1. In Oriental medicine, what two organs are related to the earth element? 2. In Oriental medicine what two organs are related to the wood element?

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1 THIS SECTION IS ON ORIENTAL MODALITIES. SOME EXAMS HAVE SEVERAL QUESTIONS ON ORIENTAL MODALITIES HOWEVER THE MBLEx DOES NOT FOCUS ON THE SPECIFICS OF ORIENTAL MODALITIES 1. In Oriental medicine, what two organs are related to the earth element? Stomach and Spleen 2. In Oriental medicine what two organs are related to the wood element? Liver and Small Intestine 3. In oriental medicine name one organ that is related to the water element? Kidney 4. What organ would be in the fire element? Heart 5. What organ would be related to the metal element? Lung 6. What flavors relate to wood, earth, fire, and water? Water = salty Wood = sour Fire = bitter Earth = sweet 7. Name a type/s of modality that penetrates deep tissue muscle? Shiatsu and Rolfing 8. Do all charkas have energy? Yes, they are wheels of energy each having its own vibration or frequency 9. What charka is posterior to the heart? The fourth 4 th charka 10. Are acupuncture points similar to marmas? Yes 11. What is a dosha? How many are there? It is referred to in Ayurvedic medicine as your body type. There are three doshas. They are Vata, pitta and kapha. 12. Channel K1 is found where on the body? On the sole of the foot 13. Does oriental medicine treat the cause? Yes 14. What gland is associated with the third eye charka? Pineal 15. Trigger points are also referred to as what? Tsubos 16. What would be out of balance in the wood element? Sight 17. What are doshas? Combination of three energy elements: air, fire & water.

2 18. In Oriental medicine Qi has four directions. What are the four directions? Ascending, descending, entering and leaving 19. Where does the heart meridian begin? Under the arm 20. Where does the heart meridian end? At the little finger 21. Where do you find the sciatic notch? L5 S1 22. What vessel is the reservoir of yang energy? Governing 23. What vessel is the reservoir of yin energy? Conception 24. In oriental medicine yang channel flows in what direction? Down 25. What is the primary meridian in the back? Bladder Meridian 26. What is the function of the lung meridian? It governs the respiratory system, skin, perspiration, and energy & body temperature regulation 27. What is moxibustion? It is a method of heating by using an herb, artemesia vulgaris. 28. What is the sense organ associated with the gall gladder and liver? Eyes 29. What gland is the heart charka associated with? The thymus gland 30. Where is the gallbladder meridian located? It is partially located on the lateral aspect of the hip, leg and foot. 31. What is known as yang or the hollow organ? The stomach 32. Where do you apply moxibustion? Over the acupuncture points In Chinese medicine emotions are associated with certain organs. Be sure and study the below list as there are questions on each of these. 1 SPLEEN Emotions worry, dwelling or focusing too much on a particular topic, excessive mental work spleen Function Food digestion and nutrient absorption. Helps in the formation of blood and energy. Keeps blood in the blood vessels. Connected with muscles, mouth, and lips. Involved in thinking, studying, and memory. Symptoms of Spleen Imbalance Tired, loss of appetite, mucus discharge, poor digestion, abdominal distension, loose stools or diarrhea. Weak muscles, pale lips. Bruising, excess menstrual blood flow, and other bleeding disorders.

3 LUNG Emotions grief, sadness, detached. Lung Function Respiration. Forms energy from air, and helps to distribute it throughout the body. Works with the kidney to regulate water metabolism. Important in the immune system and resistance to viruses and bacteria. Regulates sweat glands and body hair, and provides moisture to the skin. Symptoms of Lung Imbalance Shortness of breath and shallow breathing, sweating, fatigue, cough, frequent cold and flu, allergies, asthma, and other lung conditions. Dry skin. Depression and crying. LIVER Emotions anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, "flying off the handle. Liver Function Involved in the smooth flow of energy and blood throughout the body. Regulates bile secretion, stores blood, and is connected with the tendons, nails, and eyes. Symptoms of Liver Imbalance breast distension, menstrual pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red eyes and other eye conditions, tendonitis. HEART Emotions lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair. Heart Function Regulates the heart and blood vessels. Responsible for even and regular pulse. Influences vitality and spirit. Connected with the tongue, complexion, and arteries. Symptoms of Heart Imbalance Insomnia, heart palpitations and irregular heart beat, excessive dreaming, poor long term memory, psychological disorders. KIDNEY Emotions fearful, weak willpower, insecure, aloof, isolated. Kidney Function Key organ for sustaining life. Responsible for reproduction, growth and development, and maturation. Involved with lungs in water metabolism and respiration. Connected with bones, teeth, ears, and head hair. Symptoms of Kidney Imbalance: Frequent urination, urinary incontinence, night sweats, dry mouth, poor short term memory, low back pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and other ear conditions. Premature grey hair, hair loss, and osteoporosis. 1. Thanks to Cathy Wong for the information listed above.

4 33. What element would a person, who is laughing uncontrollably and talking rapidly, be in excess of? Fire Element 34. What meridian should NOT be treated during pregnancy? SP6 35. What emotion is associated with the large intestine? Grief 36. What is the origin or the gallbladder meridian? GB1 on the lateral face 37. What is referred to as the grounding charka? The root charka the l st charka 38. Define Meridians and what they do, etc. Meridians are channels that form a network in the body, through which energy flows. Qi, another name for vital energy, sometimes becomes blocked and causes pain or illness. The flow of this Qi energy can be restored by using pressure, acupuncture needles, suction, or heat are various points along the meridians of the body. 39. The throat charka is associated with what? Communication Note: many times when we are out of balance and feel a sense of loss of power in some situation it affects our throat charka, out picturing in a sore throat, laryngitis or something pertaining to that area. 40. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) what part of the body reflects the state of the liver? Our eyes and fingernails 41. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the Four Diagnostic Methods of Examinations are: Questioning (History Taking), Inspection, Listening & Smelling, and Palpation 42. Where does the Conception Vessel (C1) start? Peritoneum 43. What point would you use in TCM for helping relieve headaches? Lung Meridian Point #7, LU7 This point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. It is used to treat several disorders of the upper body, including headache, neck stiffness, cough, asthma, sore throat, facial paralysis, and wrist problems. 44. Where is hara (the center of gravity) located? Just below and behind the navel 45. What is Zero Balancing? Zero Balancing is a modality that helps relieve physical and mental symptoms; to improve the ability to deal with life stresses; to organize vibratory fields thereby promoting the sense of wholeness and well being. 46. What is Somatic Resonance? It is where the therapist is grounded in their bodily awareness and experience. 47. What is Chi Nei Tsang? A Chinese system of deep healing of the use of energy to the five major systems in the body which are: vascular, lymphatic, nervous, and acupuncture meridians.

5 48. What is Somatic Resonance? It is where the therapist is grounded in their bodily awareness and experience. 49. What is similar to acupuncture points? Marmas (term inayurveda) 50. The stomach meridian begins where? It begins just below the middle of the eye just above the cheekbone 51. Where does the governing vessel begin? It begins at the coccyx and travels upward the midline of the back over the crown of the head to the roof of the mouth. It connects with the conception vessel at this point. 52. What is the main spinal channel in Ayurvedic medicine? Sushumna nadi 53. What does Tao mean? The law of the universe. 54. What are srota in Ayuvedic medicine? They are channels in the body through which nutrients and waste flow for body function. 55. What is the color of the 4 th charka? Pink in some schools of oriental medicine. Others say lime green or you should wear the color lime green more often if you have problems with the 4 th charka. Various oriental schools differ on this 4 th charka color. 56. Where does the lung meridian end? Ends at the tip of the thumb nail and another branch emerges from the back of the wrist and ends at the radial side of the tip of the index finger to connect with the Large Intestine Meridian. 57. What is Zhen Qi? Chinese herbal Supplement 58. What is nadi? They are channels or pathways of energy there energy (prana/qi/ki) flows. This is another term used in Ayurvedic medicine. 59. What is the Five Element Theory? Five Element Theory is one of the major systems of thought within traditional Chinese medicine. Also referred to as the five phase theory by some practitioners, Five Element theory has been used for more than 2,000 years as a method of diagnosis and treatment. While it is an important component of traditional Chinese medicine, today Five Element theory is not used by every acupuncturist and doctor of Oriental medicine; rather, it is employed to a certain degree, depending on the practitioner s training and education, and the style of acupuncture that he or she practices. 60. In the five element theory, the element consists of muscles. Earth 61. True or False. In the five element theory, the spiritual aspect of water is the will. TRUE 62. True of False. In the five element theory the water element consists of the bladder, a yang organ TRUE 63. Is the stomach associated with the earth element and referred to as a yang organ? YES

6 64. What is located at the base of the spine and is referred to as muladhara? The root charka 65. True or False: The governing vessel regulates all of the yin channels. TRUE 66. What do charkas do? Control the flow of prana/energy. 67. What element does the heart meridian and small intestine meridian belong to? The fire element 68. What element does the triple heater meridian belong to? The fire element 69. Where is the Great Eliminator (a tsubo) located? Between the thumb and the forefinger 70. Define pitta. It is the digestion of food and metabolism of the body and is referred to as pitta dosha. This concludes the questions on Traditional Chinese Medicine. There are 128 pages in this book with many questions to help you pass all of your Massage Therapy Certification Exams

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