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SCI 201 Week 1 CAM Therapeutic Modalities Paper
Resource:  NCCIH website
Write a 900 to 1,200 word paper that describes an overview of CAM and its categories of treatments. 
Include the following in your paper: 

  • Compare and contrast conventional current regulations and oversights that exist in the United States with that of nonconventional medicine. 

  • Define the terms alternative, complementary, and integrative in relation to medicine and clarify how these terms are different. 

  • Describe how conventional medicine plays a role in these three terms. 

  • Examine the philosophy of CAM and how it relates to or is different from conventional Western medicine. 

  • Describe how NCCIH classifies Complementary Health Approaches. 

  • Select one CAM treatment therapy (modality) from among the complementary health approaches and describe it. 

  • Using one medical condition, describe how your chosen therapy can be used as an alternative, a complementary, or an integrative therapy for that specific medical condition. 

  • Include the results of one or more scientific studies that show a clinical benefit or do not show a benefit from the medical condition selected. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and post your completed paper as a Microsoft Word document.  Use at least 3 to 5 different references in your paper.
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SCI 201 Week 1 Alternative Medical Systems Chart
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Alternative Medical Systems Chart
Complete the Alternative Medical Systems Chart. Describe or define each system, delineate the key principles underlying the system, list several treatment types included in the system, and briefly describe how this system differs from conventional Western medicine.
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SupportingMaterial: Alternative Medical Systems Chart
Alternative Medical Systems Chart



Key Principles

Types of Treatments

Differences Compared to Conventional Medicine






Traditional Chinese medicine





Native American medicine















SCI 201 Week 2 Matching & Fill-in Assignment
Instructions: Matching & Fill-in Assignment Complete and submit Parts I and II of the University of Phoenix Material, "Individual Matching and Fill-in Assignment."
Supporting Material: Matching & Fill-in Assignment
Individual Matching and Fill-in Assignment
Complete both of the following parts. 
Match the following therapies in Column One with their correct description from Column Two. Place the corresponding letter in the space by the therapy.
1.     Part I


Column One


Column Two








A. Correction of damage, disease, or structural change of spine can affect the rest of the body.






Alexander Technique


B. Tension in muscles and misaligned bones places strain on the body as a whole.








C. Method of bringing the way we move under conscious direction to avoid muscular tension








D. A method of diagnosis rather than treatment








E. Approved in 1958 as a useful tool in medicine by the American Medical Association








F. Stimulation of points on the body meridians to improve the flow of chi






Tai Chi


G. Specialized massage of feet or hands to detect and correct imbalances in the body








H. A force field to relax muscles, encourage blood flow, and reduce inflammation








I. In trance state, provider separates his or her soul from his or her body and flies anywhere in cosmos to seek the reason for an illness and find the cure.






Magnet Therapy


J. Extract of natural ingredients are dissolved and diluted; prescribed for the individual and given in the minimum dose.








K. Series of flowing movements used to rejuvenate, heal, and prevent illness and injuries

2.     Part II
Complete the following table using information from both your text and other sources.  Detailing and information provided in each of the Cautions & Warnings cells for each herb should include 20 to 40 words.

Name of Herb

Therapeutic Use

Cautions & Warnings













Ginkgo Biloba









St. John’s Wort



SCI 201 Week 2 Complementary Healing Therapies Chart
Complementary Healing Therapies Chart
Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Complementary Healing Therapies Chart. Describe, in the first column, the philosophy and principles of therapy for each treatment modality. Describe at least 1 of the following: Education Requirements, Overseeing Organizations, Supportive Research in the second column of the chart. Identify, in the third column, some of the potential benefits of therapy for each treatment modality.
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Supporting Material: Complementary Healing Therapies Chart
Complementary Healing Therapies Chart
Complete the following table using information from the course text and other sources. 

Treatment Modality

Philosophy and Principles of Therapy

Describe at least 1 of the following:  Education Requirements, Overseeing Organizations, Supportive Research

Potential Benefits of Therapy

















Magnet therapy








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