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.
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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.
Complementary Medicine and Pain Management
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open) Submit Now
About This Topic
A growing number of people are turning to complementary and alternative medicine for pain management. Pain is a common complaint among people who seek out such alternative treatments.
When alternative therapies are used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it is called complementary medicine. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines, including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage and many others.
In recent years, strong evidence has been gathered for the benefits of mind-body therapies, acupuncture, and some nutritional supplements for treating pain. Other alternative therapies such as aromatherapy, chiropractic therapies, therapeutic touch, certain herbal therapies, biofeedback, Tai Chi, hypnotherapy and dietary approaches have the potential to alleviate pain in some cases. More research is needed to see how these therapies compare to conventional treatments.
We sincerely invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles for this special issue, and we hope it will advance the research of pain management.