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Table 1 CAM methods offered by “Heilpraktiker” (HPs) and general practitioners (GPs)

From: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of primary health care in Germany–comparison of patients consulting general practitioners and CAM practitioners: a cross-sectional study

  HPs (n=10) GPs (n=33)
Acupuncture 6 13
Anthroposophic medicine 1 2
Autohemotherapy   5
Biological medicine 2 2
Cupping therapy 1 1
Herbalism 3 10
Homeopathy 9 13
Hypnotherapy 1 1
Massage 2  
Naturopathy   4
Neural therapy   5
Orthomolecular medicine   2
Osteopathy 2  
Traditional Chinese medicine 1 1
others 8 (i.e. chromotherapy, craniosacral therapy, magnet therapy, manual therapy, reflexology, thought field therapy) 8 (i.e. applied kinesiology, athletic taping, bioresonance, hyperthermia, leeches)