About 2.8 million young people use alternative medicine, including herbal supplements, fish oil, acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, traditional healing, yoga, Pilates, deep breathing, and massage, reports the AP. Given that children are generally pretty healthy, the finding that so many use alternative medicine is "pretty amazing," said one of the study's authors, Richard Nahin of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (The study did not consider vitamin and mineral supplements alternative medicine.)
Do your kids partake in alternative healing methods? If so, what and why?