Sunday, July 20, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies (CAM) Practice Test

Many people are looking for healthcare measures that are beyond mainstream through complementary and alternative therapies. This medical terminology practice test highlights 20 of the more common terms related to complementary and alternative therapies found in the United States today.

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Med term for conventional medicine

Allopathic medicine definition

Therapy combining nutrition, medicinal supplements, herbs, and water

Naturopathy definition

Med term for medical practice in addition to conventional practice
Complementary Medicine definition

Traditional Chinese medical practice that uses thin needles

Acupuncture definition

Therapy that is a system of spinal adjustments

Chiropractic medicine definition
Therapy where patient follows verbal prompts to envision a peaceful location in detail

Guided imagery definition

Care that considers a person's mind, body, and spirit

Holistic care definition

Ancient medicine using acupuncture, diet, herbal therapy, meditation, exercise, massage

Traditional Chinese medicine definition

Type of therapy that uses gentle touch to help release tension


Craniosacral therapy definition

Chinese medicine incorporating movement, breathing, and meditation

Qi Gong definition

Massage that uses soft-tissue manipulation and application of pressure to trigger points

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) definition


Medicine using substances from plant or mineral products diluted in water or alcohol

Homeopathy definition

Therapy that helps a person focus on thoughts, emotions, and responses to maintain a calm, constant awareness

Mindfulness meditation definition

Soft-tissue manipulation used to ease painful conditions

Myofascial release definition

Medicine that uses alternative health care

Alternative medicine definition

Therapy in which a person is placed in a state of focused concentration

Hypnosis definition

Chinese therapy in which finger pressure is applied to body areas

Acupressure definition

Tradition Hindu medicine that emphasizes hygiene, exercise, herbs, yoga, physiotherapy, diet

Ayurvedic medicine definition

Mechanical spinal adjustment by an osteopath

Osteopathic manipulative therapy definition

Patient learns to control muscle tension, pain, body temperature, brain waves

Biofeedback definition

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