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Theory Exam #4

Chapter 33: Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Energy Therapies Healing Touch, Reiki Therapy, Therapeutic Touch
5 Phases of Therapeutic Touch Centering, Assessing, Unruffling, Treating, and Evaluating
Gingko Biloba interacts with (4) Warafin, Anticoagulants, Aspirins, NSAIDs
Aloe interacts with (3) Furosemide (Lasix) and loop diuretics, laxatives
Chamolmile interacts with (5) Drugs that cause drowsiness (alcohol, barbituates, benzodiazepines, narcotics, antidepressants)
Echinacea interacts with (4) Antirejection and other drugs that weaken immune system; may interact with antiretrovirals and other drugs used in treatment of HIV/AIDS
Feverfew interacts with (4) Warafin and blood thinners, Apririn and Ibuprofen
Garlic interacts with (4) Warafin and blood thinners, Saquinavir (Fortovase) and other anti-HIV drigs
Ginger interacts with (4) Warafin and blood thinners, Apirin and NSAIDs
Ginseng interacts with (5) Warafin and anticoagulants, Aspirin and NSAIDs, MAOIs
Licorice interacts with (4) Corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs, Digoxin, Antihypertensive drugs
Saw Palmetto interacts with (2) Finasteride (Propecia) and antiandrogen drugs
Valerian interacts with (4) Barbituates and other sleep medications, alcohol, antihistamines
What is allopathic medicine? (Biomedicine) conventional western medicine; chronic conditions such as chronic back and neck pain, arthritis, gastrointestinal problem, allergies, headache, and anxiety continue to be difficult to treat
What occurs during assessment phase of Therapeutic Touch? Assessment (2nd phase): Scans the body of patient with palms (roughly 5-15cm or 2-6in from the body) from head to toe. Assesses patients energetic biofield, practioner focuses on the quality of qi and areas of energy obstruction, redirecting the energy.
What is Integrative Nursing? A way of being-knowing-doing that advances the health and well-being of people, families, and communities through caring-healing relationships. Use evidence to inform traditional and emerging interventions that support whole person/whole systems healing.
Which age group experiences “skin hunger” more than others? Older adults; they need touch as much or much more than any other age-group. Fewer family members or friends to touch them, especially when other senses are reduced.
Meditation any activity that limits stimulus input by directing attention to a single unchanging or repetitive stimulus so the person is able to become more aware of self.
Uses of meditation (3) calm down, cope with stress, feel one white God or universe.
In which situations is meditation contraindicated? Person who has a strong fear of losing control, some can become hypertensive
Prolonged use of meditation techniques sometimes reduce the need for what 3 types of medication? Antihypertensive, thyroid-regulating, and psychtropic
Progressive relaxation training teaches how to effectively rest and reduce tension in body.
What are limitations of progressive relaxation? requires moderate expenditure of energy, increases fatigue, not appropriate for individuals with advanced disease or energy reserves.
Accupuncture precautions (3) pregnancy, history of seizures, immunosuppression
Created by: bclinton15