Recent Examples of acupuncture from the Web
The number of people choosing to treat chronic pain with acupuncture instead of opioids is growing.
Like many athletes, Spitty has acupuncture appointments.
Remember when alternative health care for your pet meant acupuncture or chiropractic?
Could this drummer, a Guggenheim fellow who helped define percussion's role in free jazz, really also be an expert in martial arts, acupuncture and cardiac health?
Jones underwent the acupuncture treatments for the study and experienced relief for the first time in years.
Aurora offers its first three acupuncture treatments for free.
Drury’s condition improved after several weeks of acupuncture and massage, but by then Andujar had taken hold of the position.
But in 2012, Americans spent $14.7 billion out-of-pocket on therapies like acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
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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
medical Definition of acupuncture
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