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Table 2 Clinical practice patterns of LSS

From: Survey of integrative lumbar spinal stenosis treatment in Korean medicine doctors: preliminary data for clinical practice guidelines

Usage rate of treatment (multiple responses allowed) ( n (%))
 Acupuncture 119 (96.7)
 Pharmacopuncture 116 (94.3)
 Herbal medicine 115 (93.5)
 Chuna manipulation 112 (91.1)
 Cupping 104 (84.6)
 Bee venom pharmacopuncture 96 (78.0)
 Moxibustion 3 (2.4)
Clinical practice and time-to-effect (mean ± SD)
 Number of LSS outpatients consultations/day 7.3 ± 6.8
 Number of treatment visits/week 1.9 ± 0.3
 Average length of treatment required for 50% pain decrease (weeks) 7.8 ± 3.3
 Average length of treatment required for 80% pain decrease (weeks) 16.1 ± 7.7
  1. LSS lumbar spinal stenosis