Homeopathy use by US adults: Results of a national survey

Michelle L. Dossett, Roger B. Davis, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Gloria Y. Yeh

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)743-745
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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