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One of the primary differences between complementary and alternative therapies and conventional therapies is that
A. complementary and alternative therapies do not usually require medical authorization.
B. complementary and alternative therapies should be used only in addition to conventional therapy and never as a primary treatment.
C. conventional therapies are considered safe whereas complementary and alternative therapies are not considered safe.
D. conventional therapies have proven effectiveness in treating chronic illnesses whereas complementary and alternative therapies have not.
complementary and alternative therapies do not usually require medical authorization.
Which of the following categories is not part of NCCAM’s classification system?
A. energy therapies
B. exercise therapies
C. biologic-based therapies
D. alternative medical systems
exercise therapies
The basis of traditional Chinese medicine differs from conventional medicine. This is shown in acupuncture, where the critical components include all of the following except
A. Qi.
B. yin and yang.
C. channels or meridians.
D. muscular manipulation.
muscular manipulation.
Which of the following is considered a mind-body intervention?
A. Qigong
B. Ayurveda
C. Therapeutic touch
D. Feldenkrais method
Qigong
A common complication of the use of garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, and ginger is
A. allergic reactions.
B. clotting alterations.
C. skin photosensitivity.
D. increased blood pressure.
clotting alterations.
The basis for therapeutic touch involves the
A. acquisition of the relaxation response.
B. stimulation of peripheral nerves to reduce pain.
C. emission of vital energy by a trained practitioner for the purpose of healing another person.
D. remodulation of energy by a trained practitioner in an attempt to rebalance the patient’s energy field.
remodulation of energy by a trained practitioner in an attempt to rebalance the patient’s energy field.
The primary goal of chiropractic therapy focuses on
A. increasing spinal flexibility and muscle tone.
B. reducing muscle tension that produces spinal instability.
C. restoring the structural and functional vertebral imbalances that cause pain.
D. combining vertebral manipulation and drug therapy for the treatment of chronic back pain.
restoring the structural and functional vertebral imbalances that cause pain.
The roles of the nurse regarding complementary and alternative therapies would include
A. prescribing the appropriate herbal therapies for a patient.
B. educating patients about the herbal products that they use or are interested in using.
C. assessing the perspective of the patient’s family about the patient’s use of acupuncture.
D. discouraging a patient with heart disease from using any form of bioelectromagnetic therapy.
educating patients about the herbal products that they use or are interested in using.
In assessing a patient’s use of complementary and alternative therapies, it is important that the nurse include all of the following except
A. assess the patient’s use and frequency of use of these therapies.
B. determine the patient’s knowledge of the therapies that he or she is using.
C. use the term “alternative therapies” when assessing the patient’s use of these therapies.
D. create an open and nonjudgmental environment where the patient will be free to provide information.
use the term “alternative therapies” when assessing the patient’s use of these therapies.