Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In line with the growing acceptance of complementary medicines, the Alternative Health Therapies industry has grown strongly over the past five years. Complementary and alternative health care medicines and therapies (often collectively referred to as complementary and alternative medicine or CAM) are used alongside conventional medical treatments to improve health and wellbeing. These treatments include acupuncture, naturopathy, aromatherapy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese and ayurvedic medicines, massage, reiki and osteopathy to name a few. The industry has been buoyed by the increasing acceptance of therapies that are either alternative or complementary to conventional Western medicine... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry is involved in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), with therapies used either to complement conventional Western medicine or as an alternative to conventional practices. An extensive variety of complementary and alternative medicine therapies are available.
Chiropractic and osteopathy
Chiropractic treatment is one of the more widely accepted alternative therapies. Practitioners gain accreditation after completing a three-to-five-year program. Chiropractic treatments address nervous system problems by adjusting the body's spinal structure. Lower back pain is the most common cause of patient visits and the most frequently billed service by chiropractors is spinal manipulation... purchase to read more