Table 2

Current integrative medicine pain treatments at 24 weeks for completers (N= 252)
Integrative modality groupa Patients Percentage
Acupuncture/TCM 115 47.3%
Manipulation Therapy 51 21.0%
Mind/Body 27 11.1%
Integrative Medicine Consult 25 10.3%
Exercise 12 4.9%
Yoga 6 2.5%
Alternative Medical Systems 6 2.5%
Energy Therapy 1 0.4%

a Individual integrative medicine modalities were grouped into eight categories. Acupuncture/TCM: acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, tai chi; Manipulation therapy: chiropractic, osteopathy, massage; Mind/Body: biofeedback, deep breathing exercises, hypnosis, meditation, prayer for health, progressive relaxation, psychotherapy; Alternative Medicine Systems: Ayurveda, naturopathy, homeopathy, folk medicine; Energy therapy: healing touch, energy therapy/reiki, Qi gong; Integrative Medicine Consult, Yoga, and Exercise were stand-alone categories.

Abrams et al.

Abrams et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:146   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-146

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