Women's well-being is at the heart of Oöna Health. Founded
by Valerie Otto and based in New York City, Oöna Health
provides important products and information that address women's
Begun in 1995 as Becoming, Inc., Oöna
Health started as a mail order fashion house offering elegant
clothes and accessories for women diagnosed with cancer, especially
breast cancer. The smart, chic and tailored fashions, geared
to answer the specific fashion needs of these women, also
helped them regain a sense of dignity and self-worth. Within
a few short years, it had evolved into one of the largest
businesses of its kind.
Upon that solid foundation, the company
has expanded into other areas of women's health. Through her
familiarity of the needs of women undergoing cancer treatment,
Otto, who earned her masters in business from Columbia University,
had long questioned the value of hormone replacement therapy
(HRT) for women dealing with the difficulties of menopause.
In response, her research and investigations led to an all-natural
herbal alternativeused safely in Europe for more than
half a centurythat relieved menopausal symptoms.
With her company, Otto developed and formulated
that herbal option into Oöna, a product manufactured
under strict guidelines for efficacy and potency to give women
a proven, safe alternative to HRT. Not incidentally, a growing
number of reports in medical journals and in the national
media during the past two years have detailed the dangerous
potential of drug treatments, underscoring even further the
importance of Oöna's presence in the marketplace.
Such has been the success of Oöna,
which translates as "the one" or "unity"
from Celtic, the company was renamed Oöna Health, Inc.
Oöna has also branched out further into its line of herbal
supplements targeted to the needs of women. In 2004, Oöna
is introducing two new products designed to alleviate premenstrual
symptoms: Oöna PMS1 treats general symptoms such as bloating
and tension, while Oöna PMS2 provides relief from cramps.
Behind it all is Oöna Health's
reliance on education and outreach to communicate with women,
of all ages and from many walks of life, and the medical community.
Bringing together science, nature, efficacy and sensitivity,
Oöna Health stands ready to continue and expand its service
to women. Oöna products are available through natural
health food stores, independent pharmacies, online stores
such as drugstore.com.