FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00363

Submission Number:
00363
Commenter:
Lisa Livingston
State:
Utah
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I have studied homeopathy and used homeopathic remedies for almost 25 years. As a method of treatment, it is safe, inexpensive, practical and non-invasive. As a way to promote health, there are no side-effects as with prescription and over-the-counter medicines. As a lifestyle choice, it provides people with the ability to care for themselves, illnesses, injuries, etc., without having to endure invasive treatments and medical protocol that can be costly, injurious, delayed and ineffective in many respects. It has been to my benefit to treat my children for bronchitis, influenza, colds, stomach issues, allergies and injuries. I have saved myself a multitude of visits to the doctor and have felt personally connected to healthy lifestyle choices rather than relying on drugs to get my family through. It is crazy to me that the FTC could limit or curtail the availability of my personal right to purchase and use homeopathic remedies and use them at my own discretion. My own personal choices to remain healthy and create a healthy environment for my family does not center on the western medical model and I have the right in the United States to determine my choices in relation to my own health.