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      Malay Traditional Therapy (MTT) : A complementary treatment among Malays

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      Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies

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          Research background: Malay Traditional Therapy (MTT) has gained popularity among patients diagnosed with various types of chronic diseases. Objective: This study was to determine the prevalence of use of MTT among Malays for their related diseases and the effectiveness of the treatment in reducing pain. Methodology: Questionnaires, patient’s records files and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) scores were used to obtain data and to evaluate the treatment progress.  Result: Patients visit the centre for various types of chronic diseases and treatments. VAS scores showed positive progress for majority of patients. Summary: MTT was commonly used as a complementary treatment among Malays for various types of chronic diseases to reduce pain and proven to be effective.

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          Journal
          Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies
          jABs
          e-IPH Ltd.
          2514-7528
          January 02 2018
          January 04 2018
          : 3
          : 6
          : 119
          Article
          10.21834/jabs.v3i6.244
          © 2018

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