FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00406

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Jiuan Heng
New York
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FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I have been using homeopathic remedies for over fifteen years alongside conventional medicine for myself and my family. Homeopathy is a particularly safe and effective way to support children through various illnesses. I remember having tried everything from dietary intervention to meds in the hope that my son would stop getting the scabs that would form around his nose the moment a previous one was removed or fell off. I was wandering around the aisles of Fairway market when I saw a Boiron care kit for Cold Sores. Based on the descriptions provided in the accompanying literature, I gave my son one dose of mezereum 6C. Within a day, the scab had fallen off, and it never returned! Later, I found out that mezereum is a well known remedy for abuse of mercury, and my son had been treated for mercury poisoning when he was younger. My son's symptom matched the remedy's best known remedy exactly: tenacious scabs that re-form at the same spot when removed. I know many parents have similar stories of fevers that responded immediately to a single dose of Ferrum Phos, or Belladonna in the middle of the night, saving them a trip to the doctor, or the Emergency Room. No one stops taking their children to the paediatrician, but the need to see the paediatrician every month drops off when we educate ourselves about natural healthy responses and use homeopathy to support the process. I started my own journey with two good general reference works. Miranda Castro's The Complete Homeopathy Handbook and Dana Ullman's Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines. I am now a practising homeopath and recommend the same books to my clients. We still see our doctors. My doctor is integrating homeopathy into his own practice! Want to find out more about how homeopathy works? Watch this video (1:46 onward): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29QE9OqRmEc. Dana Ullman keeps a frequently updated database of the literature of studies published in scientific journals (http://blog.homeopathic.com and his e-book) and writes a column for the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/) The National Center for Homeopathy does a fabulous job of educating the lay public with its seminars and publication Homeopathy Today.