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Popularity Of Alternative Medicine Continues To Rise

September 16, 2011 by  

 An estimated 75 percent of people reported that they currently participate in alternative treatments, such as yoga and acupuncture to treat common disorders.More Americans are turning to alternative therapies. According to Physician’s Weekly, although most people surveyed said that they would still use prescription medications to treat common disorders, an estimated 75 percent reported that they currently use alternative treatments, such as yoga and acupuncture.

Additionally, the medical news source reports that 73 percent of those surveyed said they take vitamins regularly, and 57 percent use dietary supplements. Researchers believe that this could be a product of more children being raised by parents who accept these practices, or it could just be attributed to the growing popularity of these therapies.

A 2007 survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that approximately 38 percent of U.S. adults and children use alternative treatments. The new findings suggest that the popularity of these treatments continues to grow.

According to Physician’s Weekly, yoga is the most popular of these therapies. The news provider also reported that more doctors are noticing this trend and attempting to integrate methods like acupuncture into their practices.

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