Traditional Chinese medical practice that involves sticking needles into specific locations on the body. An ancient medical procedure that originated in China more than 2000 years ago. It is based on the theoretical concept of balanced Qi (pronounced 'chee') or vital energy that flows throughout the body via certain pathways that are accessed by pu
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Traditional Chinese medical practice that involves sticking needles into specific locations on the body. See also healing.
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- (Chinese) treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
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Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing, practiced in China and other Eastern countries for thousands of years, where it has been used to restore and maintain health and well-being. It is especially useful for patients who gag and can literally turn off the gag refex for short periods of time. In almost every case this is long enough to take an
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Traditional Chinese treatment. Thin metal needles are inserted into selected healing points beneath the skin in order to relieve symptoms such as pain.
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An alternative therapy involving having fine needles put into the skin to stimulate and balance the flow of energy through the body. Sometimes used to control cancer symptoms such as pain and sickness.
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Therapy which involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body. Some people believe this this will restore health and well-being.
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A more technologically advanced method of acupressure created by the Chinese over 5000 years ago. Special needles are inserted into certain points of the body in order to correct and rebalance the flow of vital life energy (also known as Qi or Chi), and thereby relieve pain, or restore health.
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Acupuncture is a complementary treatment that uses needles on specific parts of the body.
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A procedure adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture is often used to relieve pain.
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Our Acupuncture Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Acupuncture Acupuncture: The practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia. More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques.
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[ Latin acus
needle + punctura
a pricking, from pungere
to prick: confer French acuponcture
.] Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. Specifically (Medicine)
: The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes.
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Ac`u·punc'ture transitive verb
To treat with acupuncture.
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Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. ... <medicine> Specifically, the insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. ... Origin: L. Acus needle + punctura a pricking, fr. Pungere to prick: cf. F. Acuponcture. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
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(ak´u-punk″chәr) a technique from traditional chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into acupoints for preventive and therapeutic purposes, for relief of discomfort associated with painful disorders, and sometimes for anesthesia. (Its use as a form of anesthesia is only a minor use in traditional Chi...
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• (n.) Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. • (n.) The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. • (v. t.) To treat with acupuncture.
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ancient Chinese medical technique for relieving pain, curing disease, and improving general health. It was devised before 2500 in China and by the ... [5 related articles]
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acupuncture 1. The ancient oriental practice of piercing parts of the body with needles to treat diseases or to relieve pain; more recently, 'acupuncture anesthesia' or 'analgesia'. 2. As adapted in Western medicine, the needles may be twirled or weak electrical current applied; also called stylostixis. The quickest way to experience acupuncture
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The technique of inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. It is a type of complementary and alternative medicine. A person trained in acupuncture is called an acupuncturist. An acupuncture needle is a stainless steel needle that is ...
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An ancient Chinese technique of inserting very thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. The practice is appoximately 2,000 years old and is gaining in popularity around the world. Some women find acupuncture helps to relieve common symptoms of pregnancy, such as morning sickness, fatigue, bl..
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acupuncture (ăk'yoopŭng"chur) , technique of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a number of very fine metal needles are inserted into the skin at specially designated points. For thousands of years acupuncture has been used, along with herbal medicine, for pain relief and tre...
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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that has been used in China for several thousands of years. The procedure has its roots in ancient Chinese philosophy, the belief that man is one with the universe and that all life is permeated with the life giving energy of chi. Part of this belief is that all of our experiences have opposites, such a
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′yū-punk′chŭr Definitions: 1. An ancient Asian system of therapy in which long, fine needles are inserted into discrete areas of the body that are considered linked to symptoms or disease. 2. More recently, acupuncture anesthesia or analgesia.
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In alternative medicine, a system of inserting long, thin metal needles into the body at predetermined points to relieve pain, as an anaesthetic in surgery, and to assist healing. The needles are rotated manually or electrically. The method, developed in ancient China and increasingly popular in the West, is thought to work by stimulating the brain
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