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Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders

Call for Papers

This special issue is concerned with the efficacy and mechanisms of CAM including traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, yoga, and meditation in CNS diseases. CAM has been widely recognized as a therapeutic method, which is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), for CNS diseases such as depression, insomnia, epilepsy, addiction, hypertension, migraine, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). CNS diseases are difficult and complicated for clinical neurologist to treat due to unclear mechanisms. Recently, CAM is noticeably practiced in clinical fields and even in basic research. Potential topics include clinical research, basic science, and underlying mechanism of CAM therapies for treating CNS disorders, but are not limited to:

  • Basic research of CNS disorders
  • Mechanism and actions of CAM modalities for CNS disorders
  • Clinical research of CAM for CNS disorders
  • Safety and efficacy of CAM for CNS disorders
  • Review articles of CAM for CNS disorders
  • CNS disorders include depression, epilepsy, migraine, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other CNS disorders
  • CAM in drug abuse
  • CAM in cocaine and morphine use
  • CAM in diagnosis of CNS disorders

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/cnd/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 November 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 24 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 21 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ching-Liang Hsieh, Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Lixing Lao, Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Yi-Wen Lin, Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Gerhard Litscher, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria