Two Recipients Share $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Linda Rapson (Toronto, ON) & Dr. Gregor Reid (London, ON) Award celebrates…
People use it – a lot – and their use of it is on the rise.
A 2007 study on trends in the use of CAM in Canada reports 54 per cent of Canadians surveyed had used CAM in the year prior to the study and 74 per cent had tried it at least once in their lifetimes. (This report was updated in 2016 – Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Use and Public Attitudes 1997, 2006, and 2016.)
In 2006, Canadians spent more than $5.6 billion on providers of alternative therapy, and another $2.2 billion on herbs, vitamins, special diet programs, books, classes and equipment.