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#35: Clean Needle Technique: Bloodborne Pathogens Info: Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E

This is a video on one of the topics tested in the CNT (Clean Needle Technique) Exam. Bloodborne Pathogens: Hepatitis A B C D E

Exploring the A, B, C, D, and E of Hepatitis


Hello, dear readers! It's that time again – a wonderful opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of acupuncture and its potential to aid in the healing of various health conditions. Today, we're embarking on a journey to understand the different types of hepatitis – A, B, C, D, and E – and exploring how acupuncture might play a role in supporting individuals dealing with these viral infections.

Hepatitis A: A Closer Look

Let's kick things off by getting to know Hepatitis A, often contracted through contaminated food or water. This virus can lead to jaundice, fatigue, and digestive distress. Acupuncture, in its holistic approach, could offer support by promoting the body's natural healing processes and potentially easing symptoms such as nausea and fatigue.

Hepatitis B: Unraveling the Intricacies

Hepatitis B, primarily transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids, can lead to chronic liver conditions. In conjunction with medical treatment, acupuncture might help improve overall well-being, potentially addressing fatigue, joint pain, and emotional challenges that often accompany this condition.

Hepatitis C: The Silent Intruder

Known for its silent progression, Hepatitis C can lead to severe liver damage if left untreated. While acupuncture isn't a direct cure, some patients have reported reduced stress, improved sleep, and enhanced energy levels after incorporating acupuncture into their wellness routine alongside medical interventions.

Hepatitis D: The Complex Companion

Hepatitis D only affects individuals already infected with Hepatitis B. This superinfection can accelerate liver damage. Acupuncture's potential to alleviate stress and strengthen the immune system might be beneficial for those dealing with this intricate co-infection.

Hepatitis E: Understanding the Basics

Similar to Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E is usually contracted through contaminated food and water. Although it often resolves on its own, some individuals might experience more severe symptoms. Acupuncture's potential to regulate digestive functions and enhance overall vitality might offer support during recovery.

Studying for the Acupuncture Board Exam | Traditional Chinese Medicine Study TCM

Here are the other ones you should be familiar with and be able to perform differential diagnosis for:

  1. Yin/Yang Theory

  2. Five Elements Theory (Wu Xing)

  3. Eight Principles

  4. Qi, Blood, Body Fluids Theory

  5. Channel Theory

  6. Organ Theory

  7. Six Stages Theory

  8. Four Levels Theory

  9. Triple Burner Theory

  10. Etiology Theory like External / Internal or Miscellaneous Causes of

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