Explained answer of alternative medicine in Australia

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Question 14-15:
14. C (para 1, first 2 lines: “Australia has been unusual in the western world in having a very
conservative attitude to natural or alternative therapies, according to D Paul Laver, a

15. B (para 1, line 8-9: “account for 10% of the national turnover of pharmaceuticals.
Americans made more visits to alternative therapists than to orthodox doctors in 1990,
and each”)

Question 16-23:
16. YES (para 2, first 2 lines: “Disenchantment with orthodox medicine has seen the
popularity of alternative therapies in Australia climb steadily during the past 20 years. In
a 1983 national”)

17. NO (para 2, line 2-5: “therapies in Australia climb steadily during the past 20 years. In a
1983 national health survey, 1.9% of people said that they had contacted a chiropractor,
naturopath, osteopath, acupuncturist or herbalist in the two weeks prior to the survey. By
1990, this figure had risen to 2.6% of the population. The 550,000 consultations with”)

18. YES (para 2, line 5-6: “this figure had risen to 2.6% of the population. The 550,000
consultations with alternative therapists reported in the 1990 survey represented about an
eighth of”)”)

19. YES (para 2, last 2 lines: “and empirically based knowledge,‟ they said. „The high
standing of professionals, including doctors, has been eroded as a consequence‟)

20. YES (para 3, first 3 lines: “rather than resisting or criticizing this trend, increasing
numbers of Australian doctors, particularly younger ones, are forming group practices
with alternative therapists or taking courses themselves, particularly in acupuncture and


22. NO (para 4, first 2 lines: “In 1993, Dr Laver and his colleagues published a survey of 289
Sydney people who attended eight alternative therapists‟ practices in Sydney. These
practices offered a”)

23. YES (para 4, line 3-7: “wide range of alternative therapies from 25 therapists. Those
surveyed had experienced chronic illness, for which orthodox medicine had been able to
provide little relief. They commented that they liked the holistic approach of their
alternative therapists and the friendly, concerned and detailed attention they had received.
The cold, impersonal manner or orthodox doctors features in the survey”)

Question 24-26:
24. „emotional problems‟ (para 5, line 3-4: “suffer from digestive problems, which is only
1% more than those suffering from emotional problems. Those suffer from respiratory
complaints represent 7% of”)

25. „headache/headaches‟

26. „general ill health‟
(para 5, last 3 lines: “their patients, and candida sufferers represent an equal percentage.
Headache sufferers and those complaining of general ill health represent 6% and 5% of
patients respectively, and a further 4% see therapists for general health maintenance”)


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