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. 

Indexing: DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6.1 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). A first decision provided to authors of manuscripts submitted to this journal are approximately 3.5 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Breast Cancer

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Dr. Reginald Halaby

Department of Biology, Montclair State University Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ USA

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Research Interests: Cancer biology; apoptosis; lysosomal-mediated cell death; triptolide; breast cancer

About This Topic

Breast cancer is a global affliction killing men, women, transgendered, teens through the elderly, and people from every racial and ethnic background. Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in women globally and causes the greatest amount of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Clearly, novel approaches and treatments are warranted to combat this malignancy.
Complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) are thought to have a range of benefits for people with breast cancer. They can give patients comfort and help them feel more relaxed when coming to terms with the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Some people believe they help with the side effects of breast cancer and treatment.
CAT is becoming increasingly popular among cancer patients, in particular those with breast cancer. It represents one of the fastest growing treatment modalities in the United States. Therefore, knowledge of CAT is becoming necessary. CAT encompasses a wide range of modalities. Potential topics for consideration in this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following: spiritual practice, relaxation, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, hypnosis, vitamins and nutritional supplements, herbs, Cannabinoids, diet, photodynamic immunotherapy, homeopathic remedies, and medical imaging.
We sincerely invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles for this special issue, and we hope it will advance the research of breast cancer.

Publication

Open Access Short Report

Walk with Me

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

Abstract

The author writes a genuine story using a narrative medicine writing style [1]. She relates how she applied mindfulness awareness and meditation practices to accompany her best friend, Abigail* , who struggled through stages 3 and 4 breast cancer, including its noxious treatments and upsetting side [...]
Open Access Review

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Usage in Breast Cancer

Received: 27 February 2019;  Published: 05 July 2019;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.1903043

Abstract

(1) Background: Especially women with breast cancer look for offers from complementary and alternative medicine for various reasons. Unfortunately, the value of most offer has to be considered unclear. (2) Methods: This review was to identify reasonable strategies for patients with breast cancer bas [...]
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