Complementary and Alternative Health Options

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you will research 4 alternative health methods of your choice. You will write a 4-page paper; approximately 1 page for each method. You will need to provide the following information and answer the following questions. Remember this is not an opinion piece. Keep to the facts without your personal biases:

Name of Alternative health option with web address. Be as specific as possible on the product or procedure. A list to get you thinking is provided below.

A description of what it is.

What is the method used to treat, prevent, or cure?

How much does it cost?

Is it backed by scientific, peer-reviewed research? If yes, list several studies supporting it. If no, list what they are basing their claims on.

This list is not comprehensive but to start you thinking. Whatever you pick, try to select a specific product or treatment.

Plexus

Essential oils

Chiropractic or Osteopathic Manipulation

Acupuncture

Probiotics

Herbs

Yoga

Tai Chi

Qi Gong

Meditation

Massage

Homeopathy

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Naturopathy

Supplements

Primal Blue print

Marijuana

Tutor Answer

nasir0040
School: UT Austin

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Running head: ALTERNATIVE HEALTH METHODS

Alternative Health Methods
Name
Institutional Affiliation

1

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH METHODS

2

Alternative Health Methods
Acupuncture
Web Address: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/156488.php
Acupuncture can be termed as a form of alternative medicine that can be traced to
traditional Chinese medicine. The practice is widely spread in Chinese culture such that is has
been construed as a form of medicine. Acupuncture can be termed as pseudoscience since it
based on a collection of misplaced beliefs and practices. Such practices are termed scientific but
tend to be inconsistent with scientific methods. Acupuncture as a form of medicine is based on
inserting needles at particular points in the body (Ranchod, 2017). The points of insertion are
determined based on the belief of the existence of a “life force.” Traditional Chinese medicine
states that the “life force” moves around the body along lines known as meridians. Each
condition can be traced to a particular set of meridians. The needles are meant to tap into the
“life force” within the meridians and institute self-healing.
The condition is used in treating various types of pain such as musculoskeletal problems,
headaches, migraines, and knee pains. This type of alternative medicine is used with other forms
of medication to achieve well-being. However, the condition lacks the backing on scientific
research. That is based on the premise that it does not hold psychological or histological
evidence. This form of alternative medicine has no...

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Thanks, good work

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