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Special Issue

Massage for Mental Health Problems

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)              Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dr. Wing-Fai Yeung, BCM, BSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Email: [email protected]
Research Interests: Acupuncture; Sleep Disorders Research; Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mental Health

About This Topic

Massage of therapy is one of the complementary health approaches, which includes a variety of techniques to touch and exert pressure on subjects’ body. Massage has been widely used in pain and symptoms management and numerous studies have been conducted in this field. Recently, emerging research suggested that massage may play a role in managing mental health problems, but more rigorous scientific evidence is needed to support its use. In light of the blooming research evidence in the field, the special issue on mental health problems will be a timely endeavor. We encourage the submission of papers on original research and clinical management exploring the effects or mechanism of massage for the following conditions:
Sleep problems
Eating disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder