

These medicines are already prepared for usage. Take one cap full at a time, as one dose.

How long can I store my homeopathic medicines?

The medicines in globules and in the droppers, when stored in a cool, dry place, away from strong odours and direct sunlight, have an expiration date of five years after the date of dispensation, as per the regulatory recommendations.

If you are medicines are in liquid form and do not have a dropper on top, then it is recommended that they be used or discarded within 15 days of dispensation from the Clinic.

How and where do I store my homeopathic medicines?

The medicines are to be stored in a cool, dry place, away from strong odors and direct sunlight. The refrigerator may not be the best place to store them as a lot of strong odors from the food may be trapped inside.

The patient is under parenteral nutrition or is unable to take any solid or liquid food through the mouth. How do I administer the medicines to this patient?

In such cases the medicines are given in droppers from the Clinic. Mix 4 drops of the medicine with 2 teaspoons of water or one table spoon of water and administer it through the Ryle’s Tube or Naso Gastric Tube or Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) Tube.

If there is no such tube or this isn’t possible, then administer two drops of the medicine (whether the liquid is clear or colored) directly onto the tongue or the inside of the lower lip of the patient.

Occasionally it is recommended that BOTH these things be done, that is, administer two drops of the liquid medicine on tongue or lower lip AND administer the liquid medicines with water through the tube used for nutrition. Confirm with the Clinic if this is recommended in the case of the patient that you are caring for.

What kind of time gap should there be between eating or drinking anything and my medicine?

Ideally a gap of half an hour between consuming the homeopathic medicine and eating or drinking anything is recommended. However, a gap of 15-20 minutes is adequate. Brushing your teeth is also to be done at least 20 minutes after (preferred) or before consuming your medicine. Do not drink water immediately after consuming the homeopathic medicine.

Do I chew the globules or let them dissolve in my mouth?

Let them dissolve in your mouth.

What should I avoid eating or drinking when I am on homeopathic treatment?

Avoid consuming excessively sour food or beverages. Moderate sour flavor is alright. Also avoid the consumption of raw onions and garlic. Very strong flavors of any kind that linger in your mouth interfere with the action of homeopathic medicines. Two-three cups of coffee are allowed. Constant or repoeated consumption of any food or beverage which results in lasting flavors in your mouth will interfere with the action of the homeopathic medicine.

Do strong odors interfere with homeopathic medicines?

Yes. Strong odors in the room, where the medicines are stored or the application of strong perfumes etc. while consuming homeopathic medicines has shown to decrease the efficacy of homeopathic medicines and on occasion render them completely useless. Similarly the application of strong smelling oils and ointments for pain relief and other purposes can significantly reduce the efficacy of the homeopathic medicines.

I have been given a number of medicines in different vials. Do I take them all together?

No. In almost all cases, the medicines are to be taken separately, in a specific order and at specific intervals. Please confirm how to take the medicines with the Clinic, if you have any doubts. They are almost never to be taken all together.

Can you guarantee me a cure?

No we cannot. It is impossible and unethical to assure any patient of cure no matter how much success we have seen in the past. This is true for all forms of therapy.

Can homeopathy cure ‘this’ disease? Can homeopathy cure ‘that’?

Homeopathy is a complete science. It is capable of handling almost all clinical entities. A large number of conditions thought to be ‘incurable’, ‘terminal’ and ‘irreversible’ under conventional medicine are frequently ‘cured’ in Homeopathy. However, each system of medicine has its limitations. It is not our contention that we cure everything.

How long will this treatment take?

In most cases we are unable to provide you with a fixed time frame. Our experience shows that it is not always possible to predict the time (except in extremely common illnesses, with a very well defined course) of treatment. We will however, be able to give you an approximate average, based on past cases.

Doctor, its getting worse!

Homeopathy has been shouldering the responsibility of treating extremely chronic conditions, particularly related to the skin. As patients stay on the treatment, they may see apparent exacerbations of the symptoms. This is not a result of the medicines. The phasic nature of your illness may continue to manifest, even as you improve, before they completely disappear for good. There is no reason to panic.

I got my test results and my readings are way off, should I return to my conventional medicines without talking to anyone at the Clinic?

No. In our experience, we find, the readings elevated when the conventional medicines are withdrawn. This is not a result of the homeopathic medicines but a consequence of withdrawing the conventional medicines. Homeopathy does not directly substitute the conventional medicines but works towards ‘repairing’ the part of your body that is affecting so that, in time, it may start working normally and bring your readings back to normal. This takes time. There is no reason to panic.

Do I have to stop all other medicines when I am on homeopathic medicines?

Homeopathic medicines work best when no other pharmaceutical agents are working on the body. However, due to conventional medical practices, where patients have been on medicines for a long periods of time, this may not always be possible. The doctors at the Clinic will advise you about which medicines you can stop immediately, which ones you need to start tapering (and how to taper them) and those that you will need to keep taking. Ask the doctor at the Clinic about your current conventional medication.

Can I take homeopathic medicines along with chemotherapy and radiation therapy in cancer?

Homeopathic medicines work best when no other pharmaceutical agents are working on the body and the immune system of the body is at its unrestrained best. However, due to the nature of the disease, stage and extent of metastasis etc. it may not always be possible to stop all conventional forms of therapy.

Homeopathy can be given in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In fact in addition to combatting the cancer and its spread the homeopathic medicine will help tolerate and overcome the effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Can I take homeopathic medicines on an empty stomach?

Yes. In fact homeopathic medicines work best when taken 20 minutes before meals. The first dose of the day may be on a completely empty stomach.

I live really far away. Can you send me the medicines?

Yes, we can. The Clinic has patients in many countries. It ships medicines to cities within India and outside. There are some countries that do not allow the shipping of medicines from outside. Contact the Clinic to know if we can ship medicines to you.

How do I pay for my treatment and electronic consultation?

Payments are usually made using Electronic fund Transfers, local or at par cheques, demand drafts etc. Cash payments may also be arranged at the Clinic by a representative of the patient.

How much time does it take for me to receive medicines, if I live outside New Delhi?

If you live in India, you should receive the medicines within 3 working days of dispatch. If you live outside India, the medicines should be received within 10 working days. There are occasional delays when the consignment is inspected at the port of entry of your country.

How can I track my consignment of medicines?

If you are unsure of where your consignment is held up or would just like to know how far it has reached, contact the Clinic and we will give you the consignment number and shipping service.

What is the best way to contact the Clinic?

Please use the website and email to correspond whenever possible. The Clinic treats hundreds of patients everyday and we are attempting to limit phone calls for the doctors to life threatening emergencies only.

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