Special Issue "Mind-Body Medicine in Children and Adolescents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Dr. Hilary McClafferty
Co-Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine; Director, Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA
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Interests: pediatric integrative medicine; mind-body medicine; medical acupuncture; education in integrative medicine; physician health and wellness; environmental health; children’s health
Mind–body therapies can be described as the deliberate harnessing of positive thought and emotion for use in health and healing. Some mind-body therapies with strongest evidence include biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, music therapy, mindfulness, yoga, and progressive muscle relaxation. In children, the mind-body therapies can expand the range of treatment options by introducing gentle, pharmaceutical –free and flexible complementary therapies in the treatment of common conditions such as acute and chronic pain, anxiety, migraine or tension headache, recurrent abdominal pain, chemotherapy associated side effects, and a range of behavioural and autoimmune-inflammatory driven illnesses. The mind-body therapies can also help address caretaker stress and fatigue. This Special Edition will explore a range of mind-body therapies in children and adolescents with the goal of updating the reader on evolving research in the field and familiarizing them with useful resources for further education and training programs for medical professionals.
Dr. Hilary McClafferty
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mind-body therapies
- guided imagery
- caretaker stress