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Efficacy of T’ai Chi Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) systems have been regarded as scientifically unproven for years.  Thus, many […]

Efficacy of T’ai Chi
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) systems have been regarded as scientifically unproven for years.  Thus, many allopathic health care providers are reluctant to accept CAM treatments as a viable option in their patients’ care. 
Watch the Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being video.   In a three-page, double-spaced paper (excluding title and reference pages), complete the following:
http://nccam.nih.gov/video/taichidvd-full
Discuss whether or not T’ai Chi is effective in the treatment of Chronic Pain health conditions.
Identify one or more health conditions T’ai Chi is known to treat effectively.
Discuss how the methods practiced treat the condition.
 
Locate research that substantively proves or disproves the efficacy of T’ai Chi in treating the identified health condition(s).
 Support your position with at least two scholarly or peer-reviewed sources, in addition to the textbook and this week’s required/recommended reading.  You may use professional Internet sources; however, these sources will not count toward the research requirement.
Text Book
Micozzi, M. S. (2010). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Writing the Paper
The paper:
Must be three double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style.
Must include a title page with the following:
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
 
Must use at least two scholarly or peer-reviewed sources within last 5 years in addition to the textbook and this week’s required/recommended reading.
Helpful RESOURCES
Cuellar, N. G. (2006). Conversations in complementary and alternative medicine: Insights and perspectives from leading practitioners. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
Ayonrinde, O. (2003). Importance of Cultural Sensitivity in Therapeutic Transactions: Considerations for Healthcare Providers. Disease Management & Health Outcomes; Apr2003, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p233-248. Retrieved from EBSCOHost.
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (2011). Ayurvedic Medicine. Retrieved from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (2011). Tai Chi. Retrieved from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/taichi/
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (2011).Traditional chinese medicine: An introduction. Retrieved from http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.htm
 
Micozzi, M. S. (2010). Fundamentals of complementary and alternative medicine. (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

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