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TCM Theory Exam 1

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1. Which of the following attributes can be attributed to Yang?
a. inactivity
b. function
c. solid
d. feminine

b. function
2. What channels are related to yang?
a. channels on the medial arm
b. channels on the medial leg
c. channels on the head
d. channels on the chest

c. channels on the head
3. The stomach is the origin or what?
a. blood
b. phlegm
c. qi
d. marrow

c. qi
4. What does the liver store?
a. bile
b. blood
c. qi
d. marrow

b. blood
5. Which organ manifests in the lips?
a. heart
b. lung
c. liver
d. spleen

d. spleen
6. What 3 organs control the creation of blood?
a. heart, liver, kidney
b. spleen, lung, heart
c. spleen, lung, kidney
d. spleen, heart, kidney

d. spleen, heart, kidney
7. Any type of yin or yang deficiency will eventually lead to a deficiency of what organ?
a. heart
b. kidney
c. gall bladder
d. bladder

b. kidney
8. What are the two types of congenital qi?

1.
2.

1. yuan qi (original qi) 2. jing (essence)
9. According to five element theory, what two organs can harm the heart if deficient?
a. liver, spleen
b. spleen, heart
c. liver, kidney
d. lung, liver

a. liver, spleen
10. Pre-heaven and post-heaven qi combine to form what?
a. yuan (source) qi
b. ying (nutritive) qi
c. wei (protective) qi
d. jing (essence)

d. jing (essence)
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