Alternative Care Popular Among Kids

A final outcomes of a random nationwide telephone questionnaire of 1,501 mothers, fathers and also other primary caregivers of kids and adolescents demonstrated that nearly a quarter (22%) of the parents used some type of alternative medicine for his or her child, and almost 1 in 10 allowed their kids to see a complementary and alternative treatment provider, defined inside the study as being a chiropractor, osteopathic physician or homeopath. The research also demonstrated that in excess of one-third don't tell their medical doctor about it.

The storyline reported from the October 24, 2002 Web MD and by Reuters Health on October 28, 2002, over 80% of the parents were somewhat or very pleased with their child's newest usage of complementary and alternative medicines and 86% of parents considered the care to become somewhat or very useful. Finally, 90% said they might be prepared to make use of complementary and alternative medicines with regards to children in the future.

Dr. Michael B. Aldous of the University of Arizona in Tucson and colleagues conducted the survey and analyzed the results.

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