Medical Dictionary

acupuncture point

noun

medical Definition of acupuncture point

: any of the specific locations on the body that in the practice of acupuncture and acupressure are stimulated (as by the insertion of a thin needle or by the application of pressure) to produce beneficial health effects (such as the relief of pain or promotion of healing)
  • Some 365 acupuncture points on the skin connect with the meridians.
  • —Naomi FreundlichReal SimpleJune 2004
  • This ancient Chinese therapy of inserting tiny needles into acupuncture points in the skin is traditionally thought to balance the body's energy flow …
  • —Melanie HowardSelfMay 2008
called also acupoint

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