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acupuncture US English

A system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West

acupuncture point US English

Any of various specific points on the skin into which fine needles are inserted during acupuncture, and which are also utilized during various related alternative therapies.

electro-acupuncture US English

Acupuncture in which the needles used carry a mild electric current

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