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Table 3 Classification of therapeutical areas and the frequency of recommendation.

From: Knowledge about complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) among registered health care providers in Swedish surgical care: a national survey among university hospitals

  Conventional therapy Complementary therapy Alternative therapy Integrative therapy Therapy
unknown
Would recommend it to patients
Ayurveda (n = 700) 0%
(n = 0)
5.9%
(n = 41)
24.9%
(n = 174)
0.9%
(n = 6)
68.4%
(n = 479)
2.6%
(n = 18)
Homeopathy (n = 694) 0.4%
n = 3)
8.7%
(n = 60)
66.6%
(n = 462)
2.0%
n = 14)
22.3%
(n = 155)
4.0%
(n = 28)
Psychotherapy, CBT (n = 693) 46.0%
(n = 319)
20.2%
(n = 140)
3.8%
(n = 26)
26.3%
(n = 182)
3.8%
(n = 26)
59.3
(n = 411)
Meditation, Mindfullness, etc. (n = 695) 1.6%
(n = 11)
39.0%
(n = 271)
40.7%
(n = 283)
8.1%
(n = 56)
10.6%
(n = 74)
27.2
(n = 189)
Healing, Reiki, etc. (n = 697) 0%
(n = 0)
11.0%
(n = 77)
65.7%
(n = 458)
1.3%
(n = 9)
22.0%
(n = 153)
3.2%
(n = 22)
Yoga (n = 693) 0.7%
(n = 5)
42.4%
(n = 294)
43.7%
(n = 303)
8.2%
(n = 57)
4.9%
(n = 34)
33.3%
(n = 231)
Nursing (n = 697) 81.6%
(n = 569)
3.7%
(n = 26)
0.4%
(n = 3)
12.5%
(n = 87)
1.7%
(n = 12)
61.3%
(n = 428)
T'ai chi, Qi gong (n = 701) 0.6%
(n = 4)
34.1%
(n = 239)
44.9%
(n = 315)
5.6%
(n = 39)
14.8%
(n = 104)
21.5%
(n = 151)
Acupuncture, Acupressure
(n = 686)
14.1%
(n = 97)
40.5%
(n = 278)
16.8%
(n = 115)
27.1%
(n = 186)
1.5%
(n = 10)
47.6%
(n = 327)
Orthopaedic manual therapy (OMT/OMI) (n = 701) 20.3%
(n = 142)
13.4%
(n = 87)
3.9%
(n = 27)
8.1%
(n = 57)
55.3%
n = 388)
20.1%
(n = 141)
Massage, shiatsu, tactile massage, etc. (n = 687) 8.3%
n = 57)
47.2%
(n = 324)
19.4%
(n = 133)
20.5%
(n = 141)
4.7%
(n = 32)
49.9%
(n = 343)
Chiropractic, Naprapathy, Osteopathy (n = 688) 10.3%
(n = 71)
44.8%
(n = 308)
26.2%
(n = 180)
16.1%
(n = 111)
2.6%
(n = 18)
38.1%
(n = 263)
Physiotherapy (n = 694) 67.1%
(n = 466)
7.8%
(n = 54)
1.9%
(n = 13)
22.6%
(n = 157)
0.6%
(n = 4)
66.7%
(n = 463)
Herbal medicine, Dietary supplement (n = 700) 0.7%
(n = 5)
20.6%
(n = 144)
66.9%
(n = 468)
5.0%
(n = 35)
6.9%
(n = 48)
13.7%
(n = 96)
Bowen therapy (n = 706) 0%
(n = 0)
0.3%
(n = 2)
4.1%
(n = 29)
0.3%
(n = 2)
95.3%
(n = 673)
0%
(n = 0)
Iridology (n = 710) 1.1%
(n = 8)
1.4%
(n = 10)
21.1%
(n = 150)
0.8%
(n = 6)
75.5%
(n = 536)
1.3%
(n = 9)
Occupational therapy
(n = 702)
67.4%
(n = 473)
8.0%
(n = 56)
2.0%
(n = 14)
20.4%
(n = 144)
2.1%
(n = 15)
61.5%
(n = 432)
Kinesiology (n = 703) 1.7%
(n = 12)
5.1%
(n = 36)
23.5%
(n = 165)
1.0%
(n = 7)
68.7%
(n = 483)
3.8%
(n = 27)
Sense therapies (e.g. light-, music-, aroma therapy)
(n = 702)
4.4%
(n = 31)
29.6%
(n = 208)
32.8%
(n = 230)
15.1%
(n = 106)
18.1%
(n = 127)
21.4%
(n = 150)
Rosen method (n = 707) 0.4%
(n = 3)
5.2%
(n = 37)
22.5%
(n = 159)
1.0%
(n = 7)
70.9
(n = 501)
2.4%
(n = 17)
Reflexology/zone therapy
(n = 700)
0.3%
(n = 2)
16.1%
(n = 113)
47.3%
(n = 331)
3.9%
(n = 27)
32.4%
(n = 227)
8.1%
(n = 57)
  1. n = response rate (number of answers)