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Table 5 Self-help practices

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 Useda (%) Motivationa (%) Helpfulnessa (%) (Very and somewhat) number of times practiceb
Acute illnessc Long-term illnessd Improvement of well-being Others
Meditation 9.6 3.1 10.6 85.0 1.3 88.8 12.7
Yoga 13.2 3.6 10.9 82.3 3.2 93.2 15.2
Qigong 1.6 7.4 25.9 63.0 3.7 96.3 14.0
Tai Chi 0.7 25.0 25.0 50.0 0.0 100.0 12.0
Relaxation techniques 2.5 12.2 31.7 56.1 0.0 85.4 4.9
Music therapy 4.2 1.4 18.6 71.4 8.6 94.3 15.5
Picture therapy 1.1 5.6 22.2 50.0 22.2 88.9 4.3
Attend traditional healing ceremony 1.1 5.6 22.2 72.2 0.0 94.5 1.9
Praying for own health 5.9 5.1 10.2 82.7 2.0 85.8 25.7
Electric massage machine 10.1 14.8 16.6 66.9 1.8 82.9 11.0
Other health appliances 7.1 5.0 16.8 78.2 0.0 89.9 22.6
Walking 54.9 1.5 5.9 91.4 1.2 88.3 27.9
Forest therapy 4.6 1.3 13.0 85.7 0.0 85.7 4.2
Aromatherapy 5.5 7.7 12.1 76.9 3.3 81.3 8.0
Hyperthermia 7.1 16.0 26.9 56.3 0.8 89.9 9.4
Magnet therapy 2.7 15.6 35.6 48.9 0.0 86.7 9.6
Spa therapy 10.0 6.0 11.4 81.3 1.2 86.2 5.2
Bath additive 8.3 3.6 8.7 81.9 5.8 73.9 6.2
Others 1.2 0.0 15.0 80.0 5.0 100.0 35.0
Not received 26.3 NA NA NA NA NA NA
  1. Number of respondents: 1668
  2. CAM Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NA Not Applicable
  3. a in the last 12 months, b in the last 3 months, c lasted less than 1 month, d lasted more than 1 month