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Definition of acupoint in English:
Any of the supposed energy points on the body where acupuncture needles are inserted or manual pressure is applied during acupressure.
- 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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