Hospital Health Care, an online resource for senior management in hospitals across Europe, reports that an independent study involving 713 patients using complimentary therapies including homeopathy showed remarkable and significant improvements in health.
A year-long pilot scheme in Northern Ireland has found that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can offer significant health improvements to NHS patients.
After receiving CAM treatments on referral from their GP, 81% of patients reported an improvement in their physical health and 79% in their mental health. The majority of patients, 84%, directly linked improvements in their health and wellbeing to the CAM treatment they had received and 94% said they would recommend it to others with a similar condition.
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