OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 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. 

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

Special Issue

Massage for Mental Health Problems

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)              Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dr. Wing-Fai Yeung, BCM, BSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://sn.polyu.edu.hk/en/people/academic_staff/index.html#jerry-wf.yeung
Research Interests: Acupuncture; Sleep Disorders Research; Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mental Health

About This Topic

Massage of therapy is one of the complementary health approaches, which includes a variety of techniques to touch and exert pressure on subjects’ body. Massage has been widely used in pain and symptoms management and numerous studies have been conducted in this field. Recently, emerging research suggested that massage may play a role in managing mental health problems, but more rigorous scientific evidence is needed to support its use. In light of the blooming research evidence in the field, the special issue on mental health problems will be a timely endeavor. We encourage the submission of papers on original research and clinical management exploring the effects or mechanism of massage for the following conditions:
Sleep problems
Eating disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder