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auriculotherapy

Line breaks: aur¦iculo|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ɔːˌrɪkjələʊˈθɛrəpi
 
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Definition of auriculotherapy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of acupuncture applied to points on the ear in order to treat other parts of the body.
Example sentences
  • Clinic director Hugh MacPherson uses auriculotherapy alongside body acupuncture to treat his patients.
  • A variation of traditional acupuncture is called auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture.

Origin

1970s: from Latin auricula 'external part of the ear' + -o- + therapy.

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