Most frequently used alternative or complementary therapies for headache treatment worldwide as of 2011, by region
Therapy - preferred alternative or complementary headache treatment by region 2011
This statistic displays the preferred alternative and complementary headache treatments worldwide, broken down by region as of 2011. In some 22 percent of African countries, accupuncture was among frequently used therapies for headache treatment.
Most frequently used alternative or complementary therapies for headache treatment worldwide as of 2011, by region
AccupunctureNaturopathyPhysical therapy
Africa22%11%22%
Americas32%26%42%
Eastern Mediterranean31%15%23%
Europe50%32%68%
South-East Asia60%80%0%
Western Pacific38%0%38%
World39%25%44%
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Source

Release date

2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011

Age group

Supplementary notes

The source states that most of the information was collected in a questionnaire survey of neurologists, general practitioners and patients’ representatives from 101 countries, performed from October 2006 until March 2009. Epidemiological data were compiled from published studies through a systematic review, and supplemented by data gathered in population-based studies undertaken within the Global Campaign.

Therapy - preferred alternative or complementary headache treatment by region 2011
This statistic displays the preferred alternative and complementary headache treatments worldwide, broken down by region as of 2011. In some 22 percent of African countries, accupuncture was among frequently used therapies for headache treatment.
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