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A survey of training and practice patterns of massage therapists in two US states
Background: Despite the growing popularity of therapeutic massage in the US, little is known about the training or practice characteristics of massage therapists. The objective of this study was to describe these characteristics. Methods: As part of a study of random samples of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) ...
Practice patterns of naturopathic physicians: results from a random survey of licensed practitioners in two US States
Background: Despite the growing use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by consumers in the U.S., little is known about the practice of CAM providers. The objective of this study was to describe and compare the practice patterns of naturopathic physicians in Washington State and Connecticut. Methods: Telephone ...
Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?
Background: Although back pain is the most common reason patients use complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the willingness of primary care back pain patients to try these therapies. As part of an effort to refine recruitment strategies for clinical trials, we sought to determine if back ...