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 4

Open Access Communication

Mindfulness Based Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases and Related Symptoms

J. Kim Penberthy, Dinesh Chhabra, Nina Avitabile, J. Morgan Penberthy, Ngan Le, Yiqin Roger Xu, Seara Mainor, Natalie Schiavone, Paul Katzenstein, Janet E Lewis, Leslie Hubbard
Received: April 18, 2018; Published: December 28, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804039

Open Access Review

Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Kratom: Succinct Introduction to the Basics and the Questions

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Robert B. Raffa, Jo Anne LeQuang
Received: July 27, 2018; Published: December 28, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804038

Open Access Review

Binary Model of the Dynamics of Active versus Passive Mindfulness in Managing Depression

Andrew J Hede
Received: July 27, 2018; Published: December 24, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804037

Open Access Research Article

Evaluating a 3-Week Model for Reducing Symptoms of Stress in Traumatised Youth Using the Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT) for Self-help: A Pilot Trial

Peta Stapleton, Ulf Sandstrom, Gunilla Hamne
Received: September 12, 2018; Published: December 24, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804036

Open Access Case Report

Chronic Pain Two Cures

James David Adams, Jr
Received: January 14, 2018; Published: December 20, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804035

Open Access Research Article

Experimental Effects of Exercise on Forgetting

Lauren Ferguson, Justin Cantrelle, Paul Loprinzi
Received: September 6, 2018; Published: December 17, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804034

Open Access Research Article

The Lived Experience of Individuals with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury: An Adapted Group Yoga Intervention

Megan A. Roney, MS, OTR/L, Pat L. Sample, PhD, MDiv, Lorann Stallones, PhD, MPH, Marieke Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS, FDRT, RYT-200, Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, RYT-200
Received: November 4, 2018; Published: December 17, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804033

Open Access Review

Meditation and Immune Function: The Impact of Stress Management on the Immune System

Nicole Thibodeaux, Matt J. Rossano
Received: July 16, 2018; Published: December 3, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804032

Open Access Original Research

Complementary and alternative treatment of MS – A study of three cases

Katarina Mark, Maria Arman
Received: June 9, 2018; Published: November 27, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804031

Open Access Review

What is the Current Evidence to Support the Use of Herbs and Supplements to Treat Mood and Anxiety Disorders?

Megan Berberich, Bettina Bernstein
Received: March 10, 2018; Published: November 13, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804030

Open Access Communication

Meditation: Awakening the Intuitive and Creative Self

Mariya Shiyko
Received: July 17, 2018; Published: November 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804029

Open Access Original Research

Impacts of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on the Psychological and Functional Wellbeing of Patients with Bipolar Disorders

Nancy Poirier, Serge Beaulieu, Sybille Saury, Sonia Goulet
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: November 5, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804028

Open Access Review

Integrating Mindfulness and Physical Exercises for Medical Students: A Systematic Review

Marcus A. Henning, Tae Joo Park, Fiona Moir, Chris Krägeloh, Christopher Mysko, Jennifer Hobson, Craig S. Webster
Received: May 25, 2018; Published: October 26, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804027

Open Access Original Research

A Mixed Methods Approach to Understanding Conceptions of Mindfulness Meditation

Ethan G. Lester, Amy R. Murrell, Dickson E. Dickson
Received: June 19, 2018; Published: October 15, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804026

Open Access Communication

Meditation as an Intervention for Health: A Framework for Understanding Meditation Research

Marcel Allbritton, Carrie Heeter
Received: July 30, 2018; Published: October 9, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804025

Open Access Original Research

Feasibility of a Meditation Video Game to Reduce Anxiety in College Students

Paul A. Barclay, Clint A. Bowers
Received: July 27, 2018; Published: October 8, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804024

Open Access Original Research

Specific Somatic Symptoms Alleviated by Mindfulness Meditation Training

Holly Hazlett-Stevens
Received: April 20, 2018; Published: October 3, 2018; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1804023

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