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Research Article

Survey of Integrative Treatment Practices of Korean Medicine Doctors for Cervical Disc Herniation: Preliminary Data for Clinical Practice Guidelines

Table 2

Clinical practice patterns of Korean Medicine doctors for cervical disc herniation treatment.

Mean±SD/n (%)

Usage rate of treatment (multiple responses allowed)

 Pharmacopuncture173 (87.8)
 Acupuncture172 (87.3)
 Herbal medicine162 (82.2)
 Chuna manual therapy160 (81.2)
 Cupping150 (76.1)
 Physiotherapy (including electrotherapy, light therapy, and hydrotherapy)111 (56.3)
 Bee venom pharmacopuncture105 (53.3)

Number of CDH outpatient consultations/day15.9±12.8
Number of treatment visits/week per CDH outpatient2.1±1.1
Average length of treatment required for 50% pain relief (weeks)4.0±1.8
Average length of treatment required for 80% pain relief (weeks)9.1±3.4

CDH, cervical disc herniation.

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