Homeopathy: Claims of Efficacy and Safety - Who says it’s so great?
Alternative Therapies
Written by Frank J. King Jr., N.D., D.C.   
Tuesday, 08 June 2004 20:20 Read : 942 times

Because of the rise in confidence concerning wellness and alternative healthcare, chiropractors are at point of definition.  We will be either specialists limited to simple musculoskeletal care or leaders in wellness care.  As the reigning number one natural healthcare profession, we have an excellent opportunity to etch a niche in this next trillion-dollar industry as primary health providers, and homeopathy can significantly help us achieve that position. 

Similarities of Chiropractic and Homeopathy

With its similarity in philosophy, mode of action, and effectiveness, homeopathy can take chiropractic higher toward completing the objectives laid out by its founders.  Homeopathy has the ability to correct nerve interferences throughout the brain and periphery of the body.  Chiropractic can be completed with homeopathy, freeing chiropractors to become the doctors of the whole nervous system.  However, there will inevitably be questions as to just how homeopathy makes its claims to be so powerful, yet so safe, and so effective.  

As a manufacturer of homeopathic formulas, I am frequently asked for documentation proving safety and efficacy.  I am always eager to introduce people to the exhaustive body of research and clinical trials that demonstrate the amazing safety and effectiveness of homeopathy.  So, exactly who performed all this research?   That’s one of my favorite questions.

Method and Authentication of Testing

Homeopathic remedies follow a highly ordered vitalistic protocol of development and authentication.  The method of authenticating results is nothing shy of genius:  Over a span of two centuries, unique and comprehensive clinical test results called provings have been compiled.  These provings demonstrate how people are vitally interconnected to the elements of their environment and what the symptomatic responses and results are to each of these substances.  This broad spectrum of over 1,300 individual substances is then homeopathically potentized and given to people who display these specific symptomatic patterns, in order to confirm the clinical effectiveness of each homeopathic remedy.  For 200 years, trained professionals have compiled results from this specialized and unprecedented clinical testing, and then meticulously recorded them in works called Homeopathic Materia Medicas and Repertories. 

FDA Response to Homeopathy

The FDA and the majority of other regulatory organizations worldwide accept this research and use it to establish guidelines for registration, claims, and labeling.  Homeopathy is the first of all the natural products to have ascended to the status and credibility of being an all-natural drug product registered with the FDA.  The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledges that homeopathy is the second most widely used medical modality for primary healthcare worldwide.
 
Homeopathic medicines are made from official homeopathic ingredients recognized by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).  Today, the initials “HPUS” on the label assures each permissible ingredient and reviews it for efficacy, toxicity, adverse effects, and clinical effectiveness.  

The FDA monitoring process has not revealed any instances of problems with homeopathy.  The absence of side effects and negative drug interactions with homeopathic products establishes a positive safety profile with the FDA. Remarkably, this safety profile makes homeopathy valid and applicable for pregnant and nursing woman, children, and newborns, as well as people on multiple medications.

Selecting Homeopathic Remedies

When considering homeopathy, be certain the products are registered with the HPUS.  With “HPUS” on the label, the manufacturer is required to provide documentation and “proof of claims” for each ingredient of every formula manufactured to be fully compliant to all regulatory guidelines of the FDA and fall within the unprecedented safety and efficacy of homeopathy.  Check to see if the maker is an FDA registered pharmaceutical manufacturing company operating in strict accordance and compliance with the FDA and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Homeopathy, like chiropractic, offers a vitalistic approach that helps activate innate intelligence.  Homeopathy, with its energetic approach, is deep acting, yet subtle and gentle, unlike biochemical substances that have metabolic effects whether or not they are needed.  The more I have studied homeopathy, the more I have realized that, when it is combined with chiropractic, it adds a dimension of balancing innate intelligence not found in the chiropractic adjustment alone.
 
I strongly suggest selecting a homeopathic company that manufactures its own products within these homeopathic guidelines.  Also, when choosing a homeopathic company to work with, find one with clinical experience that educates practitioners with procedures and protocols that are relevant to our profession.

Homeopathy offers us, literally, the safest products on the planet and has repeatedly passed the test of time and adversity.  No other nutritional, herbal, or allopathic products on earth have passed this level of scrutiny. TAC

Frank J. King, Jr., is a nationally recognized researcher, author and lecturer on homeopathy.  In addition, Dr. King is the founder and director of King Bio Pharmaceuticals, a registered homeopathic manufacturing company dedicated to completing chiropractic destiny with the marriage of homeopathy.  Dr. King offers, complimentary to all Doctors of Chiropractic, his turnkey procedural system for the high volume practice called, The Chiropractic Enhancer systemTM (CES).  It is so easy to use that you can successfully apply homeopathy in your practice using any company’s products in one day. Call King Bio Pharma-ceuticals, Asheville, N.C. 1-800-543-3245 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 
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