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People have practical needs to relieve common conditions and symptoms, such as chronic pain, hot flashes, obesity, and anxiety disorders. 100 million U.S. adults live with chronic pain.1 Hot flashes affect 75% of post-menopausal women.2 More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese.3 Anxiety disorders affect 40 million U.S. adults.4

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1www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-In-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx

2www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2971731/pdf/ljwh-2-123.pdf (PDF)

3www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

4www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/