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Homeopathy Use by US Adults

Result of National Survey

Author(s): Melvin Kirschner , Janet Onopa , Lionel Milgrom , S Kumar

Publication: American Journal of Public Health ( AJPH )

Volume: Vol. 106

Date: April 2016

Pages: 743-745

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We used the 2012 National Health Interview Survey to compare homeopathy users with supplement users and those using other forms of complementary and integrative medicine. Among US adults, 2.1% used homeopathy within the past 12 months. Respiratory and otorhinolaryngology complaints were most commonly treated (18.5%). Homeopathy users were more likely to use multiple complementary and integrative medicine therapies and to perceive the therapy as helpful than were supplement users. US homeopathy use remains uncommon; however, users perceive it as helpful.