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Table 4 Perceived outcomes of acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use

From: Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population survey

 

Percentage of users

Outcome

Acupuncture (n = 101)

Chiropractic (n = 176)

Osteopathy (n = 51)

Overall helpfulness*

   

   Very helpful

60.0

71.4

64.2

   Somewhat helpful

30.1

21.6

28.4

   Less helpful

7.8

5.0

3.0

Positive outcomes

   

   Relieved pain/symptoms

87.1

71.9

79.5

   Improved well-being

78.2

45.5

45.6

   Cured the disease/solved the problem

41.6

Not asked

Not asked

   Improved ability to undertake daily activities

Not asked

50.2

60.5

   Decreased disability

Not asked

23.1

40.6

Adverse events #

3.0

4.0

7.8

  1. *Some users did not respond to this question.
  2. Users permitted to report multiple positive outcomes.
  3. # % of users who reported an adverse event