FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I am a consumer and have found that homeopathic products are extremely safe and effective. I love that I can purchase them from our local grocery store and that they are right there with the other OTC medicines; it allows me to easily compare products and make an educated choice. Most recently I purchased Hyland's Seasonal Allergy Relief, Boiron Children's Chestal Honey Homeopathic Cough Syrup, and Similasan eye Relied drops -- all with excellent results without the risk of unwanted side effects. The product names and packaging details for each of these helped me to select what I needed. In my family we often use a wide variety of single homeopathic remedies as well with the help of our self-care homeopathy books. After refining my ability to properly select the appropriate homeopathic medicine for simple illnesses, it has now been several years since I've visited by doctor's office sick or with a concern. I go in once annually for my well visit/check-up, but no additional visits are needed. I can always resolve a concern with homeopathy within a few days. As an additional benefit, using homeopathy for simple, acute illness has helped to increase my overall health and worked to prevent more serious or chronic conditions. I truly appreciate the freedom to choose homeopathy. In my experience it is an affordable and powerful complementary therapy. It plays a central role in the health and wellness of my family. For beginners, Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine by Dr. Timothy Dooley is a well written, easy read (www.beyondflatearth.com). There is evidence that homeopathy is a valid system of medicine. I find that the Homeopathy Research Institute, www.hri-research.org, is a great source for more advanced information on studies, clinical trial information and research papers. Also the website http://researchinhomeopathy.org/ is a reliable source. Thank you very much for this opportunity to comment.