Due to their strict RELIGIOUS beliefs, healthcare may be considered a challenge but...
Most Amish people do believe in modern medicine. They may prefer folk medicine or alternative choices, herbal remedies and natural therapies. They do see doctors, visit hospitals and utilize opticians and dentists.
Health trends: Studies have shown that the Amish have a much lower incidence in cancers. According to Inglish (2016) in Ohio, "the Amish have only 40% of the rate of cancer that other Ohioans suffer."
Further, a gene has been found in among 5% of Amish studied that protects against cardiovascular disease. Additionally, they have been found to have a lower rate of type II diabetes, some credit this to their level of physical activity. (Inglish, 2016)