OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine

ISSN 2573-4393
Free Publication in 2017

Current issue: 2017  Archive: 2016 

Review

Spirituality in Medical Acupuncture

Steven K. H. Aung
Received: May 2, 2017; Published: July 21, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1703003

Short Review

Healthcare-Related Qigong for the Prevention of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

Fengxia Liang, Qi Huang, Rui Chen, Song Wu, Gary Lu, Jianmin Liu, Jia Li,Lu Wang, Hua Wang and Gerhard Litscher
Received: February 19, 2017; Published: May 9, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1702002

Research Article

Modulation of Excitability of Spinal Neural Functions by Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy at LU5 (Chize) in Three Hemiplegic Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

Toshiaki Suzuki, Makiko Tani, Kaito Takamori, Maki Yamada
Received: January 21, 2017; Published: February 20, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1701001

Research Article

Effects of Acupuncture at the Left Weizhong Acupoint on Heart Rate Variability in Thirty Post-Stroke Patients – Results from a Transcontinental Teleacupuncture Study

Bo Pang, Qi Zhang, Guang-Yu Cheng, Wei-Ping Cheng, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Zemin Sheng, Ingrid Gaischek, Zhong-Ren Sun, Gerhard Litscher
Received: June 8, 2016; Published: August 23, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601003

Review

Modernization of Acupuncture Education in Europe and China: A Report from Austria

Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 24, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601002

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by Open BioMedical Publishing Corporation. 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. 

High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine-2017

September 25-27, 2017, Xi’an, China

The Annual World Congress of High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (HTA&IM), initiated from 2014, had been successfully organized in Hangzhou and twice in Nanjing, and attracted more than 700 participants from 50 countries. HTA&IM congresses contribute to offering professionals in the field of high-tech acupuncture a multidisciplinary informative cooperative platform, and it has been the most definite and grand High-Tech Acupuncture event in Asia. The HTA&IM2017, with the theme of “Exploring Different Kinds of Modern Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine” will be held during September 25-27, 2017 in Xi’an, China.

To read the welcome letter from the Chair and more information, please visit: http://www.bitcongress.com/
HTA&IM2017/
.

The 9th International Symposium on Auriculotherapy Conference Flyer

August 10-12, 2017, Singapore

Welcome to the 9th International Auriculotherapy Symposium to be held August 10-12, 2017 in Singapore. At the 8th Symposium at John Hopkins University, Montgomery Campus, Maryland in May 2014, Singapore was chosen as the next symposium destination as it is a truly modern green city and gateway to South East Asia and the Asia Pacific nations. The symposium will suit both the novice and advanced clinician with the length and breadth of knowledge to be presented. We invite you to contribute to the evidence base for auriculotherapy in 2017. There will be awards for the best research project and best poster presentation. In 2017, lifetime achievement awards will also be presented. Sponsors are very welcome to support one/several of the speakers, contribute towards the awards and the gala dinner.

For more details, please visit: http://www.auriculotherapysymposium.com/.

Phytopharm 2017

July 2-5, 2017, Graz, Austria

Welcome to the XXIst International Congress "Phytopharm 2017" in conjunction with 10th Anniversary of the TCM Research Center Graz to be held on July 2-5, 2017, Graz, Austria. More details are provided at: http://www.doclinika.ru/phyto2017.html.


OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.

Register and Submit now.

Biography of the Editor-in-Chief

Suni Gerhard Litscher obtained M.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering, 1984) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Technical Sciences, 1987) from Graz University of Technology, and M.D.sc. (Doctor of Medical Sciences, 2004) from Medical University of Graz, Austria. He has been leader or member of international professional societies, e.g., President of International Society for Medical Laser Applications (2012 to date); President of European Medical Laser Association-Austria (2012-2013); Vice president of International Medical Laser Association (2012 to date); Council Member of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (2012-2016), etc. Now he is Professor and the head of (1) the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, (2) the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and (3) the TCM Research Center Graz at the Medical University of Graz. Professor Litscher’s special interests are computer-based High-Tech Acupuncture Research and Neuromonitoring. He has authored over 600 scientific publications and been invited for many lectures internationally. He is Visiting Professor and/or Honorary Professor of eleven universities and institutions in China.