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National Health Interview Survey 2022

According to data from the 2022 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) released in January 2024, over a 20-year period—from 2002 to 2022—U.S. adults not only increased their overall use of complementary health approaches but were also more likely to use complementary health approaches specifically for managing pain. The use of yoga, meditation, and massage therapy increased the most from 2002 to 2022.

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Use of Select Complementary Approaches 2022

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NHIS 20 Year Trends: Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Massage

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NHIS 20 Year Trends: Use of Yoga

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NHIS 20 Year Trends: Use of Meditation

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NHIS 20 Year Trends: Use of Massage

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Nahin RL, Rhee A, Stussman B. Use of complementary health approaches overall and for pain management by US adults. JAMA. 2024;331(7):613-615.