October 29, 2015 - 1:35am
The strife between Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and homeopathy experts is up into one more notch this year. FDA, on their part, has already held a two-day meeting last April, 2015 to solicit opinions and review probabilities on whether to reinforce stricter regulations for homeopathic treatments and medicines. Issues of obsolesce and possible fraudulence on some of the treatments have incited the once civil conduct on both parties to turn into a conflict.
To further add fuel to the fire, warnings were even given by FDA to report any side effects felt by patients who take homeopathic medicines. Pro-homeopathy sees this as an offense. According to many opinions gathered by The Peterson Group, one of the leading sources of information on complementary, alternative and integrative medicines, if anything, many people use homeopathic treatment to avoid the side effects incurred while ingesting medicines prescribed by a physician. Moreover, they added that homeopathic remedies have been practiced for hundreds of years and from which current medical treatments which underwent scientific experimentations and laboratory testing have originated. Homeopathic remedies improve conditions, rather than make them worse, which is far more than what can be said of many conventional approaches.
Many medical practitioners against homeopathic treatment claim that there is no convincing evidence exists for the effectiveness of homeopathic products. Even the NIH arm for the study of alternative medicine, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, has concluded that “there is little evidence to support homeopathy as an effective treatment for any specific condition.”
Homeopathy is being practiced in many countries and cities and is known to be supported by many dignitaries. From the British Royal Family of England to Muslims in Jakarta, Indonesia, homeopathic treatment has loyal practitioners. Its effectiveness is known to cure not only the current symptoms but also the inner and related problems of the disease or disability.
Still, the FDA forges on, adamant that anything other than what Big Pharma and mainstream head-nodders espouse to be life-improving must be heavily scrutinized and done away with. They're planting the "homeopathic is bad" seed in the minds of consumers and doctors using fear-based tactics such as the one in their safety alert about homeopathic products designed to help provide asthma sufferers with some relief.
It is also important to note that a lot of studies conducted even by Stanford, one of the leading universities in the world have proven how homeopathic patients are healthier than medically induced patients.