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  1. 90) A patient presents with a shortened cycle, dark red and thick blood flow in large quantities, restlessness, fullness in the chest, and brown urine. Their tongue is reddened with a yellow coating and their pulse is rapid and forceful. Which one of the following treatment principles would be best for this patient?

    A) Points of the Foot Taiyin and Foot Shaoyin meridians are selected as the principal points. Acupuncture with the reducing method is applied to regulate the Thoroughfare and Conception vessels and clear off heat from the blood.
    B) Points of the Hand Yangming and Governor vessels are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to clear off the heat and stop bleeding for extreme heat in the lung and stomach.
    C) Select the main points from the Conception Vessel, Foot Taiyin and Foot Yangming Meridians to replenish qi so as to restore its function in controlling blood. Acupuncture is applied with the reinforcing method.
    D) Distal and local points are used in combination to disperse wind heat. Needling is given with the reducing method.
    A) Points of the Foot Taiyin and Foot Shaoyin meridians are selected as the principal points. Acupuncture with the reducing method is applied to regulate the Thoroughfare and Conception vessels and clear off heat from the blood.
  2. 40) A patient presents with insufficient secretion of milk after delivery or even absence of milk. They have decreasing secretion during lactation period. They have no distending pain in the breast. Their complexion is pale; their skin is dry. They have palpitations, lassitude, poor appetite, and lose stools. Their tongue is pale with little coating and their pulse is weak and thready. Which one of the following treatment principles would be best for this patient?

    A) Points of the Foot Taiyin and Foot Shaoyin meridians are selected as the principal points. Acupuncture with the reducing method is applied to regulate the Thoroughfare and Conception vessels and clear off heat from the blood.
    B) Mainly select the points from the Foot Yangming meridian. Acupuncture is given with reinforcing method and moxibustion in case of deficiency of qi and blood to tonify the qi and blood so as to promote lactic secretion.
    C) Mainly select the points from the Foot Yangming meridian. Acupuncture with either reducing or even movement method or with appropriate moxibustion in case of liver qi stagnation is to remove the stagnation of liver qi, free obstruction from the meridians and promote secretion of milk.
    D) Points of the Hand Yangming and Governor vessels are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to clear off the heat and stop bleeding for extreme heat in the lung and stomach.
    B) Mainly select the points from the Foot Yangming meridian. Acupuncture is given with reinforcing method and moxibustion in case of deficiency of qi and blood to tonify the qi and blood so as to promote lactic secretion.
  3. 45) A patient presents with rapid onset of a well-demarcated patch of redness, hotness and burning pain, that rapidly extends in size. There is a change in color of the patch from bright red to dull red in several days and then healing with desquamation. They also have chills, fever, and an acute headache. Their tongue has a thin, yellow coating and their pulse is superficial and rapid. Which one of the following treatment principles would be best for this patient? (Erysipelas: Wind Heat)

    A) Points of the Governor Vessel and Hand Yangming meridian are selected as the principal points. The reducing method or pricking with a three-edged needle to cause bleeding is used at two inch intervals along the red line proximally towards the focus.
    B) The reducing method is applied to disperse wind damp and eliminate heat in the blood. Points of the Foot Taiyin and Foot Yangming meridians are selected as the principal points. Tapping on the diseased area with a "plum blossom needle is advisable.
    C) Points of the Yangming Meridian are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to eliminate heat and relieve toxin, or prick the points to bleed.
    C) Points of the Yangming Meridian are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to eliminate heat and relieve toxin, or prick the points to bleed
  4. 17) A patient presents with redness, swelling and pain of the breast, mostly occurring after delivery. There is a lump in the breast. They are also having swelling, distension, and pain. They have difficult lactation, chills, fever, headache, nausea, and dire thirst. Which one of the following treatment principles would be best for this patient?

    A) Points of the Governor Vessel and Hand Yangming meridian are selected as the principal points. The reducing method or pricking with a three-edged needle to cause bleeding is used at two inch intervals along the red line proximally towards the focus.
    B) Points of the Foot Taiyin and Foot Shaoyin meridians are selected as the principal points. Acupuncture with the reducing method is applied to regulate the Thoroughfare and Conception vessels and clear off heat from the blood.
    C) The reducing method is applied to regulate the qi of the Foot Jueyin and Foot Yangming meridians, remove stagnation and disperse heat. Points of the Foot Jueyin, Foot Shaoyang and Foot Yangming meridians are selected as the principal points.
    D) The reducing method is applied to regulate the qi of the Foot Jueyin and Foot Yangming meridians, remove stagnation and disperse heat. Points of the Foot Jueyin, Foot Shaoyang and Foot Yangming meridians are selected as the principal points.
    D) The reducing method is applied to regulate the qi of the Foot Jueyin and Foot Yangming meridians, remove stagnation and disperse heat. Points of the Foot Jueyin, Foot Shaoyang and Foot Yangming meridians are selected as the principal points
  5. 82) An infant presents with unconsciousness, upward gazing, lockjaw, neck rigidity, opisthotonos, contracture of the limbs. They have a fever, anorexia, vomiting, abdominal distension and pain. They have sputum gurgling in the throat, constipation/ defecation with stinking smell are present. Which one of the following treatment principles would be best for this patient?

    A) Points of the Hand Taiyin and Hand Yangming meridians are selected as the principal points to smooth the flow of the lung qi and expel pathogenic wind heat by applying the reducing method.
    B) Points of the Governor Vessel and the Liver Meridian of Foot Jueyin are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to promote the restoration of consciousness, eliminate heat and suppress wind.
    C) Points of the Hand Yangming and Governor vessels are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to clear off the heat and stop bleeding for extreme heat in the lung and stomach.
    D) Points of the Conception and Governor vessels are selected as the principal points. The reinforcing method and moxibustion are applied to adjust yin and yang for sedation and relief of convulsion.
    B) Points of the Governor Vessel and the Liver Meridian of Foot Jueyin are selected as the principal points. The reducing method is applied to promote the restoration of consciousness, eliminate heat and suppress wind
  6. 18) How many branches does the channel with cardiac pain, palpitations, hypochondriac pain, insomnia, night sweating, dryness of the throat, pain in the medial aspect of the upper arm and a heat sensation in the palms as symptoms have?

    A) One Branch
    B) Two Branches
    C) Three Branches
    D) Four Branches
    B) Two Branches
  7. 99) The Hand Yangming meridian dips into the depression between the tendons of:

    A) M. Flexor Carpi Radialis and the M. Palmaris Longus
    B) M. Extensor Pollicis Longus and Brevis
    C) M. Flexor Carpi Radialis and M. Flexor Carpi Ulnaris
    D) M. Extensor Pollicis Longus and M. Palmaris Longus
    B) M. Extensor Pollicis Longus and Brevis
  8. 29) What is the correct order of the channels from the deepest to the most superficial?

    A) Deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels, extraordinary channels, divergent channels, primary channels, luo-connecting channels, sinew channels, minute collaterals, cutaneous channels.
    B) Cutaneous channels, minute collaterals, sinew channels, luo-connecting channels, primary channels, divergent channels, extraordinary channels, and deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels
    C) Deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels, divergent channels, extraordinary channels, primary channels, luo-connecting channels, sinew channels, minute collaterals, cutaneous channels
    D) Cutaneous channels, minute collateral channels, sinew channels, luo-connecting channels, divergent channels, primary channels, extraordinary channels, and deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels
    A) Deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels, extraordinary channels, divergent channels, primary channels, luo-connecting channels, sinew channels, minute collaterals, cutaneous channels.
  9. 89) What is the correct order of the Six Stages from deepest to most exterior?

    A) Jueyin, Taiyin, Shaoyin, Shaoyang, Yangming, Taiyang
    B) Jueyin, Taiyin, Shaoyin, Yangming, Shaoyang, Taiyang
    C) Jueyin, Shaoyin, Taiyin, Shaoyang, Yangming, Taiyang
    D) Jueyin, Shaoyin, Taiyin, Yangming, Shaoyang, Taiyang
    C) Jueyin, Shaoyin, Taiyin, Shaoyang, Yangming, Taiyang
  10. 94) Where do the three yang channels of the foot begin and travel along?

    A) On the chest and travel along the inner surface of the arm to the hand
    B) Begin on the foot and travel along the inner surface of the leg to the chest or flank
    C) On the face, from around the eye, and travel down the body and along the outer surface of the leg and foot
    D) On the hand and travel along the outer surface of the arm to the head
    C) On the face, from around the eye, and travel down the body and along the outer surface of the leg and foot
  11. 73) Where does the Foot Shaoyang Channel begin?

    A) Originates from the tip of the ring finger.
    B) Begins at the outer canthus of the eye
    C) Starts from the dorsum of the big toe
    D) Starts from the inner canthus
    B) Begins at the outer canthus of the eye
  12. 17) Where does the Foot Jueyin Channel begin?

    A) Starts from the inner canthus
    B) Starts from the inferior aspect of the small toe and runs towards the inferior aspect of the naviculartuberosity
    C) Starts from the dorsum of the big toe
    D) Begins at the outer canthus of the eye
    C) Starts from the dorsum of the big toe
  13. 73) Where does the Hand Shaoyang Channel begin?

    A) Originates from the tip of the ring finger.
    B) Begins at the outer canthus of the eye
    C) Starts from the dorsum of the big toe
    D) Starts from the inner canthus
    A) Originates from the tip of the ring finger.
  14. 83) Where does the Hand Shaoyang main meridian end?

    A) Crosses the Lung channel at point L 1 (Zhongfu) and finally reaches the root of the tongue, dispersing over its lower surface.
    B) Crosses the radial artery at the pulse, and extends over the thenar eminence to the radial side of the tip of the thumb.
    C) Channel ascends across the forehead and meets the Du channel at the vertex
    D) Descends across the diaphragm to the abdomen linking successively with the San Jiao.
    D) Descends across the diaphragm to the abdomen linking successively with the San Jiao.
  15. 86) Where does the Hand Taiyin main meridian end?

    A) Channel ascends across the forehead and meets the Du channel at the vertex
    B) Crosses the radial artery at the pulse, and extends over the thenar eminence to the radial side of the tip of the thumb.
    C) Crosses the Lung channel at point L 1 (Zhongfu) and finally reaches the root of the tongue, dispersing over its lower surface.
    D) Descends across the diaphragm to the abdomen linking successively with the San Jiao.
    B) Crosses the radial artery at the pulse, and extends over the thenar eminence to the radial side of the tip of the thumb.
  16. 81) Where does the MAIN meridian end of the channel that has epistaxis, watery nasal discharge, toothache, congested and sore throat, pain in the neck, borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dysentery as symptoms?

    A) It terminates at the side of the nose.
    B) It crosses the Lung channel at point L 1 (Zhongfu) and finally reaches the root of the tongue, dispersing over its lower surface.
    C) It crosses to the middle of the forehead, parallel with the hairline, where it joins with the Du channel at Du 24 (Shunting)
    D) It connects with the Lung before descending across the diaphragm to the Large Intestine
    D) It connects with the Lung before descending across the diaphragm to the Large Intestine
  17. 59) Which channel traverses the root of the tongue and spreads over its lower surface?

    A) Hand Taiyin
    B) Foot Shaoyin
    C) Foot Taiyin
    D) Hand Shaoyin
    C) Foot Taiyin
  18. 32) Which channels begin on the face, from around the eye, and travel down the body and along the outer
    surface of the leg and foot?


    A) The three yang channels of the hand
    B) The three yin channels of the foot
    C) The three yin channels of the hand
    D) The three yang channels of the foot
    D) The three yang channels of the foot
  19. 11) Which channels begin on the foot and travel along the inner surface of the leg to the chest or flank?

    A) The three yin channels of the foot
    B) The three yin channels of the hand
    C) The three yang channels of the hand
    D) The three yang channels of the foot
    A) The three yin channels of the foot
  20. 35) Which channels link the 12 primary channels, protect the body from exterior pathogenic factors, and function independently of the 12 primary channels?

    A) Sinew channels
    B) Luo-connecting channels
    C) Eight Extra Meridians
    D) Divergent channels
    C) Eight Extra Meridians
  21. 46) Which channels strengthen the yin and yang relationships between internally-externally paired channels and zing fu organs, distribute qi and blood to the head and face, integrate areas of the body that are not supplied or interconnected by other channels, help explain the clinical actions of some commonly used acupuncture points, and integrate all parts of the body with the 12 primary channels?

    A) Divergent Channels
    B) Primary channels
    C) Sinew channels
    D) Minute collaterals
    A) Divergent Channels
  22. 98) Which is the correct order of channels from the Most Superficial to the Deepest?

    A) Cutaneous channels, minute collateral channels, sinew channels, luo-connecting channels, divergent channels, primary channels, extraordinary channels, and deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels
    B) Deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels, divergent channels, extraordinary channels, primary channels, luo-connecting channels, sinew channels, minute collaterals, cutaneous channels
    C) Cutaneous channels, minute collaterals, sinew channels, luo-connecting channels, primary channels, divergent channels, extraordinary channels, and deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels
    D) Deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels, extraordinary channels, divergent channels, primary channels, luo-connecting channels, sinew channels, minute collaterals, cutaneous channels.
    C) Cutaneous channels, minute collaterals, sinew channels, luo-connecting channels, primary channels, divergent channels, extraordinary channels, and deep pathways of the primary and divergent channels
  23. 95) Which of the following is the correct cyclical flow of qi in the twelve main meridians?

    A) Hand Taiyin, Hand Yangming, Hand Shaoyin, Foot Yangming, Foot Taiyin, Hand Shaoyang, Hand Taiyang, Foot Taiyang, Foot Shaoyin, Hand Jueyin, Foot Shaoyang, Foot Jueyin
    B) Hand Taiyin, Hand Yangming, Foot Yangming, Foot Taiyin, Hand Shaoyin, Hand Taiyang, Foot Taiyang, Foot Shaoyin, Hand Jueyin, Hand Shaoyang, Foot Shaoyang, Foot Jueyin
    C) Hand Taiyin, Hand Yangming, Foot Yangming, Foot Taiyin, Hand Shaoyin, Foot Shaoyin, Hand Jueyin, Hand Shaoyang, Hand Taiyang, Foot Taiyang, Foot Shaoyang, Foot Jueyin
    D) Hand Taiyin, Hand Yangming, Hand Shaoyang, Hand Taiyang, Foot Taiyang, Foot Shaoyin, Hand Shaoyin, Foot Yangming, Foot Taiyin, Hand Jueyin, Foot Shaoyang, Foot Jueyin
    B) Hand Taiyin, Hand Yangming, Foot Yangming, Foot Taiyin, Hand Shaoyin, Hand Taiyang, Foot Taiyang, Foot Shaoyin, Hand Jueyin, Hand Shaoyang, Foot Shaoyang, Foot Jueyin
  24. 136) Which one of the following channels does not begin from around the eye?

    A) Hand Shaoyang
    B) Foot Yangming
    C) Foot Taiyang
    D) Foot Shaoyang
    A) Hand Shaoyang
  25. 7) Which one of the following channels helps to explain the clinical actions of some commonly used acupuncture points?

    A) Minute Collaterals
    B) Divergent Channels
    C) Sinew Channels
    D) Luo-Connecting Channels
    B) Divergent Channels
  26. 62) Which one of the following channels originates on the ulnar aspect of the 4th finger tip, ascends between the 4th and 5th metacarpal bones on the dorsum of the wrist, traverses the forearm between the ulna and radius and continues upward across the olecranon and the lateral aspect of the upper arm?

    A) Hand Shaoyang
    B) Hand Taiyang
    C) Hand Yangming
    D) Hand Jueyin
    A) Hand Shaoyang
  27. 63) Which one of the following channels passes in front of the medial malleolus and up the leg, along the posterior side of the tibia, crossing, and then traveling anterior to, the Liver channel?

    A) Foot Yangming
    B) Foot Taiyin
    C) Foot Shaoyin
    D) Foot Jueyin
    B) Foot Taiyin
  28. 29) Which type of channel circulates on the outside of the body, originates at the extremities and ascends to the head and trunk, follows the course of their associated primary channel but are wider and more superficial, and do not penetrate to the zang fu organs?

    A) Sinew channels
    B) Luo-connecting channels
    C) Divergent channels
    D) Eight extra channels
    A) Sinew channels
  29. 156) Which type of channel is accessed by shallow needle insertion, cupping, moxibustion, plum blossom needling, dermal needling, and guasha?

    A) Sinew channels
    B) Luo-connecting
    C) Minute collaterals
    D) Eight extra meridians
    A) Sinew channels
  30. 90) Which type of channel is it specifically mentioned as providing the invasion pathway for exogenous pathogenic factors?

    A) The Eight Extra Meridians
    B) The Minute Collaterals
    C) The Sinew Channels
    D) The Twelve Cutaneous Regions
    D) The Twelve Cutaneous Regions
  31. 94) Which type of channels branch from the primary channels and the extraordinary channels?

    A) Luo-Connecting channels
    B) Divergent channels
    C) Sinew channels
    D) Eight extra meridians
    A) Luo-Connecting channels

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