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Table 4 CAM treatments received by practice or advices of Korean medical doctors

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 Korean medical doctors (345) among total respondentsa (1668) Acute illnessd Long-term illnesse Improvement of well-being Others
Acupuncture and moxibustion 69.0 14.3 33.6 33.6 29.8 2.9 89.1 4.6
Massage 11.6 2.4 20.0 27.5 50.0 2.5 95.0 2.7
Bone-setting 2.0 0.4 42.9 14.3 42.9 0.0 100.0 5.3
Bodywork 6.7 1.4 43.5 34.8 21.7 0.0 95.6 3.3
Chiropractic 7.5 1.6 30.8 50.0 11.5 7.7 88.5 2.3
Cupping 32.5 6.7 29.5 31.3 33.0 6.3 84.9 3.8
Diet therapy 7.0 1.4 8.3 29.2 62.5 0.0 91.6 8.2
Starvation diet 1.7 0.4 33.3 16.7 33.3 16.7 66.6 3.0
Dietary supplement 8.4 1.7 3.4 17.2 79.3 0.0 68.9 12.4
Herb therapy 1.7 0.4 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 83.4 2.0
Aromatherapy 2.9 0.6 0.0 20.0 80.0 0.0 80.0 3.0
Hyperthermia 15.4 3.2 24.5 39.6 30.2 5.7 90.6 4.2
Magnet therapy 4.3 0.9 26.7 46.7 26.7 0.0 93.3 5.8
Spa therapy 3.5 0.7 0.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 100.0 2.2
Music therapy 2.0 0.4 0.0 42.9 57.1 0.0 100.0 4.1
Forest therapy 2.0 0.4 28.6 28.6 42.9 0.0 100.0 2.1
Homeopathy 0.3 0.1 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0
Ayurveda 0.9 0.2 0.0 33.3 66.7 0.0 66.6 2.3
Yoga 2.0 0.4 14.3 14.3 71.4 0.0 85.7 3.3
Qigong 2.0 0.4 28.6 57.1 14.3 0.0 71.4 7.1
Traditional Korean medicines (decoction) 36.2 7.5 19.2 30.4 48.8 1.6 87.2 2.8
Manufactured traditional Korean medicines for prescription 19.7 4.1 25.0 33.8 35.3 5.9 85.3 3.1
OTC traditional Korean medicines 10.4 2.2 19.4 36.1 44.4 0.0 91.7 5.4
Spiritual therapy 1.4 0.3 20.0 80.0 0.0 0.0 80.0 3.8
Other 4.7 1.0 50.0 50.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 1.0
  1. CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NA Not Applicable
  2. Number of parent population except (a) is the visitors to Korean medical doctors (345)
  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