An Argument for Inclusion of Alternatives in Health Care

An Argument for Inclusion of Alternatives in Health Care

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by Don Ingwerson

Since complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) include the area of prayer, I  keep abreast of reports that mention CAM. The attached report mentions alternative and complementary medicines. In prior reports, prayer was the leading alternative medicine used by the public (49%). I found this report interesting and I’m sharing it with you. I hope you find the information informative and I am happy to respond to any questions you may have.

US Spending On Complementary And Alternative Medicine During 2002–08 Plateaued, Suggesting Role In Reformed Health System (



About the author

Don Ingwerson Don regularly blogs on health and spirituality and lives in Laguna Beach with his wife - both Christian Science practitioners. He brings his years serving the public in education to his work as a liaison of Christian Science, where he maintains contacts with the media and legislative offices.


  1. Pamela says

    Thanks Don, always appreciate your keeping us abreast of what is out there. I found the information you shared very informative.

  2. says

    Hi Don,
    I tried to read the article that you linked to, but it’s behind a pay wall. I’d love to read the PDF or full text – can you make that available at all?

    Thanks for all your good work!


  3. Don Ingwerson says

    Michael, I do not have a subscription which would make the total article available. The information I needed was contained in the abstract. Sorry.