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. Therapies that are either alternative or complementary to conventional Western medicine are being increasingly accepted, buoying the industry's performance... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry is involved in complementary and alternative medicine, with therapies used to either 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 adjust the body's spinal structure to address nervous system problems. Lower back pain is the most common cause of patient visits and spinal manipulation is the most frequently billed service by chiropractors... purchase to read more