Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz

Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
April 28, 2017

Alternative and Complementary Medicine Quiz

Many people swear by alternative and complementary therapies. Find out more about these treatments by taking this quiz.

1. Alternative medicine and complementary medicine mean the same thing.
2. One of the central principles of complementary and alternative medicine is that the body heals itself.
3. Homeopathy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that uses extremely small amounts of certain substances to promote healing.
4. Herbal medicine and acupuncture are treatments used in naturopathy.
5. Ayurvedic medicine started in India. It promotes controlled breathing as one part of treatment.
6. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the idea of balancing yin and yang.
7. The herb Artemisia Annua, from Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been used successfully to treat malaria.
8. St. John's wort is an herb touted as a natural treatment for diabetes.
9. It's important to tell your healthcare provider about any dietary supplements you take because they may interact with prescription medicines.
10. You can't take too much of a water-soluble vitamin.


April 28, 2017


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Reviewed By:  

Finke, Amy, RN, BSN,Garilli, Bianca, ND