Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among People with Type 2 Diabetes in Taiwan: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Table 1

Cardboard prompt list for conducting the face-to-face interviews with the participants explaining the content of fourteen CAM therapies.

ItemsCAM modalitiesSpecific treatments

1AcupunctureTo insert fine needles into acupoints, moxibustion, and acupressure
2HomeopathyAnimal, plant, mineral, and synthetic substances in its remedies, isopathy, and flower remedies
3Chinese herbal medicineGinseng (Panax ginseng), Dong quai (Angelica sinensis), and Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
4Nutrients supplementsMultiple-vitamins, vitamins, fish oil, minerals, and glucosamine
5Non-Chinese herbsBilberry, opunita, and fenugreek seed
6Diet modificationOrganic food, purified diet (not suggested by conventional healthcare professionals)
7Cupping, ScrapingCupping: the cup to stick to the skin via suction, Gua-sha, and Tui-na
8Manipulative-based therapiesChiropractic, osteopathic, and kneading
9Folk therapiesKnife therapy, water therapy, and fire therapy
10Biofield therapyThe human body kinematics, Gi-gone, Tai-chi, and Reiki,
11Bioelectromagnetic-based therapiesMagnetic fields, pulsed fields, and two polar faradisms
12Supernatural healingsShou-jing, ji-tong, fengshui, bai-bai, divination, and changing individual’s name
13AromatherapyAroma oil, balsam, lavender, and peppermint oil
14Mind-body therapyMeditation, yoga, and hypnotization