Friday, October 29, 2010

Homeopathic medicines

There are various branches of madicine. Many in the US seem to consider anything other than the run of the mill allopathic "doctor" to be less reliable or less educated. However, "other" types of doctors, whether it is osteopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic or other branches or complimentary medicine. Of course, allopathic doctors do not want you to call them that, they're just doctors, damnit!

Recently the FDA issues a stern warning when they forced the recall of Hyland's Teething Tablets. While, yes, in the US we do have standards so that we need to say what is in an item - that is good, it appears that the individual levels in the individual tablets of the Hyland's Teething tabs were not consistent, thus sparking the recall.

However you see it, the fact remains that the basis of homeopathy is that there are SUCH minute amounts of the item that is needed for balance, it is very difficult to overdose or have a negative reaction from homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy sees the need for balance of various in the body. Most of the parts we find in homeopathy are natural items, but obviously natural doesn't always mean safe. However, the minute amounts generally make the amount negligible and just enough to make an impact. For those who use homeopathic medicines, most will say it works. How, may not be explainable by science (NIH), but it shouldn't be a witch hunt, which is a fear many have with this recall.


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beccajoy said...

Thanks for the helpful information. I myself always look for a homeopathic remedy first. I am happy to see more and more homeopathic remedies out there even at my local grocery store. Hopefully the FDA won't force a recall on these too!

carly said...

I also prefer to try homeopathic remedies first before medicine. One that i have found that i really like is baltic amber and hazelwood. We were also using hylands teething tablets and stopped when they were recalled. They carry some great homeopathic remedies at Whole Foods and Moms.