Why Do People Use Certain Complementary Approaches?
People who take natural product supplements or who practice yoga are more likely to do so for wellness than for treating a health condition. In contrast, people who use spinal manipulation more often do so for treatment reasons rather than wellness.
Over 85% use natural products for wellness.
Over 40% use natural products for treating a health condition.
Over 90% use yoga for wellness.
Over 15% use yoga for treating a health condition.
Over 50% use spinal manipulation for wellness.
Over 65% use spinal manipulation for treating a health condition.
Citation: Stussman BJ, Black LI, Barnes PM, Clarke TC, Nahin RL. Wellness-related use of common complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2012. National health statistics reports; no 85. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. [402KB PDF]