More people visit alternative medical practitioners than conventional allopathic doctors according to a national study.

The results of the study were published in an article entitled WHY PATIENTS USE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE in the May 20, 1998 edition of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) p. 1548-1553 by Stanford researcher John A. Astin, PhD.

Some study results mentioned in the article:


Almost half of allopathic doctors themselves have used some form of alternative medical treatment. People use it because they think it works. All in all, this is one JAMA article you don't want to miss!

Trivia Question: Why does a JAMA article that promotes cholesterol medication, even in people who don't have elevated cholesterol, make front-page news? Yet an article such as this in the same Journal goes without mention?

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