we are discussing alternative medicines. According to a recent Harvard Medical School report
, the use of herbal supplements has increased by 50% in the last 5 years. Last year, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and National Center for Health Statistics jointly published a report
on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. People of all backgrounds use CAM. However, CAM use among adults is greater among women and those with higher levels of education and higher incomes. In the United States, approximately 38 percent of adults (about 4 in 10) and approximately 12 percent of children (about 1 in 9) are using some form of CAM. Non-vitamin, non-mineral natural products are the most commonly used CAM therapy among adults. The use of several therapies has increased including deep breathing exercises, meditation, massage therapy, and yoga. The percentage of people using the most common CAM therapies had a significant increases between 2002 and 2007.
Some of the most popular natural products in the U.S. are fish oil (37.4%), glucosamine (19.9%), echinacea (21.1%), and flaxseed (15.9%). These percentages are the percent of adults who used these natural products in the last 30 days.
People use CAM for many different types of conditions and diseases. U.S. adults are most likely to use CAM for musculoskeletal problems like back, neck, or joint pain. - See more at: http://www.healthherbs.com/newsletterpast.html?newsid=88#first