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  1. Name at least three important functions of the skeleton. (1) protection of organs, (2) acts as framework for the body’s means of locomotion, and (3) source of attachment of muscles.

  2. How many named bones are found in the adult skeleton?206

  3. What is periosteum and what are the functions of periosteum? Periosteum is the fibrous membrane that covers practically all bones in the body, acting both as a means of blood supply for the bones and an attachment for many of the muscles of the body.

  4. What vital force activates all muscle function?   Nerves.

  5. Briefly describe Petrissage manipulation. Use a kneading motion by grasping your client’s skin with your hands and intermittent compression against the underlying bony surface. The purpose is for stimulating underlying tissue and muscle. Pressure should always be applied in an upward direction and always in line with the bone. You don’t twist the muscles.

  6. How does Petrissage differ form Effleurage? With effleurage you use your entire hand or both hands and you stroke the body in only one direction; the deeper stroking is normally with the venous flow, while the light stroking can be against the venous flow. Effleurage induces relaxation. You also use the tips of your fingers while doing effleurage and keep your hands and fingers relaxed, not rigid. Petrissage is a deeper, kneading, circular motion.

  7. Which of the above, petrissage or effleurage is most stimulating to the tissues? Petrissage

  8. Why is petrissage valuable in the after treatment of fractures?   It draws additional nutrition to the area primarily and gives the maximum effect in emptying and refilling the blood vessels and lymph spaces and channels.

  9. Name and briefly describe the three types of muscle found in the body?
    Voluntary muscles (Straited or cross striped) are skeletal muscles and are found attached to bones. Involuntary muscles (non-straited or smooth) are found in the walls of blood vessels in the alimentary, genital and urinary systems, and control the movements of the stomach and intestines. Cardiac muscles are intermediate in character between voluntary and involuntary. The cardiac muscles are associated with the pumping action of the heart.

  10. What type of muscle controls the size of the pupil of the eye? Involuntary

  11. What is muscle tone? When muscle fibers are constantly in a state of slight contraction.

  12. Do the muscles of an athlete contain more muscle fibers than the person who does not exercise? No. The muscle just increases in size.

  13. In Chinese medicine, what is used for effective digestion?   Ginseng and ginko

  14. What is homeostasis? A state of balance where all body systems are working in an appropriate manner.

  15. In sagittal plane, the ulna is distal to what? Wrist

  16. True or False.  The extension is not effective because of the muscles that surround the area.  TRUE

  17. True or False.   Cellulose can be digested by humans. FALSE

  18. Which chakra is related to the heart? Fourth

  19. What color chakra is related to the heart? Green; however, some books refer to it as pink.

  20. True or False.  The inner ear is related to the gallbladder meridian.  TRUE

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