Anatomy and Physiology for Cosmetic Acupuncture: The Skin and Skin Disorders

1. The dermis is composed of approximately 90% ________________ the protein that gives your skin plumpness, and 5% _____________ the protein that gives skin the ability to bounce back into shape after being stretched.

Elastin, Collagen
Ge, Cou li
Collagen, Blood vessels
Collagen, Elastin
Dermis, Elastin

2. The Stochastic or Free Radical theory states that the primary cause of aging is due to the oxidative breakdown of cell function leading to cell death.

True
False

3. According to TCM, cosmetic acupuncture symptoms are not related to internal health or wellbeing.

True
False

4. The _______________ are a primary Organ for establishing and maintaining healthy skin.

Kidneys
Spleen
Lungs
Heart
Liver

5. Cosmetic acupuncture can:

Eliminate fine lines and soften deeper wrinkles
Improve skin texture, color, luster, and appearance
Increase energy in skin cells
Regulate Organ and Meridian imbalances
All of the above

6. After establishing your diagnosis and treatment plan it is important to

Explicitly outline a plan with your patient
Begin treatment immediately
Wait until the next visit to begin treatment
Treat monthly for best results

7. Cosmetic acupuncture is contraindicated in the following situation(s):

Patients on blood thinning medication
Cosmetic fillers after two to three weeks of treatment
Skin cancer
All of the above

8. According to TCM, muscle sagging may be due to

Spleen Qi deficiency
Dampness in the Spleen
Spleen Qi deficiency with phlegm obstruction
All of the above

9. According to TCM, acne can be related to disharmonies of the

Lungs
Spleen
Large Intestines
All of the above

10. ______________ are the key to long term skin repair.

Cleansers
Exfoliants
Creams
Serums
Masks