Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2021 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

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

Table 6

Athletes’ opinions of utilization of herbal medicine from KM.

QuestionsAnswer choicesPercent

Q. Do you think that the prescribed herbal medicine from KM clinics, KM hospitals, and pharmacies is safe (doping-free)?Yes62
No38
Q. What is the biggest reason for not consuming herbal medicine or supplements?Uncomfortable taking herbal medicine16.2
High cost of herbal medicine27.2
Worrisome of herbal medicine not being doping-free35.3
Bitter taste of herbal medicine11.5
Consumption of other medication9.8