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Table 2 Distribution and perceived effectiveness of CAM usage

From: Impact of complementary and alternative medicines on antiepileptic medication adherence among epilepsy patients

Types of CAM used % of user, n (%) % of those perceived effective, n (%)
Mind and Body practice (n = 47)
 Acupuncture 12 (20.6) 6 (50)
 Aromatherapy 5 (8.6) 4 (80)
 Cupping 5 (8.6) 3 (60)
 Massage 12 (20.6) 6 (50)
 Prayer for health 5 (8.6) 4 (80)
 Structured Exercise 8 (13.7) 2 (25)
Natural Products (n = 79)
 Antioxidants 15 (25.8) 11 (73.3)
 Detoxifying diet 2 (3.4) 1 (50)
 Ginseng 16 (27.5) 12 (75)
 Spirulina 4 (6.8) 4 (100)
 Unknown Herbal 6 (10.3) 4 (100)
 Vitamins and minerals 36 (62) 23 (63.8)
 Others   
Traditional Medicine (n = 22)
 Homeopathy 3 (5.17) 3 (100)
 Traditional Chinese Medicine 8 (13.7) 8 (100)
 Traditional Indian Medicine 4 (6.89) 2 (50)
 Traditional Malay Medicine 7 (12) 5 (71.4)
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