Use of Yoga, Meditation, and Chiropractors Among U.S. Adults Aged 18 and Over

NCHS Data Brief. 2018 Nov;(325):1-8.


Complementary health is the use of holistic or unconventional medicine with mainstream Western medicine for health and wellness (1,2). Past research has identified yoga, meditation, and seeing a chiropractor as some of the most commonly used approaches (3). This report examines changes over time in the percentage of adults who used yoga, meditation, and chiropractors in the past 12 months, as well as variation by sex, age, and race and Hispanic origin.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Complementary Therapies / methods
  • Complementary Therapies / statistics & numerical data
  • Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data*
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Manipulation, Chiropractic / statistics & numerical data*
  • Meditation*
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • United States
  • Yoga*
  • Young Adult