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Do These Products and Advertisements Give Homeopathy A Bad Name and Cause Confusion?

I went to the Sprayology Website

Blending of Industries
These products are attempting to marry 'vitamins' and 'supplements' with homeopathy, which will further the MYTHS about homeopathy. I'm sorry for the way these products are being marketed. The founders of this company are all marketing and cosmetic experts. They are not homeopaths, although they will be posting their advisory board on the website soon.

Benefit of the Doubt
Perhaps, if I give the benefit of the doubt, their intention is good: to bring homeopathy into the public eye much more through the cosmetic and beauty industry. Of course, my concern is that, "homeopathy is medicine" and should not be taken lightly like powder blush or lipstick.

Independent Blogs
Based on a recent blog written by someone who was proposing these products were simply supplements to take instead of vitamins, I thought to myself and commented, " These are supplements, they are not homeopathic. Homeopathy is medicine and should not be taken lightly. A person must see a professional homeopath or physician to take care of medical problems. If you were overdosing on crude vitamin supplements, it was a wise choice to eliminate them from your diet and see the results. Start with a clean slate to determine what responses your body has to lifestyle, environment and nutrition." This concept is stated in the Organon of Medicine to remove all obstacles to cure.

My First Contact with this Product on Hubpages | Excerpt
Sprayology Products Blog Review | Sprayology products have been like a dream come true for me! For some time now I have felt the need to take vitamins and I did try to take them in pill form for a while. To be honest with you, they made me sick! Not that they gave me a disease or anything like that, but taking a half a dozen pills every morning made me feel sick to my stomach. The pills just did not agree with me especially if I took any that contained iron. I thought that I would give up on the vitamin thing until I stumbled upon some ads for a uniquely different line of vitamin products by Sprayology."

Freedom of Speech
People can have the freedom to post their views and opinions about products and these are called testimonials. However, readers should be aware that complete knowledge and facts about the products may be skewed. These types of opinion pieces also drive the market. When I visited the Sprayology website there were many links to NEWS articles and even major media outlets like CBS television had their "Gadget" reviewer mention the Sprayology products.

Homeopathic Use of Sprays
I've always thought the method of dispersion via sprays for homeopathic remedies have been a wonderful invention. I would like to hear some opinions on the value, ease and other qualities for packaging homeopathy this way. I have even purchased some empty spray bottles myself to fill with my remedy to use as a spritzer or to mist the air, skin or apply to the mucosal membranes of the mouth. A number of articles here on HWC have talked about using the mechanical nebulizer for bronchitis and asthma treatment.

Spray Applications
Lets have a discussion about the pros and cons of spray applications. Can the remedy be tainted through contact? Should the bottle be for one single user? Can an energy remedy be contaminated? Has anyone used a spray bottle for a person who cannot take the remedy by mouth or given to an unruly, fearful, uncooperative child? In the new "How Homeopathy Helps Grow Great Gardens" with Kaviraj he will be teaching us how to use the spray method on our plants.

Mixology of Other Types of Ingredients
What about the concept of mixing many ingredients, both homeopathic and non-homeopathic together in one formula? How does that work for you? As we learn and discuss the mode of action of remedies and the concept that we want a 'clean' mouth when taking remedies, does it make any sense to make a formula, like a Chinese Herbal combination, where all ingredients work synergistically?

I Have My Doubts
I have my doubts and my philosophical problems with creating these blends, where in truth, we do not know or have experience of them having been used out in the field. Are the homeopathic inactivated when put in a bottle with other ingredients or are their properties enhanced? I don't have an answer. Waiting for yours.

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Comment by Dr.Sharad Shangloo on October 31, 2010 at 1:03am
Dear Debby,
Being in homeopathy for the past three generation since 1928. I was also previously dead against all these non classical homeopathy. But over the period of years I had realised that if these products can bring a word of Homeopathy in the minds of public in general and can promote homeopathy it is good.
It will help general public to find intrest in Homeopathy and once they are into it .They will read more and will approach a classical homeopath for chronic problems
Comment by Debby Bruck on November 1, 2010 at 11:14am
Dear Kuram, Keep the conversation going. These are good thoughts.
Comment by DR. Sushil Bahl on November 5, 2010 at 12:23am
Everything in the medical sciences has the right to exist, provided it has some basis, to claim the benefits for the suffering humanity.Even an iota of harm, and these are the culprits and must be stopped.

Sprayology can be thought of as one of the ways for homoeopathic drug administration, provided the medicine has been selected as per the homoeopathic laws, otherwise it is useless to think about the same.

Also,it requires further research, before the applications of such concepts.

Laymen, will take everything as homoeopathic, so long as the manufacturer claim the same to be a homoeopathic medicine.

In the long run such products can cause harm to homoeopathy, if these are not homoeopathic remedies, in the true sense.
Comment by Debby Bruck on November 5, 2010 at 12:41am
Dear Dr Sushil. My concern is the misconception of truly 'what is homeopathy' like in the case of Zicam. There was a lawsuit and misrepresentation of a crude drug, which contained much more than a simple homeopathic remedy, and this message was sent across the airwaves, in all the news and all the blogs stating this as a pure homeopathic remedy causing harm. It never was and never will be.

My concern is if people misuse the sprayology but misting themselves over on a daily basis. Do we know what will happen? However, on the side of the company, I believe their labeling tells them to stop using the spray at a certain point.
Comment by DR. Sushil Bahl on November 5, 2010 at 10:31pm
Dear Dr. Debby, I completely agree with you and share your concern.The only solution is to create more and more awareness among the masses, regarding the true nature of Homoeopathy.
Comment by Dr.Sharad Shangloo on November 9, 2010 at 1:08am
Dear Debby,
I also agree with your views
Comment by Dr. MAS on November 10, 2010 at 6:07am
We are facing problems in medicine manufacturing in Pakistan and it can only be solved when the HOMEOAPTHIC DRUG ACT will be proved. Till then bear what is available in the market whether homeopathy or allopathy in the name of homeopathy etc.
Comment by Debby Bruck on November 10, 2010 at 9:15am
Please explain what is the "Homeopathic Drug Act"?
Comment by Dr. Satish Kumar Rana on February 18, 2011 at 7:47am

I am sorry to say that I do not see eye to eye with Dr. Sharad Shangloo. Just promotion of the name homoeopathy is not the question here. There are other novel methods of promotions like the one suggested by Dr. Kurum. And the promotion through advertisements is a fake one. The true advertisement is when a cured person states his/her condition to the other patient in distress and caboose him/her to the homoeopathician. Public is at the first hand very much informed these days. We need to streamline the information in favour of homoeopathy by showing the best results in tedious cases.

Dr. Kurum, I do not think we need to say anything to the patient to spread homoeopathy, rather our dealing and the effectiveness of medicine should speak volumes for the method of treatment. The other novel method is to organize good charitable homoeopathic camps in rural/backward/far-flung areas. And the third most effective method to spread homoeopathy is to visit schools on regular basis and hold free camps and provide treatment on regular basis. I find majority of patient [tiny tots] suffering from the diseases like autism which can only be cured through our method. It is a fact that what we train a child up to age of 11, it becomes a part of child's solid memory.

Dr. Sushil Bahl is right when he says that sprayology can be thought of as one of the ways for homoeopathic drug administration, provided the medicine has been selected as per the homoeopathic laws, otherwise it is useless to think about the same. Organon of Medicine already supports administration to comatose patients through skin [i.e. just applying medicine on the skin] and through olfaction.

Dr. Debby, misuse of sprayology is inevitable unless it is particularly inscribed on the label of the bottle about its dosage and warning, ‘coz. in homoeopathy, there is a specific place for repetition of the dose of the indicated medicine. The medicine taken through oral, olfactory or dermal routes are effe

Comment by Dr. Robert Bruck on February 18, 2011 at 9:19am
Seems that the route of administration-- i.e. nebulizer (spray) should not be of any great consequence. If the proper homeopathic remedy is exposed to mucus membranes and is absorbed- it should have the desired effect.  Its WHAT you put in the spray that makes it "homeopathy."


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