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    • Abstract:
      A person undertakes self-care decisions and actions to address a health problem or to improve his or her health. Popular self-care therapies include relaxation, meditation, imagery, hypnosis, biofeedback, education, special diets, natural products, and nutrition supplements. In 2009, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (later renamed the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)) announced that Americans had spent an estimated $22 billion on self-care classes and materials over twelve months.