Evidence Based, Naturally

Student Research

Student Publications

Sonoran University students have published various works on numerous topics in notable medical and scholarly journals. Select upcoming, recent, and past research publications can be found below.

Accessing Research Articles: Students can always request Full Text Journal articles, free of charge for Sonoran University students and alumni, from the University Library: library@sonoran.edu

*Research published or presented prior to October 2022 may be listed as Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM).

Salehi A, Puchalski K, Shokoohinia Y, Zolfaghari B, Asgary S. Differentiating Cannabis Products: Drugs, Food, and Supplements. Front Pharmacol. 2022 Jun 27;13:906038. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2022.906038. PMID: 35833025; PMCID: PMC9271575.

Zyglis, E. and Langland, J.O. (2022). Anti-Bacterial Activity of Honey Based on Floral Origin. Curr Trends Intern Med 6: 160. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29011/2638-003X.100060

Hartwell, L., Stein, A., Gillen, A., Jones, G., Nelson, E., and Langland, J.O. (2022). Evaluation of the Anti-Yersinia Activity of Botanicals Used During the Black Plague. Curr Trends Intern Med 6: 162. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29011/2638-003X.100062

Turner, T., Ruiz, G., Gerstel, J., and Langland, J.O. (2021). β-lactam antibiotic and potentiation constituents from the botanical, Larrea tridentata. BMC Comp Med. 21(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s12906-021-03344-9.

Abers, M., Schroeder, S., Puchalski, K., and Langland, J.O. (2021). Antimicrobial activity of the aromatic constituents from essential oils. BMC Comp. Med. 21, 124 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-021-03285-3.

Ferreira, V., Langland, J.O. (2021). Treatment of herpes zoster with botanical interventions: case report. Medicine: Case Rep and Study Prot. 2(1): e0058

Williams, A., Scally, G., and Langland, J. O. (2020). A Topical Botanical Therapy for the Treatment of Canine Papilloma Virus Associated Oral Warts:  A Case Report. Adv. Integrative Med. doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2020.12.003.

Kannan L, Kumar A, Kumar A, Jacobs B, Langland J. Anti-herpes virus activity of the carnivorous botanical, Sarracenia purpurea. Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 3;10(1):18953. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-76151-w.

Koehler, H., Puchalski, K., Ruiz, G., Jacobs, B., and Langland, J.O. (2020). The Role of Endophytic/Epiphytic Bacterial Constituents in the Immunostimulatory Activity of the Botanical, Astragalus membranaceus. Yale J. Biol Med 93(2):239-250.

Nelson, E., Ruiz, G., Kozin, A., Turner, T., Langland, E., and Langland, J.O. (2020). Resolution of Recurrent Oro-facial Herpes Simplex Using a Topical Botanical Gel: A Case Report. Yale J. Biol Med 93(2):277-281.

Cahill, T., Ruiz, G., Turner, T., Wagner, C., Jacobs, B., and Langland, J. (2018). Antiviral  activity of metal chelates of caffeic acid and similar compounds towards herpes simplex and ebola viruses. Antiviral Research 160:143-150.

Turner, T., Alonso, J., Wise, J., Naser, G., Jeffries, B., Arnold, K., Morin, T., Chen, M., Fiorillo, M., Finazza, T., Sukhorukov, E., Ford, M., Clark, D., Stein, A., Drought, K. Steen, T., Wright, B., Irwin, R., Ruiz, G., Kozin, A., Nelson, E., and Langland, J.O. (2018).  Botanicals with potential efficacy against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Phytotherapy Res. 2018 Sep 25 doi: 10.1002/ptr.6198

Mitchell, W., Ruiz, G., Turner, T., Langland, J. (2018). Heat stress as a tool for detoxification.  J. Evol and Health, Vol 2, Iss 3, Art 14.

Turner, T., Ruiz, G., Mitchell, W., Langland, J. (2018). Schizophrenia: An evolutionary explanation for a maladapted modern environment.  J. Evol and Health, Vol 2, Iss 3, Art 2.

Salisbury, L., Deng, Y., Hilmi, Y., Langland, J.O. (2018). The Treatment of Meniere’s Disease with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: A Case Study.  J. Chinese Medicine 117:68-71.

Hoang, M., Deng, Y., Hilmi, Y., Langland, J.O. (2018). Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: A Case Report. J. Chinese Medicine 118:32-35.

Jonas, M.D., Rice, E.G.A., and Langland, J.O. (2018).  Resolution of Chronically Fissured Feet in a Pediatric Patient Using Homeopathic Petroleum Oleum: A Case Report.  Current Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine CRCAM-120. DOI: 10.29011/CRCAM-120/100020.

Nelson, E., Lasku, A. and Langland, J.O. (2017). Treatment of an Athlete’s Plantar Warts using a Synergistic Botanical Blend: A case report.  Alt Ther Health Med 23:51-54.

Ruiz, G., Turner, T., Nelson, E., Sparks, L., and Langland, J.  (2017). Development of resistance to antimicrobial botanicals. Journal of Evolution and Health: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 3. https://doi.org/10.15310/2334-3591.1065

Cooper, J., Deng, Y., and Langland, J. (2017). Enhancing Recovery from Bell’s Palsy with Acupuncture and Botanical Therapy: A Case Report.  J. Chin. Med. JCM 114/56.

Kwiatkowski, K., Rice, E., Langland, J.O. (2017). Integrative Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Bloating and Pain Associated with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: A Case Report. Alt Ther Health Med. 23:56-61.

Grise, D., Peyman, T., Langland, J.O. (2016).  Remission of schizoaffective disorder utilizing integrative medicine: a case report.  Alt Ther Health Med. pii: AT5497

Nelson, E., Kozin, A., Ruiz, G., Turner, T. and Langland, J.O (2016). Quality control of botanical tinctures: Endogenous bacterial flora present in botanical extractions. J. Alt. Comp and Integrative Med. 2: 012 DOI: 10.24966/ACIM-7562/100012 .

Kwiatkowski, L., Mitchell, J., and Langland, J.O. (2016). Resolution of allergic rhinitis and reactive bronchospasm with natural interventions and food specific IgG elimination: a case report. Alt Ther Health Med. 22: 24-28.

Wolf, J., Deng, Y., and Langland, J.O. (2016). Treatment of medically refractory daily vomiting with acupuncture and herbs: a case study. J. Chin. Med.  Number 111, 31-36, JCM111/31 .

Ruiz, G., Nelson, E., Kozin, A., Turner, T., Waters, R., and Langland, J.O. (2016). A lack of bioactive predictability for marker compounds commonly used for herbal medicine preparation.  Plos One 11(7):e0159857

Denzler, K., Huynh T., Jacobs, B., and Langland, J. (2016). Melissa officinalis extract inhibits herpes simplex virus I glycoprotein B interaction with heparin sulfate. Herbal Medicine: Open Access Vol 2, No 2:12.

Denzler, K., Moore, J., Harrington, H., Waters, R., White, S., Morrill, K., and Langland, J. (2016).  Characterization of the physiological response following in vivo administration Astragalus membranaceus. Evid. Based Comp. Alt. Med.  Vol 2016,6861078. doi: 10.1155/2016/6861078

Ferreira, V., Dickerson. W., Farr, D., Barraza, M., Banker, R., Dutton, J., Cervigni, M., Willhauck, M., Tifre, L., Mayman, S., Stone, S., Bushman, S., Hull, G., Morgan, R., Hoover, T., Mittman, A., Sparks, L., Smithers, J., Miles, D., Calvert, D., and Langland, J.O.  (2016).  Characterization of the effect of botanical tinctures and oils on the growth and differentiation of Candida albicans.  Herbal Medicine: Open Access Vol 2, No 2:14.

Ferreira, V., Ruiz, G., Jacobs, B.L., Denzler, K., Waters, R., Chamberlain, R., Proefrock, K.J., and Langland, J.O. (2016). Treatment of Verruca Vulgaris (common warts) with a synergistic botanical blend: case report. Nat. Doc. News and Review (May, 2016).

Allen, J., Deng, Y., and Langland, J.O. Treatment of chronic migraine pain with acupuncture and herbal medications: case report (2016) J. Chinese Medicine 110:18-22, JCM110-36.

Ferreira, V., Jacobs, B.L., Denzler, K., Waters, R., Chamberlain, R., Proefrock, K.J., and Langland, J.O. (2015). Treatment of Herpes Zoster with botanical interventions: case report.  Nat. Doc. News and Review (Nov. 2015).

Wheeler, M., Oskin, J.and Langland, J.O. (2015). Alternating symptoms in the homeopathic treatment of bipolar disorder: platinum metallicum: A case report.  Amer. J. Homeo. Med.  108:145-153.

Wolf, J., Sparks, L., Deng, Y., Langland, J.O. (2015). Restoration of function following traumatic brain injury with acupuncture: a case report.  Global Adv. Health Med. 4:52-57.

Grise, D.E., McAllister, H.M., Langland, J.O. (2015). Improved clinical outcomes of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus utilizing integrative medicine: a case report.  Global Adv. Health Med. 4:57-61.

Virdee, K., Uwase, J., Baral, M., Cronin, C., Langland, J.O. (2015). Food specific IgG antibody-guided exclusion diets followed by resolution of asthma symptoms and reduction in pharmacological interventions in two patients: a case report.  Global Adv. Health Med. 4: 62-66.

Snowden, R., Jeane, L., Morrill, K., Garrity, J., Orian, M., Lopez, E., Rezaie, S., Hassberger, K., Familoni, D., Harrington, H., Moore, J., Virdee, K., Albornoz-Sanchez, L., Walker, M., Cavins, J., Russell, T., Guse, E., Reker, M., Tschudy, O., Wolf, J., True, T.,  Ukaegbu, O., Ahaghotu, E., Jones, A., Rochon, Y., Waters, R.,  and Langland, J. (2014). Comparative anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of commonly used botanical extracts. J. Alt. Medicine 20:375-382

Arneson, D., Black, S., Waters, R., Langland, J.O., and Gelinas, B. (2012).  Liquid CMO vs. Fibromyalgia: an Open Clinical Pilot Study Using a Liquid Emulsion Form of Cetyl Myristoleate.  Nat. Doc News Rev (July 2012).

Morrill, K., May, K., Leek, D., Langland, N., Jeane, L., Ventura, J., Skubisz, C., Scherer, S., Lopez, E., Crocker, E., Peters, R., Oertle, J., Nguyen, K., Just, S., Phair, M.,  Humphrey, M., Payne, D., Jacobs, B., Waters, R, Langland, J. (2012 Sep 27). Spectrum of Antimicrobial Activity Associated with Colloidal Silver. J. Alt. Medicine 19: 224-231.

Arndt, W., Mitnik, C., Denzler, K.L., Waters, R.F., Jacobs, B.L., Rochon, Y., and Langland, J.O. (2012). Rediscovery of a 19th century cure for smallpox. PLOS ONE 7(3):e32610. Epub 2012 Mar 9.

Langland, J., Waters, R., and Rochon, Metabolic genetic expression analysis of Astragalus sp. herbal extract on ex vivo immuno-stimulated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells Y.  Int. J. Nat. Med., AANP Convention Proceedings, 2008, 316-319.

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