Acupuncture \Ac`u*punc"ture\, v. t. To treat with acupuncture. [1913 Webster]

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  • Acupuncture — Intervention Needles being inserted into a patient s skin. ICD 10 PCS 8E0H30Z …   Wikipedia

  • ACUPUNCTURE — Toutes les civilisations se sont efforcées de combattre la douleur. Le procédé le plus déconcertant est sans doute l’acupuncture, utilisée en Chine depuis plusieurs millénaires. Reposant sur des bases théoriques traditionnelles très complexes, sa …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acupuncture — Ac u*punc ture, n. [L. acus needle + punctura a pricking, fr. pungere to prick: cf. F. acuponcture.] Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. Specifically (Med.): The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acupuncture — (n.) 1680s, pricking with a needle to ease pain, from L. acus needle (see ACUITY (Cf. acuity)) + PUNCTURE (Cf. puncture). The verb is first recorded 1972 …   Etymology dictionary

  • acupuncture — ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along supposed lines of energy. DERIVATIVES acupuncturist noun. ORIGIN from Latin acu with a needle + PUNCTURE(Cf. ↑puncture) …   English terms dictionary

  • acupuncture — [ak′yo͞o puŋk΄chər, ak′yəpuŋk΄chər] n. [< L acus, needle (see ACEROSE1) + PUNCTURE] the ancient practice, esp. as carried on by the Chinese, of piercing parts of the body with needles in seeking to treat disease or relieve pain acupuncturist n …   English World dictionary

  • Acupuncture — L’acupuncture et la moxibustion de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise * …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Acupuncture — The practice of inserting needles into the body to reduce pain or induce anesthesia. More broadly, acupuncture is a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a… …   Medical dictionary

  • acupuncture — n. /ak yoo pungk cheuhr/; v. /ak yoo pungk cheuhr, ak yoo pungk /, n., v., acupunctured, acupuncturing. n. 1. a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites… …   Universalium

  • acupuncture — noun … OF ACUPUNCTURE ▪ course ▪ I was recommended a course of acupuncture. VERB + ACUPUNCTURE ▪ have ▪ I m having acupuncture for a bad back. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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