Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), is becoming more popular according to a recent survey by the National Institutes of Health and U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Data collected found that 12 percent of children (ages 17 and up) and 38 percent of adults as compared with 36 percent from 2002 are using CAM methods—acupuncture, yoga, herbal supplements as well as chiropractics, meditation and massages.

What were they treating? The most popular ailments were insomnia, migraines or intense headaches, musculoskeletal conditions, chest or head cold, high cholesterol, anxiety, arthritis and joint, neck and back pain.

Read RH’s “The New Medicine Chest” to learn more about alternative medicines.