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ac·u·punc·ture

 (ăk′yo͝o-pŭngk′chər)
n.
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.
tr.v. ac·u·punc·tured, ac·u·punc·tur·ing, ac·u·punc·tures
To subject to acupuncture.

[Latin acus, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots + puncture.]

ac′u·punc′tur·ist n.

acupuncture

(ˈækjʊˌpʌŋktʃə)
n
(Complementary Medicine) the insertion of the tips of needles into the skin at specific points for the purpose of treating various disorders by stimulating nerve impulses. Originally Chinese, this method of treatment is practised in many parts of the world. Also called: stylostixis
[C17: from Latin acus needle + puncture]
ˈacuˌpunctural adj
ˈacuˌpuncturist n

ac•u•punc•ture

(ˈæk yʊˌpʌŋk tʃər)

n.
a Chinese medical practice that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
[1675–85; < Latin acū with a needle + puncture]
ac′u•punc`tur•ist, n.

ac·u·punc·ture

(ăk′yo͝o-pŭngk′chər)
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.

acupuncture

the oriental art of inserting fine needles into various parts of the body to treat certain types of disorders. — acupuncturist, n.
See also: Remedies

acupuncture


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A traditional Chinese method of healing which involves the insertion of fine needles to specific points in the skin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acupuncture - treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skinacupuncture - treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Translations
الوَخْزُ بالإبَرعَلَاج الوَخْز بِالإبْرَه
akupunktura
akupunktur
akupunktio
akupunktura
akupunktúra
nálarstungulækningar
침술
akupunktūra
akupunktūra
akupunktúra
akupunktur
การฝังเข็ม
akupunkturiğneyle tedavi
châm cứu

acupuncture

[ˈækjʊpʌŋktʃəʳ] Nacupuntura f

acupuncture

[ˈækjupʌŋktʃər] nacuponcture f acupuncture needleacupuncture needle naiguille f d'acuponcture

acupuncture

nAkupunktur f

acupuncture

[ˈækjʊpʌŋktʃəʳ] nagopuntura

acupuncture

(ˈӕkjupaŋktʃə) noun
a method of treating illness etc by sticking needles into the patient's skin at certain points.

acupuncture

الوَخْزُ بالإبَر akupunktura akupunktur Akupunktur βελονισμός acupuntura akupunktio acuponcture akupunktura agopuntura 침술 acupunctuur akupunktur akupunktura acupuntura иглоукалывание akupunktur การฝังเข็ม akupunktur châm cứu 针灸

ac·u·punc·ture

n. acupuntura, método de cura por inserción de agujas en áreas determinadas del cuerpo con el propósito de reducir o suprimir un dolor.

acupuncture

n acupuntura
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