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How many people use alternative medicine?

A 2004 survey from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported that nearly 40 percent of adults use alternative medicine. Many people are combining this treatment with their conventional health care. Some people are seeking out medical doctors with training in naturopathy. The most popular complementary treatment used is non-vitamin/non-mineral dietary supplements.

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