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 3

Open Access Comment

Clinical, Theoretical and Conceptual Issues in Chronic Pain and Their Application in a Hypnosis Practice

Niamh Flynn
Received: July 01, 2019; Published: September 26, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903057

Open Access Original Research

Treatment of Chronic Post Surgical Pain Using Micro-current Point Stimulation Applied to C-Section Scars

Kelly Armstrong, Raman Gokal, Todd Todorsky
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: September 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903056

Open Access Perspective

Shedding Light on a New Psychology of Movement and Exercise

Thibault Deschamps
Received: July 24, 2019; Published: September 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903055

Open Access Original Research

Feasibility of a Functional Medicine Approach to Slowing Clinical Cognitive Decline in Patients over Age 55: A Multiple Case Study Report

Randolph James, Amy Lawson Moore, Dick M Carpenter II, Terissa Michele Miller, Christina Ledbetter
Received: April 29, 2019; Published: September 06, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903054

Open Access Original Research

Assessing the Pressure and Thermal Discomfort Thresholds for Designing of Therapeutic Gloves: A Pilot Study

Siti Hana Nasir, Olga Troynikov, Dawn Wong Lit Wan, Zhen Zheng

Received: February 25, 2019; Published: September 02, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903053

Open Access Review

Does a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise Improve Set Shifting in Healthy Young Adults? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Max Oberste, Sophia Sharma, Philipp Zimmer
Received: April 24, 2019; Published: August 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903052

Open Access Review

A Review on Acupuncture as a Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Avneet K. Mangat, Georg M. Schmölzer
Received: June 07, 2019; Published: August 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903051

Open Access Short Report

Walk with Me

Patricia Lynn Dobkin
Received: May 14, 2019; Published: August 07, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903050

Open Access Review

A Review of Factors Affecting the Acute Exercise-Cognition Relationship in Children and Adolescents

Ryan A. Williams, Lorna Hatch, Simon B. Cooper
Received: April 29, 2019; Published: August 2, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903049

Open Access Comment

Compassion in a Doctor-Patient Relationship: Objectively Measuring Compassionate Behavior Using the Emotional Availability (EA) Scales

Zeynep Biringen, Anna Fuchs, Sabine C. Herpertz, Erin K. Biringen
Received: March 13, 2019; Published: July 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903048

Open Access Opinion

How to Heal the Healer: Combating Burnout Using Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Michelle H. Dick, Nayla M. Khoury
Received: June 13, 2019; Published: July 24, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903047

Open Access Communication

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) as a Complementary Medicine for Women to Adjust Their Autonomic Nervous Systems and Induce Specific Brain Waves - A Case Report

Jih-Huah Wu
Received: March 04, 2019; Published: July 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903046

Open Access Review

Breath Practices for Survivor and Caregiver Stress, Depression, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Connection, Co-regulation, Compassion

Patricia L. Gerbarg, Richard P. Brown, Chris C. Streeter, Martin Katzman, Monica Vermani   
Received: April 10, 2019; Published: July 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903045

Open Access Commentary

Compassion in Medical Practice

Christopher Lam
Received: April 25, 2019; Published: July 08, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903044

Open Access Review

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Usage in Breast Cancer

Birthe Osorio, Karsten Münstedt
Received: February 27, 2019; Published: July 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903043

Open Access Original Research

Effect of Acute Moderate-Intensity Exercise on Autobiographical Episodic Memory and Semantic Memory

Sierra Day, Paul D. Loprinzi
Received: April 27, 2019; Published: July 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903042

Open Access Original Research

Assessing the Impact of a Game-Centered Mobile App on Community-Dwelling Older Adults’ Health Activation

K. Jason Crandall , Matthew Shake, Uta Ziegler
Received: April 11, 2019; Published: July 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903041

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