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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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According to some researchers, studies in men and animals have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) at specific acupoints activating peripheral nerves modified sustained hypertension and reflex elevated blood pressure through reduction of sympathetic activity.
Background: Sinew acupuncture is a new modality of acupuncture in which needles are inserted into acupoints, ashi points or spasm points of sinew and muscles along the meridian sinew pathway.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 24 2018] Electric Acupuncture used to stimulate acupoints by means of pulsating electrical current.
Unintimidated by the abstruse and obscure terminology of acupoints and their respective applications written in Chinese - knowledge even locals find daunting - Ton said he has enjoyed acquiring Chinese language through studying the alternative medicine and even called it an 'enthralling' experience to break down the components of Chinese characters, each of which has its own story, the report quoted him.
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).
Through this 3,000-year-old tradition that uses sterile needles to improve the body's functions and promote the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific acupuncture points, or acupoints. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects.
According to the TCM theory, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture is mainly related to the selected acupoints for acupuncture manipulation [23].
Both clinical and animal studies indicate that acupuncture at certain acupoints is capable of reducing arterial BP and ameliorating end-organ damage in hypertension and has been recommended as an effective nonpharmacological treatment [1, 2].
The acupoints on the abdomen include Tianshu, Dahen, Daimai, Qihai, and Zhongwan while those on the lower limbs are Zusanli, Fenlong, and Sanyinjiao.
"Meridian Qigong Exercises" will enable the reader to: Understand the link between yoga and qigong; Learn basic acupressure with traditional tui na (pushing and grabbing) and dian xue (cavity pressing) techniques; Supplement your qigong practice with yoga stretches; Know which acupoints and meridians to stimulate; Relieve many common ailments, including insomnia.
Moxibustion is an oriental traditional therapeutic remedy by utilizing cauterization or heating with ignited flammable material applied to acupoints. There have been studies on the mechanism of moxibustion working on the local region of the human body.