Americans spend $30 billion on alternative medicine

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A new report shows Americans are spending billions of dollars on alternative medical treatments. (WPVI)

A new report shows Americans are spending billions of dollars on alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture, yoga, healing energy, and supplements.

This shows a growing trend in people taking charge of their own health and it sparks more research to study these therapies.

But there is some concern. About $12-billion was spent on supplements and there's very little regulation to prove the products are safe or that they work.

If you're going to try a complementary therapy, it's best to talk to your healthcare provider first.
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