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Table 2 Clinical indications of 3 anthroposophic medicine modalities prescribed for quality of life (QOL) improvement

From: Barriers and challenges in integration of anthroposophic medicine in supportive breast cancer care

AM modality Number of AM users Common QOL-oriented clinical indications (including specific supplements indicated) Patient compliance
n (%) n (%)
Mistletoe injections 23 (41.1) Fatigue 12 (52.2)*
Leukopenia
Chemotherapy-induced
neuropathy
Pain
AM supplements 28 (50.0) Fatigue (Levico D1 or Levico comp D3) 20 (71.4)*
Chemotherapy-induced
neuropathy (Aconite nervenoil)
Insomnia (Soleum uleginosum; Avena sativa comp, Hepatodoron)
AM music therapy 25 (44.6) Anxiety, restlessness Insomnia 11 (44)**
Chemotherapy-induced 14 (56)***
neuropathy
Dyspnea
End-of-life care
Pain relief
Nausea, constipation
Fatigue
  1. Notes:
  2. * Documented use in medical file.
  3. ** Up to 3 sessions.
  4. ***More than 3 sessions.