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Table 3 Chinese medicine treatments

From: Management of respiratory disorders in a Chinese medicine teaching clinic in Australia: review of clinical records

Chinese medicine treatment Number of visits, n (%) (N = 842)
Type of treatmenta
 Needle acupuncture 779 (92.5)
 Granule herbs 343 (40.7)
 Manufactured herbs 178 (21.1)
 Raw herbs 119 (14.1)
 Cupping 63 (7.5)
 Ear acupressure 51 (6.1)
 Laser acupuncture 38 (4.5)
 Massage 37 (4.4)
 Moxibustion 9 (1.1)
 Externally applied herbs 6 (0.7)
Individual or combination treatment
 Individual treatment 190 (22.6)
 Two types of treatment 528 (62.7)
 Three of more types of treatment 123 (14.6)
 No treatment 1 (0.1)
Advice (n = 116)a
 Diet 72 (62.1)
 Exercise 34 (29.3)
 Sleep, rest, relaxation or meditation 32 (27.6)
 Increase water intake 25 (21.6)
 Keep body warm 21 (18.1)
 Other advice (such as personal hygiene, clothing, avoid allergen and stress environment) 18 (15.5)
 Keep body covered from windy weather 9 (7.8)
 Reduce coffee intake 8 (6.9)
 Reduce alcohol intake 7 (6.0)
 Reduce smoking 3 (2.6)
Total 842 (100 %)
  1. aPatients may have had more than one type of treatment or advice at a single visit