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TCM General Theory1

Acupuncture Boards Prep - channel, points, moxa, needles

QuestionAnswer
Which of the following body areas would not be considered yang in nature? a. forehead, b. toes, c. low back, d. lateral aspect of elbow B. toes
Which of the following vessels corresponds to the wood phase? a. foot jueyin, b. hand jueyin, c. hand yangming, d. foot taiyang A. hand jueyin
The large intestine channel corresponds w/ which phase? a. fire, b. earth, c. metal, d. water C. metal
The bitter flavor corresponds to which phase? a. fire, b. wood, c. earth, d. metal A. fire
Which phase generates water? a. wood, b. metal, c. fire, d. earth b. metal
Earth is restrained by which phase? a. fire, b. metal, c. water, d. wood d. wood
Which of the following is not a bowel? a. LI, b. SI, c. PC, d. ST c. PC (pericardium)
In Chinese medicine there are ___ primary channels. a. 6, b. 12, c. 15, d. 24 b.12
Including the great network vessel of the SP, there are a total of ____ network channels. a. 6, b. 12, c. 15, d. 24 c. 15
The 15 network vessels consist of: 12 regular channels, governing + conception vessels, + great luo of the spleen
Properly name this channel: the large intestine channel of hand ________. a. Taiyin, b. Jueyin, c. Shaoyang, d. Yangming d. Yangming
Properly name this channel: the liver channel of foot ________. a. Taiyin, b. Jueyin, c. Taiyang, d. Shaoyang b. Jueyin
Which of these channel pairs are both tai yin? a. LU + SP, b. LV + LU, c. KI + UB, d. LU + LI a. LU + SP
The general distribution of the three hand + foot yin channels on the four extremities is: Taiyin is lateral, Jueyin is medial, Shaoyin is most medial.
Which of the following set of channels is out of order according to midday-midnight diurnal flow of qi in channels? a. LI, ST, SP; b. HT, SI, KI; c. TW, GB, LV; d. KI, PC, TW b. HT, SI, KI
Using the exterior-interior method, which of these channels are paired? a. PC, TW; b. HT, LU; c. GB, UB; d. LV, ST a. PC, TW
Using the exterior-interior method, which of these channels are paired? a. LU, SI; b. LV, SP; c. GB, ST; d. KI, UB d. KI, UB
Which of the following is not a function of the channels and collaterals? a. transporting qi+blood, b. regulating yin/yang, c. protect the body from pathogens, d. none of the above d. none of the above
Where do divergent channels separate from their primary channel? a. at the abdomen, b. at the head/neck, c. at the limbs, d. in the thoracic cavity c. at the limbs
Which of the following is false regarding the channel-like sinews? a. they circulate qi on the periphery of the body, b. each penetrates its related viscous/bowel, c. they originate at extremities, d. they take names form their associated main channel b. Each penetrates its related viscus/bowel
Which is true regarding cutaneous regions? a. they lie beneath the channel-like sinews, b. they rarely manifest a deep lying disorder, c. their color is used to denote pathogen invasion or traumatic injury, d. for effective tx they must be deeply needled c. Their color is used to denote pathogen invasion or traumatic injury
Which is true about extraordinary vessels? a. they all connect to their viscus/bowel, b. they act as reservoirs, filling/emptying in response to conditions of main channels, d. they all have unique points of their own, d. they all have source points b. they act as reservoirs, filling/emptying in response to conditions of the main channels
Which of these extraordinary vessels does not share its acu points w/ other primary channels? a. Yin linking, b. Yang springing, c. penetrating, d. conception d. conception
Which point is the master point of the penetrating vessel? a. uniting point of foot yangming, b. network point of foot taiyin, c. network point of the hand taiyin, d. source point of hand yangming b. network (=confluent) point of foot taiyin channel
Another name for the penetrating vessel is: a. Sea of blood, b. sea of grain, c. sea of qi, d. none of the above a. Sea of blood
Which set of intersection points is associated w/ the yin springing vessel? a. KI6, KI8, BL1; b. CV1, CV7, ST30, KI11, KI21; c. KI9, SP12, SP13, SP15, SP16, LV14, CV22, CV23; d. BL63, GB35, SI10, TB15, ST8, GB13, GB21, GV15, GV16 a. KI6, KI8, BL11
Which set of intersection points is associated w/ the girdling vessel? a. CV1, CV7, ST30, KI11, KI21; b. GB26, GB27, GB28; c. KI6, KI8, BL1; d. BL62, BL61, BL59, GB29, SI10, LI15, LI16, ST4, ST3, ST1, BL1, GB20 b. GB26, GB27, GB28
Which of the extra vessels starts from the inside of the lower abdomen and emerges at the perineum? a. Yang springing vessel, b. Yin springing vessel, c. Girdling vessel, d. Penetrating vessel d. Penetrating vessel
Which of the extra vessels runs posteriorly along the interior of the spinal column to the nape of the neck? a. Yin linking vessel, b. Yang linking vessel, c. Governing vessel, d. Conception vessel d. Governing vessel
Which of the extraordinary vessels is used to treat a patient who has a "sensation at the waist as though sitting in water"? a. Yang springing, b. Yin linking, c. girdling, d. penetrating c. girdling vessel
Which of the extra vessels is used to treat patients w/ chest or heart pain? a. Yin springing, b. penetrating, c. conception, d. yin linking d. yin linking vessel
Which group fo points is classically used for clearing heat and draining fire from the body? a. Stream points, b. Uniting points, d. Brook points (spring), d. River points c. Brook points (ying spring)
The deepest of the five transport points are the: a. brook points, b. well points, c. stream points, d. uniting points d. Uniting points (He-Sea)
According to the Classic of Difficulties, the stream points are best for: a. Heat in the body, b. heaviness of the body + joint pain, c. fullness below the heart, d. counterflow qi b. heaviness of the body and joint pain
According to the Spiritual Pivot, when the disease is at the sinews/bones, needle the ____ on the yin channels. a. Stream points, b. Uniting points, c. well points, d. river points d. river points
According to the Spiritual Pivot, diseases of the SP/ST caused by irregular eating/drinking are best treated by the: a. Uniting points, b. Stream points, c. River points, d. Brook points a. Uniting points (He Sea)
Jing Well points are: a. located near knees/elbows, b. always associated w/ metal phase, c. able to treat severe febrile illnesses, d. source points on the yin channels c. are able to treat severe febrile illnesses
According to the Classic of Difficulties, "In cases of vacuity, supplement the ____; in cases of repletion, drain the ____." a. child, mother; b. mother, child; c. child, grandparent; d. grandparent, mother b. Mother, child
In the five phase system, on a yin channel, the well points is always the _____ phase. a. metal, b. water, c. wood, d. fire c. wood
Xi Cleft points are generally used to treat what kind of conditions? a. damp, b. acute, c. chronic, d. resolving b. acute
On yin channels, the stream point is also the _____ point. a. network (confluent), b. cleft, c. back transport, d. source d. source
According to the Guide to the Classic of Acupuncture, the network points should be paired w/ the ____ points of their interiorly-exteriorly related channel. a. cleft, b. uniting, c. source, d. back transport c. source
According to the Spiritual Pivot, back transport points are located: a. above their corresponding viscus/bowel, b. below their corresponding viscus/bowel, c. by palpating for tenderness/soreness, d. on the abdomen c. by palpating for tenderness/soreness
The alarm points are located: a. on the chest/abdomen, b. near their respective back transport points, c. along the limbs, d. by palpating the spine a. on the chest and abdomen
Which is true of back transport points? a. they are found on each of the 12 regular channels, b. they are found on the 8 extra vessels, c. they are all found on the bladder channel, d. they are found on the legs c. they are all found on the bladder channel
According to the Classic of Difficulties, which of these is not a master point? a. Viscera, b. Bowels, c. Blood, d. Yin d. Yin (look up 8 influential points for tissues)
In the Glorious Anthology of Acupuncture + Moxibustion, 4 command points were identified. Respectively these treated the abdomen, lumbar, face/mouth and: a. limbs, b. viscera, c. bowels, d. nape of the neck d. nape of the neck
The Spiritual Pivot first identified a group of 10 points called "heavenly window" points, because they have tian in their name; w/ two exceptions, these points are generally found: a. on the legs, b. along the spine, c. on the belly, d. around head/neck d. around head/neck
Which of these disorders is not generally treated by heavenly window points? a. sudden onset disorders, b. mental/emotional disorders, c. musculoskeletal disorders, d. sense organ disorders c. musculoskeletal disorders
In the Essential Formulas Worth 1000 pieces of Gold, Sun Si Mao identified 13 points for tx of mania/epilepsy. These are called: a. curative points, b. heavenly spirit points, c. ghost points, d. spirit restorative points c. Ghost points
Which of the following points intersects the 3 foot yin vessels plus the conception vessel? a. SP6, b. SI12, c. GV14, d. CV13 d. CV3 (Ren 3)
At which point do all the yang vessels cross? a. BL1, b. GV20, c. GV14, d, SI12 c. GV14
The distance from anterior - posterior hairline is: 12 cun
The distance between the transverse cubital crease and transverse wrist crease is: 12 cun
The distance between the prominence of the great trochanter to the middle of the patella is: 19 cun
The distance between the two nipples is: 8 cun
The distance between the sternocostal angle to the center of the unbilicus is: 8 cun
Which of the following equals 16 cun? a. cubital crease to wrist crease, b. lateral malleolus to the femur head, c. lateral malleolus to the center of the patella, d. xiphoid process to the superior border of the pubic bone c. Lateral malleolus to the center of the patella
What is the distance from the end of the axillary fold to the wrist crease? 21 cun
The distance from the midline of the sternum to the mammillary line is: 4 cun
The distance from the umbilicus to the superior border of the pubic bone is: 5 cun
The demarcation line between the body + handle of the filiform needles is called the: root
Which of the following filiform needle measurements has the smallest diameter? a. 40 gauge, b. 36 gauge, c. 34 gauge, d. cannot be determined from this information a. 40 gauge
A filiform needle insertion at an angle of 45 degrees is called a(an) __________ insertion. oblique
A horizontal insertion is usually used: on the head or forehead
Which needling technique is used for draining? shaking technique (NOT plucking, scraping, flying)
Which needling technique is not used for supplementing? a. inserting the needle in the direciton in which the channel runs; b. inserting the needle when pt. breathes in, c. pressing the hole on withdrawal of the needle; d. all of the above b. inserting the needle when the patient breathes in
For which condition is using a three edged needle to bleed an acupoint inappropriate? a. blood stasis, b. qi/blood deficiency, c. sore throat from wind heat, d. none of the above b. qi/blood deficiency
Seven star or plum blossom needles can be used to treat: a. nervous system disorders, b. skin diseases, c. dizziness + vertigo, d. all of the above d. all of the above
Chief precaution associated w/ intradermal needles: The needle site can become infected, especially in the summer
Which of these is not a function of moxa? a. regulating qi/blood, b. expelling cold from the vessels, c. resolving dampness, d. supplementing yin d. supplementing yin
When employing indirect moxa, which of the following substances is most effective for treating vacuity of lifegate fire? a. fresh ginger, b. garlic, c. aconite, d. salt c. aconite
Which of the following conditions would not be appropriate condition for treatment w/ cups? a. bleeding disorders d/t blood deficiency, B. lung disorders d/t wind evils, c. LBP d/t trauma, d. all of the above a. bleeding disorders d/t blood deficiency
Lung meridian crossing points: NO crossing points
LI meridian crossing points: SI 12, DU 14, ST 4, DU 26
ST meridian crossing points: LI 20, UB1, DU26, Ren 24, GB3, 4, 6, Du 24, Du 14, Ren 12, 13
SP meridian crossing points: Ren 3, 4, 10, GB 24, LV 14, LU 1
HT meridian crossing points: NO crossing points
SI meridian crossing points: UB 1, 41, 11, DU 14, Ren 12, 13, 17, GB 1, SJ22,
UB meridian crossing points: Du 24, GB 15, Du 20, GB 7, 8, 10-12, Du 13, 14, 17, GB30
KD meridian crossing points: SP 6, Du 1, Ren 3, 4
PC meridian crossing points: NO crossing points
SJ meridian crossing points: SI 12, DU 14, GB21 (Ren17), GB 1, 3, 4, 6, SI 18, 19
Which meridian have NO crossing points? LU, HT, PC (three Yin of the arm)
GB meridian crossing points: ST 5-8, SJ 20, 22 (SI 17), DU 14, UB 11, SI 12, SJ 17, SI 19, LV 13, (UB 31-34)
LV meridian crossing points: SP 6, SP 12,13, Ren 2-4
Lung channel passes through which organs? LU, LI, ST
Large intestine channel passes through: LU, LI
ST channel passes through: SP, ST
SP channel passes through: SP, ST, HT
Heart channel passes through: HT, SI, LU
SI channel passes through: HT, SI, LU (same as HT channel)
UB channel passes through: KI, UB
KI channel passes through: LU, HT, LV, KD, UB (connects with the most organs)
PC channel pasBses through: PC, SJ
GB channel passes through: LV, GB
LV channel passes through: LV, GB, LU, ST
Lung channel originates where? Middle jiao
LI channel originates where? radial tip index finger
ST channel originates where? LI 20
SP channel originates where? Medial 1st toe
Heart channel originates where? Heart
SI channel originates where? Ulnar tip of little finger
UB channel originates where? inner canthus at UB 1
Kidney channel originates where? Beneath little toe to KD 1
PC channel originates where? Center of the chest
SJ channel originates where? ulnar ring finger
GB channel originates where? outer canthus GB 1
LV channel originates where? lateral big toe
Created by: Jennifer79