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Sometimes The “Alternative” Is Best

A friend suggested I look into homeopathy, so I began reading some books. Taking even that step was hard for me, as my father was a surgeon who believed wholeheartedly in conventional medicine. I had never used alternative therapies, except an occasional vitamin C to ward off a cold. After reading about homeopathy, in which…

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Preaching To A Freshly Converted Choir

All right nonbelievers, brace yourselves. Homeopathy is legitimate. It works. Annual sales of homeopathic products are at $250 million and growing at a rapid clip. Clinical trials support use of these products. But don’t take our word about homeopathy. Listen to your brothers-in-arms – pharmacists who once, like you, were defiantly skeptical, but now sing…

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Treating Ailments Takes On A New Vision

For several days, Hahnemann took large doses of the drug, carefully recording the various symptoms he experienced. He noticed that the symptoms only lasted a few hours, yet came back each time he repeated a dose; but when cinchona was taken by a healthy person, it brought out symptoms similar to malaria, the disease it…

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Homeopathic Products Continue To Shine

Homeopathic products are much more akin to over-the-counter drugs than dietary supplements, according to Borneman, and are regulated accordingly. One company that has made a name for itself in the herbal remedy market is Novogen Inc., which offers botanically based products for menopause and prostate health. The supplier’s Promensil, with phytoestrogens (plant estrogens, particularly those…

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