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Holistic Health in America

Health olistic IN AMERICA Rising healthcare costs, distrust of pharmaceutical companies, and the "fix-it when illness develops" approach not working, is leading many Americans to look for more natural ways to maintain good health - not only their physical health, but mental and spiritual as well. 43% 40% 4 in 10 U.S. adults have used a holistic health therapy in the past year. women 33% men A holistic health (a.k.a. complimentary and alternative medicine, integrated medicine) strategy is the choice many people are making for themselves and family. Women choose holistic therapies more often than men. 41% WEST MIDWEST 38% SOUTH NORTHEAST 45% People living in the western United States choose holistic therapies most often. 33% Education People with higher levels of education make greater use of holistic therapies Less than high school 21% 31% High School Graduate or GED Some College-no degree Associate of Arts Degree 45% 47% 50% 55% Bachelor or Arts or Science Degree Masters, Doctorate, Professional Degree Holistic Health Diseases / use by Age 44% Conditions 41% 40% 40% for which holistic therapies are most commonly used 36% Severe headache 2% or migraine 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 Insomnia or 1% trouble sleeping 1/9 6% Neck pain 17% children used some type of holistic therapy. Children with a parent who uses holistic health therapies are twice as likely to do so as well. Back pain 2% Head or chest cold Therapies most commonly used among children *(Chiropractic /Osteopathic) 4% 3% Natural Products C/O' Manipulation Deep Breathing Exercises 20% Yoga Homeopathy D 1% Massage D1% 1% Therapies most commonly used among adults Stress "(Chiropractic / Osteopathic) 18% 5% Natural Products Deep Breathing Exercises Meditation C/O* Manipulation 13% Joint pain or stiffness 9o% Massage Yoga 10V 2% Cholesterol, Most common natural products used among Adults Anxiety * (Adults 18 years of age and over in United States who used holistic health in the past 12 months) Fish oil / omega 3 37% 20% 20% 16% 14% 13% 11% Glucosamine Echinacea Flaxseed oil or pills Ginseng Combination herb pill 4% Ginkgo biloba Chondroitin 11% Arthritis Garlic supplements Coenzyme Q-10 11% (W)holesome Produced by www.Wholesome.it. Source: Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults and children: United States, 2007. National health statistics reports; no 12. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2008, www.wholesome.it Copyright © 2012 Wholesome. All rights reserved. INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN: BORIS BENKO

Holistic Health in America

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Rising healthcare costs, distrust of pharmaceutical companies, and the “fix-it when illness develops” approach not working, is leading many Americans to look for more natural ways to maintain good...

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