acupuncture needle
A stainless steel needle that is slightly thicker than a human hair. Acupuncture needles are inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms.

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  • Acupuncture — Intervention Needles being inserted into a patient s skin. ICD 10 PCS 8E0H30Z …   Wikipedia

  • acupuncture — /ˈækjəpʌŋktʃə / (say akyuhpungkchuh), /ˈækə / (say akuh ) noun 1. a traditional Chinese approach to healing in which a sick person is treated by having selected points on the body punctured by needles or in some cases by the application of heat,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • acupuncture point — A specific spot on the body where an acupuncture needle may be inserted to control pain and other symptoms. Also called an acupoint …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • acupuncture and moxibustion — constitute one of the most distinctive branches of Chinese medicine. Acupuncture refers to the therapeutic manipulation of needles at specific sites on the body, and moxibustion to the therapeutic warming or cauterizing of these sites with slow… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Needle — may refer to: Contents 1 Crafting 2 Botany 3 Geography 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Acupuncture — Ac u*punc ture, n. [L. acus needle + punctura a pricking, fr. pungere to prick: cf. F. acuponcture.] Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. Specifically (Med.): The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acupuncture point injection — is a procedure in which drugs, vitamins, herbal extracts, or other fluids are injected into the body at an acupuncture point using a syringe and needle. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=467825 Acupuncture… …   Wikipedia

  • acupuncture — (n.) 1680s, pricking with a needle to ease pain, from L. acus needle (see ACUITY (Cf. acuity)) + PUNCTURE (Cf. puncture). The verb is first recorded 1972 …   Etymology dictionary

  • acupuncture — ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along supposed lines of energy. DERIVATIVES acupuncturist noun. ORIGIN from Latin acu with a needle + PUNCTURE(Cf. ↑puncture) …   English terms dictionary

  • acupuncture — [ak′yo͞o puŋk΄chər, ak′yəpuŋk΄chər] n. [< L acus, needle (see ACEROSE1) + PUNCTURE] the ancient practice, esp. as carried on by the Chinese, of piercing parts of the body with needles in seeking to treat disease or relieve pain acupuncturist n …   English World dictionary

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