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Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990-1997: results of a follow-up national survey.
TLDR
Alternative medicine use and expenditures increased substantially between 1990 and 1997, attributable primarily to an increase in the proportion of the population seeking alternative therapies, rather than increased visits per patient.
Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.
TLDR
The frequency of use of unconventional therapy in the United States is far higher than previously reported and expenditure associated with use in 1990 amounted to approximately $13.7 billion, comparable to the $12.8 billion spent out of pocket annually for all hospitalizations in theUnited States.
Long-Term Trends in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in the United States
TLDR
In the absence of prospective data, which do not exist, the results represent, to the knowledge, the most accurate information currently available on U.S. trends in CAM therapy use over the past half-century.
The use of complementary and alternative therapies to treat anxiety and depression in the United States.
TLDR
Complementary and alternative therapies are used more than conventional therapies by people with self-defined anxiety attacks and severe depression, and most patients visiting conventional mental health providers for these problems also use complementary andAlternative therapies.
Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997-2002.
TLDR
The prevalence of CAM use has remained stable from 1997 to 2002, and over one in three respondents used CAM in the past year, representing about 72 million US adults.
Perceptions about Complementary Therapies Relative to Conventional Therapies among Adults Who Use Both: Results from a National Survey
TLDR
1997 national survey data on respondents' perceptions about use and nondisclosure of CAM therapies relative to conventional medical care is summarized.
Heavy metal content of ayurvedic herbal medicine products.
TLDR
One of 5 Ayurvedic HMPs produced in South Asia and available in Boston South Asian grocery stores contains potentially harmful levels of lead, mercury, and/or arsenic, which may put users at risk for heavy metal toxicity.
Characteristics of Yoga Users: Results of a National Survey
TLDR
Yoga users are more likely to be white, female, young and college educated, and report benefit for musculoskeletal conditions and mental health, indicating that further research on the efficacy of yoga for the treatment and/or prevention of these conditions is warranted.
Systematic review of herbs and dietary supplements for glycemic control in diabetes.
TLDR
There is still insufficient evidence to draw definitive conclusions about the efficacy of individual herbs and supplements for diabetes; however, they appear to be generally safe.
Use of complementary and alternative medical therapies among racial and ethnic minority adults: results from the 2002 National Health Interview Survey.
TLDR
Excluding prayer, Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks used CAM less frequently thanNon-Hispanic whites and were less likely to disclose their use to their healthcare provider.
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