Homeopathy Use by US Adults
Result of National Survey
Publication: American Journal of Public Health ( AJPH )
Volume: Vol. 106
Date: April 2016
See Original Article: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2015.303025
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.