FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00536

Submission Number:
00536
Commenter:
Ann Fitzgerald
State:
California
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
My family and I rely on our safe and effective Homeopathic remedies for almost all of our health care needs. We have had issues with severe reactions to allopathic medicines in the past so we were left with nothing until I found a great licensed Homeopath. We use these wonderful remedies for anything from clearing acne to relieving symptoms of the flu and cold to helping my children with stress and anxiety. My husband has experienced great results with sports injuries and I use it for myself on just about everything that comes up. It was particularly effective when I was going through menopause to relieve my hot flashes! I have been so impressed with the results that I have spent a lot of time educating myself with books, reading the studies done on homeopathics, and learning from my practitioners. My favorite book is "Homeopathic Remedies" by Asa Hershoff, ND. Another great book is "The Homeopathic Revolution, Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathy" by Dana Ullman, MPH. Because of our positive experiences, I am considering a career in this field when my children are a little older. I have always had a desire to help people and I would love to help others achieve the level of health that my family and I have achieved through homeopathy. When deciding what remedy is needed, I may consult a Classical Homeopath who has access to my history and knows what has worked well for us in the past. However, I have found the products are clearly marked and helpful when making choices for my family. The great thing about homeopathy is you can never overdose or have a concern that you will be harming a vital organ as you can easily have with other OTC medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or others where you can have a negative effect. With homeopathy more than one remedy can be used with the assurance that there can never be an overdose or damage to the body. My family, and others like us need to have access to these remedies and we appreciate how accessible they are right now. My experience with Homeopathy and Homeopaths has been completely positive. My environmentally sensitive family has benefitted so much and we have been able to completely clear our allergies and the kids asthma with these safe and effective remedies. They were on several oral medications, nasal sprays and also nebulizers. The kids no longer need an EPI pen at school! We were also under the care of an Allergist who supervised our coming off of all of these medicines which had numerous harmful side effects for us. Although she did not really understand how this was working, our Allergist has supported my choices and seen the miraculous results we have achieved. Purchasing homeopathic remedies has been very easy and this is something I hope will continue. When you have a sick child, you want to be able to get the remedy as quickly as possible. Many remedies are found in health food stores in lower potencies. Often times this is enough to help the issue. If a higher potency is needed I have had great experiences purchasing online. Sometimes I will call the company so I can get a more personal service and I have been very satisfied. As you can see, I am very appreciative of the health we have obtained from using homeopathy. I am very satisfied with the way homeopathy is labeled, manufactured and distributed. Thank you for your time, Ann Fitzgerald