The September 2011 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine surveyed 45,601 of their subscribers online, and found that three out of four were using some form of adjunct therapy for their general health.

More than 38 million adults make in excess of 300 million visits to acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other health care practitioners each year in the United States. A total of 30,332 survey respondents gave their perceptions of the helpfulness of treatments for their most bothersome conditions over the past two years. Chiropractic ranked first for back and neck cases.

The survey also found a significant level of collaboration and awareness between health care professionals. Consumer Reports Magazine’s readers said their medical doctors were generally aware of their use of additional health care therapies for their medical conditions. For instance 81 percent of those who sought chiropractic care, usually for back or neck pain, said their medical doctors knew about it.