Recent Examples of acupuncture from the Web
For example, being able to work with nerves in the bladder or the pancreas or vagus nerve could have a lot of interesting therapeutic benefits — almost like acupuncture.
The class covers how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may help in regulating pre- and post-menopausal hormone changes.
Stephanie has tried at least 10 medications to control her migraines, as well as numerous alternative therapies, from acupuncture to yoga to special diets—without effect.
Ichiro Suzuki sits alone with his legs crossed on a stool in the Seattle Mariners' clubhouse performing some sort of acupuncture on his right foot.
Over 7,000 objects — from acupuncture needles to X-ray machines — are on display.
But my lining was just not coming back, no matter how much acupuncture, no matter how much pineapple, how much yoga inversion.
The alternative medicine procedure is more or less what its name conjures up: Instead of a needle, an acupuncture practitioner injects bee venom into the body at certain points.
The sizable spa has the usual massages, treatments, and wraps—plus mindfulness classes from Dr. Andrew Weil, acupuncture sessions, and a massive gym that hosts pilates and other fitness classes.
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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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