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Table 4 Distribution of used CAM modalities. Categories according to National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [1]

From: Cancer patients’ use of complementary and alternative medicine in Sweden: a cross-sectional study

Used CAM modalities % (n)
Category Natural products  
 Vitamins, minerals 10.1 (66)
 Natural products 9.3 (61)
 Injection of mistletoe preparations 1.8 (12)
 Aromatherapy 0.8 (5)
Category Mind and Body Pratices  
 Relaxation 9.0 (59)
 Massage 8.7 (57)
 Yoga 6.9 (45)
 Meditation 6.7 (44)
 Acupuncture 6.1 (40)
 Mindfulness 5.3 (35)
 Prayer 5.3 (35)
 Naprapathy, chiropractic 4.0 (26)
 Tai chi, Qigong 3.7 (24)
 Spiritual guidance, healing 2.6 (17)
 Supporting group(s) 1.7 (11)
 Art therapy 1.4 (9)
 Zone therapy 0.9 (6)
 Rosen Method Bodywork 0.3 (2)
 Shiatsu 0.3 (2)
 Hypnosis 0.2 (1)
 Feldenkrais method 0.2 (1)
 Hyperthermia 0.2 (1)
 Acupressure 0.2 (1)
 Eurythmy therapy 0.2 (1)
Category Other Complementary Health Approaches  
 Changes in diet 7.9 (52)
 Anthroposophic medicine 2.4 (16)
 Homeopathy 1.4 (9)
 Energy medicine 0.8 (5)
 Traditional Chinese Medicine 0.8 (5)
 Ayurveda 0.6 (4)
 Laser therapy 0.6 (4)
 Total used modalities 100 (656)