Complementary and alternative medicine use in the Amish.

Title

Complementary and alternative medicine use in the Amish.

Creator

von Gruenigen V E; Showalter A L; Gil K M; Frasure H E; Hopkins M P; Jenison E L

Publisher

Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Date

2001
2001-12

Description

OBJECTIVE: To examine the rate of utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Amish women, a population that traditionally uses non-mainstream medicine. METHODS & RESULTS: Sixty-six Amish women completed a survey concerning their use of CAM. Thirty-six percent of the Amish women used at least one form of CAM, primarily reporting a use of diet and nutrition programs, herbal therapies, and chiropractic medicine. In addition, ten pregnant Amish women reported using echinacea, St. John's Wort, red clover, garlic and ginseng. CONCLUSION: This survey highlights the need to address potential adverse effects of herbal therapies in young women who are a member of a group that may use non-mainstream medicine.

Subject

*Christianity; Adult; Complementary Therapies/*statistics & numerical data; Female; Humans; Ohio; Phytotherapy/statistics & numerical data; Plant Preparations/therapeutic use; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications/therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

232–233

Issue

4

Volume

9

Citation

von Gruenigen V E; Showalter A L; Gil K M; Frasure H E; Hopkins M P; Jenison E L, “Complementary and alternative medicine use in the Amish.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 23, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4034.

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