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Table 4 Therapy specified CAM use

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among emergency department (ED) patients in Sweden

CAM therapy CAM use todaya CAM use last 12 monthsa CAM use lifetimea
Ayurveda (n = 43) 0.1% 0.7% 3.3%
Homeopathy (n = 140) 0.0% 1.3% 12.3%
Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (n = 220) 0.5% 4.0% 16.5%
Meditation, Mindfulness, etc.(n = 245) 1.6% 5.6% 15.3%
Healing, Reiki, etc. (n = 93) 0.3% 2.1% 6.4%
Yoga (n = 330) 0.9% 8.9% 21.5%
Chiropractic (n = 407) 0.4% 8.2% 30.8%
T’ai Chi, Qi Gong (n = 102) 0.1% 1.5% 8.4%
Acupuncture, Acupressure (n = 398) 0.7% 6.2% 31.2%
Massage, Shiatzu, Tactile massage (n = 610) 0.6% 17.3% 40.8%
Zone therapy, Reflexology (n = 115) 0.2% 1.6% 9.3%
Naprapathy (n = 279) 0.2% 5.5% 21.2%
Herbal medicine (n = 219) 1.1% 4.6% 14.5%
Bowen therapy (n = 11) 0.0% 0.1% 1.0%
Iridology (n = 34) 0.0% 0.1% 3.2%
Osteopathy (n = 153) 0.1% 3.5% 11.2%
Kinesiology (n = 52) 0.0% 1.2% 3.9%
Sense therapies (i.e. light-, music-, aroma-therapy) (n = 52) 0.4% 0.8% 3.5%
Rosen method (n = 18) 0.0% 0.2% 1.6%
Health foods (n = 571) 4.5% 13.6% 33.3%
  1. a Specified percentages are calculated on n = 1029. Each participant had the opportunity to indicate use of one or several different therapies, both in CAM use today and CAM use lifetime
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