Complementary Health Therapies

Complementary Health Therapies

Complementary Health Therapies 150 150 Peter

Complementary Health Therapies

For this assignment you will explore the research surrounding botanical healing which includes a variety of herbal medicines, dietary supplements, aromatherapy, and homeopathic medicines. Select a specific botanical healing therapy that interests you such as the herbal medicine St. John’s Wort, lavender aromatherapy, or a homeopathic regiment. Then find a current (no older than 5 years) original research article. Do not use a meta-analysis or systematic review article. This must be from a peer reviewed journal. Please make this a human study not an animal or in vitro study. Write a critique of the article using the questions below as a guide. Begin with posting the complete APA article reference. You will not have to do in-text citations this week

1) Begin with posting the complete APA article reference. You will not have to do in-text citations this week

2) What is this Study About? This addresses the purpose of the study

3) How was this Study done? This is what they actually did. Include framework if any, study design, sample, data collection any instruments used.

4) What were the Results of the Study?

5) What additional Questions Might I have?

6) How can I use this study? This should be s specific to the therapy and findings from this study, not general implications for any CAM therapy

7) DO NOT PLAGIARIZE. Often students restate the abstract, this is not appropriate. Be sure you have put things in your own words.

8) You do not have to have title page. Critiques should be no more than 2 pages.

Sample Paper


Maimon, Y., Samuels, N., Cohen, Z., Berger, R., & Rosenthal, D. S. (2018). Botanical formula LCS101: a multi-targeted approach to cancer care. Integrative cancer therapies17(4), 1020-1026.

Botanical Medicine and Cancer in Humans

Purpose of the Study

The article is purely based on a universal approach that aims to enhance cancer treatment and care. The purpose is to evaluate the extraction of the 14 botanical components and, at the same time, target the medicinal research to come up with a formula that has effects on the immune system and has the anti-cancer effect of improving on chemotherapy linked indicators and touching on the wholeness of life.

How the Study was done

The study was done based on an analytical aspect that looks at some of the effects and possible outcomes on the issue of selective anticancer and evaluates different measures to develop strategies to increase the quality of life. Additionally, the research incorporates clinical research and a multidirectional approach including LCS101 to have the desired approach in cancer care. In the study a couple of instruments and specimen were used. For instance, in the first stage if examination of ex vivo effects on LCS101 four samples of 4 healthy volunteers were collected. The collected samples were then treated with incremental formula, interleukin as positive controls. The samples were used to be incorporates to corroborate the research in future. Additionally, the second phase, there was a blind phase to 65 patients with breast cancer who are under chemotherapy. After the trials data collected states that LCS101 selectively induced cell death in cancer cells. Non-tumorigenic and cancer cells were treated with incremental concentration after 72 hour of incubation.

Results of the Study

After the intensive study, a conclusion has been arrived at and various measures taken towards promoting the effective inclusion of the results of the study. Conventional oncology and TCM have recognized cancer as a multiplex multidimensional ailment that takes an individual and chosen approach to effective treatment. LC101 has been named as a botanical compound designed to push for “therapeutic principles of TCM” and evaluated by western scientific methodologies.

Additional Question on the Case Study

For many of the readers the common question lingering in their mind is;

  1. If the botanical approach will have a long life solution to cancer care?
  2. How long does it take until the approach is accepted globally and approved by FDA?
  3. What the percentage of individuals who have benefited from the said botanical cancer care?

The Use of the Study

The above information can be used to advance research and, at the same time, push for better intervention in addressing the issue of cancer care. In this case, the botanical approach of cancer care comes in handy to bring forth formulas that can be advanced to edge closer to cancer treatment and other healthcare malignancies. In a nutshell, an interested individual can use the article to advance knowledge on matters of botanical medicine in cancer treatment and thus advance the formula for better outcomes.