acupoint


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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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acupoint


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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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One non-pharmacological method, stimulation of the P6 acupoint, has been considered as an alternative approach to the utilisation of pharmacological antiemetic medications.
Ling Cheng's research investigates the effect as well as underlying mechanisms of moxibustion at specific acupoint on sympathoexcitatory cardiovascular reflex response in rats in the absence of antihypertensive drugs.
28 1-inch filiform needles were obliquely inserted into the Baihui acupoint (0.5 inch in depth) and Dazhui acupoint (0.5 inch in depth), respectively, referring to the common rat acupoint positioning method in 'rat acupoints' and 'experimental acupuncture.'[13],[14] The needle handles were then connected with one G6805-C EA instrument (Guangzhou Hongxing Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., China).
Therefore, 45 rats (23 males and 22 females) from PMG were included, and they were then randomly divided into three groups: the model group (MG) including 8 females and 7 males, the nonacupoint group (NG) including 8 females and 7 males, and the acupoint group (AG) including 7 females and 8 males.
Electroacupuncture (EA) is a more effective way of administering acupuncture, which applies a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles for acupoint stimulation.
Acupoint Enterprises LLC, led by Martin Eisele, bought the Evergreen Professional Building at 2 Van Circle.
EA stimulation of a surface acupoint activates the enteric nervous system (ENS), leading to the release of varying levels of neurochemical signaling molecules from the brain-gut axis, such as 5-HT, norepinephrine, bradykinin, histamine, and encephalin [10,11] (Figure 1).
To date, the question of whether transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can protect lung tissue against the adverse effects of ischemia-reperfusion of the lower limbs remains unstudied.
Our previous study indicated that acupuncture stimulation at the Baihui acupoint and four-spirit acupoints may induce an immediate effect that improves the balance function of stroke patients [9].
Our aim is not to replace the therapists who are skilled in sports massage and acupoint therapy, but to improve productivity by enabling one therapist to treat multiple patients with the help of our robots."