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More Canadians choosing alternative health therapies May 27, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Healing.

More than half of Canadians surveyed in 2006
reported using at least one form of complementary or alternative medicine or
treatment during the previous year, according to a new report published today
by independent research organization, The Fraser Institute.
    The report, Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Canada: Trends in
Use and Public Attitudes, 1997-2006, is based on a survey of 2,000 adult
Canadians conducted in 2006. It follows up on a similar survey done in 1997.
    The survey showed 54 per cent of respondents used at least one form of
alternative or complementary therapy in the year prior to the survey, an
increase of four percentage points over the 1997 result of 50 per cent.
    “This increased use of alternative therapies is another indicator of
Canadians’ desire to have more choice and control over their health care
options,” said Nadeem Esmail, The Fraser Institute’s Director of Health System
Performance and author of the report.
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