The acupuncture stimulus releases a neurochemical in the spinal cord. What is the name of the neurochemical?
In palpating the inguinal area on your patient to place a needle at ST-30, you find a large bulge. This may be due to all of the following EXCEPT?
While the patient is supine, the doctor raises the leg and then dorsiflexes the foot, what indicates radicular pain?
Pain radiating from the back down the leg
In an acupunture clinic, treatment table tops, shelves and other working surfaces should be cleaned with a disinfectant
at least once per day
After removal from the acupuncture needle from the packaging and prior to insertion
nothing non-sterile must touch the shaft
California regulations state that If there is any complication such as hematoma, peritonitis, or pneumothorax from an acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist must immdediately refer the patient to any of the following
Short wave diathermy or microwave diathermy, both a form of heat therapy, may be used to treat all of the following
urinary calculi pain
You have accidentally dropped just-used acupuncture needles on the the floor. You have appropriately picked them up and discarded them. The next steps include doing all of the following
Disinfect the floor 2 times with 1:10 bleach dilution
All materials used in floor cleaning should be double wrapped and discarded
After the clean up wash hands
A 45 year-old male is taking Glucophage (metformin hydrocholride). What disease does he have?
type 2 diabetes
A patient is taking the prescription drug Zithromax (azithromycin). What disease doe she have?
A 82 year-old female patient has the western diagnosis of "Chronic Heart Failure". What is the corresponding TCM diagnosis?
Deficient Kidney and Heart Yang
A 22 year-old male has Sciatica with L3-L4 nerve root compression. Which reflex deficit will you most likely find?
knee jerk reflex
All of the following are part of CNT (Clean Needle Technique)
wash hands between patients
wash hands before needling
wash hands after needling
During the incubation period of HBV, the infected person
can spread the virus even if he/she has no symptoms
Which of the following shouldbe done after a person tests positive for HIV?
Encourage patients to identify sexual contacts so that they can be informed and tested.
Explain that a positive test implies the presence of the virus and does not mean that they have clinical AIDS.
Provide education regarding safe sexual practices.
All of the following are contraindications for infrared heat lamp therapy:
advanced heart disease
peripheral vascular disease
advanced hepatic or renal insufficiency
The R.I.C.E technique is the gold standard for treating sports injuries. What do the letter stand for?
R = rest
I = ice
C = cold
E = elevation
41 year-old male has been diagnosed with HIV. What is used to confirm diagnosis?
ELISA and Western Blot
A 31 year-old pregnant female has been diagnosed with Pre-eclampsia. What are her symptoms? ,
edema, excess weight gain, new-onset hypertension
A 57 year-old male has Rheumatoid Arthritis. All of the following drugs maybe used for treatment :