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Americans Increasingly Turning To Alternative Treatments

September 6, 2011 by  

Recent statistics show that 38 percent of Americans turn to natural medicine and alternative treatments, while 12 percent of children have used such therapies. More and more people are experiencing the healing effects of spa treatments, acupuncture, massage, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin and mineral supplements, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and ancient herbs and tinctures.

In fact, more than half of U.S. medical schools now teach courses in alternative medicine. And the current research budget for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is $121.5 million. This is 61 times the amount allotted in 1992 when the department was founded.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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