A year-long pilot scheme in Northern Ireland has found that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can offer significant health improvements to NHS patients.
Independent analysis of the findings showed:
- Patients receiving acupuncture treatment reported an average 33% improvement in their health and wellbeing
- Patients receiving chiropractic and osteopathy treatment reported an average 38% improvement in their health and wellbeing
- Patients receiving homeopathic treatment reported an average 54% improvement in their health and wellbeing
Founder of Get Well UK, Boo Armstrong, says of the results: “The results from this project speak for themselves – complementary therapies improve health and save money. These findings are consistent with other service evaluation from across the UK. A personalised health service will need protocols to include complementary therapies.” Full report