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Table 3 CAM treatments received by practice or advices of physicians

From: An assessment of the use of complementary and alternative medicine by Korean people using an adapted version of the standardized international questionnaire (I-CAM-QK): a cross-sectional study of an internet survey

CAM treatments Receivedb (%) Motivationb (%) Helpfulnessb (%) (Very and somewhat) Number of visitc
among the visitors to physicians (1132) among total respondentsa (1668) Acute illnessd Long-term illnesse Improvement of well-being Others
Acupuncture and moxibustion 15.9 10.8 28.9 33.3 35.6 2.2 88.9 4.6
Massage 8.1 5.5 13.0 22.8 60.9 3.3 85.9 3.7
Bone-setting 1.0 0.7 45.5 36.4 9.1 9.1 81.9 2.9
Bodywork 6.2 4.2 25.7 34.3 37.1 2.9 81.5 3.2
Chiropractic 2.4 1.6 29.6 33.3 37.0 0.0 92.6 2.1
Cupping 6.1 4.1 33.3 21.7 39.1 5.8 85.5 3.0
Diet therapy 8.0 5.4 9.9 33.0 57.1 0.0 83.5 4.1
Starvation diet 1.3 0.9 26.7 20.0 46.7 6.7 73.4 2.3
Dietary supplement 18.5 12.6 3.8 21.5 73.7 1.0 80.4 12.4
Herb therapy 1.2 0.8 7.1 28.6 64.3 0.0 71.4 2.0
Aromatherapy 2.4 1.6 11.1 18.5 63.0 7.4 96.3 4.1
Hyperthermia 7.6 5.2 29.1 32.6 34.9 3.5 89.5 4.1
Magnet therapy 1.8 1.2 30.0 25.0 45.0 0.0 95.0 3.4
Spa therapy 3.4 2.3 5.1 17.9 76.9 0.0 89.7 3.3
Music therapy 1.2 0.8 14.3 35.7 50.0 0.0 78.6 2.4
Forest therapy 1.0 0.7 0.0 18.2 81.8 0.0 72.8 1.5
Homeopathy 0.7 0.5 50.0 12.5 37.5 0.0 87.5 1.4
Ayurveda 0.3 0.2 33.3 33.3 33.3 0.0 100.0 1.3
Yoga 3.4 2.3 5.3 7.9 81.6 5.3 81.6 10.0
Qigong 1.1 0.7 15.4 38.5 46.2 0.0 92.3 6.2
Traditional Korean medicines (decoction) 9.0 6.1 24.5 31.4 42.2 2.0 90.2 1.8
Manufactured traditional Korean medicines for prescription 11.4 7.7 30.2 26.4 41.1 2.3 88.3 2.1
OTC traditional Korean medicines 26.7 18.1 36.4 24.2 36.4 3.0 84.8 2.5
Spiritual therapy 1.8 1.2 5.0 50.0 45.0 0.0 80.0 2.9
Other 35.6 24.2 16.3 42.9 32.7 8.2 85.8 6.3
  1. CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NA Not Applicable
  2. Number of parent population except (a) is the visitors to physicians (1132)
  3. b in the last 12 months, c in the last 3 months, d lasted less than 1 month, e lasted more than 1 month