Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Scientific Basis of Mind-body Interventions


Publishing date
15 Nov 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Jun 2013

1Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation Laboratory, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

2Centre on Behavioral Health, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

3Center for Integrative Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

4Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea


Scientific Basis of Mind-body Interventions

Description

Mind-body interventions are alternative forms of medicine and treatment which focus on the interaction of the mind, body, brain, and behavior. They cover a variety of techniques that often restore the individuals' health in new and different ways. Research providing scientific basis of the mind-body interventions can lead to increasing its therapeutic values and promoting more widespread use in clinical and social service settings.

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

  • Epidemiology of the mind-body interventions
  • Development and randomized control trials on the mind-body interventions
  • Identification of biomarkers/correlates of illness conditions as a result of mind-body interventions
  • Health professional training in mind-body therapies
  • Roles of mind-body therapies in specific populations or specific illnesses/diseases
  • Recent advances in mind-body interventions
  • Neuroscience basis or mechanism of mind-body interventions

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/author/submit/journals/ecam/mind/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 706892
  • - Editorial

Scientific Basis of Mind-Body Interventions

Hector Tsang | Cecilia L. W. Chan | ... | Myeong Soo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 812096
  • - Research Article

A Randomized Controlled Neurophysiological Study of a Chinese Chan-Based Mind-Body Intervention in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Agnes S. Chan | Yvonne M. Y. Han | ... | Mei-chun Cheung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 360371
  • - Research Article

Spatially Nonlinear Interdependence of Alpha-Oscillatory Neural Networks under Chan Meditation

Pei-Chen Lo | Chih-Hao Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 428731
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Live Spontaneous Harp Music on Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

Ann Marie Chiasson | Ann Linda Baldwin | ... | Gulshan Sethi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 329731
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Physical Therapy with Energy Healing for Improving Range of Motion in Subjects with Restricted Shoulder Mobility

Ann Linda Baldwin | Kirstin Fullmer | Gary E. Schwartz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 952716
  • - Research Article

Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation and Exercise for the Prevention of Acute Respiratory Infection: Possible Mechanisms of Action

Aleksandra Zgierska | Chidi N. Obasi | ... | Bruce Barrett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 827392
  • - Research Article

Developing and Testing the Effectiveness of a Novel Health Qigong for Frail Elders in Hong Kong: A Preliminary Study

Hector W. H. Tsang | Janet L. C. Lee | ... | K. W. Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 485341
  • - Research Article

Effects of Qigong Exercise on Fatigue, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Like Illness: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Jessie S. M. Chan | Rainbow T. H. Ho | ... | Cecilia L. W. Chan
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