FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00499

Submission Number:
00499
Commenter:
Martha Meyer-VonBlon
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I went to an MD homeopath for years and learned about medicines from him and from books i bought to help me treat colds, flus and accidents etc at home. I have rarely seen advertisements for homeopathy but am excited when I do because I think more people should use it. I have been consulting family user guides for over twenty years so I have learned quite a bit and remembe the symptoms that suggest a certain medicine. My first exposure to the principles behind homeopathy was from an overview article in Yoga Journal years ago and what I read made sense to me so I sought a homeopath and consulted with professional friends to choose one. I am sixty six and am on no medications and I lattribute my good health to using homeopathy. I raised my children using the medicines and they are all healthy as well (three sons). Displays at my coop or Whole Foods help choose remedies too but I have quite a library of books now. Most user guides start with theory. One of my early favorites was Dana Ullman's Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine. I have even read books by Vitoulkas, the greatest living homeopath from Greece. The medicine tubes are helpful with indications on them. Sometimes I use combination medicines with names like Colds and Flus, etc.. Homeopathy is my go to medicine but of course I also have checkups with my doctor and mammograms etc.