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Of or related to a medical procedure involving the piercing of the skin at very specific points on the body using thin, sharp needles; thought to adjust the pattern of the body's energy flow.

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electro acupuncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

A special acupuncture practice whereby a minimal electric current is administered to certain meridian points. Electro acupuncture can be performed with or without needles.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

In acupuncture, sensory relates to the sensation or perception of a stimulus and the passage made by incoming nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

One of over 2000 specific points on the body where a therapeutic modality such as acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, massage can be applied. Acupoints are also called acupuncture points and are ...


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Acupressure refers to the stimulation of a point manually with pressure. Direct pressure applied to an acupuncture point or “trigger-point”. Typically, pressure is applied to more than one point at a ...

intramuscular stimulation

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Intramuscular stimulation is a technique of applying needles to areas of tenderness.

laser acupuncture

Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Laser acupuncture directs and stimulates a laser beam directed at the acupuncture site.


Alternative therapy; Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture refers to the technique of introducing an electrical current to the inserted needles at various frequencies. Electro-acupuncture also known as Percutaneous Electrical Nerve ...

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