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Acupuncture is a Jab Well Done
"I literally sweated blue lights waiting on my first appointment with an acupuncturist. I hope this quiz will put you at more ease than I was."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The thought of all those acupuncture needles sticking in your body is enough to make a first time patient wince but, in the case of most people, do they hurt?
No, there's no way those thin little needles can hurt you
No, but there will be some sensation as the needles are inserted
Yes they do, they throb like crazy for five whole minutes
Yes, it feels like a red hot poker is being stuck in you
The point of an acupuncture needle is honed to a sharp point to ensure that insertion is easy.
Acupuncture is a means of adjusting your body's life energy. What is an alternate name for this 'energy'?
Qi or Chi
What should *NOT* be a part of your process in identifying a suitable acupuncturist to treat you?
Choosing the first name that appears in the trade pages of your local newspaper
Asking your physician or health care provider for a recommendation
Checking the practitioner's certification
Enquiring whether or not the practitioner uses sterilized or disposable needles
For three of the following acupuncture would not be a recommended course of treatment, however, for whom would it generally be safe?
Someone under the influence of drugs and alcohol
A pregnant woman
Your acupuncturist starts talking to you about your body's meridian lines. You ask him what they are. Which of the following would be his most likely response?
They're a citrus fruit similar to an orange
They're reed organs where a suction bellows draws in air through the reeds
They are a dark brown plant pigment
They are energy channels linked to your body's organs and systems
The definition and characteristics of acupuncture points have been standardized by which specialist agency?
Central Intelligence Agency
The New York Times
World Health Organisation (WHO)
New Zealand Health Authority
Which of the following symptoms is the least likely to be experienced after an acupuncture session?
Three of the four areas in the diagnosis phase of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are observation, listening and smelling and questioning. What is the fourth area of diagnosis?
Pulse diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is extremely important. During which of the four examination phases is it assessed?
Listening & Smelling
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