This is a very large study showing that almost 40% of adults in the US are using some sort of complementary alternative medicine. It is important to note that these therapies be viewed as complementary and should never replace a hospital or doctors visit for someone who is seriously ill or hurt.
What CAM can do, for example, is offer an alternative for many people who don't want to take pain medication for the rest of their lives. There can be some terrible side effects and if the pain can be managed by a few Reiki treatments a month, why not?
There is a definite growth in the amount of people willing to go outside the box when it comes to treating what ails them. What would be interesting is to see what is causing this growth. There are definitely more people speaking out about it, such as the Dr. Oz video on my homepage. Maybe that will be the subject of my next entry....until then I wish you well.