The most common reason of CAM use was increased general health.
The most common information source about CAM was physicians who were the most trusted source as well.
The idea of skiing in Iran may seem a contradiction given the country’s international reputation as a regime not keen on decadent Western leisure concepts and also geographically as a hot, oil rich desert nation.
Dig below these stereotypes however and you find a nation which is keen to ski, particularly its wealthier citizens (as in most nations) and geographically with high mountains that have allowed the country to build some of the world’s highest ski lifts and slopes in its high Alborz mountains.
CAM is frequently being used in thalassemia patients to ensure their sense of well-being and help them overcome the complications of their illnesses.
Major brands typically pay millions of dollars to outfit national soccer teams.
But international sanctions and pressure on Iran have forced its World Cup squad to take a do-it-yourself approach to its uniforms.
This study aimed to determine the frequency and pattern of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in thalassemia patients in south of Iran.Patients referred to an outpatient thalassemia clinic in Shiraz, southern Iran for blood transfusion.The mean age of the patients was 22.9 ± 7.9 years (range 4–45 years) with female/male ratio 1.84.Iran is also blessed with up to seven metres (21 feet) of light, dry powder snow each winter and conditions between snowfalls are generally sunny.Indeed Iran has at least 25 ski areas – more now than ever before, several of them among the world’s 20 highest in terms of their top lift heights.