Acupuncture meaning

ăkyo͝o-pŭngkchər
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A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia.
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To subject to acupuncture.
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The ancient practice, esp. as carried on by the Chinese, of piercing parts of the body with needles in seeking to treat disease or relieve pain.
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A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia.
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The practice of inserting thin needles into the body at specific points to relieve pain, treat a disease, or anesthetize a body part during surgery. Acupuncture has its origin in traditional Chinese medicine and has been in use for more than 5,000 years.
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The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes.
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To treat with acupuncture.
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Origin of acupuncture

  • Latin acus needle ak- in Indo-European roots puncture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acus (“needle”) + puncture.

    From Wiktionary