Disabled Choose Alternative Practitioners Over Conventional Medic

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    Disabled Americans Choose Alternative Practitioners Over Conventional Medicine


    A national survey has shown that insured adults with physical disabilities (including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury) consult complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners at a rate similar to or higher than the general population.

    CAM use was higher among disabled women (24 percent) than men (10 percent), and among prior users (62 percent) than non-users (8 percent).

    Common symptoms treated were pain, decreased functioning, and lack of energy.

    The complete article about this survey was published in a recent issue of Disability and Rehabilitation.

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    ref: NFA Newsletter