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Table 2 Distribution of different treatment types of traditional Chinese medicine received by patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding, stratified by the number of outpatients visits

From: The utilization of traditional Chinese medicine in patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study

Number of TCM visits (times/per year) Only Chinese herbal medicine Only Acupuncture or traumatology Combination of both treatment Total of TCM seekers (N = 41,558)
N = 18,401 (44.28%) N = 130 (0.31%) N = 23,027 (55.41%)
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
1–3 15,460 (84.02) 128 (98.46) 13,925 (60.47) 29,513 (71.02)
4–6 1255 (6.82) 0 3110 (13.51) 4367 (10.51)
>6 1689 (9.16) 2 (1.54) 5992 (26.02) 7678 (18.48)
  1. Abbreviation: TCM traditional Chinese medicine
  2. Acupuncture includes traditional Chinese manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and moxibustion. Traumatology indicates traditional Chinese medicine traumatology and orthopedics, which is a combination of massage, acupressure, and body manipulation