Definition of Acupuncture

1. Noun. Treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin.

Exact synonyms: Stylostixis
Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment
Geographical relationships: Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China



Definition of Acupuncture

1. n. Pricking with a needle; a needle prick.

2. v. t. To treat with acupuncture.

Definition of Acupuncture

1. Noun. The insertion of needles into living tissue, especially for remedial purposes. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To treat with acupuncture. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acupuncture

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Medical Definition of Acupuncture

1. Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. Specifically, the insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. Origin: L. Acus needle + punctura a pricking, fr. Pungere to prick: cf. F. Acuponcture. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acupuncture

acuminating
acumination
acuminations
acuminite
acuminites
acuminose
acuminous
acuology
acupoint
acupoints
acupressure
acupressures
acupunctuate
acupuncturation
acupuncturations
acupuncture (current term)
acupuncture anaesthesia
acupuncture analgesia
acupuncture points
acupuncture therapy
acupunctured
acupunctures
acupuncturing
acupuncturist
acupuncturists
acus
acusection
acusector
acushla
acushlas

Literary usage of Acupuncture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"Removal of a Pistol Ball ; Use of acupuncture Needle. — Dr. GURDON BUCK stated to the New York Pathological Society (January 125, 1866) that he had ..."

2. A Handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1897)
"acupuncture is performed by means of stout needles, which are generally round, ... I have treated a largo number of such cases by acupuncture, and find that ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"acupuncture may be employed with advantage for the relief of pain for the removal of muscular disability; and, with the removal of the latter condition, ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1865)
"[acupuncture is not unfrequently attended with a radical cure of the disease. ... My position is simply, that, as acupuncture properly performed gives the ..."

5. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"acupuncture.—acupuncture is one of the nine branches of practice recognised in medical science among the Chinese, and is of most ancient origin, ..."

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