acupuncture increases fertility: Probably false, but unknown.
Needling or acupuncture consists in piercing the nerve at intervals in the buttock and thigh with long steel needles.
acupuncture, ak-ū-pungkt′ūr, n. an operation for relieving pain by puncturing the flesh with needles.
Did you ever see one of those Japanese figures with the points for acupuncture marked upon it?
Chinatown—Interesting Chinese businesses from herb shops to acupuncture clinics.
At first purely theurgic, the practice was later characterized by acupuncture and a refined study of the pulse.
Besides composing some mediocre poetry, Yang Hsiung wrote on acupuncture, music, and philology.
acupuncture ac·u·punc·ture (āk'yə-pŭngk'chər)
A procedure in which specific body areas associated with peripheral nerves are pierced with fine needles to produce anesthesia, relieve pain, and promote therapy.