Welcome!

News Feed Item

Alternative Healthcare 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Alternative Healthcare 2012

http://www.reportlinker.com/p01045423/Alternative-Healthcare-2012.html#u...

Executive Summary

This Key Note Market Assessment examines the alternative healthcare market in the UK; it covers the market for herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy products. It will also consider the main alternative healthcare treatments and therapies, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy and reflexology. The market for alternative healthcare is highly diverse and continues to expand in terms of the variety of options available to consumers. Around one in every five adults in Britain is thought to be a consumer of this market; approximately 6 million people in the UK use alternative therapies. Sales of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) peaked in 2008, however, the sector has been declining since, impacted by the economic downturn.

The abolition of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines from resale price maintenance (RPM) in 2001 has resulted in substantially increased sales of herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy products through grocery multiples, which are now legally able to sell them at discounted prices. This has enabled them to gain significant market share, particularly taken from pharmacies and healthfood stores. The major player within grocery multiples is Tesco, which is increasingly offering own-label products in addition to branded goods.

The major manufacturers and suppliers of branded herbal products continue to be GR Lane, Diomed, Bioforce and Klosterfrau. These represent products ranging from St John's wort to special formulations such as Olbas, Kalms and Echinaforce. The main suppliers of branded homeopathic remedies are A Nelson and Weleda. In the aromatherapy sector, the market has several large and many small companies importing, blending and packaging oils for sale through a variety of channels.

Within this Market Assessment, Key Note analyses a specially commissioned consumer survey, carried out by NEMS Market Research. This research reveals that in the 12 months to September 2012, 21.8% of respondents had used herbal products or dietary supplements, while 19% had chiropractic, osteopathy, massage therapy, or other bodywork therapy. In contrast to these figures, fewer than one in ten had used aromatherapy, homeopathic or naturopathy remedies, and fewer than one in twenty had used acupuncture. The survey reveals that, despite uptake of treatments being relatively low, the majority of respondents agreed that more alternative therapies should be available on the National Health Service (NHS).

The market for CAM is expected to fall further in 2012 — by 2.4% — however, Key Note projects that the value of the market will increase year-on-year thereafter. Key Note expects that demand for alternative healthcare will grow as the UK's economy improves in the next few years and consumer confidence returns.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Executive Summary

Introduction

OVERVIEW

DEFINITION

Strategic Overview

MARKET DYNAMICS AND SEGMENTATION

The Economy

A Holistic Approach

Alternative Healthcare Within the NHS

Employment

Other Trends and Issues

Regulations and Legislation

Market Size

DISTRIBUTION

COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE

ADVERTISING

THE CONSUMER

MARKET FORECAST

Market Analysis

INTRODUCTION

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acupuncture

Aromatherapy

Manipulation Therapies

Herbal Medicine

Homeopathy

Reflexology

Other Alternative Therapies

Other Industry Associations and Authorities

MARKET SIZE

Herbal Remedies

Homeopathic Remedies

Aromatherapy Oils

MARKET SHARES

Herbal Remedies

Homeopathic Remedies

Aromatherapy Oils

Advertising and Promotion

MAIN MEDIA ADVERTISING EXPENDITURE

EXHIBITIONS

Distribution

ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS

An International Perspective

MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

WHO GUIDELINES

PEST Analysis

POLITICAL

ECONOMIC

SOCIAL

TECHNOLOGICAL

Consumer Dynamics

OVERVIEW

CONSUMER PENETRATION

"I Have Used Herbal Products or Dietary Supplements in the Past Months"

"I Have Had Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, or Other Bodywork Therapy in the Past Months"

"I Have Had Aromatherapy, Homeopathic Remedies and Naturopathy in the Past Months"

"I Have Had Acupuncture in the Last Months"

"I Have Used Complementary Alternative Medicine at Some Point in My Life"

"I Have Had Alternative Healthcare Treatments/Therapies at Some Point in My Life"

CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS

"I Would Be More Likely To Use Herbal or Homeopathic Remedies If They Were Officially Registered as Safe and Effective for Particular Ailments"

"I Prefer to Use Alternative Healthcare Treatments Whenever Possible Instead of Taking Conventional Medicines"

"More Alternative Healthcare Treatments Should Be Available on the NHS"

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION

HERBAL AND HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

A Nelson and Co Ltd

Bee Health Ltd

Bioforce (UK) Ltd

Diomed Developments Ltd

GR Lane Health Products Ltd

Holland and Barrett Retail Ltd

Klosterfrau Healthcare Group

Natures Aid Ltd

New Nordic Ltd

Schwabe Pharma (UK) Ltd

Seven Seas Ltd

Weleda (UK) Ltd

Other Brands and Retailers' Own Labels

AROMATHERAPY OILS

Absolute Aromas Ltd

Bay House Ingredients

Cotswold Lavender Ltd

Eve Taylor (London) Ltd

Fragrant Earth International Ltd

Kobashi

Neal's Yard (Natural Remedies) Ltd

New Seasons Natural Products Ltd

Norfolk Essentials Oils

Plantain Cosmetic Innovations Ltd

Quinessence Aromatherapy Ltd

SandD Aroma Ltd

Tisserand Aromatherapy

The Future

INTRODUCTION

ECONOMIC TRENDS

FORECASTS TO

Herbal Remedies

Homeopathic Remedies

Aromatherapy Oils

FUTURE TRENDS

Further Sources

Associations

Publications

General Sources

Government Publications

Key Note Sources

Key Note Ltd

Understanding Consumer Survey Data

Number, Profile, Penetration

Social Grade

Standard Region

Key Note Research

The Key Note Range of Reports

To order this report:

Alternative_Medicine Industry: Alternative Healthcare 2012

Contact Nicolas: [email protected]
US: (805)-652-2626
Intl: +1 805-652-2626

SOURCE Reportlinker

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...