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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-123

Thai traditional massage: Issues causing possible adverse effects


Public Health Curriculum, Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand; Tropical Medicine Unit, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Surin Rajabhat University, Surin, Thailand

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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.171677

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Thai traditional massage is a widely used massage technique in Thailand and is presently accepted by local Thai Ministry of Public Health. The technique is promoted but not well accepted internationally. There is a concern about the effectiveness as well as safety of this local wisdom. After a recent episode of concurrent acute heart attack and Thai traditional massage in a patient, the issue of possible adverse effects of Thai traditional massage is being widely discussed.


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