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Charleston SC Acupuncture Report: More Americans Using Acupuncture

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Are you curious Acupuncture and live in Charleston, SC? Did you know that more Americans are using Acupuncture every year? Here are a few resutls from the "National Health Survey":

  • The study is based on results of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, a series of questionnaires prepared and collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Researchers found that between 2002 and 2007 there was a significant increase in the number of patients using acupuncture.
  • Overall, the study found that six percent of Americans are using or have used acupuncture as part of their health care — over 14 million users, up from 8 million in 2002. The growth is remarkable considering that less than one percent of the population reported trying acupuncture in the last two decades.
  • The analysis was published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicineand looked at utilization rates, demographics and reasons for using acupuncture.

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