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Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Gynecological Disorders

Call for Papers

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) have been reported to be highly utilized by females around the world and have been shown to be commonly used in the treatment of gynecological disorders, including menstruation disorders, abnormal bleeding, and noninflammatory disorders of female genital organs. However, the evidence-based literature on the effectiveness and mechanisms of CAM in the treatment of gynecological disorders is limited.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to identify the effectiveness or mechanisms of CAM in gynecological disorders.

The work could be clinical trials, animal studies, or in vitro studies, which include effectiveness or mechanisms of CAM in uterine disorders, ovarian disorders, menstruation disorders, gynecological infectious diseases, and accessories disorders. All types of CAMs are welcome, such as herbs, acupuncture, moxibustion, Tai Chi, Tui Na, hypnosis, meditation, ayurveda, etc. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The effect of CAM on uterine fibroid (or other disorders)
  • The pain management effect of CAM in patients with dysmenorrhea by CAM
  • The effect of CAM on female sexual hormones
  • Identifying the mechanisms of CAM in the treatment of gynecological disorders (could be uterine fibroid, dysmenorrhea, pelvic infectious disease, endometriosis, sexual dysfunction, etc.)

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/gynd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 March 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 June 2014
Publication DateFriday, 15 August 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shan-Yu Su, Department of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2 Yude Road, North District, Taichung City 404, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Helen G. Hall, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Peninsula Campus, McMahons Road, Frankston, Victoria 3199, Australia
  • George Lu, Department of TCM Clinical Training, Five Branches University, 3031 Tisch Way, Suite 507, San Jose, CA 95128, USA
  • Nobuo Yamaguchi, Kanazawa Medical University, INMPRC: 108, Fukubatake, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0167, Japan