Complementary and alternative medical treatments are gaining favor among adults in the United States, according to a National Health Interview Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

In the year prior to the survey, 62 percent of adults used some form of CAM therapy, when the definition of CAM therapy included prayer specifically for health reasons. When prayer for health reasons was excluded, 36 percent of adults said that they had used some form of CAM therapy.

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