37% reduced doctors’ visits after undertaking complementary therapy

The Federation of Holistic Therapies (FHT) conducted a ‘Complementary Therapy Help Me’ survey involving 1409 participants to help improve social prescribing among traditional healthcare services. Here is a summary of the findings.

37% reduced doctors’ visits as a result of undergoing complementary therapy

86% of respondents experienced an improvement using complementary therapies

95% of respondents would use the therapy again

In addition, participants of the survey also stated that complementary therapies helped with:

54% stress and anxiety

41% muscular pains

26% lower back pain

22% joint problems

22% tiredness and fatigue

Complementary therapists treatments undertaken:

29% reflexology

18% homoeopathy

17% massage

8% acupuncture

6% reiki

Established in 1962, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the largest professional association for complementary, holistic beauty and sports therapists.