Researchers have found the market has increased by 18 per cent over the past two years and is now worth a substantial £213m per year.
Analysts Mintel have predicted a 33 per cent increase in sales which would take the market to £282m over the next four years as more patients decide to try natural remedies as opposed to traditional medicine.
It is though that the rise could be attributed to a growing public acceptance of these treatments with individuals interest perhaps being sparked by the NHS’s inclusion of many of the therapies.
With the number of people with depression soaring, sufferers are more open to trying holistic options which don’t run the risk of addiction like prescription drugs.
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