Correct answers are indicated by an asterisk (*).
- The Ayurvedic system of herbalism traces its roots back five thousand years to
A. the Kunlun Mountains of Tibet
*B. the Himalayan Mountains of India
C. the Gobi region of China
D. the Nile valley of Egypt
- The word "Ayurveda" comes from two Sanskrit words; Ayus, or "life," and Veda, or "knowledge." "Ayurveda" has thus been translated as
A. the knowledge of life
B. the science of life
C. the knowledge of life span
*D. all of the above
- The Ayurvedic system was first written down in the first century A.D. by the Ayurvedic physician
D. Marcus Welby
- While searching for a shorter trade route to acquire the herbs and spices of India, an Italian sailor by the name of Christopher Columbus stumbled upon the great continent of North America.
- Which of the following statements does not characterize Ayurvedic philosophy:
A. Illnesses of the mind are just as important as illnesses of the body.
B. In order to avoid illness and pain, one must control the destructive (and self-destructive) nature.
C. Living in harmony with the environment is essential to one's mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
D. Prevention is more desirable than a cure.
*E. Treatment should focus on the symptom, rather than the underlying cause.
- The ideal of Ayurvedic medicine is to develop an individual's natural resistance to disease to the point where one's _______ system can function as one's best medicine.
- Today's Ayurvedic physicians, like their predecessors, recognize three major body (or physiology) types which they refer to as the three
- In addition to herbalism, Ayurvedic physicians also use
B. hatha yoga
D. music therapy
*E. all of the above
- Herbalists who draw upon various traditions (e.g., Chinese, Ayurvedic, etc.)--choosing what appears to be the best for any given situation--are referred to as
- Ayurvedic herbalism uses single herbs. Herbal combinations are rarely if ever used.
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