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Approximately 38% of adults in the United States and nearly 12% of children use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a government survey.  How much do you know about these systems, which many users swear by, and most doctors look askance at? Take the quiz to find out.

Keep noting down with a pencil on paper the As and Bs you mark. Then click on Find Your Score at the bottom.

1. Common to most alternative and complementary medicine systems is the principle that the body heals itself.

A. True

B. False

2. Dilute the medicine more and it becomes more potent. Which system believes in this common sense defying principle?

A. Homeopathy

B. Unani

3.  Ayurveda tries to balance the three doshas (humors). They are…  

A. Vata, Pitta and Kapha

B. Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas

4. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is primarily based on the idea of balancing yin and yang.

A. True

B. False

5. Mahatma Gandhi used himself and promoted this non-medicine system.

A. Nature Cure

B. Hypnotherapy

6. Yogurt, oat fiber, selenium, vitamin D, green tea, soy protein are examples of functional foods, also known as  

A. Antioxidants

B. Nutraceuticals

7. You should tell your healthcare provider about any dietary supplements you take because they may interact with prescription medicines.

A. False

B. True

8. Chiropractors are very visible in US cities. Their controversial system involves

A. Use of needles   

B. Spinal manipulation

9. Modern doctors take oath in his name. But this Greek physician believed in the healing power of nature. He would recommend rest, good diet, cleanliness, and fresh air over drugs. His name…

A. Socrates

B. Hippocrates   

10. Circumin has been found to help in treating pain associated with inflammation. Circumin is found in which spice commonly used in Indian curries.

A. Asafoetida

B. Turmeric

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