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Allen College – Classical & Traditional – It Offers Effective Practical Homoeopathy

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Written by S.K.Banerjea

A discussion of the clear, classical approach taught at the Allen College of Homoeopathy.



Kishore Mohan Banerjee

Kishore Mohan Banerjee

The late Dr. Kishori Mohan Banerjee, son of the late Kalipada Banerjee and grandfather of Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea was born near Calcutta in the year 1886.

He studied Homoeopathy in Calcutta, the city which by then had the reputation of a Mecca for Homoeopathy. He then went abroad and learned about miasms by sitting at the feet of Dr. John Henry Allen, in the United States.  In 1924 Kishori founded a college and homoeopathic hospital with 50 beds called the Bengal Allen Homoeopathic Medical College And Hospital. He used the name of Allen because of his dedication and heart-felt gratitude to his learned preceptor/Guru, Dr. John Henry Allen.

Kishori Mohon was a master prescriber through his miasmatic approach, as learned from Dr. Allen. He practiced Homoeopathy for 24 years and died in 1942. His philosophy followed the footsteps of his father, but he added his own approach and style of quick miasmatic diagnosis. He was a Kentian high potency prescriber. He also believed in the Doctrine of Divisibility (e.g. § 285, 286 and 287, 5th Ed.) and used the centesimal scale with split doses. He achieved marvellous results by deviating the dosage (e.g. § 246, 247,  § 280, 6th Ed. Organon).

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What is unique about the Allen College?

Allen College’s  building in  Chelmsford, Essex, England

Allen College’s
building in
Chelmsford, Essex, England

At the Allen College of Homoeopathy, we encompass classical and traditional homoeopathic principles and philosophy based upon a solid time-tested foundation. We are professional and offer practical and case-centred training in England, India and Worldwide via our live and interactive video courses. We have the courage and conviction and what we teach, and we demonstrate the principles practically through homoeopathically cured cases, in the college clinic.

  • Practical training with live cases from the 1st year, providing the opportunity for regular extensive clinical experience.
  • Our practical training is specifically designed to produce confident, competent and capable homoeopaths who have all the skills necessary to set up their own successful practices after graduation.
  • We have an excellent teaching faculty comprised of senior homoeopaths and also medical doctors with a homoeopathic background. Dr Subrata K. Banerjea, Principal of the College, is a fourth generation homoeopath, an internationally respected teacher and clinical Homoeopath who regularly  lectures  around the   world.
Subrata lecturing to  Post Graduate students in ACH

Subrata lecturing to
Post Graduate students in ACH

Dr. Banerjea’s international reputation for the last 30+ years, both as an inspiring teacher and successful clinician is based on his extensive experience in treating deep pathology with homoeopathy. Many successful homoeopaths and teachers around the world, have been taught by him.


The Allen College offers:

  • Simple classical teaching. Prescribe what you see, “the outwardly reflected picture” (§ 7). We do not depend on dreams and delusions or conjectural hypotheses. Our approach is the traditional totality of symptoms with emotional as well as physical symptoms. We give emphasis to both and do not ignore the physicals. We really stress the generals, which Kent explained are expressed by the patient as  “I”.
  • Structured curriculum.
  • We teach Materia Medica with emphasis on Clinical and Comparative Materia Medica. Knowledge of Materia Medica is important to understand the qualities and essences of the medicines. Materia Medica is the language and Repertory is the dictionary; we have to know the language first!
  • Teachers with an international reputation and vast experience from many cured cases.
  • Individual support and guidance.
  • An extensive support network.
  • We encourage confidence and self-awareness, and we listen.
  • Our staff works to develop excellent relationships with the students.
  • A well developed network of individual and regional support to supervise and encourage students, and access to well established, successful teaching clinics.
  • 100% of our graduates practice as we teach “Practical Homoeopathy”.
  • Extensive lecture notes are provided.
  • A college library with a large collection of reference books.
  • We make confident prescribers with a time tested, century old scientific approach of combining miasms, totality and essence, with sound knowledge of materia medica. We guarantee confidence in materia medica as the remedies are presented  through personification and extensive comparison with related remedies.


Graduates in the library  at Allen College

Graduates in the library
at Allen College


  • The college’s purpose built building.
  • Only 35 minutes from London.


Some ACH Graduates 2002 - 2012

Some ACH Graduates 2002 – 2012

The Summer School Study Group 2013

The Summer School Study Group 2013

Don’t get confused by different methodologies. Rather, believe in the 200+ years of a clear approach to prescribing, including miasms, totality and essences with sound knowledge of Materia Medica. This is a practical method which gives your patient confidence in homoeopathy. This is time tested, century old, simple homoeopathy, which works. Some case stories related to simple & practical homoeopathy:


Modern Classical Approaches of Prescribing / Ways To Find the Similimum – Possible Classical Methodologies


The surest, time tasted, century-old scientific and easily comprehensible approach of combining Totality of symptoms and Miasmatic totality of the case = the Simillimum and is the clearest way of prescribing. It is applicable to both emotional and physical problems, even with those with deep pathology. This approach has been repeatedly verified by classical masters of Homoeopathy. In aphorism §91 of Organon, Hahnemann clearly mentions prescribing for natural disease and not for conjoint disease, where the drug induced artificial chronic disease is super-imposed on natural disease and the patient cannot give us a clear picture (e.g. modalities, sensation or character of pain etc.)

I have extensively used either deep acting anti-miasmatic medicines or lesser known organopathic medicines to open drug dependant cases and when the totality is clearer, I prescribe the polychrest or constitutional medicine. So please prepare the patient to receive the polychrest (PPPP)!

“Modern Classical Prescribing”, an article in our website has been specifically written to explain the use of homoeopathic medicines in drug dependant cases. )

This practical approach for our present drug dependant world is aimed at giving you and your patient the confidence that homoeopathy is working within the 1st or 2nd follow-up. Also, through gradual weaning off of conventional medication, the patient becomes free from side effects of chemicals and develops trust in you and your prescribing.  In this drug dependent world, I have treated advanced pathology with a single remedy with repeated success. Occasionally Organopathic medicines can be used to wean patients off  conventional chemical drugs, to obtain the clear picture of the disease (Aphorism 91,Organon). This enables us to prescribe constitutionally later on. The major problem these days is how to individulise our prescription. Many times patients cannot give an un-adulterated picture of the natural disease.  For example, a drug dependant migraine patient is unable to recount the modalities or sensations of the pain, because as soon she gets the pain, she reached for a pain killer. In such cases, either (a) you can prescribe on a few available symptoms (Aph.173-178) + the miasm (as the miasm frames 50% of the case), or (b) gradually wean off the conventional chemical drugs by organopathic medicines such as Aralia, Blatta, Eriodictyon, Pothos, Solidago etc.  In drug-dependant asthma cases, get a clear picture of the case to prescribe constitutionally. Homoeopathy is not only complementary medicine, but it is also an alternative to  conventional drugs. By adopting consistent methodology we can givea fast relief to our patients during their acute suffering.


This encompasses:

(i) Physical generals including Keynotes and PQRS. and just prescribe on physicals (if mentals are absent/not clear); provided the physical symptoms are prominent (striking) and complete (singular) [Ref. Aphorism 153] and in such a case include ‘Generalities’ [Aph.88,F.N.2] to delineate the individualisation;

(ii) Mental generals including Mental aetiologies: N.B.W.S (Never Been Well Since);

(iii) Behavioural aspects include nature, gesture, posture and appearance;

(iv) Essence include personality, type, hobby etc.;

(v) Susceptibility (Weakest link/area of the patient and the corresponding sphere of action of the remedy; e.g. Mr. Lycopodium’s weakest areas are digestive including liver & gall bladder, renal. Also emotional. these are the areas first to suffer in a Lycopodium constitution)

vi) Miasmatic totality (Miasmatic expression of the person. Totality=50%; Miasmatic Totality=50%, as Miasm relates to the nature, essence/dyscrasia of the person [Ref. Aph. 82; 204; 205; 206] in modern time, especially in drug dependant cases, where there is absence of clear totality; consideration of miasm is important especially when we open a drug dependent case).

In the absence of the above, then only following methodologies can open the case.Approach-2Behavioural approach: Understanding the gesture, posture, personality and behaviour (how your patient talks, behaves during the consultation). Look & diagnose the medicine. My favourite.Approach-3Aetiological approach: Prescriptions can be made on the basis of aetiologies, (Physical, Emotional, Disease & Iatrogenic); Anamnesis (link between the present complaint and that of the past history) = Life storyàN.B.W.S.Approach-4Miasmatic approach: In an allopathic drug dependant case, where there is absence of clear modalities, sensations etc., diagnose the surface miasm and open the case with anti-miasmatic medicine, which will enable a centrifugal action and will surface symptoms and thereby a clear totality.Approach-5Clinical Tips: Prescription is made on the basis of clinical tips; e.g.  A case of Fibromyalgia: This was a remarkable case of a young woman in her early twenties working as shop assistant in a duty free perfume shop in a London Airport. Her job required her to stand on her feet during the entire period and show customers different perfumes in one of the world’s busiest airports. She developed fibromyalgia and sore and tender feet from standing a long time. She had been to other homoeopaths who tried Rhus Tox, Causticum and Arnica. without any appreciable change. I prescribed Squilla 30 which has exactly this symptom mentioned in the Boericke’s Materia Medica. The patient got better within three months.

Also refer some of the case stories in the link:

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/8d565c34fc32b91a6e4115f36/files/Remarkable_cases_to_remember.pdfApproach-6PQRS symptoms: [Peculiar, Queer, Rare, Strange]; or a striking symptom, when available can individualise a person. (Ref. Aphorism 153; 209).Approach-7Keynote prescribing: In a busy out-patient clinic, especially in my Calcutta practice, where I often see 60 patients in 3 hours; I pick the most important keynote and qualify the same with modalities & sensations. Add the homoeopathic Generalities (§ F.N 88; which patient relates as “I”, e.g. Desires & Aversions for food stuffs; Appetite; Thirst; Sleep and posture; General eliminations; General tendencies & diathesis) and you have individualised the patient!Approach-8Organopathic approach: Especially in incurable cases for palliation or supportive, treatment can wean off the conventional drugs.
Approach-9Relationship of remedies: Especially a second or subsequent prescription can be made on the basis of complementary, chronic relationship etc.Approach-10Genus epidemicus (§101, §102) : especially in acute epidemic diseases.

Dates for your diary:



(It’s a modular programme, so you can join any time in the classroom in England or via interactive streaming video link live from the class room);

(a)  Train yourself to be a successful and confident prescriber
GBP £850 P.A  (For classroom attendance); instalment plans available.
If you opt for Interactive Video-link direct from the Class room
(through state-of-the art Web-ex technology): it’s less 25% = £650  per year; includes extensive handout.  You can also attend individual sessions.  Unlimited viewing of each recorded sessions for 3 weeks after the class.


(b) 7 Days summer school in June, 2014 in England

GBP £660 (Classroom attendance for 7 days including Clinics or £ GBP £99 per day). Video-linked direct from the classroom (observe & interact sitting in your home) less 25% for Video-link=  GBP £500 for 7 days or GBP £75 for each day; includes extensive handout.

(c) 200+ Live cases in 2 weeks-Calcutta Clinical
Training in January 2014.

See the action of homoeopathy in advanced pathologies.
Observe how simple, century old, time-tested, non-confusing classical homoeopathy works and develop your confidence
GBP £850 for 2 weeks (lunch & refreshments included).
Guarantees Homoeopathy in action in 200+ live cases in 2 weeks!
Course run by a registered charity and fees goes to support charities


About the author


Dr. Subrata Kumar Banerjea was born in Calcutta, India in 1957, the fourth generation of a distinguished and widely respected homoeopathic family. He graduated in Homoeopathy from the University of Calcutta with a record number of honours passes in nine medical subjects and with five gold medals to his name, setting himself on a path to become an internationally acclaimed homoeopathic clinician, lecturer and author. He is considered the world"™s leading authority on miasmatic prescribing.
Dr. Banerjea is an Honoured Fellow of several academies; Director and Principal Lecturer of the Bengal Allen Medical Institute, Calcutta; Principal and Chief Lecturer of Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics at the Allen College of Homoeopathy, Essex, England. When he is not lecturing, he divides his time between his clinical practices in the UK and in India where he also acts as Clinical Consultant in various rural and slum clinics. Dr. Banerjea has a passion for homeopathy which he imparts to his students.
Dr. Banerjea together with his brother Joy, son Saptarshi and wife Janet, also play an active role in the Kamala Banerjee Fund, a charity which distributes milk to the poor children of Calcutta.
Visit Dr. Banerjea at his Website : www.homoeopathy-course.com


  • Can you please explain Organopathic mediines and the ‘Organopathic approach’ towards prescribing.

  • A wonderfull method with great results,I have personally used for the past 20 years Thank you Dr. Banerjea for my mentorship 🙂

  • Scope of Mother Tinctures (Q):
    In absence of good totality
    Patient on life saving drugs masking of symptoms
    Organopathic stimulation , bronchodilatation,hypertension
    Lack of reaction for well indicated Rx – as an intercurrent
    Lack of organ – (defects in vital organ)

  • Clinical Tip: I sincerely believe that when the patient is on a right constitutional medicine and improving well; for any acute problem, it is better to give an acute medicine (if at all acute medicine have to be given) in tincture, so that it does not disturb/alter the dynamic energy set in the right direction in the dynamic vital plane by the constitutional medicine. The tincture will act in the physiological level and will not interfere with dynamic energy of the constitutional medicine.

    Thankyou for your comments on behalf of Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea


    In drug dependent cases, when the patient is on allopathic/conventional drugs; it is very difficult to get a clear picture of the case. The artificial chronic disease is superimposed on the original natural disease (Ref. Aphorsim 91, Organon), therefore symptoms are contaminated or suppressed and the patient cannot give a clear picture e.g., modalities, sensations etc. In such cases, a medicine (may be lesser known orgnopathic, which has predominant action on the main vital organ that is affected in the case) can be prescribed on the basis of few available symptoms (according to §173–§178, Ref. Organon of Medicine) and gradually the conventional allopathic drug is withdrawn

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