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Table 7 Use of Korean medicines

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

Korean medicines Useda (%) Use now (%) Motivationa (%) Helpfulnessa (%) (Very and somewhat)
Acute illnessb Long-term Illnessc Improvement of well-being Others
Ojeogsan 5.5 2.0 19.6 23.9 56.5 0.0 78.2
Gunghatang 2.4 1.3 15.0 50.0 35.0 0.0 95.0
Ijintang 3.1 1.9 19.2 34.6 46.2 0.0 76.9
Gumiganghwaltang 3.0 1.9 8.0 32.0 60.0 0.0 88.0
Pyeongwisan 3.5 1.7 24.1 34.5 41.4 0.0 96.5
Hyangsapyeongwisan 3.5 1.9 24.1 34.5 41.4 0.0 89.6
Bojungikgitang 5.7 4.2 8.5 34.0 57.4 0.0 87.2
Socheongryongtang 4.2 2.5 14.3 22.9 60.0 2.9 82.9
Galguentang 30.0 15.5 36.5 14.1 47.8 1.6 82.4
Samsoeum 3.1 1.4 23.1 19.2 57.7 0.0 88.4
Others 7.6 3.2 14.3 11.1 63.5 11.1 80.9
Not know / Not remember 47.4 17.6 NA NA NA NA NA
Not used 0.0 51.7 NA NA NA NA NA
  1. Number of respondents: 831
  2. NA Not Applicable
  3. a in the last 12 months, b lasted less than 1 month, c lasted more than 1 month