Alternative medicine and yoga therapy are becoming increasingly popular among Americans. Whether this is a result of today’s healthcare system problems or of an expanded awareness of the benefits that a healthy life style can bring, some recent studies clearly suggest Americans are more into this type of naturopathic help.
Dr. Josephine Briggs, chief of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health at the National Institutes of Health, noted that the wellbeing practices in the US are rather stable so the doubled number of yoga attendees is rather surprising. Briggs went on adding that the causes of this recent dynamic need to be further surveyed. However, the recent findings go hand in hand with the increasing emphasis on having practices accessible to individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. Neck and back pain or arthritis are some of this conditions.
Former American Holistic Medical Association president, Dr. Molly Roberts underlined how expansive today’s alternative remedies are. Roberts revealed that 33% of the population is presently using one or another type of holistic medical solutions remarking that in absolute numbers this means 108 million are employing alternative methods of treatment. She further noted:
“The other thing is that there are a number of modalities and supplements that used to be considered ‘alternative’ that are now considered mainstream. Mind/body approaches are part of Americans’ strategy to manage pain. The science is incomplete, but it suggests there is a benefit for patients with pain conditions.”
Be that as it may, the authors likewise contended that in spite of the absence of an integrated definition as to which therapies are part of these alternative or complementary health approaches, evaluations of the general use of any alternative therapy described in this study are consistent with past exploration.
As per a National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) supplemental review about the use of alternative wellbeing treatments, the rate of grown-ups resorting to yoga to support their health multiplied throughout the decade from 2002 to 2012.
While the rate of youngsters doing yoga had gone up from 5.1% in 2002 to 9.5% in 2012, the rate of adults in their sixties doing likewise expanded from 1.3% to 3.3% which implies a tripling of the old population practicing this type of therapy.
The highest climb was reported in adults between 18 t and 44 years old. In 2002, there were 6.3% grown-ups who were interested in yoga and ten years later they were at 11.2 percent.
The NHIS report data was based on the use of non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements and physical and meditation practices.
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