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, 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.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.9 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.7 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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.”

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (icm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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Publication

Open Access Correction

Correction: Armstrong C. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2021; 6: 16

Received: 14 October 2021;  Published: 15 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2104035

Abstract

CorrectionCorrection: Armstrong C. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. OBM Integra [...]
Open Access Review

Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective

Received: 20 December 2020;  Published: 31 August 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2103026

Abstract

Progress in technologies, notably in vivo and in situ methods, has equipped scientists with the necessary skills to explore the living human body in increasingly minute detail. This has led to a better understanding of the dynamic interplay between the various elements that make up the [...]
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