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Table 5 Breakdown of CAM products used by respondents *

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among adults in Enugu, Nigeria

Types Frequency of use & % Types Frequency of use & %
Biological Products;   Alternative Systems:  
Herbal drugs 335 (54.0%) Chinese medicine 45 (7.3%)
Forever living product 148 (23.9%) Acupuncture 20 (3.2%)
Tuja 1000 37 (6.0%) Homeopathy 27 (4.4%)
Aloe vera 175 (28.2%) Physical Therapy/body Manipulation  
GNLD product 120 (19.4%) Osteopathy 29 (4.7%)
Tianshi products 101 (16.3%) Massage 137 (22.1%)
Formor products 16 (2.6%) Manual healing 33 (5.3%)
Noni juice 21 (3.4%) Others  
Medical Tea 45 (7.3%) Local Surgery 31 (5.0%)
Green Tea 36 (5.8%) Ritual sacrifice 11 (1.8%)
Kosagog Tea 5 (0.8%) Urine therapy 29 (4.7%)
Nutritional Therapy: 68 (11.0%) Black stone 100 (16.1%)
Mineral treatment 16 (2.6%) Shark cartilage 15 (2.4%)
Nutri water 43 (6.9%) Python fat 56 (9.0%)
Honey 347 (56.0%) Animal extracts 23 (3.7%)
Spiritual Therapy:
Faith/prayer healing 306 (49.4%) Crude oil 140 (22.6%)
Transcendental meditation 11 (1.8%)   
Visualization 36 (5.8%)   
Psychic Therapy 3 (0.5%)   
Mental imagery 5 (0.8%)   
  1. *Multiple responses given