Research Papers on Holistic Medicine

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  • Sample Thesis Proposal on the Relationship Between Psychotherapy and Buddhist Practices of Meditation

    This 13 page paper discusses meditation and the incorporation of it into the practice of the psychotherapist. Scientific studies discussed and outlined, specific methodology is suggested with thesis, proposal and analysis of past research. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Heat Stroke and Ephedra

    This 16 page paper provides an overview of a research proposal on the use of ephedra and the issue of heat stroke. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Proposal for Internet Expansion of Chiropractic Office

    A 15 page paper that presents a proposal directed to investors. In this proposal a group of chiropractors have decided to market their services Online by developing a Web site. The paper includes an executive summary; company overview; market comparison; marketing plan; management plan; data comparing average number of patients to the base for these chiropractors; costs for establishing and maintaining the Web site; obstacles and opportunities, including research; initial plan; action plan and offerings to the investor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 'Military Industrial Complex' Warning of Outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower

    A 3 page paper relating this former president's 1961 warning to current nursing practice. "See your doctor." "Ask your doctor about ____ and if it's right for you." So go pharmaceutical companies' advertising directly to consumers who cannot directly purchase their products. As health care costs continue to spiral despite efforts to contain the rate of increase, pharmaceutical companies spend millions on advertising to those powerless to purchase the prescription drugs they tout. This appears to be a symptom of the "military-industrial complex" that Dwight Eisenhower warned against on leaving office in 1961. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medicinal Marijuana

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of medical marijuana and its use. The debate is touched on. The substance is evaluated for its use as a medicine. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Medical Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines medical marijuana and supports legalization of medical marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Integration of Alternative Medicine with Western Medicine

    7 pages in length. Concluding evidence points toward a growing trend of western medicine practitioners collaborating closely with alternative doctors. It is not without significant forethought that the two very separate entities have joined together to create a synergistic approach to health care. The writer discusses that prevention is the key for the alternative approach, where historically and typically, the western medicine practitioner has focused more upon treating the illness or disease after it has already been diagnosed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Relevance of “The Doctor” to Assessment and Appraisal

    This 3 page paper explains the relevance of the film “The Doctor” to medical students with regards to assessment and appraisal. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • The Medical Argument for Legalized Marijuana

    A 3 page research paper that argues that marijuana (cannabis) use should be legalized for the treatment of certain medical conditions, such as the nausea and pain from chemotherapy, glaucoma, migraines and MS. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Arguments in Favor of Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

    This 9 page paper argues that the use of marijuana should be used for treatment in certain conditions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The History of Marijuana; Legal Status and Usage

    This 5 page paper looks at the history and use of marijuana, also known as cannabis. The paper starts with the ancient world an its’ use for ritual purposes as well as food and cloth and traces the its position to the modern day and the laws which prohibit it allow its use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Marijuana Should be Legal in Medical Applications

    This 3 page paper argues that marijuana should be legal in medical applications, and considers such things as advantages, disadvantages, costs and who could benefit from it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Reasons Why Medical Marijuana Should Be Legal

    This 3 page paper examines the controversy. While both sides are discussed, the paper takes a pro stance on the issue of legalization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Issues Surrounding Legalization Of Marijuana

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses the private and public issues surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as how scientific research is not all that dependable. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Using Medical Marijuana

    This 5 page paper discusses the use of marijuana as a treatment for severe medical conditions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Case History of Angina

    A patient was recently admitted to the surgical ward due to a health breakdown, the result of angina. This patient’s admission and treatment are described below. Covered are: patient's history, social background, health problem (diagnosis), contributing factors, affects on family, preventative care for future occurence (programme of treatment). Bibliography lists 10 sources. jvMedhel.rtf

  • TOUCH THERAPY AND PREMATURE BABIES: A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 8-page paper focuses on literature and research conducted on the effects of gentle massage on preterm infants. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pain Management and Music Therapy

    A 6 page research paper that examines literature pertaining music therapy as a method for pain management. The writer reviews the literature and offers suggestions for implementation of music therapy into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hypnosis as a Method of Pain Control

    This 10 page paper is a literature review that discusses the use of hypnosis as a means of pain control. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Pain Management and Long Term Care Residents' Rights

    An 11 page paper discussing traditional and newer approaches to pain management among the elderly, specifically those confined to nursing homes. The paper includes discussion of Neuman’s, Orem’s and King’s theories of nursing practice as they relate to the issue of pain management among nursing home residents. The use of pain-killing drugs is frowned on even when use of them is necessary. More highly favored is patient education and personal responsibility in exercising pain management techniques. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment

    A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining the clinic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Asthma Management and Drug Therapies

    A paper which looks at the management of asthma using drug therapies, specifically corticosteroids and b2-agonists, and comments on the increasing interest in making use of environmental management and complementary medicine in the treatment of the condition. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Is Walking Beneficial for Human Health?

    This 5 page paper examines the benefits of walking. The only source used is a 2008 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Three articles are cited. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing

    An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While at one time nursing was a discipline which concentrated primarily on the science of human anatomy and physiology, nursing has evolved to a discipline which recognizes not only the hard scientific facts of physiology but also the importance of psychological and sociological factors. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comfort Theory and Kolcaba

    For centuries, the depiction of a nurse in art is one of a person professionally dressed, but offering something of herself. That nurse is offering comfort, something decidedly outside of medical patient care, something beyond the auspices of physician and related solely to the nurse professional. “Comfort” is the idealized vision each person holds within himself when thinking of a nurse, whether it is reality. This personalized concept comes from a patient who is his most vulnerable when sick and in a hospital bed. 19 references. jvKolcab.rtf

  • Jean Watson's Nursing Theories

    This 5 page paper examines the philosophies of Jean Watson and determines how that viewpoint may be applicable to the philosophy of a nursing student. More specifically, this paper highlights the importance of Watson's wholistic approach to nursing care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nursing and the Holism Concept

    A 5 page overview of the concept of holism as it applies to nursing. This paper contends that the concept of holism is integrally linked with the goals and objectives of nursing. Holism, after all, embodies the concept of healing. Holism embodies another concept as well, however, that is the concept of caring. It is a concept which is intimately entwined with energy flows, touch, and complimentary or alternative therapies but it is also a concept which can be compared with such prominent nursing theories as Hildegard Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Providing Comfort in the Emergency Room

    As an ER nurse, it is easy to get caught up in the fast pace of the environment, to focus on the technical and critical nature of nursing in the ER and to forget that patients are people with hopes and fears and dreams rather than just people exhibiting illnesses and crying out in pain for immediate release. It is even easier in a rush to forget that these patients have families that care deeply for the welfare of their loved ones in need of urgent medical care and what that implies. For this reason, I sometimes repeat the hospital mission to myself like a mantra to help bring me out of my single-minded focus on the medical well-being of patients and be open to dealing with their immediate emotional well-being as well, as required by the necessity for providing comfort as well. 5 references. jvERexpe.rtf

  • Clinical Environmental Considerations of Music Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of the potential benefits of music therapy in reducing pain and anxiety associated with varied medical procedures and conditions. This paper emphasizes that while music therapy can be a tremendously positive factor in patient well being, music therapy opens up a whole gamut of considerations which must be given specific attention to ensure that the outcome is more positive than negative. Music therapy is considerably more complex than grabbing a CD off the shelf and plugging it in. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Art and Healing

    The western medical establishment has come to recognize the value of dance, music, literature, painting and drama in preventing and treating illness. Techniques such as guided imagery, dance, art therapy and music have become the tools of health care professionals in all areas. These techniques have much in common with the Chinese practices of Qigong, yoga and acupressure. Eastern methods often integrate contemporary medical practices with ancient forms of healing. The western medical establishment is learning to give the Chinese practices the credit they deserve for the benefits they are able to bring to patients. This 6 page paper examines the use of both Eastern and Western therapies with a foundation of dance or music. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Herbal Treatments for Acid Indigestion

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the problem of acid indigestion and outlines some herbal treatments that are beneficial. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Complications of Medicinal Herbs and Their Impact Upon Dentistry

    A 5 page overview of the potential medicinal value of herbs. This paper emphasizes that benefit can be overshadowed by negative impacts when these drugs are combined with others or taken in high concentration such as in herbal tea. The author provides brief notes on aloe, echinacea, feverfew, garlic, ginger, gingko biloba, ginseng, goldenseal, and Saint John’s Wort. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Medical Benefits of Yoga

    This 7 page paper looks at many of the potential benefits associated with yoga. The eight limbs are explained. The different physiological and psychological benefits in a areas such as therapeutic and restorative settings as well preventative medicine are all discussed. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Biomedical to Biopsychosocial Medical Evolution

    A 6 page contention that medicine has shifted dramatically over the past several decades from a discipline which concentrates solely the science of our anatomy and physiology to a discipline which recognizes not only the hard scientific facts of physiology but also the importance of psychological and sociological factors. Medicine has shifted from the Cartesian way of viewing illness, injury and disease as components of a machine-like body to one which views illness from not only a biological perspective but also a psychosociological perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Traditional Chinese Medicine Consideation

    An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine: This 11-page essay gives a comprehensive overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its origin, common practices, success rate, treatment modalities, etc. are examined, along with a comparison of theories relevant to Western Medicine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. SNMedcin.doc

  • The Tradition of Chinese Medicine

    This 5 page report discusses Traditional Chinese Medicine and the fact that it is finally gaining a certain measure of respect in the Western world. Physicians trained in Western or “modern” medicine dismissed traditional Chinese medicine, sometimes referred to as TCM as nothing but superstitious quackery. However, in the past few decades, even those medical experts who were most opposed to traditional approaches to medical treatment have come to understand that “TCM” offers numerous benefits that are often more effective than what the “modern” approach has to offer. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Chiropractic Care and Insights

    A 4 page discussion of the value of chiropractic care. Defines the approach and reports on its value in treating scoliosis. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Disease Treatment Through Alternative and Holistic Medicine Approaches

    A 7 page review of the value of alternative medicine in treating diseases such as hypertension, migraine headaches, and Crohn's Disease. An emphasis is placed on acupressure, massage, and meditation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Whole Foods or Vitamin Supplements in Treating Hepatitis B

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the use of whole foods in support of liver regeneration for patients with Hepatitis B. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Herbal Medicine and Environmental Pollution

    A 3 page research paper that examines herbal and natural food products that can offset the effects of environmental pollution and radiation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Sample Thesis Proposal on the Relationship Between Psychotherapy and Buddhist Practices of Meditation

    This 13 page paper discusses meditation and the incorporation of it into the practice of the psychotherapist. Scientific studies discussed and outlined, specific methodology is suggested with thesis, proposal and analysis of past research. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Metaphysical Spiritual Healing

    A 48 page exploration in the entitled field of healing beginning with an introduction and background of metaphysical spiritual healing and an historical background. The essay's subheadings are: metaphysical healing, metaphysical healing and tools and approaches, including Reiki, magnet and crystal therapies and how they are used, spiritual healing, metaphysical spiritual healers and approaches, including faith healing and reports of some of the most successful healers, Jesus Christ and His followers, the faith of metaphysicians and the faith and Divine powers of Christ, concluding comments. Numerous examples are provided throughout the paper along with comprehensive discussions in each section. Discussion and questions of Christ's healing and raising people from the dead are explored. Bibliography lists 34 sources.

  • Overview of Dolphin Therapy

    An 18 page paper which examines what this controversial treatment is, who developed it, its benefits, where one can go to receive this therapy, how dolphins communicate with patients, how dolphins are trained for such a program, and evaluates the results of this therapy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Connection Between Cancer and Diet

    This 5 page paper provides an overview in respect to dietary factors as they relate to cancer. Research includes information related to prevention as well as foods that are beneficial in helping cancer patients. Recent research is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Vegetarianism Impact on Blood Sugar Study Proposal

    A 12 page proposal to evaluate the effect of a vegetarian lifestyle on blood sugar levels. The study is designed to assess individual's current approach to blood sugar levels, approaches that may or may not include medications and that may or may not include a vegetarian diet. Subjects are selected randomly and provided surveys through e-mail. Their reports as to their lifestyle choices are correlated with blood sugar analyses. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Integration of Alternative Medicine with Western Medicine

    7 pages in length. Concluding evidence points toward a growing trend of western medicine practitioners collaborating closely with alternative doctors. It is not without significant forethought that the two very separate entities have joined together to create a synergistic approach to health care. The writer discusses that prevention is the key for the alternative approach, where historically and typically, the western medicine practitioner has focused more upon treating the illness or disease after it has already been diagnosed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Complimentary Alternative Medicine

    An 8 page review of the state of knowledge regarding CAM. This paper addresses the question of "whether or not people who use complementary alternative medicine heal better and faster than people who use western medicine exclusively". Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medical Treatment, Complimentary Alternative Medicine

    This 4 page paper examines CAM and looks at reasons for its promotion as well as reasons for criticisms against it. Several things are discussed including the influence of the media. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medical Marijuana

    A 4 page paper which examines medical marijuana and supports legalization of medical marijuana. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

    A 5 page research paper on legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The ‘Philosophy’ of Massage Therapy

    In five pages this paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of massage therapy in terms of beliefs concerning health, illness, and the basis for massage therapy, with comparisons made between it and allopathic medicine. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The History of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

    This 5 page paper examines the history of medicine during the nineteenth century. Holistic medicine, the advent of vaccines, and new inventions are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Migraines and Acupuncture

    A 6 page review of migraine headaches. The author explores the causes and symptoms of migraines and evaluates the usefulness of acupuncture in treating those causes and symptoms. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Clinical Environmental Considerations of Music Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of the potential benefits of music therapy in reducing pain and anxiety associated with varied medical procedures and conditions. This paper emphasizes that while music therapy can be a tremendously positive factor in patient well being, music therapy opens up a whole gamut of considerations which must be given specific attention to ensure that the outcome is more positive than negative. Music therapy is considerably more complex than grabbing a CD off the shelf and plugging it in. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • TOUCH THERAPY AND PREMATURE BABIES: A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 8-page paper focuses on literature and research conducted on the effects of gentle massage on preterm infants. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Enzymes' Overview

    This 16 page paper provides an overview of enzymes. The term "enzyme" refers to any of a number of substances that act as catalysts in biochemical reactions. In particular, enzymes work within a biological structure, as in an animal, human or plant, in order to determine changes that would not occur in the same manner without the presence of the enzyme. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Public Places Should Prohibit Smoking

    A 6 page paper in which the writer discusses the problems secondhand tobacco smoke creates in the workplace, educational settings, and in socializing environments. How this may contribute to the problems of the smoker in these places will be examined. Past solutions to smoking in public places will be contrasted with present and potential solutions. How overall community health may be improved by banning smoking in public places will be emphasized. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Necessary Treatment Option of Homeopathy

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the manner by which homeopathic medicine is not only a proven alternative to conventional methods, but also that it is a very necessary addition to incorporate it into treatment programs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hypnosis and How it is Used

    This 6 page paper looks at the subject and highlights how it is used by medical professionals as well as in behavior modification industries. Controversial uses are noted such as in the case of past life regression and by police to jog a witness's memory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Experiential and Narrative Types of Therapy

    (8pp)Therapy involving families or individuals is seldom easy or singular in nature. This paper examines the similarities and differences of experiential and narrative therapies, through the applicable work of Virginia Satir and Michael White. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Herbal Medicines and Their Uses

    This 6 page paper addresses the subject of herbal medicines and whether or not they should be used in conjunction with prescription drugs. Echinacea and St. John's wort are specifically mentioned. The paper concludes that using herbal products can be beneficial but caution should prevail. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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