Attention and interest in the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been reawakened globally.It provided information on the prevalence of CAM use, forms of CAM remedies used and reasons for utilizing them The study areas were three local government areas in Enugu urban of Enugu State.It provided information on the prevalence of CAM use, forms of CAM remedies used and reasons for utilizing them METHODS: The study areas were three local government areas in Enugu urban of Enugu State.Cross-sectional survey using questionnaires were administered to randomly selected households.All consenting participants were used for the study RESULTS: 732 participants (37.2% males and 62.8% females) were used for the study. 620 (84.7%) of the adult population have used CAM ranging from one single type to twenty different types while 112 (15.3%) have not used any form of CAM.The most commonly used CAM product was the biological products, followed by prayer/faith healing.CAM as used in this study is an umbrella term which includes traditional medicine in-addition to other western remedies and/or strategies that are not conventional e.g.forever living products, Tianshi etc CAM is a growing area of health care within developed and developing countries and is increasingly popular with consumers and professionals .
It has been observed that many adults use different health products or measures under the umbrella of CAM.
Major reasons for using CAM include their natural state and also for health promotion and maintenance.
CONCLUSION: There is need for adequate policy formulation and regulation to ensure safety and efficacy of CAM products.
Evidence from studies carried out in different parts of the world has established that CAM use is very common and varies among populations.
This study investigated the use of CAM among adults in Enugu urban, irrespective of their health status.
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