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More Brits turning to alternative health treatments

Published on 06/10/2009
An estimated one in five people in the UK have used some form of alternative therapy or treatment to improve their health, according to Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.

In January this year, the council introduced a register to regulate practitioners of four alternative therapies including aromatherapy, reflexology, nutritional therapy and massage.

Alternative therapy expert Gillian La Haye said: "People find complementary therapies gentle; they like the personal contact, one-to-one, which is longer than they get with their doctor.

"They want to be in control of their own wellbeing, they don't want to be taking drugs and they want to know more. I do think there is a need for a greater awareness."

Speaking at Foundation for Integrated Health conference earlier this year, the secretary of state for Wales Peter Hain called for the free provision of complementary medicine on the NHS, in response to its growing popularity in the UK.
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