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 4,Issue 1

Open Access Original Research

Acupuncture for Chemo-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Carmelo Guido, Valentina Selmi, Cosimo Chelazzi, Giulia Borsotti, Rita Giachetti, Vittorio Limatola, Martina Sicurani, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio
Received: September 29, 2018; Published: March 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901020

Open Access Case Report

Increase in Electrodermal Activity on Acupuncture Points of Lymphatic, Lung, Nervous, Endocrine and Heart Meridians after Running Exercise, a Single Case Study

Harry G. Hong
Received: December 10, 2018; Published: March 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901019

Open Access Short Review

The Effects of Aquatic Exercise on Cognitive Function: Systematic Review

Paul D. Loprinzi
Received: February 07, 2019; Published: March 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901018

Open Access Communication

Proposal for a Compassionate Emotional Accompaniment Technique (CEAT) Based on Mindfulness to Manage Disturbing Emotions

Natalia Sylvia Ramos Díaz
Received: August 23, 2018; Published: March 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901017

Open Access Editorial

Compassion in Clinical Care

Cynthia M.A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 01, 2019; Published: March 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901016

Open Access Research Article

Psychophysiological Coherence in Community Dynamics – A Comparative Analysis between Meditation and Other Activities

Jeffery Jonathan Joshua (ישוע) Davis, Florian Schübeler, Robert Kozma
Received: November 26, 2018; Published: March 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901015

Open Access Editorial

The Treatment of the Nervous System with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

James David Adams
Received: February 25, 2019; Published: February 27, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901014

Open Access Concept Paper

New Paradigm in International Ear Acupuncture

István Széchenyi
Received: October 16, 2018; Published: February 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901013

Open Access Case Report

Chronic Pain after Reported Whiplash Injury – A Patient Case Report

Gunnel Berry
Received: April 13, 2018; Published: February 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901012

Open Access Review

A Brief Primer on Learning and Memory-Based Strategies to Enhance Memory Function

Paul D. Loprinzi , Emily Frith, Faith Harris
Received: December 17, 2018; Published: February 21, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901011

Open Access Technical Note

An Initial Investigation of Neural Changes in Overweight Adults with Food Cravings after Emotional Freedom Techniques

Peta Stapleton, Craig Buchan, Ian Mitchell, Yasmin McGrath, Paul Gorton, Brett Carter
Received: December 11, 2018; Published: February 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901010

Open Access Original Research

An Evaluation of a New Programme Training Mindfulness Teachers to Deliver Non-Eight Week Adapted Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Robert Marx, Lisa Burroughes
Received: October 13, 2018; Published: February 02, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901009

Open Access Research Article

Integrated Oncology in an Integrated Medicine Hospital in Pitigliano (Grosseto, Italy)

Rosaria Ferreri, Simonetta Bernardini, Franco Cracolici , Francesca Bechini
Received: September 29, 2018; Published: February 1, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901008

Open Access Review

Is Self-Compassion Important for Health Care Practitioners?

Sharon Freeman Clevenger
Received: November 25, 2018; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901007

Open Access Original Research

Acupuncture in Palliative Care

Franco Cracolici, Simonetta Bernardini, Rosaria Ferreri
Received: October 14, 2018; Published: January 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901006

Open Access Review

Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) Exerts Possible Beneficial Effects on Metabolic Syndrome

Naoki Ohkura, Gen-ichi Atsumi, Seima Uehara, Mitsuhiro Ohta, Masahiko Taniguchi
Received: July 18, 2018; Published: January 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901005

Open Access Original Research

Mindful Self-Compassion and Adult Learner Retention in Post-Compulsory Education

Suzie Jokic, Nicole Jacqueline Albrecht, Sue Erica Smith
Received: July 15, 2018; Published: January 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901004

Open Access Review

Cultivating Well-Being through the Three Pillars of Mind Training: Understanding How Training the Mind Improves Physiological and Psychological Well-Being

Andrew Villamil, Talya Vogel, Elli Weisbaum, Daniel J. Siegel
Received: October 3, 2018; Published: January 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901003

Open Access Review

Health Benefits of (Mindful) Self-Compassion Meditation and the Potential Complementarity to Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Review of Randomized-Controlled Trials

Selma A. Quist Møller, Sohrab Sami, Shauna L. Shapiro
Received: July 4, 2018; Published: January 7, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901002

Open Access Review

State of the Research: Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Randye J. Semple, Christine Burke
Received: August 20, 2018; Published: January 4, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1901001

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