Today's "buzzword" for research is translational research, however it is a relatively new field of study. Until the twenty-first century, there was little critical consideration of the ethics of translational research. Translational research moves from the laboratory bench to clinical research, clinical treatment at the patient's bedside, and back to the laboratory bench. Translational research aims to speed the flow of insights from clinicians that are moulded into questions that can be answered at the bench and in the clinical research setting, as well as to transfer basic research discoveries into therapies. This concept is being used in pharmaceutical sciences and medication development to speed up the conversion of basic and/or clinical research discoveries into long-term health care solutions. The significance of a translational approach in traditional medicine research could help to justify complex disease treatment therapy.