Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2021 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Utilization of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Korean Elite Athletes: Current Status and Future Implications

Table 4

Reasons for utilization of Korean medicine treatments.

QuestionsAnswer choiceElite athletesGeneral population value

Q. What are the reasons for KM treatments?Disc problem17.912.70.409
Back pain52.652.71
Frozen shoulder17.220.90.627
Improvement of health status11.416.50.403
Q. Which KM treatments have you used?Acupuncture95.890.20.202
Chuna manual therapy27.87.8<0.001
Herbal medicine21.639.20.011
Q. What is the primary reason for using KM?Treatments are effective59.566.30.002
No burden on surgery or examination13.96.6
Less side effects4.116.4
Cost is low4.41.0
Close distance9.81.6
Special treatments8.38.0