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Text version of Americans use complementary care but they need to know what’s safe and effective

Americans use complementary care, but they need to know what’s safe and effective. About 40% of U.S. adults look to complementary approaches, spending about $34 billion per year1 on them, to improve well-being, relieve symptoms, and enhance conventional care.

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1nccam.nih.gov/sites/nccam.nih.gov/files/nhsrn18.pdf (362KB PDF)

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