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Acupuncture

Of or related to a medical procedure involving the piercing of the skin at very specific points on the body using thin, sharp needles; thought to adjust the pattern of the body's energy flow.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncturist

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A specialist skilled in the practise of acupuncture, who may or may not be credentialed by an accrediting body.

Pressure point

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A pressure point is anatomical location on the human body that is considered a vital point in acupuncture in that when stimulated (such as by acupuncture needle) it can produce significant pain or ...

Acupuncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

The practise of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain, induce anaesthesia or cure other diseases. More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical ...

Acupressure

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Acupressure refers to the stimulation of a point manually with pressure. Direct pressure applied to an acupuncture point or "trigger-point". Typically, pressure is applied to more than one point at a ...

Bloodletting

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Bloodletting refers to the pricking of the skin for the purpose of releasing blood. This may be aided with the application of a cup over the site.

Electroacupuncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture refers to the technique of introducing an electrical current to the inserted needles at various frequencies. Electro-acupuncture also known as Percutaneous Electrical Nerve ...

Herbal formula

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A combination of herbs used to treat a specific condition or set of conditions. A typical Chinese herbal formula is made up of between six and twelve herbs. Multiple herbs are used so that a balanced ...

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