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 Freundlich, Real Simple, June 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 Howard, Self, May 2008

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“Acupuncture point.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acupuncture%20point. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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