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Table 4 Frequencies of usage for body, traditional and religious practices

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in coronary heart disease patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Body and traditional alternative medicine
Type of CAM Never Twice at most 3–6 times >  6 times Cannot remember
Chinese or Oriental medicine 98.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Acupuncture 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Reflexology 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Aromatherapy 96.2% 1.9% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Relaxation therapy 92.2% 3.9% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Essential oils 77.4% 7.5% 11.3% 3.8% 0.0%
Massage 86.8% 5.7% 1.9% 5.7% 0.0%
Yoga 98.1% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Exercise* 83.0% 9.4% 5.7% 1.9% 0.0%
Ayurveda 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine 90.6% 5.7% 1.9% 1.9% 0.0%
Hijama 79.2% 15.1% 5.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Religious practices
 Supplication 12.0% 10.0% 26.0% 40.0% 12.0%
 Prayer 20.0% 8.0% 20.0% 32.0% 20.0%
 Reading holy books 14.0% 8.0% 24.0% 44.0% 10.0%
 Zamzam water 30.0% 44.0% 20.0% 4.0% 2.0%
 Exorcism 91.7% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
 Roquia 82.0% 8.0% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0%
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine