External Causes Of Disease In Tcm

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External Causes Of Disease In Tcm

External causes of disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    There are 6 external causes of disease usually discussed, although strictly speaking 1 of these causes of disease is internally generated. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Aversion to cold (feeling chilly), fever (feeling hot and bothered, or a physical temperature), sneezing, blocked nose, occipital stiffness, and floating pulse are all signs of external
    • A. 

      Cold

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Heat

    • D. 

      Damp

    • E. 

      Fire

  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements are true about Damp?
    • A. 

      Damp is sticky and lingering.

    • B. 

      Damp is characterised by upward direction, dispersion and consumption of Body Fluids.

    • C. 

      Damp tends to injure Blood and Yin.

    • D. 

      Damp is characterised by heaviness and dirtiness.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are true about dryness?
    • A. 

      Dryness is a Yin Pathogenic Factor.

    • B. 

      Dryness tends to injure Blood and Yin.

    • C. 

      Dryness is sticky and lingering

    • D. 

      Dryness makes things shake and sway

  • 5. 
    Wind often combines with other pathogenic factors to form Wind-Heat, Wind-Cold or Wind-Dampness. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Damp-Heat is stubborn and hard to treat.  This is partly because damp tends to stagnate the qi and form heat, and heat tends to dry the body fluids and cause damp. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Cold is a Yang Pathogenic Factor and consumes Yin

    • B. 

      Cold is a Yin Pathogenic Factor and consumes Yang.

  • 8. 
    Which one is true? 
    • A. 

      Cold contracts tissues and obstructs circulation of Qi and Blood causing pain.

    • B. 

      Cold disperses Qi and Blood and causes deficiency

  • 9. 
    Select the ones that are true statements about Wind.   
    • A. 

      Wind is the spearhead of diseases.

    • B. 

      Wind makes things shake and sway.

    • C. 

      Wind is characterised by downward and outward dispersion

    • D. 

      Wind is a Yin pathogenic factor than consumes yang

    • E. 

      Wind arises quickly and changes rapidly; it moves location swiftly and blows intermittently.

  • 10. 
    A patient comes in with urticaria (hives).  The rash is red, hot, itchy and raised like the rash from a stinging nettle.  It comes on suddenly if the patient is around cats, dogs or horses.  The pulse is floating and rapid.  The two pathogenic factors at work here are heat and ______?
  • 11. 
    A patient has menstrual pain.  The pain is fixed, severe, gripping and contracting pain, better for warmth, and worse for cold.  What pathogenic factor would you suspect?
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