DELAWARE VALLEY WELLNESS NETWORK INC.
MARKET TRENDS IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Americans paid 13.7 billion dollars for visits to alternative medical
practitioners in 1990, 10.3 billion dollars was out of pocket.
In 1993, 1 in 3 made 425 million visits to alternative practitioners,
exceeding the number of visits to primary care physicians, which was 388
- Life Association News
Studies by the National Institutes of Health indicate that over 80% of all
people using alternative therapies combine it with their medical treatment.
- Business Insurance
According to the Consumers' Association, 9 out of 10 members who have used
complementary medicine would use it again, 80% would recommend it to others.
50 % of patients surveyed after treatment report "greatly improved", and
40% reported "improved" or "slightly improved"
88% reported they still experienced improvements after 10 weeks.
- The Handbook for Complementary Medicine, Stephen Fulder
Anywhere from 60-90% of all visits to doctors are in the mind-body
Faith in the medical treatment, is wonderfully therapeutic, successful at
treating 60-90% of most common medical problems.
- Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School, Time Magazine June 24, 1996
82% of people surveyed believe in the power of personal prayer.
- Time Magazine
Washington State passed a law effective Jan.1996 that requires insurance
companies to pay for alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
- The Economist
Disclaimer:The material presented here is solely for educational purposes.
DVWN does not endorese any of these treatment methods to provide a
substitution for medical treatment. DVWN does not claim any of these
therapies to provide diagnosis,treatment of a cure for any
conditions.Practitioner membership in DVWN is based on meeting service or
practitioner required training, certification and/or licensure and the
payment of a uniform yearly fee to DVWN, which is not dependent on
referrals. DVWN members may be removed for failure to maintain State
required licenses or liability insurance or to pay the yearly fee. DVWN does
not offer medical advice, but provides a referral service between DVWN
members and the general public guided by specific requests such as physical
condition or service location, with subsequent referrals made to DVWN by
callers resulting from client-directed searches. Customers to DVWN are
tracked through a non-identifying record of first name and last initial.
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