East Asian Civilization Exam 1 Review Sheet

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Review and Study Sheet Unit 1: Health and Healing Study this list of questions in preparation for the essay exam on September 29 (Thurs). There will be one long essay (10%) and two short essays (5% each) on the exam. Your two-page, single-spaced analytical response paper on either (1) the Huang-di Nei- jing or (2) acupuncture & pain control is also due the day of the exam (10%). Total points for exam and paper: 30% 1. Describe Yin-Yang theory and its role in traditional Chinese medicine. 2. Describe Qi theory, how Qi communicates, and its role in traditional Chinese medicine. 3. Traditional Chinese medicine conceptualizes the body in terms of textures, organs, and meridians. Describe these three aspects of the body and how they are interrelated. 4. How do the organs of the body as conceptualized in traditional Chinese medicine differ from the organs described in modern Biomedicine? Explain the underlying conceptual basis for this discrepancy. 5. If traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Greek (later. western) medicine represent
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Unformatted text preview: two distinct ways of looking at the body and health, identify aspects that one medical system discerns that the other does not, due to its particular approach. 6. How are disease and healing conceptualized in traditional Chinese medicine? What does it mean to say a physician of traditional Chinese medicine engages in “pattern thinking” in diagnosing disease? 7. What factors (external, internal, neither external nor internal) are perceived as contributing to the onset of disease? 8. Describe the major modes of therapy available to the Chinese physician. What theory do all forms of therapy rely on to explain how they work? 9. What are the “Four Examinations”? Explain which aspects of each examination are most important. 10. What alternative approaches to disease and healing existed alongside traditional Chinese medicine? What distinguishes them from traditional Chinese medicine?...
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