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 3,Issue 2

Open Access Communication

Auricular Interventions in Neurology: the Vascular Autonomic Signal Challenge

Im Quah-Smith
Received: May 9, 2018; Published: June 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802012

Open Access Review

The Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Depressive Symptoms and Quality of Life: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jonathan Manh Dang, Luma Bashmi, Stephen Meeneghan, Janet White, Rebecca Hedrick, Jelena Djurovic, Brigitte Vanle, Dennis Nguyen, Jonathan Almendarez, Paula Ravets, Yasmine Gohar, Sophia Hanna, Itai Danovitch, Waguih William IsHak
Received: March 28, 2018; Published: June 25, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802011

Open Access Original Research

A Multi-modal Intervention after Stroke: The Caregiver Experience

Katie M. Hinsey, Karen E. Atler, Christine A. Fruhauf, Ruby A. Boster, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Arlene A. Schmid
Received: March 7, 2018; Published: June 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802010

Open Access Review

Healthcare Clowning: Use of Specific Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Hospitalized Children

Alberto Dionigi
Received: February 16, 2018; Published: June 1, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802009

Open Access Case Report

Dietary Supplements in Dyslipidemia

Emily Gutierrez, Yousef Elyaman
Received: March 4, 2018; Published: May 24, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802008

Open Access Original Research

Leveraging Mindfulness to Build Resilience and Professional Quality of Life in Human Service Professionals

Andrew Hanna, Aileen M. Pidgeon
Received: April 4, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802007

Open Access Original Research

Mindfulness Meditation in College Students to Advance Health Equity

Stephanie Bryan, Maryellen Hamilton, Elizabeth Finn
Received: February 21, 2018; Published: May 16, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802006

Open Access Review

How Can Acupuncture Be Used in Treating Dementia?

Fung Kei Cheng
Received: March 2, 2018; Published: April 23, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802005

Open Access Editorial

Application of Additive Homeopathy in Cancer Patients

Michael Frass
Received: April 7, 2018; Published: April 20, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802004

Open Access Case Report

Miraculous Healings of Chronic Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia and Sarcoidosis without the Use of Pharmaceuticals or Antibiotics

Richard Sarnat, MD
Received: March 9, 2018; Published: April 12, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1802003

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