a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
to perform acupuncture on.
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How to use acupuncture in a sentence
Some potential directions for future studies include studying how acupuncture may affect hormonal regulation, such as alleviating hot flashes in menopause or addressing menstrual irregularity.
I only considered acupuncture to knock it off the list of possibilities.Can Complementary Therapies Ease Cancer Treatment Symptoms? What the Science Says | Elizabeth Millard | April 27, 2022 | Time
That might include controlling pain management with CBD or medical marijuana, or trying acupuncture and mind-body interventions.
While he allows that the practice may “desensitize” people to discomfort in ways that may lessen the burden of asthma, he says the research to date does not support acupuncture for the treatment of severe asthma.How Alternative Medicine Can Help People With Asthma | Markham Heid | March 11, 2022 | Time
It’s hard to say how these results translate to traditional acupuncture, which doesn’t have the electrical stimulation aspect.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One? | Shelly Fan | August 18, 2020 | Singularity Hub
They suggest acupuncture and counseling to work on these deeper issues.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes | Tom Sykes | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
acupuncture increases fertility: Probably false, but unknown.
Stories abound online of women who tried acupuncture and finally got pregnant.
Most recently I tried acupuncture, Chinese herbs, raw apple cider vinegar, and chamomile tea.A New Hysterectomy Procedure Eliminates Massive Scarring and Long Recovery Time. So Why Aren’t More Doctors On Board? | Heather Wilson | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eventually, I got some relief from expensive acupuncture appointments.Prue Clarke on Her Battles With Kate Middleton’s Illness, Hyperemesis Gravidarum | Prue Clarke | December 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
acupuncture, ak-ū-pungkt′ūr, n. an operation for relieving pain by puncturing the flesh with needles.
Chinatown—Interesting Chinese businesses from herb shops to acupuncture clinics.Oahu Traveler's guide | Bill Gleasner
Besides composing some mediocre poetry, Yang Hsiung wrote on acupuncture, music, and philology.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
Needling or acupuncture consists in piercing the nerve at intervals in the buttock and thigh with long steel needles.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It borrowed acupuncture and the moxa from the Japanese heathen, and was taught the use of lobelia by the American savage.Medical Essays | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
British Dictionary definitions for acupuncture
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
- acupunctural, adjective
- acupuncturist, noun
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Scientific definitions for acupuncture
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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Cultural definitions for acupuncture
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