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acupoint

(ˈækjʊˌpɔɪnt)
n
(Complementary Medicine) any of the specific points on the body where a needle is inserted in acupuncture or pressure is applied in acupressure
[C19: from acu(puncture) + point]

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(also called acupuncture point, pressure point or tsubo). Any of the key points on the meridians where nerves feel uncomfortable when the flow of energy through the body is blocked.
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The doctors, who have passed strict training, decide how long the sting should stay in the acupoints, and how many bees should be used according to the individual patient's endurance.
Those in the two acupuncture and the sham groups received treatment at five acupoints before embryo transfer and at four acupoints after transfer.
Based on modern neurophysiological concepts, Niemtzow developed a variation of acupuncture that involves inserting very tiny semi-permanent needles into very specific acupoints in the skin on the ear to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
The observation that patients suffering from pain exhibited acupoints sensitive to pressure when they were touched while the same points were pain-free or only caused minor pain in healthy individuals formed the starting point.
Application of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, a non-invasive modality, over specific acupoints (Acu-TENS) is believed to elicit similar responses to manual acupuncture in pain relief (Grant et al 1999, Kerr et al 2003, Ng et al 2003).
Transcutaneous electric stimulation at acupoints in the treatment of spinal spasticity: Effects and mechanism [Chinese].
Acupuncture is also used as a slimming aid to stimulate particular acupoints to increase metabolism and burn up fat.
AcuYoga: A style of yoga in which acupoints and meridians located throughout the body are identified, emphasized and accessed within the traditional hatha yoga postures
During the second session students will look at how Chinese medicine views the body and how acupoints are found.
A TRY to find an acupuncturist who also uses moxibustion (burning herbs at the acupoints to boost the effect of treatment).
In India and China prior to the invention of needles, stones were used on acupoints and on meridians to help restore balance to the body.
He said: "There are hundreds of acupoints in the body that relate to various emotions, so I ask my patients to tap various points lightly with the tips of their fingers.