From Chiropractic Economics:
U.S. healthcare workers, especially doctors and nurses, use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) far more than do workers in other fields, according to a new study.
CAM includes diverse therapies outside the realm of conventional medicine. Overall, 76 percent of healthcare workers report CAM usage, compared with 63 percent of the general working population.
Healthcare workers use chiropractic treatment, massage, and acupuncture for conditions that conventional medicine does not address well, said study co-author Lori Knutson, executive director of the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing with Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. While conventional providers often treat common issues such as back pain with pain medication, holistic providers address root causes, she said.
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