Recent Examples of acupuncture from the Web
Some acupuncturists say that the technique is just acupuncture by a different name.
Luck was involved, sure, but a diet, training and recovery regimen that included acupuncture, cupping, cold tubs and liver shakes helped, too.
The alternative treatments can include physical therapy, acupuncture, biofeedback — instead of painkillers.
Monday and Thursday are his acupuncture days, a 400-needle session that’s as extreme as his famous workout sessions.
Alternative medicine is a $30 billion a year market in the U.S., and the World Health Organization cites acupuncture as one of the fastest growing healthcare segments in the world.
Get Over Your Fear of Needles Baity says that acupuncture, when received regularly, can help to fortify lungs.
The bears also received acupuncture and laser therapy treatment.
The bears also received acupuncture, chiropractic care and laser therapy.
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Did You Know?
In Latin, acus means "needle", and the English word acupuncture was coined way back in the 17th century to describe a technique the Chinese had already been using for 2,000 years. An acupuncturist may insert many extremely fine needles at a time; the treatment is usually uncomfortable but not truly painful. In China today, even major surgery is often carried out using only acupuncture to kill the pain; it's also used for many other conditions, including insomnia, depression, smoking, and overweight. Acupuncture is based on ancient theories of bodily energy that few Western doctors have ever accepted; but even though attempts to explain its effects by Western science have been unsuccessful, it's now widely recognized by doctors as effective for pain reduction.
ACUPUNCTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acupuncture for English Language Learners
: a method of relieving pain or curing illness by placing needles into a person's skin at particular points on the body
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