FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00525

Submission Number:
00525
Commenter:
Dale Moss
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
My introduction to homeopathy came over thirty years ago when I was suffering from a nasty bronchitis that threatened to turn into pneumonia. My physician had me on a codeine-based cough syrup; it was the only thing that helped, but it made me so sleepy I was afraid I'd lose my job, which my family could not afford. A friend, hearing of my dilemma, suggested "a great homeopathic remedy," which turned out to be Natra-bio's chest cold preparation, a combination of different homeopathic remedies. Taking a few drops of that preparation every hour, as directed, I could literally feel the bronchitis breaking up within the space of half a day It was an amazing experience. Since then, I've not looked back. When my son was cured of a rare kidney disease by a homeopath, I realized homeopathy was effective for more than just coughs and colds and ended becoming a homeopath myself. I think health care in the U.S. would be far less expensive were children and adults taught the basics of homeopathic principles and prescribing for simple acutes. There would be much less need for antibiotics, not to mention less need for narcotic cough medicines.