Table 3. Practice: Percentage of Physicians Who Have Used or Would Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practices, by Specialty (n = 783).
         

Practice

Total Sample

Total

Pediatrics

Internal
Medicine

Family and
General
Practice

P Value*

Have Used

Would Use

Diet, exercise 92.3 6.5 98.8 98.9 99.1 98.4 NS
Counseling, psychotherapy 71.2 24.5 95.7 96.1 94.8 96.1 NS
Behavioral medicine 47.3 43.8 91.1 92.6 91.5 92.5 NS
Biofeedback, relaxation 44.1 47.6 91.7 92.1 91.5 92.5 NS
Massage, therapeutic touch 33.7 30.9 64.6 51.7 62.5 72.5

0.01

Prayer, spiritual direction 29.2 32.4 61.6 57.6 59.9 65.1

NS

Vegetarianism 24.0 39.0 63.0 55.1 63.8 66.9 0.05
Meditation 24.0 42.8 66.8 57.6 65.1 73.2 0.01
Hypnotherapy 19.9 48.0 67.9 62.9 65.7 71.2

NS

Chiropractic 19.2 29.0 48.2 32.9 50.6 54.5 0.05
Megavitamin 16.2 21.3 37.5 18.9 38.7 45.9 0.01
Acupuncture 11.7 48.7 60.4 47.7 68.9 60.7 0.01
Acupressure 10.1 36.5 46.6 30.1 44.6 56.6 0.01
Herbal medicine 8.2 34.3 42.5 34.2 43.6 46.1 0.05
Homeopathic medicine 5.9 27.9 33.8 26.3 29.4 41.2 0.01
Art therapy 5.0 39.5 44.5 44.6 42.8 44.5 NS
Electromagnetic applications 3.8 20.6 24.4 18.2 21.9 27.2 NS
Native American medicine 2.8 29.8 32.6 26.4 33.9 34.9 NS
Traditional Oriental medicine 2.4 33.5 35.9 29.4 38.1 37.6 NS

NS = not significant.
*Based on chi-square analysis.