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Acupuncture, Paradigm Shifts, and Placebos | Asian Studies

Feb 28, 2018
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

STEPS Building - 101
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jenny Chao Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Asian Studies, Acupuncture, Paradigm Shifts, and Placebos. Dr. Kin Cheung
Assistant Professor of Asian Religions Moravian College 

Are Acupuncture and other aspects of Chinese medicine merely using the placebo effect to promote healing?  Dr. Cheung argues this common question does not lead to better understanding of health. A more insightful approach examines how the placebo effect is still a mystery in the contemporary bio-medical paradigm of "Western" or allopathic medicine. The Chinese medical arts provide an explanation of how psycho-physical energy, better known as qi (ch'i) 氣, connect mind-body and healing.

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