Integrative and Complementary MedicineOBM is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Acupotomy
  • Bioelectromagnetics applications
  • Pharmacological and biological treatments including their efficacy and safety
  • Diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Manual healing methods (e.g., massage, physical therapy)
  • Kinesiology
  • Mind/body interventions
  • Preventive medicine
  • Research in integrative medicine
  • Education in integrative medicine
  • Related policies

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility. 

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017 2016

Volume 1,Issue 1

Open Access Research Article

Effects of Acupuncture at the Left Weizhong Acupoint on Heart Rate Variability in Thirty Post-Stroke Patients—Results from a Transcontinental Teleacupuncture Study

Bo Pang, Qi Zhang, Guang-Yu Cheng, Wei-Ping Cheng, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Zemin Sheng, Ingrid Gaischek, Zhong-Ren Sun, Gerhard Litscher
Received: June 8, 2016; Published: August 23, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601003

Open Access Original Research

Modernization of Acupuncture Education in Europe and China: A Report from Austria

Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 24, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601002

Open Access Editorial

ICM-OBM—There’s No Better Way to Publish Your Complementary Medical, Basic and Clinical Research Results

Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 27, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601001

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