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. 

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Acupuncture for Women’s and Children’s Health

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD
1. Research Associate, CHeBA, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
2. Independent Medical Researcher, Roseville Wellness Group, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.rosevillewellnessgroup.com.au/our-people/dr-im-quah-smith
Research Interests: acupuncture; auriculotherapy; laser; neuromodulation based healing approaches; brain sciences; meditation; higher consciousness research; stress management; mental health and wellbeing; preventative care

About This Topic

Dear colleagues and friends,

The beneficial effects of acupuncture (and auricular acupuncture) in the treatment of disease and dysfunction hence restoring health and wellbeing are well documented. The growing body of neuroimaging and neurophysiological research confirming this has been outstanding over the last two decades. It is hence important to document how acupuncture can be integrated into Women’s and Children’s health to ensure optimal outcomes for our future generations.
I invite you all to share your acupuncture knowledge in this very important group discipline.
Original research, short communications on upcoming projects or clinical trends and teaching protocols are all welcome. Please explore the link for authors (http://www.lidsen.com/journals/hg/hg-instructions-for-authors) and note the submission timing in 2019.
In Australia, we have a new discipline of medicine based on the Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DOHAD). Acupuncture will make a significant contribution towards solving some of the many DOHAD health concerns.

Yours sincerely
Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD.
Conjoint Lecturer, Womens and Childrens Health
UNSW Medicine
The University of New South Wales
Randwick 2031 Australia

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions (http://www.lidsen.com/policies/guidelines-for-authors) for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

Keywords

Auricular acupuncture; women’s and children’s health; dysfunction; neurophysiological; treatment

Publication

Open Access Original Research

Treatment of Chronic Post Surgical Pain Using Micro-current Point Stimulation Applied to C-Section Scars

Kelly Armstrong, Raman Gokal, Todd Todorsky
Received: March 25, 2019; Published: September 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903056

Open Access Review

A Review on Acupuncture as a Non-Pharmacological Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

Avneet K. Mangat, Georg M. Schmölzer
Received: June 07, 2019; Published: August 20, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1903051

Open Access Case Report

Auriculotherapy for Intractable Hiccups-A Case Report

Gary Stanton
Received: March 22, 2019; Published: June 04, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902034

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