FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00426

Submission Number:
00426
Commenter:
Bara Waters
State:
California
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
My husband and I are avid users of homeopathic products for our family. In fact, neither of my two children (ages 16 & 20) have ever needed nor had a single pharmaceutical prescription because we have addressed all of our health needs with homeopathic and other natural health products. We have educated ourselves extensively through books, newsletters and online resources on how to properly use homeopathic OTC products and have always been satisfied with the results. We have also sought professional homeopathic treatment when necessary. We have not relied much on advertising for our purchase decisions, but rather on well-informed authors of books and journal articles, and other trained professionals' recommendations. The purchase of OTC homeopathic remedies is absolutely vital to my family's health and well-being. Our family exclusively uses homeopathic treatment and remedies, natural herbal treatments, vitamins, chiropractic and acupuncture for all our health care needs, except traumatic injury. That may be why people consistently guess my husband and I to be 10-15 years younger than we actually are, and why my children have rarely been sick or needed to see health professionals. I would strongly urge the FTC staff to educate themselves about the efficacy of homeopathy through the following helpful online resources: http://www.drdooley.net/Book.pdf http://www.homeopathic.com/Articles/Homeopathic_research http://www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org/ http://www.homeopathyip.org/ Please preserve our right to treat ourselves and our families through OTC homeopathic remedies. Our right to self-treat with inexpensive and effective natural health care is absolutely vital in these days of spiraling health care costs for often ineffective and even dangerous conventional medical treatments. As Paul McCartney says, "I can't manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without my homeopathic remedies." The same is true for me and my family!