Recent Examples of acupuncture from the Web
Dudek has tried a bevvy of treatments—ranging from yoga and acupuncture to neurosurgical procedures—with no relief.
Unlike acupuncture, where the needles may be almost imperceptible, and are applied along Chinese-style meridian lines, dry needling targets knotted tissue and other pain sources head-on.
Fourteen candles stuck out of its back, with another stabbed into the center of its head like some kind of sugary acupuncture experiment.
These alternatives include physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy and exercise.
Acupuncture can potentially offset these hormonal changes as well.
According to its website, the clinic offers pain management via acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage therapy, and prayer.
The 30-minute sessions, rarely used on tortoises, combine acupuncture with electric currents to stimulate damaged nerves, speed healing and help with pain relief.
More than 2,000 years old, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) covers five main areas: acupuncture, massage, plants and herbs, dietary therapy and qigong exercises.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of acupuncture
First Known Use: 1684See Words from the same year
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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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