Docs and nurses use "alternative medicine"
An interesting report details the uses of herbs and dietary supplements by doctors, nurses, and other mainstream health care providers. Although it focuses on clinicians enrolled in an online course about alternative medicine and supplements, the study still gives some interesting tidbits: first off, over 80% of the practitioners used some form of herb or supplement. The top choices are things like multivitamins and specific vits; but herbs such as green tea, chamomile, flax, cinnamon and Echinacea are right up there. I keep saying that things are changing with the new batches of allopaths coming out of the medical and nursing schools: I hope the positive attitudes can translate to good education, both of the care providers and their patients!