The Popularity of “Alternative Medicine”
Chiropractors had always been considered a “fringe” provider (or worse) by conventional medicine.
David M. Eisenberg’s article, Unconventional Medicine in the United States: Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use, published in the January 28, 1993 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine generated a shift in that opinion. This article was a rude awakening, and a genuine “eye–opener” for organized medicine, since it described an amazing shift in public opinion.
The Alternative Medicine Articles section is an extensive collection of articles that document the increasing public interest in alternative forms of patient care, including chiropractic and acupuncture.