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Table 6 Respondents recommendations to CAM therapies for three clinical cases

From: Attitudes toward integrative paediatrics: a national survey among youth health care physicians in the Netherlands

  Percentage* N = 276
A three year old boy with sleeping disabilities usually occasionaly never
   Dietary advice 16 % 33 % 52 %
   Herbal remedies 4 % 10 % 87 %
   Mind-body therapies 3 % 13 % 84 %
   Homeopathy 2 % 27 % 71 %
   Massage and other manual therapies 2 % 28 % 70 %
   Anthroposophy 2 % 9 % 90 %
   Dietary supplements 1 % 11 % 88 %
   Naturopathy 1 % 10 % 99 %
   Acupuncture 1 % 5 % 95 %
A nine year old boy with ADHD usually occasionaly never
   Dietary advice 11 % 38 % 51 %
   Dietary supplements 5 % 18 % 78 %
   Mind-body therapies 4 % 21 % 76 %
   Neurofeedback 3 % 26 % 71 %
   Massage and other manual therapies 2 % 17 % 81 %
   Anthroposophy 2 % 7 % 92 %
   Homeopathy 2 % 17 % 82 %
   Naturopathy 2 % 7 % 92 %
   Other: Bachbloesemtherapy 2 % 5 % 94 %
   Acupuncture 1 % 6 % 94 %
A fifteen year old girl with chronic abdominal pain usually occasionaly never
   Dietary advice 48 % 27 % 26 %
   Mind-body therapy 8 % 32 % 60 %
   Massage and other manual therapies 3 % 23 % 74 %
   Dietary supplements 3 % 18 % 79 %
   Homeopathy 3 % 24 % 73 %
   Acupuncture 2 % 11 % 87 %
   Naturopathy 2 % 10 % 87 %
   Energetic therapies 2 % 9 % 89 %
   Herbal remedies 1 % 11 % 89 %
  1. *Percentile may add to less or more than 100% due to rounding.