Please fill in your e-mail address to be included in our newsletter.
You may opt out at any time.

close this box

cheap viagra at lowest price

Study: 1 in 9 U.S. Kids Use Alternative Medicine

by The Kid's Doctor Staff

More than one in nine children try herbal remedies and other nontraditional options according to a new study on herbal medicine and American children.

The study, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that nearly 3 million young people use supplements, ranging from fish oil to ginseng.

The study shows that the practices of the parents children played a big role in whether or not the child took herbal supplements. Kids were five times more likely to use alternative therapies if a parent or other relative did.

The study had a wide definition of alternative medicine that included acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, traditional healing, yoga, Pilates, deep breathing massage and even dieting. Vitamins and mineral supplements are not considered alternative medicine and neither are prayer or folk medicine practices.

Herbal remedies were the leading type of alternative therapy for both adults and children under 18. Among children, the most common therapies given were for head or neck pain, colds and anxiety.

Fish oil for hyperactivity and Echinacea for colds were the most popular supplements, although researchers point out that there is no proof such treatments work for those conditions, nor have they been tested in children.

Related Posts on www.kidsdr.com

Share this post:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Google
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • LinkedIn
Email This Post
Print This Post

What Do You Think? Leave Us Your Comment.