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Homeopathy: A Very Safe and Effective Form of Medicine

The Homeopathy Choice Insider

Hello! Welcome to the 15th edition of the Homeopathy Choice Insider. Every Monday, you’ll be getting an update from us where we will pull back the curtain and provide you with a quick 3-5 minute insider’s view of what we work so diligently to do, each week, at Americans for Homeopathy Choice.

If you’d like to read the summary of today’s report, scroll down to the end of this post!

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  • The safety and effectiveness of homeopathic medicine.
  • It has an outstanding safety record as compared to pharmaceuticals.
  • It’s important to know when we actually do need to use pharmaceuticals.
  • Homeopathy is safe for children and the medically fragile.
  • There is a long clinical experience and thousands of studies that prove homeopathy’s effectiveness.
  • Homeopathy helps the body to heal itself.
  • Homeopathy is NOT a placebo.
  • Stay tuned every Monday as we bring to you the Homeopathy Choice Insider.


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Summary of Today’s Episode:

Welcome again to the Homeopathy Choice Insider, where we give you up-to-date information about the state of homeopathy in America and tips on how you can help promote and protect homeopathy for ourselves and for future generations.  I’m Paola Brown, president of Americans for Homeopathy Choice.  Today, I want to talk about homeopathy’s safety and effectiveness.

 First, let’s talk about safety.  As many of you know, homeopathic medicines are among the safest of all treatments.  That’s because they are ultra-dilute and, therefore, non-toxic.  The safety record of homeopathy is so good that there has never been a death attributed to the use of properly manufactured and labeled homeopathic medicine in more than 200 years of use.  In addition, side effects are rare and almost always mild.

This compares to the more than 100,000 people who die each year in the United States from the use of properly prescribed pharmaceuticals.  This figure is directly from the FDA’s website.  Millions more are damaged each year by adverse reactions to pharmaceuticals.

 Those of us who choose homeopathy also understand that pharmaceuticals can be helpful and even lifesaving in some instances.  And, we sometimes choose them ourselves.  But, as you might expect, we often try a homeopathic approach when there is no severe immediate condition that requires medical intervention. 

Homeopathic medicine’s high degree of safety means they are appropriate for children, the elderly, and even those with compromised immune systems.  And the safety of homeopathic medicines is one of the best arguments for increasing their use to address many conditions that do not require immediate medical intervention—an intervention that can come with severe risks of adverse reactions and sometimes even death. 

Since homeopathy has almost no downside, any degree of effectiveness should recommend its use.  Fortunately, we know from long clinical experience and from thousands of studies and clinical trials that they can be extraordinarily effective while at the same time, being mild in their effects.  Homeopathy works, of course, by eliciting a healing response to help the body heal itself.  That this response is more than what a placebo can offer has been proven again and again.  But perhaps most convincing is the success of homeopathy in veterinary care, agriculture (that is, plants), the treatment of infants, and in people who are unconscious or in a comatose state in an intensive care unit.  It is difficult to understand how the power of suggestion could be a factor in successful homeopathic treatment in any of these circumstances.  Be sure to tell your skeptical friends and acquaintances about this when they say homeopathy can’t be effective.

So, there you have it.  Extraordinary safety combined with consistent healing results is the one-two punch that homeopathy offers to bring your body and mind from discomfort back into wellness.

Thanks for listening.  I’ll be back a week from now with another update.

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