Learn About Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Traditional Chinese Medicine encompasses several methods designed to help patients achieve and maintain health. It aims to restore the body's balance and harmony between the natural opposing forces of yin and yang. Take the quiz below and get to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. All the best and stay healthy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The commonality among all the systems, practices, and products that are considered alternative is
    • A. 

      That they are ineffective except for the placebo response

    • B. 

      Their derivation from Chinese medicine

    • C. 

      That they are not accepted within conventional medicine

    • D. 

      Their higher degree of effectiveness compared with conventional techniques

  • 2. 
    According to traditional Chinese medicine, a vital force called ___ flows through the body in channels called ___.
    • A. 

      Yin...louvers

    • B. 

      Yang...ducts

    • C. 

      Gong...veins

    • D. 

      Qi...meridians

  • 3. 
    One of the goals of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine is to
    • A. 

      Reduce the amount of qi that flows through the body

    • B. 

      Increase the amount of qi that flows through the body

    • C. 

      Bring yin and yang into balance

    • D. 

      Increase yin forces and decreases yang forces

  • 4. 
    The goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to integrate and balance
    • A. 

      The body, space, and time

    • B. 

      The body, mind, and spirit

    • C. 

      The yin and yang

    • D. 

      Hot and cold forces in the body

  • 5. 
    The central belief of naturopathy is
    • A. 

      That nature contains the power to heal

    • B. 

      That nature creates the human body with vulnerabilities and flaws

    • C. 

      That nature makes disease inevitable

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 6. 
    Naturopathic practitioners
    • A. 

      Reject all medicines and rely entirely on natural foods to heal

    • B. 

      Have doctoral degrees and licenses to practice

    • C. 

      Specialize in treatment but not in diagnosis

    • D. 

      May use some drugs but emphasize a healthy lifestyle as the route to health

  • 7. 
    Homeopathic remedies
    • A. 

      Are usually homemade mixtures

    • B. 

      Are devised through a series of titrations, making the mixtures very powerful

    • C. 

      Are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration in the US

    • D. 

      Are classified as foods rather than drugs and thus unregulated in the US

  • 8. 
    What do all alternative medical systems have in common? The systems
    • A. 

      Are holistic, considering psychological factors as well as physical factors in health

    • B. 

      Arose long ago and are now accepted by very few people

    • C. 

      Accept the importance of manipulation of the skin and organs in the healing process

    • D. 

      Emphasize physical factors and minimize psychological and emotional factors

  • 9. 
    Chiropractic was the subject of a bitter fight during the middle of the 20th Century. What group tried to keep chiropractors from practicing?
    • A. 

      The American Psychological Association

    • B. 

      The American Psychiatric Association

    • C. 

      The American Medical Association

    • D. 

      The Natural Institutes of Health

  • 10. 
    Which alternative treatment is most likely to be covered by insurance plans in the US?
    • A. 

      Chiropractic

    • B. 

      Dietary supplements

    • C. 

      Hypnotherapy

    • D. 

      Tai chi classes

  • 11. 
    Which of the following manipulative techniques originated in traditional Chinese medicine?
    • A. 

      Acupressure and tui na

    • B. 

      Acupuncture and Reiki

    • C. 

      Shiatsu massage and counterpressure

    • D. 

      Shiatsu massage and Reiki

  • 12. 
      Research on the power of prayer to improve health indicates that
    • A. 

      People who are the objects of prayers experience health improvements, whether or not they know about the prayers

    • B. 

      People who are the objects of prayers experience health improvements when they do not know about the prayers but not when they do

    • C. 

      People who are the objects of prayers experience health improvements when they know about the prayers but now when they do not

    • D. 

      No type of prayer has any effect on health

  • 13. 
    People usually follow ___ diet for health reasons and ___ for the purpose of weight loss.
    • A. 

      The Atkins...the Ornish diet

    • B. 

      The Zone...vegetarian diets

    • C. 

      A macrobiotic...the Atkins diet

    • D. 

      A high carbohydrate...a low fat diet

  • 14. 
    The meditation technique that involves sitting relaxed with eyes closed, focused on breathing, and repeating a single word or sound is called
    • A. 

      Mindful meditation

    • B. 

      Transcendetal meditation

    • C. 

      Yogic meditation

    • D. 

      Repetitive meditation

  • 15. 
    Snyder is in therapy with a health psychologist for relief from panic attacks. The psychologist uses a technique in which Snyder is asked to imagine a peaceful pastoral scene and then concentrate on that scene during any anxiety-provoking situation. From this descripton, it appears that Snyder's psychologist is using
    • A. 

      Hypnosis

    • B. 

      Progressive muscle relaxation

    • C. 

      Meditative relaxation

    • D. 

      Guided imagery

  • 16. 
    Research on the medical benefits of qi gong indicates that
    • A. 

      Qi gong training produces beneficial changes in the immune system

    • B. 

      Qi gong must be combined with tai chi to exert beneficial effects

    • C. 

      The benefits are similar to relaxation training, producing mostly stress reduction

    • D. 

      The benefits of qi gong are similar ot placebo effects

  • 17. 
    Health psychologists have most effectively used hypnotic treatment to help people
    • A. 

      Control pain

    • B. 

      Cope with stress

    • C. 

      Stop smoking

    • D. 

      Alter eating habits

  • 18. 
    In the US, who is most likely to use CAM?
    • A. 

      A well-educated European American woman

    • B. 

      A poorly educated Hispanic woman

    • C. 

      An Asian American whose parents immigrated to the US

    • D. 

      People with low back injuries

  • 19. 
    Critics of CAM aruge that few double-blind, placebo controlled trials have demonstrated effectiveness. CAM advocates argue that
    • A. 

      Many techniaues used in conventional medicine have not been evaluated by this method either

    • B. 

      Double-bind, placebo controlled trials are a flawed method for evaluating health research

    • C. 

      Resaerchers are biased against CAM, so the research is not fair

    • D. 

      The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is underfunded

  • 20. 
    As a treatment for pain, acupuncture
    • A. 

      Is no more effective than a placebo

    • B. 

      Produces biochemical changes in the brain consistent with pain relief

    • C. 

      Is less effective than TENS

    • D. 

      All of these are correct

  • 21. 
    Biofeedback
    • A. 

      Offers clear advantages over relaxation training for migraine headaches

    • B. 

      Has demonstrated its independent therapeutic effects for all types of headaches as well as for gastric disorders

    • C. 

      Is not more effectice than relaxation techniques for controlling pain

    • D. 

      Is more successful with psychological than with physiological disorders

  • 22. 
    Hypnosis is more effective in controlling ___ pain than ___ pain.
    • A. 

      Acute...chronic

    • B. 

      Chronic...acute

    • C. 

      Low back...headache

    • D. 

      Fibromyalgia...postsurgical

  • 23. 
    Dangers related to CAm usage
    • A. 

      Include interactions that may occur between herbal preparations and other drugs

    • B. 

      Arise most often from the use of homeopathic remedies

    • C. 

      May occur from infection at the site of needle placement from acupuncture

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 24. 
    People may be limited in their access to CAM through
    • A. 

      The costs of the treatments, which are often not ocvered by insurance

    • B. 

      Their physicians, who often discontinue conventional treatments for those who use CAM

    • C. 

      Their families' reactions to their treatment choice

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 25. 
    Norman Cousins, whose profile began Chpt. 8, envisioned the practice of medicine that most closely corresponds to
    • A. 

      The biomedical model

    • B. 

      The replacement of conventional medicine with alternative medicine

    • C. 

      The elimination of alternative medice

    • D. 

      Integrative medicine

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