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Acupuncture

Definition

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.”

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) - Cited on 2016, April 16


“A system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along suppose lines of energy”


(The Concise Oxford Dictionary)

“An originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure disease or relieve pain (as in surgery)”

(Merriam Webster Online Dictionary)

“Technique of inserting and manipulating fine filirform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes associated with ot without moxisbution”

Variables definition, Malaysia National Health Morbidity Survey 2015

“Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine – Cited on 2016 April 16