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Definition of the noun acupuncture

What does acupuncture mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acupunctures

  1. treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

Alternative definition of the noun acupuncture


  1. The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes.

Specialised definition of the noun acupuncture

Glossary of sports

a medical treatment in which fine needles are inserted through the skin into nerve centres in order to correct imbalances in the body's energy and so relieve pain or treat a disorder (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb acupuncture

What does acupuncture mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acupunctured | acupuncturing | acupunctures

  1. [transitive] To treat with acupuncture.


  1. Acupuncture is a visual artist.
    • also known as Acupuncture Footwear
  2. Acupuncture is a record label.


  1. "Acupuncture" is a book by Gabriel Stux, short non-fiction, published work.
  2. "Acupuncture" is a book by Felix Mann.
    • also known as "Acupuncture: the ancient Chinese art of healing and how it works scientifically"; "Acupuncture, the Chinese art of healing"
  3. "Acupuncture" is a book by World Organisation.
  4. "Acupuncture" is a book by Maud Russell.
    • also known as "Acupuncture; some basic facts, historic background, theory, techniques, actual cases of use. It works!"
  5. "Acupuncture" is a book by Han Suyin.
    • also known as "Acupuncture, the scientific evidence"

There are many other writings with this title.


"Acupuncture" is the second album by Doldrums, released on February 24, 1997 through Kranky Records.


  1. Acupuncture a.k.a. Lee Acupuncture: Welcome to Lee Acupuncture. We have been providing excellent healing care since 2002 in Costa Mesa, California. Since then, we have expanded our services from Orange County to LA County, and to the Inland Empire.
  2. Acupuncture a.k.a. Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates: At Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates of Milwaukee, perfectly comfortable and side effect free treatments strengthen the immune systems of Milwaukeeans by increasing T-cell counts without drugs or chemicals. Milwaukee residents rely on Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates for treatment reducing the pain associated with arthritis, P.M.S., ulcers and even debilitating back pain.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Acupuncture

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Google previewEducational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine (2008)

The A to Z Healing Arts Guide and Professional Resource Directory by Douglas Wengell, Nathen Gabriel, Adam Perlman, M.D.

General acupuncture is the puncturing of the skin at specific chi points believed to help regulate the flow of vital force...

Google previewMedical Acupuncture: A Practical Guide (2009)

by Anthony Campbell

Acupuncture is an invasive technique and although, done responsibly, it is remarkably safe, the potential for causing...

Google previewFundamentals of Nursing Care (2014)

Concepts, Connections & Skills by Marti A Burton, Linda J May Ludwig

Acupuncture and Acupressure Acupuncture is the ancient practice of inserting fine needles into carefully selected points located along meridians, or energy pathways, in the body. Classic Chinese medicine explains that channels of energy ...

Google previewThe Singer's Guide to Complete Health (2013)

by MD Anthony F. Jahn

JAHN, MD GERTRUDE KUBIENA, MD Acupuncture is an ancient form of medical treatment.

Although acupuncture is the bestknown aspect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), it is only one of many important branches ( see ...

Google previewYour Best Pregnancy (2014)

The Ultimate Guide to Easing the Aches, Pains, and Uncomfortable Side Effects During Each Stage of Your Pregnancy by Jill Hoefs, MPT, Denise Jagroo, DPT, MTC, WCS

Acupuncture is a good choice for many pregnancy ailments because it offers drug-free relief for a number of disorders.

However, in the hands of a well- trained and qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture is an extremely safe form of treatment ...

Google previewOxford Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine (2015)

by Michael Hutson, Adam Ward

Acupuncture is a complex procedure that cannot be validly reduced to the mere insertion of needles. There is often a...

Acupuncture is an invasive procedure consisting in the insertion of needles into the tissues. Inevitably, this entails an ...

Google previewNeuronal Networks in Brain Function, CNS Disorders, and Therapeutics (2013)

by Carl Faingold, Hal Blumenfeld

Acupuncture is a form of stimulation therapy that in- volves insertion of fine needles into specific regions of the body,

Google previewTherapy in Sleep Medicine (2011)

by Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, Karl Doghramji

Acupuncture refers to the process of inserting and removing small filiform needles into various places in the body.114 These anatomic locations are referred to as meridians and are pathways for vital energy, or qi. Historically, acupuncture has ...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

acupuncture is the most widely studied alternative therapy, and a wide variety of theories attempt to explain its effects. After use for many centuries, the traditional concept used by the Chinese and others to explain acupuncture is that it is a ...

Google previewABC of Cancer Care (2013)

by Carlo Palmieri, Esther Bird, Richard Simcock

Acupuncture is a discipline of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which fine needles are placed at specific points in the body believed to be connected by channels known as meridians, with the aim of correcting imbalances in the flow of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Body Adornment (2007)

by Margo DeMello

Acupuncture is an ancient Eastern medical technique that uses the insertion of needles into the body to cure illness...

Google previewHome Care Nursing Practice (2006)

Concepts and Application by Robyn Rice

Acupuncture is the practice of diagnosis of imbalances in the flow of qi through 59 energy channels or meridians. The TCM practitioner uses...

Google previewBraddom's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2015)

by David X. Cifu

Acupuncture is a form of energy medicine and is one of the more common and more researched of the CAM modalities. It shares with the others a similar treatment setting and a conceptual framework similar to tai chi or qigong life energy ...

Google previewSpine Secrets Plus (2011)

by Vincent J. Devlin

Acupuncture is the use of fine needles inserted through the skin at various points on the body to treat different illnesses. It is based on the idea that the underlying force in the body is energy (chi) and that changes in health represent changes in ...

Google previewPathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book (2014)

by Barbara E. Gould, Ruthanna Dyer

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapeutic discipline over 3000 years old that involves inserting very fine needles into the various meridian acupoints that have potential to balance the body energy. There are classically 365 acupoints, ...

Google previewThe Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2002)

by Michael Shermer

Acupuncture works!" Thus spake the consensus panel of the National Institute of Health and the Office of Alternative Medicine in November, 1997, dutifully recorded by the nation's press. But wait— the Chinese have known this for 3,000 years!

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disability (2005)

by Gary L Albrecht

From the four examinations, the acupuncturist determines which energy channels and corresponding organ systems have unbalanced, blocked, or deficient qi and then inserts acupuncture needles into appropriate points along the appropriate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition (2006)

by Ada P. Kahn

acupuncture A technique used to relieve stress for many people. It has been used for thousands of years as a component of Chinese medicine, and is based on the theory that the body's “vital energy” (chi) circulates through ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Acupuncture is one part of a complete Chinese medical system based on the production and flow of Qi (pronounced ''chi''), which may be loosely described as vital energy. Qi circulates through channels called meridians as well as organs in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

Over 365 documented acupuncture points exist on the human body. Some of these points correspond to organs and organ systems, much in the way that Chapman's points are described in osteopathic medicine—as a manifestation of the ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing (2005)

by Gary Null

Acupuncture has been used successfully for thousands of years to heal the body of specific diseases, relieve pain, and enhance well-being. During treatment, hair -like needles are placed into the skin on specific points along a series of lines ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Complementary Health Practice C (1999)

by Carolyn Chambers Clark, EdD, ARNP,FAAN

ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE The term acupuncture refers to a family of procedures within Chinese medicine that are used to prevent and treat disease. Acupuncture itself involves the insertion of thin, solid, usually stainless ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

Acupuncture, which simply meansto puncture withaneedle, isan eastAsianmedical system practiced for thousandsof years, resultingin...

Acupuncture is widely accepted, practiced,and officially recognized by governments andis oneof the most ...

Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China. In the West the first record of the practice dates to 1810, where it was used at the Paris Medical School to treat abdominal pain. and math. Many acupuncturists are self- employed, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery (2009)

by Carol Ann Rinzler

acupuncture face-lift 5 to smooth the skin around the keloid. A second alternative is to apply a topical retinoid. A third alternative is simply to leave the scar as it is. Risk Factors and Preventive Measures There is no sure way to prevent acne as ...

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I tried acupuncture, the patch, and hypnosis, but found that I needed to do it alone - when the time was right for me. (Christy Turlington)
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Scrabble value of A1C3U1P3U1N1C3T1U1R1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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