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Table 2 Complementary and Alternative Medicine use and annual cost for IBS and FAP

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use and cost in functional bowel disorders: A six month prospective study in a large HMO

  IBS (N = 419) Functional Abdominal Pain (N = 251)
  Use Annual cost in $1 Use Annual cost in $1
  % Median(range) % Median(range)
Herbal Supplements/Tea     
   Ginger root/tea 14.8 40 (40–320) 10.4 40 (40–240)
   Evening Primrose oil 3.8 80 (40–400) 0.8 100 (80–120)
   Fennel Seed Tea 4.4 40 (40–200) 1.2 40 (40-40)
   Senna Tea 2.4 40 (40–360) 0.8 60 (40–80)
Massage Therapy 12.6 400 (40–400) 14.3 400 (140–400)
Yoga 10.0 80 (40–400) 5.2 80 (40–400)
Psychotherapy 8.1 280 (40–400) 2.4 100 (40–120)
Aromatherapy 7.2 40 (40–220) 5.6 120 (40–400)
Homeopathic Medications 8.1 120 (40–400) 4.4 160 (80–400)
Acupuncture 3.3 180 (40–400) 4.4 400 (40–400)
Biofeedback 1.4 40 (40–240) 0.4 120 (120–120)
Hypnosis 1.4 80 (40–400) 0.0 0 (0-0)
Any CAM 38.4 240 (40–2200) 31.9 240 (40–1280)
  1. 1 Data reported for users only