More Health workers are using alternative medicine

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A new finding shows that there are there are three out of every four U.S. health-care personnel make use of some form of balancing, or alternative medicine, or routine to help stay healthier.

What the general public did not know about the health personnel that they are relying too were more inclined to using wide-ranging alternative medicine options, which includes massage, yoga, acupuncture, Pilates or herbal medicines.

According to the Executive Director of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing with the Allina Health System in Minneapolis, Lori Knutson, there were no analysis  done to find out, how many health workers are putting their trust on alternative medicine.  The study proves that health workers are now recognizing the beneficial effects of alternative medicine in the body.

Knutson and her colleagues shared their research this month in the journal Health Services Research.

Based on the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (part of the National Institutes of Health), there are around 38 percent of Americans that are presently availing themselves of some form of complementary/alternative medicine, including dietary supplements, meditation, chiropractic services, Pilates, and Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine.

The poll data, gathered back in 2007 is just one part of the National Health Interview Survey, looked at use amongst nationally typical sample of more than 14,300 adults that were working 18 years old and up.   Around 1,300 of the participants were health-care providers and workers engaged in either a hospital or ambulatory surroundings.

The survey dealt with 36 different forms of options, involving body manipulation, mind-body and biological-based treatments, and energy-healing remedies.

Doctors, and nurses  discovered to be above twice, as likely as non-clinical health-care support workers to have tested a practitioner-based balancing or alternative medicine service during the past years.

In general, health workers belong to the bigger group of people that are using alternative treatment in dealing with the diseases.  Around 76 percent health-care workers admitted that they such methods in the last year, compared to 63 percent of people not engage in any form of health working environment.

Even if, diets, vitamins, minerals, and/or herbal supplements  not included from the range of options, health-care workers were still incline to use complementary medicine product or service last year compared to the number of common people using alternative medicine to treat themselves.

Health workers use the alternative medicine to treat common problems such as back, neck and joint pain.

Knutson noted that the western culture still put their trust in western medicine, but that was in the old days. Times are changing, and the people now are open to the fact that there are other effective ways of dealing with ailments.