Definition of acupoint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈakjʊpɔɪnt/


Any of the supposed energy points on the body where acupuncture needles are inserted or manual pressure is applied during acupressure.
Example sentences
  • It may be postulated that central, peripheral and segmental effects are involved when acupoints are stimulated by acupuncture in somatic segments related to the innervation of the ovaries and the uterus.
  • The blood velocity at some acupoints on the human body surface was measured by laser-Doppler technique and herbs such as Panax ginseng were used to disturb the pressure pulse.
  • Instead of inserting needles into the sensitive acupoints, Jin Shen uses prolonged fingertip massage (usually for a period of several minutes) to produce the same calming and energy-redirecting effect.

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