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Many think alternative medicines effective
[Posted: Mon 09/02/2009 by Deborah Condon www.irishhealth.com]
A majority of people believe that alternative/complementary medicines are effective, according to the results of a new poll by irishhealth.com.
Alternative medicine is a term used to describe a practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. Examples include homeopathy, hypnosis, acupuncture and naturopathy.
Complementary medicine generally refers to the same interventions when they are used in conjunction with mainstream medical techniques. The two are often referred to under the umbrella term complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM.
We asked our registered readers whether they believe CAM is effective.
Of those who answered, 60% said yes. However almost one in four – 23% - do not believe CAM is effective. A further 17% were unsure on the matter.
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