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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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A traditional Chinese method of healing which involves the insertion of fine needles to specific points in the skin.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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acupuncture

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

nAkupunktur f
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acupuncture

[ˈækjʊpʌŋktʃəʳ] nagopuntura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

acupuncture

(ˈӕkjupaŋktʃə) noun
a method of treating illness etc by sticking needles into the patient's skin at certain points.
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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
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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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

acupuncture

n acupuntura
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Furthermore, 90 deaths after acupuncture have been reported, usually resulting from an acupuncture needle penetrating a vital organ.
Electric acupuncture devices are specialized therapeutics devices in which acupuncture needle where inserted into the specific point and electric charge are applied to treatment wide variety of indications.
These points may be stimulated by dry needling (simply inserting an acupuncture needle), or the effect may be enhanced by electric stimulation (electroacupuncture) or by heat (moxibustion), or even by special laser stimulators.
* An acupuncture needle is the thickness of a human hair, and the end is blunt; it is not meant to cut or puncture the skin.
This is the physiologic sensation felt by the fingers of the practitioner of the acupuncture needle being sucked into the body by the tissue.
Single-use, sterilized, disposable stainless steel acupuncture needles measuring 0.30 mm in diameter and 40 mm in length were used in all procedures (An Chi Handy Disposable Acupuncture Needle, Inc., Taipei, Taiwan).
Busch, "Effects of acupuncture needle penetration on motor system excitability," Neurophysiologie Clinique, vol.
Furthermore, acupuncture needle manipulation signals increase bilaterally in the region of primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in the human brain.
The biggest risk is to make sure a dog does not lick and swallow an acupuncture needle. "I've inserted over 100,000 needles and only one dog has swallowed one needle, Fortunately, the needle passed harmlessly, though there is, of course, a risk and sometimes removal is required," says Dr.
Figure 9 shows the Output of electronic acupuncture needle time simulation using Fuzzy Inference System Matlab.
"Localized improvements affect the health of a community much like each acupuncture needle influences the overall health of a body."
Sham acupuncture is used to convince patients they are receiving acupuncture and consists of inserting acupuncture needles either superficially or at inappropriate sites, or by using the acupuncture needle tube or other blunt device to provide pressure without actual penetration.