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Table 3 Leading CAM modalities reported by cancer patientsa

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with cancer in Mongolia: a National hospital survey

CAM modality Name of products N – 231 (%) N (%) of users who believed the product helped
Products of animal origin (64.9%) Tripe (goat, sheep etc.) 86 (37.2) 58 (67.4)
Wild animal products 42 (18.2) 29 (69.0)
Milk bath 39 (16.9) 31 (79.5)
Dried foam from camel’s mouth 37 (16.0) 21 (56.8)
Mare’s milk 1 (0.4) 1 (100.0)
Herbal medicine (32.9%) Rhubarb 42 (18.2) 18 (42.9)
Celandine 10 (4.3) 8 (80.0)
Gardenia 8 (3.5) 4 (50.0)
Unknown complex herbal capsules or dragees 7 (3.0) 4 (57.1)
Mushrooms 9 (3.9) 6 (66.7)
Ginseng 3 (1.3) 2 (66.7)
Mind-body therapies (29.4%) Mantra 46 (19.9) 36 (78.3)
Meditation/Yoga 10 (4.3) 8 (80.0)
Massage 5 (2.2) 4 (80.0)
Bone setting 3 (1.3) 3 (100.0)
Others Vitamin/dietary supplements 25 (10.8) 16 (64.0)
Mongolian traditional medicine 5 (2.2) 4 (80.0)
Acupuncture 2 (0.9) 1 (50.0)
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