FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00512

Submission Number:
00512
Commenter:
Mary Ellen Meagher
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I am grateful everyday to have the choice to use homeopathy. I would always prefer to try something at a "fly-swatter" level vs. a "sledge-hammer" level when first treating a first aid or acute illness. Homeopathy normally handles the complaint quickly and beautifully. I have no problem selecting the homeopathy remedy I need when in store. I have many remedies available on hand and have been studying in "homeopathy study groups" and on my own for over 10 years. A recent representative story that I routinely experience personally or hear frequently: A long-time friend recently had a two-month bout of "poison ivy". He had tried three rounds of non-homeopathic treatments (including steroids) over the two month period; the treatments initially appeared to be working but when they wore off in a short period of time, the poison ivy symptoms returned worse than ever in more and more locations on his body. He then took homeopathic Rhus Toxicodendron (Rhus Tox) for five days and it completely disappeared.