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Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Acupuncture needles used in current practice

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(A) are under same marketing rules as syringes

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(B) are under same standard control like medical needles

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(C) have same quality control as surgical scalpels

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(D) are used once only

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(E) all of the above

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(E) In 1996, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the classification of acupuncture needles from experimental to medical equipment. So acupuncture needles are under the same strict quality control standards demanded for medical needles, syringes, or surgical scalpels. It includes manufacture, marketing, and use.

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Which of the following statements is incorrect?

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(A) Acupuncture was widely practiced by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners

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(B) Acupuncture can be used to relive pain and in various other health conditions

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(C) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have funded many research projects relating to acupuncture

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(D) In a national survey, the number of visits to alternative medicine was nearly twice of the visits to primary care physician

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(E) Few medical schools in the United States have included subjects on integrated medicine

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(E) Acupuncture is being "widely" practiced by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions. The majority of medical schools in the United States have already added courses on integrated medicine. In a 1998 survey, the number of visits to alternative medicine was almost twice that of visits to primary care physician.

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Which of the following statements is correct?

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(A) There are 600 to 2000 acupuncture points on the human body

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(B) Acupuncture points are mostly located along the meridians

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(C) Acupuncturist could use points on the ears, scalp, hands, and feet to treat diseases

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(D) Each treatment may use different acupuncture points even with the same disease

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(E) All of the above

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(E) There are between 600 and 2000 acupuncture points on the human body in 12 major meridians named after organ systems, and 8 minor meridians. There are also points on the ears, hands, feet, and scalp corresponding to organs throughout the body, and extra points outside the traditional meridians. Acupuncture points are usually ...

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