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Table 3 Types of CAT reported by the study participants

From: Use of complementary and alternative therapies by patients with eye diseases: a hospital-based cross-sectional study from Palestine

CAT Type Frequency (%)
Biologically Based Therapies 37 (42.5)
Herbal therapies 21 (24.1)
Diet 14 (16.1)
Cold compress 13 (14.9)
Nutritional supplements 10 (11.5)
Warm compress 7 (8.0)
Olive oil 5 (5.7)
Honey 4 (4.6)
Manipulative Body-Based Methods 11 (12.6)
Massage therapy 10 (11.5)
Physiotherapy 2 (2.3)
Mind-Body Medicine 46 (52.9)
duea’ (i.e. supplication) 41 (47.1)
Zamzam water 14 (16.1)
Ruqayya (i.e. faith healing) 13 (14.9)
Aerobic exercise 12 (16.1)
Relaxation techniques 8 (9.2)
Walking 7 (8.0)
Breathing exercise 7 (8.0)
Music 4 (4.6)
Cupping 2 (2.3)
Meditation 2 (2.3)
Yoga 1 (1.1)
Islamic Nasheed 1 (1.1)
Isolation 1(1.1)
Alternative Medical System 3 (3.4)
Homeopathy 2 (2.3)
Reflexology 1 (1.1)