ALL meanings of acupuncture

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  • uncountable noun acupuncture Acupuncture is the treatment of a person's illness or pain by sticking small needles into their body at certain places. 3
  • noun 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 3
  • noun acupuncture 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 3
  • noun acupuncture a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body. 1
  • verb with object acupuncture to perform acupuncture on. 1
  • noun acupuncture A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West. 1
  • noun acupuncture Chinese therapy using needles 1
  • noun acupuncture The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes. 0
  • verb acupuncture (Transitive Verb) To treat with acupuncture. 0
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