GINGER THERAPY (Zingiber officinale)


Complementary Alternative Medicine Project Guidelines    

APNC 523 – Spring 2021

      Complementary and Alternative Medicine

                                       Evidence Based Practice Project

Alternative medicine is considered to be practices that are not used in conventional medicine. The science is constantly evolving and changing as determined whether treatments may or may not work or new discoveries are made. Complementary medicine is considered to be practices that are used in conjunction with conventional treatments. When these two are combined they are normally referred to as integrative medicine.  Complementary and alternative medicines are becoming more and more prevalent. Approximately 40% of adults in the US use some form of CAM to either augment or replace conventional medical care. Others receive integrated care, for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.

Complementary and alternative medicine involves several different therapies. For this project we will focus on Complementary alternative medications (i.e., dietary supplements, herbal remedies).

Evidence based practice is a problem-solving approach to clinical care that incorporates the conscientious use of current best evidence from well-designed studies. For this assignment, you will select a CAM “medication” – dietary supplement/herbal remedy from the sign-up list in class. Next, ask a question, and analyze some of the evidence that has been compiled surrounding your question.

Search the literature for relevant research.  You should find at least 3 relevant research articles and/or studies that represent the best evidence which addresses your question. You should look for original sources, not just a secondary citation of someone else’s research.  Research should include current primary sources from both the current bio-medical and social science literature (journals). The scientific evidence should be pertinent to your topic and discussion.