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Wellness-Related Use of Natural Product Supplements, Yoga, and Spinal Manipulation Among Adults

Why Do People Use Certain Complementary Approaches?

People who take natural product supplements or who practice yoga are more likely to do so for wellness than for treating a health condition. In contrast, people who use spinal manipulation more often do so for treatment reasons rather than wellness.

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Yoga & Wellness

Did you know? 94% of Americans who practice yoga say that they do it for wellness reasons. And they say that practicing yoga makes them healthier in many ways.

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Does Use of Natural Product Supplements, Yoga, and Spinal Manipulation Make People Feel Better?

Perceived Wellness-Related Outcomes From Use of Complementary Approaches

Over two-thirds of users of all three approaches reported improved overall health and feeling better as a result of using the approach.

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7 Citation: Stussman BJ, Black LI, Barnes PM, Clarke TC, Nahin RL. Wellness-related use of common complementary health approaches among adults: United States, 2012. National health statistics reports; no 85. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2015. [402KB PDF]

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