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Preparing for the NCCAOM Acupuncture ExamPreparing for the NCCAOM Acupuncture Exam
by Lei Ding, Jean Chen, et al

This book was written and compiled by a group of medical doctors, acupuncturists, and professors in order to help applicants to the NCCAOM Acupuncture Examination prepare and self-assess for the certification examination. It includes 1000 multiple-choice questions (with answer keys), on topics that reflect the content outline of the NCCAOM examination.
The questions follow the format used on the NCCAOM examination. Though neither condemned nor recommended by the certification body, the book is likely to be helpful as a preparatory tool. Some users claim that there are unremarked errors in the book, so users should be aware of this and know that thorough familiarity is always the best course.


Handbook of Oriental MedicineHandbook of Oriental Medicine by HB Kim L.Ac Ph.D

This is a book composed exclusively of tables and charts. As such, it is an invaluable reference for students prepping for licensure examinations. It covers everything in a systematic, thorough, and accessible manner; including fundamental theory, diagnosis, acupuncture therapy, herbs, formulas, Western medicine, plus CNT and other regulations. The detail is impressive, the format concise, the scope encyclopedic. It's fair to say that all information for a successful licensure exam outcome can likely be found in this book. The New Revised 4th edition includes comprehensive analysis of every aspect of TCM in preparation for the California State Board and NCCAOM exams. New individual herb charts include color photos beside a listing of their nature and functions. More detailed explorations of the formula section include 83 new CA board formula charts as well as a chart of 132 NCCAOM formulas. Unique charts synthesizing vital information streamline the study experience.


Minibook of Oriental MedicineMinibook of Oriental Medicine HB Kim L.Ac Ph.D

While the Handbook is an all-encompassing resource for academic purposes including teaching and exam preparation, the lab-coat-pocket-size of the Minibook is ideal for clinical use, providing all crucial clinical references in a condense and concise format. The Minibook includes the following essential information for quick clinical reference: 159 Eastern and Western diseases with associated TCM patterns and treatments; comprehensive acupuncture chart including eastern and western indications with clinical notes for 361 points; comprehensive chart for 381 single herbs and herb comparison charts in alphabetical order; comprehensive chart for 261 herbal formulas and formauls comparison charts in alphabetical order; biomedicine including diagnosis, diseases, patient intake and top 300 drug list; various treatment information including Korean medicine, Tung style acupuncture, complementary modalities, cosmetic acupuncture and essential ICD-9 & CPT codes.


Test Prep Workbook for the NCCAOM Bio-medicine ModuleTest Prep Workbook for the NCCAOM Bio-medicine Module

This book is designed as a guide for the practitioner interested in taking the Bio-medicine portion of the NCCAOM exam.

The NCCAOM Bio-medicine module is made up of 50 questions divided into three sections and this book is modeled after this exam, containing questions from each of the three categories. The book is divided into five tests containing 50 questions each. Each test includes an answer sheet, answer key and detailed explanations for most questions.
Practitioners not interested in taking the Bio-medicine portion of the NCCAOM exam may also find the information contained in this book useful in their everyday clinical practice.


750 Quesions and Answers About Acupuncture750 Quesions and Answers About Acupuncture
Exam Workbook & Study Guide
by Fred Jennes

This book is a study guide and exam preparation workbook for Chinese acupuncture. Comprised of 750 questions and answers, it is a book written by an educator who is a licensed acupuncturist.
It is intended for both students who are preparing for the NCCAOM Board exams and licensed practitioners who wish to bone up on their point location and theory. There are four sections--General Theory, Point Location, Point Theory, and Case Studies.
All questions are written in Board Exam format, and many questions employ illustrations to test the reader's knowledge.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study GuideTraditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide

Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study GuideDiagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the process of examining the body to diagnose disease and differentiate patterns under the guidance of the fundamental theories of TCM. It is a bridge that connects the basics of TCM with all branches of clinical medicine and includes inspecting the symptoms or manifestations, analyzing the changes, understanding the pathomechanisms, and predicting the transformation of diseases.

TCM diagnosis consists of two major areas of study, 'examination and testing' (zhn) and 'decision and judgment' (dun). Examination and testing techniques are used to collect information from the patient. Decision and judgment uses this information, which is sorted, analyzed, synthesized, and reasoned on the basis of TCM theory.


Tests: Chinese Acupuncture & MoxibustionTests: Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
by Cui Yongqian, Chen Ken

A selection of multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, term definition, case analysis, and Q&A questions drawn from the text of Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion are designed to help the student self-test for comprehension and content.
Answer keys are provided to all questions and case analysis, Q&A and term definition questions are explained in depth.


Clean Needle Technique: Manual for AcupuncturistsClean Needle Technique: Manual for Acupuncturists
by Jenny Belluomini

This book accurately covers all the information and techniques required to safely handle needles in a clinical setting. It describes the clinical application of microbiology to the practice of acupuncture, including infection control, sterilization, disinfection, antisepsis, and needle disposal or resterilization.
It details cardiovascular, iatrogenic, infectious, and other complications and contraindications to safe acupuncture treatment, and finally provides clinical protocols including needle insertion and ear needle insertion.
A must-have reference and study text for students and practitioners alike.


Clean Needle Technique: Manual for AcupuncturistsAcupuncture (TCM Study Guide Series)
by Cun Wu Shi, Shi Cun Wu
Publisher: Kang Tai Press; 2nd ed edition

TCM Study Guide Series: Acupunture provides resource material and multiple-choice questions designed to help TCM practitioners and students prepare themselves to take acupunture board tests. The book's 2,200 questions cover point location and function, needling techniques, moxibustion, ear and head acupunture, case diagnosis, and treatment strategies.
Answers to all of the questions are found in the back of the book.
The book's resource material provides the location of every primary meridian point, information on point function, special points, points of intersection, ear acupuncture, and a table of terminology equivalencies.


TCM Board Tests ReviewTCM Board Tests Review: Acupuncture, Foundations and BioMed Exams

Created for TCM Students, by a TCM student.

This book is to help stressed and confused TCM students relax and narrow down the important information and resources to study for their Acupuncture, Foundations and BioMed Exams.


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