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: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

The Importance of the Fascia for Manual Osteopathic Medicine

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Bruno Davide Bordoni, DPT, DO, PhD

Institute of Hospitalization and Care with Scientific Address, Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi IRCCS, Milan, Italy

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Research Interests: Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy; diaphragm; fascia; osteopathic medicine; phrenic nerve

About this topic

The fascial continuum involves the whole body in its various expressions; somatic, visceral, emotional. Fascial tissue is considered partly as solid tissue (muscles, tendons, bones, etc.) and partly as fluid tissue (blood and lymph). The behavior of these tissues so dissimilar and interpenetrated in each other, creates our health, the status of how we behave and the source of how we perceive. The fascia is of extraordinary importance in manual osteopathic medicine (OMM) and the special issue has the aim of assessing how the osteopath approaches the fascial tissue in clinical practice. The window of possibility where to be able to intervene with osteopathy with a view to the fascial continuum is very wide. As scientific literature shows, acute or chronic, somatic or visceral, psychological or psychiatric problems can be addressed through different OMM techniques. As I wrote in a recent article: “Scientific research is not a showcase of his own talent or own resources, it is a chance to improve common knowledge on certain topics for the collective well-being.”