Views around medicine differ greatly around the world. As data from Statista’s Consumer Insights shows, a greater share of urban respondents in Vietnam (25 percent), Turkey (23 percent) and China (22 percent) would opt for alternative healing methods over conventional medicine than in other countries. In Finland, for example, alternative forms of medicine are far less popular, with only 8 percent of Finns saying they would pick them if they had the choice.
Of the selected countries, Brits were some of the least open to alternative medicine forms, with only one in ten saying they would choose it. The United States is a different story, however, with nearly double the share of people picking it. Alternative medicines include, but are not limited to, practices such as massages, acupuncture, tai chi, herbal medicines and yoga.