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:

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  • Acupotomy
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  • Herbal medicine
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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. 

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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: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Yoga and Mindfulness

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Viann N. Nguyen-Feng, PhD, MPH, RYT

Assistant Professor

Counseling/Clinical Track

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Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Director, Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab

About this Topic

Yoga and mindfulness have been held in Hindu and Buddhist traditions for thousands of years. In an overarching sense, these practices were non-allopathic medicine approaches to mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. As much as modern-day commoditized yoga and mindfulness “movements” have strayed from this foundation, yoga and mindfulness have also increasingly been recognized in healthcare arenas outside of its traditional beginnings. That is, yoga and mindfulness as integrative or complementary treatments are rising within counseling/clinical psychology, trauma care, rehabilitation, rheumatology, and more.

This special issue aims to highlight yoga and mindfulness as evidence-based integrative and complementary medicine. The global expansion of yoga and mindfulness have led to both similarities and differences across the world in our understanding of their treatment potential; and thus, we invite authors from all geographic regions.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.


Open Access Research Article

Different Effects of Four Yogic Breathing Techniques on Mindfulness, Stress, and Well-being

Received: 29 June 2021;  Published: 18 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2103031


Yogic breathing techniques are fundamental to the physical and mental practice of yoga. They are closely connected to meditation, which involves the observation of breath. There are many yogic techniques based on the active regulation of the breath. Breathing pra [...]
Open Access Review

Effects of Different Components of Yoga: A Meta-Synthesis

Received: 08 March 2021;  Published: 13 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2103030


Traditional yoga encompasses a variety of practices, such as postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ethical teachings. However, little is known about how different components of yoga contribute to its overall effect. In this meta-synthesis, we comprehensively summarized the curr [...]
Open Access Research Article

Impact of a Mindfulness Intervention on Hospice Care Worker Safety and Well-Being

Received: 30 June 2021;  Published: 12 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2103029


Hospice care workers are exposed to the hazards associated with in-home care in uncontrollable environments as well as occupational stress related to caring for terminally ill patients and their families. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of an abbreviated mindfulness interven [...]
Open Access Original Research

Feasibility of a Perinatal Mindfulness-Based Intervention Delivered Remotely Due to COVID-19

Received: 30 June 2021;  Published: 09 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2103028


Mind–body interventions have shown promise for improving prenatal mental health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a prenatal mind-body intervention delivered remotely due to COVID-19 and preliminary efficacy with respect to mental health outcomes. This stud [...]
Open Access Research Article

Somatic Self-Compassion Training Reduces Perceived Stress, Internalized Shame, and Bodily Shame while Increasing Coping Self-efficacy and Self-compassion

Received: 27 October 2020;  Published: 31 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2101011


Somatic Self-Compassion® training is a newly developed trauma-informed mindfulness, embodiment and self-compassion training that was designed to combine interoception and sensory modulation in order to teach individuals to more effectively cope with current and past stress. Thirty-two non-clinical a [...]