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
Sprains63.037.3<0.001
Back pain52.652.71
Frozen shoulder17.220.90.627
Arthritis25.320.70.545
Improvement of health status11.416.50.403
Q. Which KM treatments have you used?Acupuncture95.890.20.202
Moxibustion70.149.10.004
Cupping80.553.0<0.001
Pharmacopuncture47.922.6<0.001
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