Great progresses have been made, during the last century in the treatment of diseases. Indeed cure is more effective and quick today. Conventional medicine, drugs and scientific research is used everywhere, but it still varies according to the country. At the same time, we see that natural treatments have become very popular. The definition of natural therapy, is different cures based on natural products, such as plants, Moreover in some habitudes such as massages, the scientific value remains unproved for the most, but are used by many people. This type of medicine has many different names such as alternative medicine and complementary medicine. Some of the different cures ,have been used since a long time such as herbal medicine dated at 2800 BC in China. Even if natural treatments are not new, since a few years, the use of all these treatments have increased everywhere. Many massage centers, acupuncture institutes have opened in the cities. This "new market" is really expanding, with an increase of thirty percent per year, in the entire world.
[...] All in all, it can be concluded that natural therapies are commonly used by the Sunshine Coast' residents and their use seems to be more and more important. People increasingly look for natural substances, in order to cure themselves. Comparison of use: Natural Therapies as a complement Generally, what treatment do you use (or will use), if you had their health problems? In order to -understand well in which case, people use natural therapies or conventional medicine questions have been asked. [...]
[...] Appendices :Questionnaire Sunshine Coast residents value conventional treatment more than natural therapies Hey, I am student of the English Program, and I am conducting a survey about conventional medicine and natural therapies. I would like to ask you few questions; do you have five minutes to answer? Part Identity part 1. Gender? μ μ male female 2. How old are you ? 3. What is the highest level of education you received? μ high school μ TAFE μ Trade μ university qualifications degree μ other : . [...]
[...] First, more than 95 percents of the respondents use conventional medicine. Secondly, nearly half of the participants consider that most of the time, conventional medicine is effective, but many interviewers, think that it depends on the type of illness too. Consequently, one third of the sample take medicine, as soon as they are sick, but majority use treatment if the illness needs them to. Moreover, on an average people consult a doctor or go to a hospital 2.4 times per year, but it must be specified that women's rate of consultation is twice more than men. [...]
[...] μ Yes μ A μ not at considerably little all μ decreased Part 4 : Comparison 13-16. Generally, what treatment do you use (or will use), if you had these health problems? 1 : Conventional medicine : Natural treatment Minor health problems e.g. μ μ cold Psychological problems e.g. μ μ depression Chronic health problems μ μ e.g. asthma Serious illness e.g. μ μ cancer 17. Finally, do you think, that sometimes natural treatment can be better than conventional medicine? [...]
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