According to WHO reports, they estimate that approximately 3 billion people (65-80 per cent of the global population) utilize some form of alternative medicine as their primary form of healthcare.
Around the World:
- Herbal medications are the norm in Germany with several people preferring natural remedies over synthesized drugs.
- There are 5 hospitals in Britain run by the National Health Service dedicated to homeopathy.
- According to reports released by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), approximately 38 per cent of US adults rely on some form of complimentary or alternative medicine. The report also states that 1 out of 9 children utilize alternative healthcare therapies.
- In Africa and other developing nations, traditional medicine is utilized for 80 per cent of primary health care due to lack of availability of conventional forms of medicine.