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- to four-page, double-spaced paper (excluding title and reference pages), complete the following:
- Discuss whether or not t’ai chi is effective in the treatment of chronic 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.
Writing the Paper
- Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- 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 in addition to the textbook and this week’s required/recommended reading.
- Must use APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center to document all sources.
- Must include, on the final page, a references list that is formatted according to APA style