A Therapy Directory survey reveals the growing importance of complementary therapies in healthcare
A recent survey carried out on the Therapy Directory website suggests that people in the UK are placing a higher importance on complementary therapies to maintain their general health.
Since the late twentieth century, alternative and complementary therapies have been becoming more popular, gaining more coverage and carrying more weight within conventional healthcare. Whether used as a substitute or alongside conventional medicine, it seems there is now a place for complementary therapies in many people's lives.In modern society it's generally accepted that if we have an ailment, the rightful passage would be to book an appointment with a doctor or take some medication to alleviate the symptoms. This scenery has been changing in recent years however, with people becoming more aware of therapies that treat the person as a whole and explore the root of the problem. Evidence of this is even visible within the NHS, with hospitals and surgeries beginning to offer these types of sessions. The results from our survey on the importance of complementary therapies revealed that 38% of people consider them to be important for maintaing their health, while 25% consider them to be very important. This high proportion of people reflects the changing attitude towards alternative healthcare.
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