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Acupuncture Practice Test #1 - 2 year Exam
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Which of the five shu points is indicated for the use of mental illness and sudden tightness in the chest?
A. Ying (Spring)
B. Jing (Well)
C. He (Sea)
D. Shu (Stream)
Which of the following acupuncture points is in the origin of a series of small collaterals that spreads over the whole body and is used to treat weakness or looseness in any joints in the body?
A. SP 21
B. GB 22
C. SP 6
D. LU 7
SP 21 大包
The acupuncture points at which the Qi passes into and out of each channel are known, respectively as:
A. Supplementing and reduction points
B. First and last points
C. Connecting and source points
D. Entry and exit points
Entry and exit points
Which 3 points are located at the level of the second sacral foramen?
A. BL 34, BL 30, BL 54
B. BL 32, BL 54, BL 53
C. BL 32, BL 28, BL 53
D. BL 32, BL 28, BL 54
Which of the following extra points would most likely be used to treat epilepsy and vertigo?
Which of the following is an influential point?
A. CV 3
B. CV 5
C. CV 14
D. CV 17
The GB meridian crosses the yangwei meridian at?
A. GB 1
B. GB 7
C. GB 20
D. GB 24
Which of the following is most effective for treating night sweating?
A. UB 17
B. UB 20
C. UB 35
D. UB 43
UB 43 膏盲
The xi-cleft point of which channel is useful in treating acute cough, wheezing, and asthma?
What are the mother and child points respectively for the LI channel?
A. LI 2 and LI 11
B. LI 11 and LI 2
C. LI 16 and LI 20
D. LI 20 and LI 16
LI 11 and LI 2
What is the yuan source point of the SJ channel?
A. SJ 3
B. SJ 4
C. SJ 5
D. SJ 7
The Luo-connecting point of which channel can be used to treat both the upper and lower abdominal pain?
What is the Front-mu of the ST meridian?
A. SP 12
B. ST 29
C. CV 12
D. UB 21
CV 12 胃墓穴
What is the Hui-Meeting point of the Zang?
A. LR 13
B. CV 12
C. UB 57
D. SP 6
LR 13 章門
The Jing-Well point of which channel can be used to treat swollen tongue and cold sores?
A patient complains of premenstrual breast distention and abdominal bloating, irritability, moodiness, depression, and hypochondriac pain. The tongue has red sides and the pulse is wiry. Which would be the best treatment for this patient?
A. CV 4, LR 3, LR 8, SP 6
B. LR 3, GB 34, PC 6, SP 6
C. PC 7, ST 40, LI 11, GV 24
D. UB 20, LR 8, SP 6, GB 34
LR 3 太衝， GB 34陽陵泉，PC 6 內關，SP 6 三陰交
Which of the following is a xi-cleft point?
A. HT 5
B. SJ 5
C. UB 63
D. LI 5
Which of the following is a Luo-connecting point?
A. SJ 4
B. KI 9
C. SP 20
D. GV 1
GV 1 長強
Which of the following is the Lower He-Sea point?
A. ST 36
B. LR 7
C. UB 57
D. SJ 9
ST 36 足三里
Which of the following is a Jing-well point?
A. PC 9
B. GB 1
C. ST 1
D. SJ 23
Moxibustion is appropriately applied at which point?
A. GV 1
B. GV 28
C. ST 1
D. ST 9
GV 1 長強
Which of the following groups of points are best for treating the excess syndrome of dysmenorrhea?
A. CV 3, UB 32, LI 4, SP 10, SP 8, LR 3
B. KI 14, ST 28, ST 29, ST 27
C. CV 4, UB 20, UB 23, ST 36, SP 6
D. CV 23, ST 29, KI 12, CV 3
CV 3中極， UB 32中瀆，LI 4合谷，SP 10 血海，SP 8地機，LR 3太衝
Which acupoint is located in the depression lateral to the cuboid bone?
A. UB 61
B. UB 63
C. UB 65
D. GB 41
UB 63 金門
The measurement from the lower border of the medial condyle of the tibia to the medial malleolus is?
A. 19 cun
B. 18 cun
C. 16 cun
D. 13 cun
Which of the following points is used as a first aid treatment for the sudden onset of an epileptic seizure with unconsciousness, breath obstruction, and copious phlegm?
A. GV 20
B. GV 14
C. GV 26
D. GV 4
Which group of conditions are all contraindications for cupping?
A. Abdominal pain, vomiting, sprains
B. Edema, high fever, convulsions
C. Headache, dizziness, lower back pain
D. Muscle pain, constipation, asthma
Edema, high fever, convulsions
What points are located around the elbow?
A. HT 3, LU 8, PC 6, SJ 13
B. LU 5, PC 3, ST 8, SJ 12
C. SJ 10, LU 5, PC 3, ST 8
D. ST 8, LU 5, HT 5, SJ 12
SJ 10天井，LU 5尺澤， PC 3曲澤， ST 8頭維
What is the recommended depth of insertion for GV 15?
A. 0.1 to 0.4 cun
B. 0.5 to 0.8 cun
C. 0.9 to 1.2 cun
D. 1.3 to 1.6 cun
0.5 to 0.8 cun
For a frail patient, which of the following is the appropriate needling technique?
A. Use shallow insertion, twirl clockwise, and prolonged retention
B. Use rapid rate and large amplitude of rotation, strong twisting and lifting, and long retention
C. Use slow rate and small amplitude of rotation, minimal thrusting and lifting, and short retention
D. Use deep insertion, prolonged rotation at large amplitude, and short retention
Use slow rate and small amplitude of rotation, minimal thrusting and lifting, and short retention
According to the Clean Needle Technique Manual (5th edition), which of the following describes recommended hand washing procedure?
A. Wash hands with cool water and a bar of soap; dry hands with a cloth towel
B. Wash hands with warm water and soap from a dispenser; dry hands with a cloth towel
C. Wash hands with cool water and a bar of soap; dry hands with a disposable towel
D. Wash hands with warm water and soap from a dispenser; dry hands with a disposable towel
Wash hands with warm water and soap from a dispenser; dry hands with a disposable towel
If blood spilled on the floor during a treatment, what must take place?
A. Pour alcohol over the exposed surfaces and wipe it up with a disposable towel
B. Use a cloth towel, saturated with alcohol to clean the exposed surfaces
C. Use gloves, clean the spill with soap and water, then wipe all exposed surfaces with a germicide
D. Wipe the blood with a disposable paper towel and then clean the exposed surfaces with soap and water
Use gloves, clean the spill with soap and water, then wipe all exposed surfaces with a germicide
The Ying-spring point of the LI channel is located adjacent to a:
A. Distal interphalangeal joint
B. Proximal interphalangeal joint
C. Metacarpophalangeal joint
D. Carpometacarpeal joint
The xi-cleft point of the ST channel is how many cun proximal to the superior border of the patella?
The Jing-River point of the LU channel is located at the:
A. Midpoint of the shaft of the first metacarpal
B. Level of the proximal border of the pisiform bone
C. Junction of the radial border and base of the nail of the thumb
D. Base of the styloid process of the radius
Base of the styloid process of the radius
The He-Sea of the KI channel is located between the:
A. Tendons of biceps femurs and semitendinosus
B. Tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus
C. Muscle bellies of gastrocnemius
D. Muscle bellies of biceps femoris
Tendons of semitendinosus and semimembranosus
What point is located 0.5 cun proximal to the margin of the web between the 4th and 5th toe?
A. SJ 2
B. GB 43
C. ST 44
D. LR 2
If needled deeply, which of the following points could puncture the subclavian vessels?
A. ST 12
B. ST 9
C. SP 12
D. LR 12
A patient in good health with acute neck pain is seated appropriately, facing the treatment table, and is needled. The patient suddenly becomes pale and faints. The best management would be to:
A. Call an ambulance immediately
B. Remove all the needles, lay the patient down, and let the patient recover on his/her own unless unusual signs of distress are evident
C. Remove all needles, raise the patient to his/her feet, and walk him/her around the office immediately
D. Remove all needles and tell the patient not to come back until he/she has been X-rayed
Remove all the needles, lay the patient down, and let the patient recover on his/her own unless unusual signs of distress are evident
What is the proper needling technique for Yintang?
A. Perpendicular-oblique insertion medially and inferiorly into the mental foramen to a depth of 0.3 to 0.5 cun
B. Perpendicular insertion toward GB 8 to depth of 1 to 1.5 cun
C. Push the eyeball upwards and insert the needle inferiorly, then perpendicularly, between the eyeball and the inferior wall of the orbit to a depth of 0,5 to 1 cun
D. Pinch the skin over the point and needling transversely in an inferior or lateral direction to a depth of 0.3 to 0.5 cun
Pinch the skin over the point and needling transversely in an inferior or lateral direction to a depth of 0.3 to 0.5 cun
What is the proper needling technique for SJ 3?
A. Perpendicular insertion directed proximally to a depth of 0.1 to 0.2 cun
B. Perpendicular insertion directed proximally to a depth of 0.5 to 1 cun
C. Transverse insertion directed distally to a depth of 0.1 to 0.2 cun
D. Transverse insertion directed distally to a depth of 0.5 to 1 cun
Perpendicular insertion directed proximally to a depth of 0.5 to 1 cun
After 6 acupuncture treatments for painful and irregular menstruation with dark blood and clots, the patient presents with dizziness amenorrhea, a dull and pale complexion, and pale lips. Which of the following points is most appropriate for treatment?
A. HT 5
B. KI 7
C. LR 8
D. SP 2
After receiving 4 treatments for fatigue, a patient presents at the 5th visit with little improvement and the additional symptoms of dyspnea on exertion, palpitations, spontaneous sweating, depression, and a pale complexion. The tongue is pale and with a midline crack and the pulse is empty, especially at the left distal (cun) position. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. HT 8, LU 10, UB 17, ST 40
B. PC 6, HT 5, UB 15, CV 17
C. ST 19, CV 13, UB 13, LU 9
D. ST 36, UB 21, CV 12, SP 3
PC 6內關， HT 5通里，UB 15心腧，CV 17壇中
After receiving 2 treatments for ear pain, a patient presents for the 3rd visit complaining of intermittent tinnitus with a low sound, palpitations, insomnia, poor memory, and anxiety. The patient has a dull complexion, a weak pulse, and pale tongue. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. CV 3, UB 22, KI 7, ST 26, SP 9
B. HT 5, UB 15, CV 14, ST 19, PC 6
C. LU 9, GV 20, SJ 16, UB 13, ST 19
D. ST 3, UB 19, Yaotongxue, GV 26, KI 4
HT 5通裏，UB 15心腧，CV 14厥陰腧，ST 19不容， PC 6內關
A patient that receives regular treatments for headache presents complaining of lower abdominal pain before periods that is relieved with the application of heat. The patient also complains of feeling cold and back pain. Menstrual blood is scanty with dark clots. The pulse is deep and choppy and the tongue is pale and blueish. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. CV 4, CV 6, ST 29, SP 8, ST 36
B. LR 3, PC 6, GB 34, CV 6, SP 6
C. GV 14, UB 13, LU 1, ST 44, KI 3
D. ST 3, UB 59, UB 62, GV 26, Yaotongxue
CV 4, CV 6, ST 29, SP 8, ST 36
After 2 treatments for abdominal pain, a patient presents for a 3rd session complaining of constipation, dry stools, numbness of the limbs, dizziness, and blurred vision. The patient has a pale complexion, an empty pulse, and a pale tongue. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. SJ 6, SP 15, CV 4, UB 20, UB 23
B. CV 10, CV 12, ST 21, ST 25, SP 4
C. LI 4, LI 11, SP 14, SJ 6, ST 44
D. ST 36, SP 6, SP 15, CV 4, UB 20
ST 36, SP 6, SP 15, CV 4, UB 20
After 2 treatments for constipation a patient presents for a 3rd session complaining of breathlessness, aversion to cold, shivering, an oppressive feeling in the chest, and fever but no sweating. The pulse is floating and tight, and the tongue has a thin white coating. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. LU 1, LU 6, LU 7, LU 10, LI 11
B. LU 1, LU 5, LI 11, ST 40, GV 14
C. LU 7, UB 12, UB 13, PC 6, Dingchuan
D. LU 5, LU 6, LU 7, ST 40, CV 22
LU 7, UB 12, UB 13, PC 6, Dingchuan
After 2 treatments for seasonal allergies, a patient presents for a 3rd complaining of purulent nasal discharge, tenderness over the maxillary sinuses, headache, and thirst. The patient's face is flushed, the pulse is slippery and full at the right distal (cun) position, and the tongue is red with a sticky, yellow coating. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. LI 4, LR 2, GB 15, GB 43, LU 7
B. LI 4, LI 11, CV 12, UB 20, SP 9
C. LI 4, LI 11, LI 20, LU 7, LU 10
D. LI 4, LI 11, LI 15, Bitong, GV 20
LI 4合谷，LI 11qLI 20, LU 7, LU 10
After 2 treatments for edema, a patient presents for a 3rd session complaining of a barking cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, sweating, and restlessness. The pulse is rapid and flooding and the tongue is red with a yellow coating. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. LU 9, UB 13, UB 43, CV 12, ST 36
B. LU 1, LU 5, LU 6, GV 14, LI 11
C. LU 7, LU 9, CV 12, KI 6, SP 6
D. LU 1, LU 5, LR 2, GB 34, CV 17
LU 1中府，LU 5尺澤，LU 6孔最，GV 14大椎， LI 11曲池
After 3 treatments for tinnitus, a patient presents for a 4th session complaining of fatigue that is worse in the afternoon, headaches at the top of the head, dizziness, blurred vision, and numbness of the limbs. The patient has a flushed complexion, a floating and empty pulse, and a dry, red tongue that has no coating. What is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
A. ST 36, SP 3, CV 12, UB 20, UB 21
B. LU 9, ST 36, CV 6
C. CV 4, LR 8, SP 6, ST 36
D. LR 3, LR 8, SP 6, KI 8, CV 4
CV 4, LR 8, SP 6, ST 36
After 5 days of antibiotic treatment for an upper respiratory infection, a patient presents with the sudden onset of abdominal pain and diarrhea with a cold sensation in the lower abdomen. The most appropriate treatment is:
A. CV 4, ST 37
B. LU 5, ST 43
C. SP 9, LR 2
D. CV 17, ST 41
CV 4關元，ST 37上巨虛
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