The International Journal of Biomedical Science (IJBS, ISSN 1550-9702) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Master Publishing Group. IJBS is dedicated to increasing the understanding of human health and disease. IJBS provides a venue for scientists in all disciplines with the ultimate aim of improving human health. The journal also aims to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation and convert clinical evidence into practice. The journal features works of exceptional significance in all areas related to medicine, and biology, including basic research and clinical investigations. We uphold papers that cross disciplines and encourage papers addressing universal problems of human health.

  During the last century, medicine has increasingly become dependent on progress in science. However, as a profession, it is based on a variety of traditions using special skills previously regarded as a kind of art. These traditions can be grouped into two major ones: Oriental and Western. Traditional medicine, despite the fact that it is not based on science, offers many benefits for patients. We therefore need to understand scientifically traditional medicine, irrespective of its origins, because that is the only way to assure reproducibility of various medical treatments. We encourage authors to report scientific research dealing with traditional Western or Oriental medicine.