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

called also acupoint

Learn More about acupuncture point

Share acupuncture point

Comments on acupuncture point

What made you want to look up acupuncture point? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a flaw that causes the downfall of a hero

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!