Whether you have neck, back, arm and or shoulder pain, headache, aches in joints, carpal tunnel, whether acute or chronic, chiropractic massage can help,
June 30, 2005 — Healing hands are the best alternative medicine, Consumer Reports readers say.
The non-profit consumer magazine asked its readers how well alternative medicines work for what ails them. More than 34,000 readers took part.
“We asked them to rate the effectiveness of conventional and complementary treatments for their two biggest problems over the last two years,” Consumer Reports Features Editor Leslie Ware tells WebMD. “They told us whether these treatments helped a lot, helped some, helped a little, or were no help at all.”
The consumers’ verdict:
Chiropractic ranked ahead of all conventional treatments for back pain.
Deep-tissue massage was very popular. It was particularly effective for osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
Exercise helped a wide range of conditions: back pain, allergies, respiratory problems, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, insomnia, and prostate problems.
Herbal remedies and dietary supplements often ranked below over-the-counter remedies, while for most conditions prescription drugs ranked at or near the top.