Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Case Report Volume 8 Issue 2

A Survey on Perception, Attitudes, and Knowledge of Using Alternative Medicine Among Science Students

Surisetti Divya1*, Ritik Dixit2, Shrasti Singh2, Neha Singh1, Anurag Kumar1, Shiva1 Vineet1 and Esha Yadav3

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Axis Institute of Pharmacy, Rooma, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Student of B. Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Axis Institute of Pharmacy, Rooma, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Axis Institute of Pharmacy, Rooma, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Surisetti Divya, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Axis Institute of Pharmacy, Rooma, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: January 22, 2024; Published: January 30, 2024


The healthcare landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, witnessing an increased embrace of alternative medicine. This shift reflects a growing inclination among patients and healthcare providers towards holistic health approaches. This article provides a comprehensive exploration of alternative medicine, examining its diverse applications, effectiveness, and underlying principles. Emphasizing the importance of a holistic strategy encompassing mental, emotional, and physical well-being, an online survey conducted by the Pharmacy department in August-September 2023 involved 228 pharmacy students. The study prioritized respondent anonymity and unveiled a remarkably high prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) adoption among pharmacy students. Key drivers include a substantial preference for holistic approaches and dissatisfaction with traditional therapies. Graphically presented survey results reveal a positive correlation between CAM adoption and a holistic health mindset among students. While many reported favorable experiences, the study underscores the imperative for further research to validate CAM efficacy. It advocates for a nuanced understanding, positioning CAM as a complementary, not replacement, component of conventional healthcare. This research contributes insights into the evolving healthcare landscape, emphasizing the importance of integrating alternative medicine into mainstream practices to meet the rising demand for holistic approaches, fostering a patient-centric paradigm.

Keywords: Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Survey Report; Science Students; Traditional Therapies and Holistic Approaches


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Citation: Surisetti Divya., et al. “A Survey on Perception, Attitudes, and Knowledge of Using Alternative Medicine Among Science Students".Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 8.2 (2024): 64-70.


Copyright: © 2024 Surisetti Divya., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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