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Week 1 CAM Therapeutic Modalities Paper

Resource: NCCIM website

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that describes an overview of
Complentary, Alternative, Integrative Health and its categories of treatments.
Include the following: 

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

  • Define the terms alternativecomplementary, andintegrative in relation to Healthcare Approachesand 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 into catagories.

  • Select one 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 scientific studies that show
    a clinical benefit from the example selected, if available. 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Use at least two references besides NCCIH and
your textbook.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.





1 Healing Systems Chart

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Healing Systems Chart.


Each member of the collaborative team needs to select  and
complete one system.

(Be sure to include your name with your choice  as verification
of completing the one section.)  


The Instructor will fill in the Conventional


Using APA format, cite all sources in your
own section

Include all references on a reference page.

Click the
Assignment Files tab to submit your assignmen








1 Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect



Because at least
30% of subjects receiving placebos demonstrate the desired response, such as
decreased blood pressure, decreased pain, and faster healing time; Conventional
prescription drugs must demonstrate in clinical trials that they produce the
desired response more frequently than placebos.


After reviewing
this video and podcast:

 Placebo Surgery   


 And reviewing the learning activities,The Science
Behind the Placebo Effect, PNI and the The Placebo Response Occurs Outside of
Conscious Awareness


Please respond by
creating a new thread to this and Discuss:


  1. What does the placebo
    response (effect) indicate about the power of the mind–body to

  2. What does this tell us
    about how the mind and body interact and create change?


Remember you must
also include a reference with this Discussion Thread for full credit.








1 Philosophy of Healing Systmes

Philosophy of
Healing Systems



NCCIH generally uses the
term “complementary health approaches”. 

Within the majority of other
"Healthcare approaches" are whole Healing Systems which are complete systems that share
common philosophies or basic concepts.


Here let' discuss
these underlying
concepts or Philosophy of these  Healing Systems

(Do not list a lot of therapies or types of healing
systems. Rather look for the shared concepts or philosophies that are shared
among the healing systems.)


Common shared concepts are are core believes or
foundations for the system. For example you might discuss: 


  1. How is health/illness viewed? 

  2. What is the relationship between clients and

  3. How are therapies used?

  4. How is the Human Being or client viewed?

In your discussion, share how  this
different from Conventional Medicine. 


  • Respond by creating a new thread to this posting,

  • Remember you must also include a reference with this
    Discussion Thread for full credit. 

  • Also for full credit, the discussion must be on






2 Common Herb Chart

Complete the
University of Phoenix Material: Common Herb Chart.


Each memeber of the Collabroative team must
choose one Herb from the chart to complete.

(Be sure to identfy your choice by adding
your name under the herb)


This assignment needs to have a reference
page and include apa citations for each Herb

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Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment









2 Assessing Reliability and Credibility of CAM Resources Presentation

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation on a
methodology you create for assessing credibility and reliability of an Internet
source of CAM information. Include detailed speaker notes and reference

Describe how a consumer's attitudes and beliefs about CAM could
hinder objective assessments of reliability and credibility in CAM.

Create five objective criteria to judge the credibility and
reliability of a source of information on CAM.

Select a CAM therapy or modality of interest. Be
sure to choose a therapy you have not used in your paper or the CAT discussion. Then, perform the

  • Describe the therapy.

  • Examine the type of training or education that is

  • Discuss whether a license or certification is
    required to practice this therapy.

Research the Internet for websites on this therapy or modality. Be sure not
use  a  website from class. 


Using your criteria, review one of the websites and determine
how reliable the site is for CAM information. 

  • Explain how you reached your conclusion about the
    website. Consider using a grading scale or grid for this exercise.

  • Describe steps the website could take to increase
    its credibility. 

Present the Assessing Reliability and Credibility of CAM ResourcesPresentation.

  • For Local Campus students, these may be (at the
    discretion of faculty) oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations.

  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are
    Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker notes. 

Click the Assignment
Files tab to submit your assignment.









2 Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAT)

For this question, each student must choose a therapy from the list below

Identify the/an organization which oversees
the education, training, and certification.

Is there a code of ethics?

Identify two possible adverse reactions.

When you respond to this part of this discussion question thread, Start
a new message with your chosen therapy in the title.

Remember to
include a reference and citations if needed for full credit.


Do not repeat another student's choice or you will loose points.

     Transcendental Meditation


    Mindfulness Meditation


    Therapeutic Touch

    Bach Flower Remedies


    Clinical Aromatherapy


    Healing Touch



    Music Therapy

    Guided Imagery


    Massage Therapy




    Magnetic Therapy








Is there currently any regulatory body for CAM? Let's look at:

What current organizations are attempting to standardize
education, training, and certification?--

For this question, each student must choose a therapy from
the list and start a discussion thread with thier chosen therapy








2 Mind/Body Therapies


CAM is very experiential which is difficult to
achieve in an online class but let try.

For this discussion, I want you to go to the Student
. Open the document labeledMind/Body Therapy Videos..
 I want you to look at the list and find two therapies that you have not done
before but sounds interesting. Open the list and practice your chosen therapy.






For this discussion:

After practicing your
chosen therapie
s, return to this thread and 1.) identify your
chosen therapy, 2.) describe your experience, 3.) share your thoughts on what
you think about using the therapy, 4.) then make comments to at least two other
student's postings.

You might think about comparing and contrasting your with experience with other

Remember to include
reference and citations as indicated with your posting.
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