Table 1. Training: Percentages of Physicians Reporting Some Complementary and Alternative Medicine Training, by Specialty (n = 783).
                            

Areas of Training

Total
Sample

Pediatrics

Internal
Medicine

Family and
General Practice

P Value*

Diet, exercise 84.2 76.4 82.4 89.7 0.01
Counseling, psychotherapy 79.2 76.8 71.4 89.2 0.01
Behavioral medicine 66.5 66.1 53.9 76.0 0.01
Biofeedback, relaxation 58.4 47.2 51.4 69.3 0.01
Vegetarianism 37.1 29.2 32.1 44.8 0.01
Prayer, spiritual direction 34.1 32.2 28.3 39.4 0.05
Meditation 33.9 25.3 33.7 38.5 0.01
Massage, therapeutic touch 30.2 15.7 25.7 41.0 0.01
Hypnotherapy 29.3 25.8 23.5 36.8 0.01
Megavitamin 23.6 12.9 27.4 26.3 0.01
Chiropractic 19.1 7.3 16.0 27.0 0.01
Acupuncture 18.3 6.7 19.0 23.8 0.01
Acupressure 16.4 6.2 11.7 26.4 0.01
Homeopathic medicine 15.8 10.7 14.7 19.8 0.05
Herbal medicine 13.8 10.1 10.4 18.3 0.01
Art therapy 11.0 14.0 12.1 13.6 NS
Traditional Oriental medicine 8.1 6.7 8.0 8.9 NS
Electromagnetic applications 8.0 3.4 5.6 12.1 0.001
Native American medicine 6.1 5.6 5.2 7.1 NS

NS = not significant
*Based opn chi-square analysis