Alternative healing gains in popularity

The number of people seeking treatment from alternative therapists such as homeopaths, acupuncturists and paranormal healers went up by 7% in 2007, says national statistics agency CBS.

Some 9% of women and 5% of men use alternative therapies. Most are aged 45 to 65.

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