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Nationwide Survey Reveals Widespread Use of Mind and Body Practices

According to a large nationally representative survey developed by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), more Americans of all ages are using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being. The complementary health questionnaire is administered every 5 years as part of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual study in which tens of thousands of Americans are interviewed about their health- and illness-related experiences. The survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. In addition, there has been a significant increase in the use of yoga since 2002, and nearly as many Americans practice meditation or receive chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation.

Read more about the use of other mind and body approaches and the use of natural products in the full report at