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:
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.
Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 6 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 10 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)
Topical Treatment of Pain: Perspectives on Complementary, Traditional, and Plant Medicine
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
James D Adams, Professor Emeritus
Benicia, CA, USA
Research interests: apoptosis; delayed cell death; herbal drugs; nicotinamide; Parkinson's disease; ruptured berry aneurysm; smart drugs; stroke; toxicity testing.
Acupuncture, moxibustion, liniment, ointment, plant medicines, traditional medicines.
Received: 01 August 2022; Published: 04 August 2022; doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203032
Oral pain medicines are routinely used to treat pain and chronic pain. Recent evidence shows that many of these medicines actually increase chronic pain when used over several weeks. Patients should be encouraged to find alternative pain treatments and avoid oral medicines for pain.
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