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Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
Houston Acupuncture and Herb Clinic
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Acupuncture in Houston, TX - Houston Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

2405 South Shepherd, Houston, TX 77019.     TEL: 713-529-8332.

2431 West Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030.     TEL: 713-666-5667. 

We are one of the best, biggest, and oldest acupuncture clinics in Houston area.

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The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  
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TEL: 713-529-8332.



Test your self

1. Four qi include:

A. Hot, slightly warm, Cool, cold

B. Warm, slightly cold, Cold, neutral

C. Hot, warm, cool, cold

D. Slightly warm, slightly cold, hot, cold

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2. The following tastes possess yang nature:

A. Acrid, bitter           C. Sweet, bland

B. Sweet, sour            D. Acrid, salt


3. In view of the immensity of the traditional Chinese Materia Medica and the amount of resources:

A. There is not a great deal of work to be done on a basic level

B. There is great understanding of the pharmacokinetics of substances

C. Many of the substances have known active ingredients

D. For most of the herbs, the active ingredients are known


4. Diseases of qi patients should limit intake of  ____________    foods:

A. Sour            C. Acrid

B. Sweet         D. Salty


5. Combination of two herbs or substances leads to side effects or toxicity caused by neither substance when used alone:

A. Mutual antagonism (Xiang Wu)

B. Mutual suppression (Xiang Sha)

C. Mutual imcompatibility (Xiang Fan)

D. Mutual counteraction (Xiang Wei)


6. Quick frying the herb at extremely high temperature until the herb is dark brown or cracked is done to:

A. Limit the impact of medication in its application

B. Reduce toxicity or modify a harsh characteristic

C. Reduce cooking time in preparing the decoction

D. All of above

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7. Saltiness enters:

A. Liver           C. Lungs

B. Heart          D. Kidneys


8. The flavor sour has the following characteristics, except:

A. Drains and dries

B. Enters the liver and gall bladder

C. Astringent

D. Prevents or reverses the abnormal leakage of fluid and energy


9. Decocting various substances in water, reducing the strained decoction to a thick concentrate and adding granulated sugar or honey forms:

A. Boiled powders (Zhu San)                     C. Elixir (Dan)

B. Plasters (Gao)                                       D. Syrups (Gao)


10. Wine is considered to possess the following, except:

A. Nourishing                                             C. Blood invigorating

B. Astringent                                              D. Channel unblocking


11. The functions of Folium Perillae (Zi Su Ye) include the following, but:

A. Releasing the exterior and dispersing cold

B. Stopping bleeding

C. Circulating qi and harmonizing the middle burner

D. Alleviating seafood poisoning


12. Medication for the treatment of acute symptoms should be taken:

A. About 2 hours after eating

B. On empty stomach

C. Immediately after meal

D. Any time


13. Traditionally, there are      antagonisms:

A. 17                              C. 19

B. 18                              D. None of above

14.   ____________   herbs tonify and harmonize:

A. Acrid          C. Salty

B. Sweet         D. Sour


15. A very important consideration in prescribing herbs is the state of the patient's

A. Attitude towards Chinese Medicine

B. Personal preference

C. Kidney qi

D. Stomach qi


16. The patients with diseases of bones should limit intake of ________ foods:

A. Sweet         C. Sour

B. Bitter          D. Salty


17. Water is the most common solvent, however, the milk is used as the solvent:

A. To reduce heat       C. To astringent

B. To tonify    D. To invigorate blood


18. Hot diseases must be        cold diseases must be

A. Cooled, warmed                    C. Smoothed, moistened

B. Drained, dispersed                 D. None of above


19. Combined use of two or more substances with different functions refers to:

A. Mutual accentuation (Xiang Xu)

B. Mutual enhancement (Xiang Shi)

C. Mutual Counteraction (Xiang Wei)

D. Mutual suppression (Xiang Sha)

20. A man comes into your office complaining of excessive thirst, fever, headache, tight shoulders, his pulse is floating & rapid. He explained his fever began after a bout of sneezes and an accompanying episode of diarrhea. His past history indicates normal health since last winter's flu. Your choice of herb is:

A. RAdix Puerariae (Ge Gen)

B. Periostracum Cicadae (Chan Tui)

C. Radix Bupleuri (Chaff Hu)

D. Fructus Viticis (Man Jing Zi)


21. ________Substances leech out dampness and promote urination:

A. Bitter          C. Salty

B. Acrid          D. Bland


22. Minerals and shells are usually cooked for 30-60 minutes before adding other ingredients, this method is used to reduce toxicity and/or side effects of

A. Radix Echinopiae (Lou Lu)

B. Radix Aconiti Carmichaeli (Fu Zi)

C. Fructus Forsythias (Lian Qiao)

D. None of above


23. The first choice of herb for treating exterior cold patterns with dampness, such as, joint pain, heavy feeling, sleepiness, fever, chills, occipital headache is:

A. Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae (Jing Jie)

B. Radix Sileris (Fang Feng)

C. Rhizoma et Radix Notopterigii (Qiang Huo)

D. Rhizoma et Radix Ligustici (Gao Ben)


24. The reduction of the toxicity or side effects of one substance by another is called:

A. Mutual counteraction (Xiang Wei)

B. Mutual suppression (Xiang Sha)

C. Mutual antagonism (Xiang Wu)

D. Mutual incompatibility (Xiang Fan)


25. The following are the functions of acrid herbs, except:

A. Dispersing               C. Circualting qi

B. Purging fire              D. Moving blood


26. A number of fragrant substances that contain volatile oils as active ingredients should be:

A. Cooked first for 30-60 minutes

B. Cooked first, and then the liquid is used to cook the remaining ingredients

C. Added to a decoction only a few minutes before cooking is finished

D. cooked separately in a double boiler


27. The reasons of processing the herbs include the following, except:

A. To identify easily the areas where they are cultivated

B. To increase the substance's potency

C. To minimize side effects

D. To increase or alter substance's properties


28. The subterranean portions of herbs are harvested:

A. Before the rest of the plant has reached maturity

B. After the rest of the plant has reached maturity

C. Before the flowers opening

D. At any time


29. The urine of infants is sometimes used in the preparation of the decoction due to its:

A. Tonic in nature                       C. Ability of dispersing wind

B. Property of clearing fire          D. Ancient superstitious be 14




30. Relieve surface, promote eruption of rashes, & stop bleeding


31. Disperse wind, dissipate heat, clear liver and brighten eyes


32. Disperse wind, relieve heat, clear head and eyes and promote eruptions


33. Weak in promoting diaphoresis, but relative good for warming meridians, opening yang


34. The strength for promoting diaphoresis and relieving surface is weaker than Herba Ephedrae (Ma Huang) & Ramulus Cinnamomi (Gui Zhi), but stronger in dissipating wind and wetness


35. Remove wind heat, clear head and eyes, relieve toxic furuncles


36. Excellent for relieving surface, dissipating cold, smooth lung qi and pacify dyspnea


37. Disperse and dissipate wind heat, relieve toxin and promote eruptions, smooth throat and dissipate swelling


38. Strong in dissipating swollen mass, relieving toxin and drain­ing abscess


39. Open nasal obstruction

A. Folium Mori (Sang Ye)

B. Ramulus Cinnamomi (Gui Zhi)

C. Flos Chrysanthemi (Ju Hua)

D. Flos Magnolias (Xin Yi Hua)

E. Herba ephedrae (Ma Huang)

F. Herba Menthae(Ho He)

G. Radix Angelicas (Bai Zhi)

H. Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae (Jing Jie)

I. Fructus Arctii (Niu Bang Zi)

J. Radix Sileris (Fang Feng)


40. A young business man suffers from fever, chills, headache, upper body ache, no sweating, running nose, his tongue coating is thin and white, tight, floating pulse on palpation. you consider use of the following herbs, except:

A. Herba Ephedrae (Ma Huang)

B. Radix Sileris

C. Folium Mori (San Ye)

D. Semen Sojae Preparatum (Dan Dou Zhi)


41. The statements below describing Herba Lemnae (Fu Ping) are all true, except:

A. Acrid warm in nature, so they are the strong diaphorectic herb

B. Release the exterior patterns

C. Penetrate through muscle and encourage rashes to surface

D. Remove water and reduce swelling


42. Externally-contracted wind patterns with pain at the vertex can be effectively treated by:

A. Radix Sileris (Fang Feng)

B. Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae (Jing Jie)

C. Rhizoma et Radix Ligustici (Gao Ben)

D. Fructus Arctii (Niu Bang Zi)


43. ____________can be employed to release exterior, disperse cold, reduce the poisonous effects of other herbs and alleviate vomiting and coughing:

A. Herba Asari cum radice (Xi xin)

B. Rhizoma Zingiberis (Shang Jiang)

C. Herba Allii (Gong Bai)

D. Ramulus Cinnamomi (Gui Zhi)


44. A patient was enjoying cold beverages in a cool summer evening, soon

after he suffered from fever, aversion to cold, headache, adiaphoresis, abdominal pain and vomiting. The herb of choice is:

A. Herba Ephedrae (Ma Huang)

B. Herba Elsholtziae (Xiang Ru)

C. Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii (Qiang Huo)

D. Herba Asari cum Radice (Xi Xin)


45. The deficient patients suffering from externally-contracted conditions with profuse sweating are contraindicated to take the following herbs, except:

A. Ramulus Cinnamomi (Gui Zhi)

B. Folium Perillae (Zi Su Ye)

C. Herba Asari cum Radice (Xi Xin)

D. Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii (Qiang Huo)


46. A female patient complains of fever, headache, dizziness, her eyes

are red, painful with excessive tearing, she has yellow coating on her tongue, a rapid, floating, wiry pulse. You prescribe:

A. Rhizoma Zingiberis (Sheng Jiang)

B. Fructus Arctii (Niu Bang Zi)

C. Herba Lemnae (Fu Ping)

D. Flos chrysanthemi (Ju Hua)


47. Periostracum cicade (Chan Tui) disperse wind, clear heat, clear eyes, remove superficial visual obstruction, encourage rashes to surface, and:

A. allow constrained liver qi to flow freely

B. Stop spasm

C. Promote water passage, reduce edema

D. Can be used in deficient exterior patterns


48. Relating to Herba Schizonepetae (Jing Jie) raw, all statements are correct, except:

A. Especially effective for promoting dissipation

B. Relieve surface, and disperse wind

C. Arrest hemorrhage

D. Indicated in treating measles, headache caused by wind


49. Frying the substances with vinegar enhance:

A. Their astringent effect

B. Their analgesic effect

C. All of above

D. None of above


50. The yellow Flos Chrysanthemi (Huang Ju Hua) nourish the liver and clear the eyes, are often used for decreased vision due to deficient liver & Kidney yin, beacuse of their actions superior to the other varieties:

True or false


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1. 2405 South Shepherd @ Westheimer (between Westheimer and Fairview), Houston, TX 77019.
  Tel: 713-529-8332    
Click here for the South Shepherd Clinic location map.

2. 2431 West Holcombe @Kirby (between Kirby and Fannin Street), Houston, TX77030.
The clinic is located at the corner of Kirby Drive and next to the Flower Corner.  
  Tel: 713-666-5667    
Click here for the West Holcombe Clinic location map.
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