Table 1.

Prevalence and frequency of use of unconventional therapies

Therapy typeUsed in the last 6 mo (%)Covered by insurance (%)
Massage81 (14)35 (6)
Chiropractic69 (12)140 (25)
Nutritional51 (9)100 (18)
Holistic33 (6)15 (3)
Herbal19 (3)6 (1)
Healing touch19 (3)8 (1)
Acupuncture15 (3)26 (5)
Faith healing7 (1)6 (1)
Bee sting1 (0.2)6 (1)