Effects of Complementary Therapy on Health in a National US Sample of Older Adults

This article looked at whether the use of biologically-based therapies, body-based therapies, or other alternative therapies were associated with a variety of quality-of-life outcomes among respondents age 55 and older.

The authors find that biologically-based therapies and body-based therapies led to improved quality-of-life outcomes at one year follow-up, but there was no effect on these outcomes of alternative therapies.