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International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS)
Open Access e-journal ISSN : 2289-7577

THE USE OF TRADITIONAL MALAY MASSAGE AND TRADITIONAL MALAY HERBS IN MALAYSIA: A REVIEW

Wan Farzana Fasya W.H., Vivin Dian Devita., Nurul Ain A. Noor Amanina S., Suriani I, Rosliza A.M.

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Nowadays, traditional and complementary medicine is widely used in Malaysia and it is already been incorporated in most the government hospitals. This review takes a look on the use of traditional Malay massage and traditional Malay herbs in Malaysia. Among Malaysians, the use of traditional Malay massage and traditional Malay herbs is significantly high due to the strong belief that these practices are effective. The knowledge of the methods of practice is passed from one generation to another. A literature search was performed using an online electronic search in database CINAHL, Medline and psychology and behavioural sciences collection database through EBSCOhost with the aim to identify published studies on the use of traditional Malay massage and traditional Malay herbs in Malaysia. The current review highlights that traditional Malay massage and traditional Malay herbs in Malaysia has a role in view of positive, beneficial effects to improve and optimize mobility, physical function, activity daily living and quality of life. However, more studies are required to explore its usage, perspectives and the effectiveness on various diseases

Keywords: Use of, Traditional Malay massage, Traditional Malay herbs, Malaysia

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