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Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey.
CONTEXT A prior national survey documented the high prevalence and costs of alternative medicine use in the United States in 1990. OBJECTIVE To document trends in alternative medicine use in theExpand
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Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.
BACKGROUND Many people use unconventional therapies for health problems, but the extent of this use and the costs are not known. We conducted a national survey to determine the prevalence, costs, andExpand
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Long-Term Trends in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in the United States
Community surveys done over the past decade have documented that a substantial proportion of Americans use complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies (14), which have been defined asExpand
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Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997-2002.
CONTEXT Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by US adults increased substantially between 1990 and 1997, yet little is known about more recent trends. OBJECTIVE Compare CAM therapy useExpand
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The use of complementary and alternative therapies to treat anxiety and depression in the United States.
OBJECTIVE This study presents data on the use of complementary and alternative therapies to treat anxiety and depression in the United States. METHOD The data came from a nationally representativeExpand
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Perceptions about Complementary Therapies Relative to Conventional Therapies among Adults Who Use Both: Results from a National Survey
Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies (also known as integrative or unconventional therapies) have been defined as those interventions neither taught widely at U.S. medical schoolsExpand
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Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes.
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of the published literature on the efficacy and safety of herbal therapies and vitamin/mineral supplements for glucose control in patients with diabetes. Expand
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Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.
CONTEXT Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs). OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavyExpand
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Characteristics of Yoga Users: Results of a National Survey
BackgroundThere are limited data on the characteristics of yoga users in the U.S.ObjectiveTo characterize yoga users, medical reasons for use, perceptions of helpfulness, and disclosure of use toExpand
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Use of complementary and alternative medical therapies among racial and ethnic minority adults: results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey.
PURPOSE Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among ethnic minority populations is poorly understood. We sought to examine CAM use in Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-HispanicExpand
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