Sumary of Aussies rush for pointless COVID fix:
- Have risen by more than 270 per cent, and immunity support products up by 353 per cent in the six months to June 2020 according to online “complementary medicine provider”.
- However, the country chief group of general practitioners is warning consumers to treat alternative and complementary medicine products with a “great deal of caution.”.
- According to vital.ly head of naturopathy Jacqui Fahey, COVID-19 has changed the way Australians look after their health, driving millions more to vitamins and dietary supplements, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, and ‘integrated General Practitioners’..
- “The first half of 2020 was extremely difficult for Australians’ collective mental and emotional wellbeing … This made some people more susceptible to a range of health issues, which they wanted to manage holistically as the pandemic rolled on,”.
- “As we approach Christmas, it not just our respiratory health that can suffer through COVID-19, but also the long term impact of mental health with anxiety, stress and sleeping disorders..
- “People are turning to complementary medicine to help them manage their existing conditions and protect against other ailments.”.
- File image According to a research paper for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, it estimated two in three Australians use complementary and alternative medicine every year, of which one in three do so to help manage chronic diseases including mental health, obesity, arthritis, asthma, cancer and diabetes…