SOURCE: Arizona Homeopathic Associates

August 18, 2010 01:41 ET

Arizona Homeopathic Associates Provides Unique Health Care Solutions; Treating the Cause of Illness Rather Than the Symptoms

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Current figures estimate that spending on health care in the U.S. is about 16% of its GDP. In 2007, an estimated $2.26 trillion was spent on health care in the United States, or $7,439 per capita. Health care costs are rising faster than wages or inflation, and the health share of GDP is expected to continue its upward trend, reaching 19.5% of GDP by 2017.

With health care reform recently approved, the debate over costs is fierce. Some say costs will be controlled or reduced; others claim that costs will spiral out of control. Regardless, Medicare, in its present form, is not sustainable, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

On the sidelines in the debate over care and costs is a rising trend toward alternative health care, known as naturopathy. Tempe, Arizona based naturopathic physicians Danite Haller, N.D. and Eric Udell, N.D. at Arizona Homeopathic Associates are enjoying a thriving practice in spite of national economic woes. "With many people out of work and not having company health insurance, they are finding that naturopathic medicine is an effective and affordable way to go," claims Udell.

Naturopathic medicine is based on the belief that the human body has an innate healing ability. Naturopathic doctors teach their patients to use diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and innovative natural therapies to enhance their bodies' ability to ward off and combat disease.

Dr. Haller describes the difference between conventional medicine and naturopathy, "In naturopathy we don't use medication to alleviate or mask symptoms. We strive to identity the causes of the symptoms and provide non-invasive treatments and no pharmaceutical medicines." Haller and Udell have chosen one aspect of naturopathy -- homeopathy. First used in 1796 by a German physician, homeopathy uses specially prepared remedies based on the law of "similar." This means substances that cause certain symptoms can be use in extremely diluted form to encourage the body in the healing process. These remedies are all natural and have no side effects.

Homeopathic remedies are extremely cost effective, costing less than traditional medications. Naturopathic care, which requires greater doctor care and interaction than conventional medicine is less costly, too.

For more information on this alternative form of medical care, see

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  • Arizona Homeopathic Associates
    Dr. Eric Udell