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Table 2 Prevalence of CAM and Chinese Medicine usage

From: Use of Chinese medicine by cancer patients: a review of surveys

Modality (No. of studies) Prevalence Mean % SD Prevalence Min % Prevalence Max %
CAM (74) 49.3 24.5 2.6 100
Chinese herbal medicine (11) 35.6 42.1 0.7 94.4
Mixed Chinese medicine (19) 17.8 28.6 0.3 100
Chinese dietary therapy (1) 16.7 - 16.7 16.7
Qigong (17) 12.7 25.2 0.4 100
Taichi (10) 9.0 11.5 1.7 40.6
Acupressure (6) 6.3 6.4 1.1 18.8
Acupuncture (71) 4.5 3.8 0.2 17.1
Moxibustion (2) 2.4 1.1 1.7 3.2
Chinese massage (1) 2.4 - 2.4 2.4
Cupping (1) 1.3 - 1.3 1.3