Example Persuasive Speech

Following is an example persuasive speech on the topic of integrating energy medicine into mainstream medical institutions. This subject is one for which I am passionate because I believe such integration could genuinely make a difference in the world of health. When considering persuasive speech topics for your presentation, focus on those that move you personally - your words will be so much more effective if spoken from the heart.

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Start of Example Persuasive Speech about Energy MedicineFeel the Power!

Title: Energize Me!

An example persuasive speech about energy medicine.

P.E instructor and father of three Jason Hale's neck had been aching for months. After three surgeries, his pain had done little, but worsen. The hardest part of the entire situation was now. On top of the daily pain that he had to deal with from his physical problem, to top it off, he had a Vicodin addiction. In an attempt to stop his downward spiral of pain and pills, Hale contacted a local acupuncturist. After just three sessions, he could experience entire days pain-free. Four months into the treatments, Hale was pain and drug-free.

A medical miracle? Most doctors and scientists would say "no." That's the reason Hale's doctors never informed him of the option of using energy medicine in the first place.

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Acupuncture is just one of the many treatments in the field of energy medicine that offers true healing results. As such, despite the critic's complaints, it should be integrated into mainstream medical institutions and offered to patients as a choice of healing therapies.
Admittedly, the field of energy medicine is a confusing topic for many. Energy medicine encompasses so many areas; it can be hard to sort out fact from fiction. The term "energy medicine" includes a variety of different medical techniques, including acupuncture, yoga, reiki, and massage. By applying pressure or directing energy through the hands to specific points on the body, it is possible for practitioners to change the flow of energy in the body, alleviating pain and preventing disease. It is indisputable that energy is the way in which the body functions. We need energy for everything from doing physical activities such as running, to digesting food, to even working on the cellular level to grow and copy our DNA. Energy medicine works by diagnosing and treating the blocked flow of energy within our bodies to create balance and well-being.

Scientists and doctors in the Western world suggest that energy medicine is little more than a scam. One article went so far as to report that most called it "outrageous quackery." In fact, many warn that energy medicine is quite dangerous to those with serious medical conditions, as many choose these practices over more traditional medical procedures. A 1993 New England Journal of Medicine study, though, went against the medical establishment. The Journal suggested that thousands use energy medicine successfully for chronic pain that their doctors are simply unable to treat. The simple truth is that the use of energy medicine can help heal and protect the body.

Giving patients a choice in mainstream medical institutes also gives them more ways of gaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important to note that energy medicine is never dangerous. Therefore, even if a technique doesn't work, the patient will be left in no worse health than when he or she started. Which result is not always the case with mainstream medical procedures. In view of this fact, there is really no reason not to give energy medicine a chance to help. While many suggest that energy medicine just doesn't work, the other major argument against including it in mainstream medical institutions is that it wastes money. The National Institute of Health created the National Center for Complementary and Alternative medicine in 1999 with a budget of 50 million dollars. Traditional doctors and scientists were outraged at the fact that the fifty million was not allocated to their own programs. Most seem to be against even studying its effects. This position is, perhaps, because they are frightened by what preliminary studies show. Since 1966, over three hundred thousand studies have been completed to show the effectiveness of energy medicine. And, if nothing else, energy medicine critics should be silenced by the fact that the treatment provides peace of mind and relieves stress for many patients. Studies have proven that positive thinking or a positive outlook on their disease can help a patient be more receptive to mainstream treatments. Which perspective, in turn, can help cure illness or prolong life. This effect alone is worth the money to help study it.

Conclusion of the Argument for Energy Medicine

Energy medicine should be a choice for patients, and mainstream doctors should research and accept the benefits of these practices. By allowing energy medicine to be integrated into mainstream medical institutes, we cannot hurt patients who are suffering. And it is very possible that we may help them.

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