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Alternative medicine is especially popular in Ireland

March 12th, 2018

Alternative medicine

Many people are experiencing with or getting alternative treatment on a regular basis such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic etc. But what about Userneeds’ panel members, are they open towards alternative treatments?

The field of alternative therapies is diverse and encompasses practices spanning diet and exercise changes, hypnosis, chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture and more. The treatments are often used instead of or as complementary to conventional medicine, but how many of Userneeds’ panel members in the Nordics and Ireland have actually tried or are considering trying alternative treatments?

We asked our panel members the following question in order to find out:

Have you tried or would you consider trying alternative treatments such as hypnosis, acupuncture, alternative medicine etc.?

74 percent of Userneeds’ Irish members say “Yes” when asked the question. In Denmark and Finland this go for 61 percent and in Norway a little more than half, that is 52 percent have tried or would consider trying alternative treatment. In Sweden, however, the figure is a bit lower as 43 percent answer “Yes”, while 50 percent answer “No”.

Very few people in Norway have answered “Don’t know” and thus 46 percent have answered “No”. In Denmark and Finland 30 percent are saying no to alternative treatment, while this go for 20 percent of the Irish panel members.