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Acupuncture. Possibility or placebo?. What is acupuncture?. Placing of needles into the skin at certain points Traditional Chinese explanation Rivers of qi energy becoming blocked Scientific explanation Neural pathways in the brain. Question:.

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acupuncture

Acupuncture

Possibility or placebo?

what is acupuncture
What is acupuncture?
  • Placing of needles into the skin at certain points
  • Traditional Chinese explanation
    • Rivers of qi energy becoming blocked
  • Scientific explanation
    • Neural pathways in the brain
question
Question:

Does acupuncture provide legitimate treatment for chronic back pain?

Large split between those tat believe it and those that don’t.

why is this important
Why is this important?
  • Other alternatives
  • Medicare/ insurance companies
  • Modern Medicine cant heal everything perfectly
    • Ex. Chronic back pain, lazy eye, ect.
position
Position
  • Affirmative stance
  • Acupuncture can be a legitimate form of treatment for many illnesses when preformed correctly
what con says
What Con says:
  • Placebo effect
  • Studies of sham acupuncture
  • Difficult to measure human pain
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Pro
  • Sham acupuncture vs. Real case studies
        • Real acupuncture had more of an effect than the sham acupuncture
  • The government in 1997 formally recognized acupuncture as a healing option.
  • Prescribing acupuncture as a treatment
methods
Methods:
  • Use of proper websites
    • URL
    • Type of website
    • Is it a legitimate source
    • Why these?
        • Needed to be legitimate medical sources
        • Need facts not opinions
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