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Washington Homeopathic Products sits apart from its competitors in the range of products offered, the quality of customer service provided, and its long history as the oldest full-line homeopathic manufacturer in the United States.

October Newsletter
October 2, 2017

Here at Washington Homeopathic Products we have been anxiously awaiting the fall season because with fall comes our special November 4th Event!

Mark your calendars for our WHP Customer Event: Exclusive Film Screening of Just One Drop with WHP Facility Tours & New Product Releases!

Registration closes on October 20th so make sure you register in the next few days to save your place.

Please note that the 10:30 tour slot is now full. Register now to save your space for the 9:30 tour and film screening!

Learn more about the movie, the schedule of events and register here before the final spaces fill up!

Watch the Just One Drop trailer here!

What makes Berkeley Springs the perfect weekend getaway?

If you are thinking of attending our film screening, we would love you to stay a while longer and get to know our spa town!

Berkeley Springs is an historic spa and art-filled town nestled in the West Virginia mountains only 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metro area. It boasts warm mineral springs, world class dining, blocks of distinctive shops, full-service spas and more than 100 lodging choices from elegant B&Bs and historic inns, to cabins and resorts.

Visit Travel Berkeley Springs to learn more!

The Star Theatre

We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer our film screening in the famous Star Theatre which showed its first movie back in 1928! In 1977, our late WHP owner Joe Lillard along with current theatre proprietors Jack Soronen and Jeanne Mozier, helped to resurrect this theatre after a decade of decline! This unique theatre in the heart of Berkeley Springs showcases a bygone era with its 1949 Manley hot-oil popcorn machine, striped-silk wall coverings and vintage marquee.

Learn more about the Star Theatre!

Kid Bear

New Product Releases

Did you know we are very close to releasing a children’s ointment line to go along with our new children’s single remedy display? What’s more we are bringing back our A, H & C Hemorrhoids ointment as Be GoneTM Hemorrhoids due to popular demand! Two of our ointments are also getting a facelift!

Check out all of our “coming soon” products here! We will have samples and product available in early November, so stay tuned to Facebook for announcements on availability of these new products!

Be gone Kids Logo

If you are able to attend our film screening, we will be doing several giveaways of these new products and we’ll also include freebees of our all-time favorite products too!

Tours of Washington Homeopathic Products

Solar BuildingHave you always wondered how homeopathic medicine is made? Come visit our state-of-the-art (and solar powered!!!) manufacturing facility! On November 4th, we are offering a 9:30 AM and a 10:30 AM (Please note that the 10:30 time is now at capacity!) tour of the facility led by experienced staff members who will show you the inner workings of the oldest full-line homeopathic manufacturer in the United States.

If you’d love to learn how the singles remedies, ointments, tinctures and kits that you love are manufactured, please join us as we open our doors to you on November 4th! Register now: http://tourscreeningnewproducts.rsvpify.com/

What Does Research in Homeopathy Show Us?

booksIf you’re like the rest of us, you probably wish you knew a bit more about the available medical and scientific research in the field of homeopathy (always helps to have some facts at your fingertips when trying to encourage others to try it). In this newsletter, we’ll attempt to give you some solid material for those moments.

In a Nutshell . . .

The research literature on homeopathy shows very solid preclinical and clinical evidence in support of the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines in treating individuals with a wide range of common problems. Specifically, homeopathy shows historical, observational, and randomized clinical trial evidence of good outcomes, greater safety, patient acceptance, accessibility and cost-savings.

Studies Comparing Homeopathic Outcomes to Those Provided by Ordinary Medicine

Comparative effectiveness research examines the results of treatments in real-world situations, as opposed to the artificial conditions often imposed in randomized controlled trials (RTCs)—producing results proven to be similar in quality to RTCs.  Comparative research compares outcomes in groups of patients (known as cohorts) receiving different treatments. There are many such studies of homeopathy, comparing outcomes in various groups of patients attending conventional family physicians, and family physicians who integrate homeopathy in their practice, including those below.

A multinational comparative effectiveness study led by the American physician Dr. David Riley involved 30 doctors, at 6 clinical sites in 4 countries, treating patients with acute respiratory problems. Response at 14 days was 82.6% for homeopathy compared to 68% for conventional treatment. The rate of adverse events for conventional treatment was 22.3%, versus 7.8% for homeopathy (those seen in the homeopathy group were simple, short-term aggravations, such as skin rashes). A replication of this study included 1,577 patients, of whom 857 received homeopathic and 720 conventional treatment: improvement was significantly faster with homeopathy.1,2

Trichard et al. compared "homeopathic strategy" against "antibiotic strategy" in routine medical practice in the management of recurrent acute rhino-pharyngitis in 499 children aged between 18 months and 4 years.3,4 Family physicians using homeopathy had significantly better results in terms of clinical effectiveness, complications, parents’ quality of life and time lost from work, for lower cost to social security.

Witt et al. compared homeopathic and conventional family physicians' outcomes in chronic diagnoses commonly treated in general practice (adults—headache, low back pain, depression, insomnia, sinusitis; children—atopic asthma, dermatitis, rhinitis).5,6Four hundred ninety-three patients were treated by 101 homeopathic and 59 conventional family physicians. The patients treated by the two groups of physicians were generally similar—though a bit sicker in the homeopathic group. The conclusion was that patients who sought homeopathic treatment had better outcomes at similar cost.

The largest comparative effectiveness study of homeopathy published to date is the EPI3 study. A nationwide study in France, coordinated by the Department of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, included 6,379 patients from 804 medical practices. It compared treatment outcomes for patients attending conventional, homeopathic, and mixed-practice family physicians in musculoskeletal conditions, upper respiratory tract infection, sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression in terms of clinical benefit, medical care and medication, adverse effects, and loss of therapeutic opportunity. Patients did not differ between groups except for the chronicity of their illness, which was greater in the homeopathic group. The authors concluded that patients treated by homeopathic physicians showed a similar clinical progression but took about half the amount of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) compared to conventionally treated patients, with fewer NSAID-related adverse events and no loss of therapeutic opportunity.7

Another study in the EPI3 series yielded an analogous result, showing that patients who consult family physicians certified in homeopathy used significantly less antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs for upper-respiratory tract infections than those who attended family physicians who prescribe only conventional medications, with similar outcomes. This finding is of considerable public health importance since antimicrobial resistance is now a major global problem. One of its main causes is overuse of antibiotics for upper-respiratory tract infections.8

1. Riley D., Fischer, M., Singh, B., et al. (2001). Homeopathy and Conventional Medicine: An Outcomes Study Comparing Effectiveness in a Primary Care Setting. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 7:149–159.
2. Haidvogl, M., Riley, D., Heger, M. et al. Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007; 7:7.doi.
3. Trichard, M., Chaufferin, G., Nicoloyannis, N. (2005). Pharmacoeconomic comparison between homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis in children. Homeopathy, 94:3–9.
4. Trichard, M., Chaufferin. G. (2004). Effectiveness, quality of life, and cost of caring for children in France with recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis managed by homeopathic or non-homeopathic General Practitioners. Disease Management and Health Outcomes, 12:419–427.
5. Witt, C., Keil, T., Selim, D., et al. (2005). Outcome and costs of homeopathic and conventional treatment strategies: a comparative cohort study in patients with chronic disorders. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 13:79–86.
6. Witt, C.M., Lüdtke, R., Baur, R., Willich, S.N. (2005). Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3,981 patients. BMC Public Health, 5:115.
7. Rossignol, M., Begaud, B., Engel, P., et al.  Impact of physician preferences for homeopathic or conventional medicines on patients with musculoskeletal disorders: results from the EPI3-MSD cohort. Pharmacopepidemiol. Drug Saf. 2012, 21:1093–101.
8. Grimaldi-Bensouda, L., Begaud, B., Rossignol, M., Avouac, B., Lert, F., et al. (2014.) Management of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections by Different Medical Practices, Including Homeopathy, and Consumption of Antibiotics in Primary Care: The EPI3 Cohort Study in France 2007–2008. PLoS ONE 9(3): e89990. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089990

Dr. Samet

Dr. Lisa Samet Reviews all the Homeopathic Research here!

October Product Specials

This month, we are offering all combination remedies in our Colds-Allergies category at 20% off the regular price! This includes Colds & Cough, Dry Eyes, Flu-like Symptoms, Hay Fever, Head Cold, Sinus Congestion and Wheezing.

Be gone Flu-Like Symptoms Be gone Dry Eyes Be gone Head Cold

New Retail Locations!

We are excited to announce that we have a new retail location that is now carrying our homeopathic products! If you live nearby, be sure to stop in and support their business!

  • Springtime Garden Center in Front Royal, VA now carries our Be gone™ Poison Ivy and our Be gone™ Scratch-N-Itch!

Curious as to whom already carries WHP products nearby? Check out our store finder locator located on our website!

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Customer CornerFAQ

What Is Influenzinum?

At this time of year, many of our customers begin calling and inquiring when we will have the latest strain of Influenzinum available. So what is Influenzinum? Every year we make a homeopathic remedy from the influenza vaccine for that year, the strains of which are designated by the Influenza Center of the World Health Organization. Those who prefer the homeopathic method of treating flu-like symptoms often rely on the remedy Influenzinum. We currently have the 2016–2017 Influenzinum available, but we anticipate that the 2017–2018 remedy will be available by late October or early November. Our website will have the most up-to-date information, so be sure to check back around that time to order your Influenzinum. We plan to have it available from a 9C/9X to a 30C/X potency and also 200C. The cost varies by potency and dosage form but ranges from $7.69–$45.64.

Meet Our Staff!

Carl Bernhards is one of WHP’s outside sales consultants who visits our local retail stores in Virginia and West Virginia and contacts our non-local stores throughout the United States. He has been working for the company since October 2016.

When he isn’t talking with customers about homeopathy, you can find Carl scouring antique markets, gardening outside his 19th-century home in historic Middletown, VA or watching the latest movie at the Alamo Movie Theatre. He is also the nephew of our late owner, Joe Lillard, so Carl grew up using homeopathy in his family. He is excited to now be a part of the family business!

Carl’s favorite product is our Influenzinum as it helped him battle his flu-like symptoms last winter.

Halloween CatCritter Corner

In October Homeopet is featuring felines! The Homeopet Feline line is on sale at 20% off. This line features: Digestive Upsets, Anxiety Relief, Skin & Itch Relief, WRM Clear, Nose Relief, and UTI+. It's a great time to stock up and keep that feline in your life happy and healthy!

Each Homeopet product comes in a 15ml bottle and is an affordable and natural option to keep your pets healthy! Check out the full Homeopet line here!

Looking for a homeopath?

question markTry searching on the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH), North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH), or American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) websites to find homeopaths listed by state and zip code.

Thank you for being a valued Washington Homeopathic Products customer! We would love to hear from you, especially if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. There are several ways to contact us: We wish you a safe, happy, and healthy month!
Kind regards,

Linda Lillard Washington Homeopathic Products
260 J R Hawvermale Way
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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