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Table 2 Type of complementary and alternative medicine therapies used by the patients

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicines in haemodialysis patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

CAM type Frequency (%)a
Biologically Based Therapies 161 (60.3)
 Herbal therapy 116 (43.5)
 Honey 95 (35.6)
 Diet therapy 61 (22.8)
 Folk medicine 39 (14.6)
Manipulative and Body-Based Methods 39 (14.6)
 Massage 26 (9.7)
 Physiotherapist 23 (8.6)
Mind-Body Medicine 76 (25.1)
 Exorcism in Islam (ruqya) 45 (16.9)
 Deep breathing 18 (6.7)
 Cupping 16 (6)
 Relaxation 16 (6)
 Exercises 7 (2.6)
 Meditation 6 (2.2)
 Walking 5 (1.9)
 Yoga 3 (1.1)
 Hypnosis 2 (0.7)
 Music 1 (0.4)
 Applaud Islamist 1 (0.4)
 Silence 1 (0.4)
Alternative Medical Systems 5 (1.9)
 Acupuncture 5 (1.9)
  1. Abbreviation: CAM Complementary and alternative medicine
  2. aColumn total exceeds 100 % as data are overlapping because participants used more than one type of CAM therapy