Alternative medicine is any form of practice that is outside the area of conventional modern medicine. It covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. Most of these treatments and health care practices are not taught widely in medical schools. Examples are naturopathy, chiropractic, Ayurveda, homeopathy, herbalism, nutrition therapy, osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, folk medicine and acupuncture.
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Over the last decade, America’s reliance on prescription drugs has grown by staggering proportions. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s June 2006 report, “Prescription Drug Trends,” the number of prescriptions purchased per capita in the U.S. population rose from 7.9 in 1994 to 12.3 in 2005.