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The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes.
Latin acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots puncture
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin acus (“needle”) + puncture.
By the 17th century, veterinary acupuncture became popular in Europe.
Skin piercing includes the practice of acupuncture, or the business of tattooing, ear piecing or electrolysis, where the skin is pierced.
A Doctor of Acupuncture is the highest degree available to acupuncturists in the United States.
It is illegal to conduct acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis unless a license has been formally approved.
A new technique called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) involves tapping at various acupuncture meridians with the fingertips.
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