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Chinese Exercises and Health

Call for Papers

Chinese exercises such as tai chi and qigong are alternative modalities of traditional Chinese medicine, which focus on the interaction of the mind, body, and spirit. They cover a variety of structured body movements that promote and restore individuals’ health in different ways. Scientific research on Chinese exercises can lead to increase its therapeutic values and promote more widespread use in clinical and social service settings.

We invite authors to submit original research articles or review articles on the scientific basis and the associated biological, psychosocial, and social mechanisms that underpin the therapeutic effects of Chinese exercises. We are particularly interested in articles that describe the new forms of Chinese exercises; advance our knowledge in specific types of Chinese exercises; and explore the various outcomes of Chinese exercises in human and animal models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiology of the Chinese exercises
  • Development and RCTs on the Chinese exercises
  • Identification of biomarkers/correlates of illness conditions as a result of Chinese exercises
  • Roles of Chinese exercises in specific populations including elderly or specific illnesses/diseases including obesity and cardiovascular-respiratory problems
  • Recent advances in Chinese exercises
  • Neuroscience basis of Chinese exercises

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/chex/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 4 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 June 2014
Publication DateFriday, 22 August 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Kwok-Fai So, Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Guest Editors

  • Rainbow T. H. Ho, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Karen M. Mustian, Department of Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Juan M. Manzaneque, Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Psychology, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.
  • Myeong Soo Lee, Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea