Some two thirds of family health services authorities, general practice fund holders and district health authorities say there is a role for complementary medicine within the NHS, according to a survey by the National Association of Health Authoritie

Many said there was insufficient information about the effectiveness of such treatments. In general, the treatments favoured were homeopathy, acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic, while aromatherapy and reflexology were met with more scepticism.

Some 14 per cent of respondents to the survey said complementary treatments should not be available within the NHS.

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