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 11.7 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 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 6.8 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Spirituality and Sustainability

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Rohana Ulluwishewa, PhD

Director (Research and External Relations) Center for Spirituality in Sustainable Business Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka 

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Research interests: spirituality and sustainability.

About This Topic

It is evident that sustainability cannot be achieved only by external changes such as technological advancements, infrastructural development and institutional reforms without inner changes in individuals as leaders, producers and consumers. This is because the root cause of unsustainability lies within individuals. It is their spiritual underdevelopment being manifested as self-centeredness, fear and greed for material wealth, power and social status. Therefore, mainstream sustainability efforts based on external changes are inadequate to bring sustainability to the modern world without spirituality. This special issue invites both empirical and conceptual articles which highlight the role of spirituality in achieving sustainability in the fields of natural resources-based economic activities, business, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, healthcare, and development studies.


Open Access Research Article

Cultural Biases and Psychedelic Experiences: Western Scientific Perspectives about Amazonian Mestizo Therapeutic Traditions

Received: 02 April 2023;  Published: 07 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2303035


This article aims to analyze how Western researchers can be influenced by their epistemic and ethical foundations, which are also expressed through a culturally shared idea of therapy, and how this influence can significantly hinder the understanding of a different cultural reality and its resources in terms of knowledge and practices. While [...]
Open Access Research Article

Better to Not Be Alone: Relationships between Hurricane Related Trauma, Spiritual Support, and Social Support

Received: 03 November 2022;  Published: 06 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2302017


There has been a paucity in the literature on the protective effects of spiritual and social support as it pertains to trauma symptoms following a disaster. This secondary analysis investigated: a) the longitudinal analysis of the effect of perceived spiritual support (PSS; measured using PSSS-S2) on posttraumatic [...]