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Synonyms for acupuncture

treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

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The subjects in the ST stimulation group received electrical stimulation at the acupuncture points with stimulation intensity at the level of ST.
She said the tongue's color and size are keys to reaching a diagnosis and determining which acupuncture points to use.
Injecting an enzyme called PAP into an acupuncture point behind the knees of mice relieved pain caused by inflammation for up to six days, Julie Hurt and Mark Zylka of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report online April 23 in Molecular Pain.
Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes.
After she applied the PRA to various acupuncture points and tender spots on her neck, knees, and feet for two to three minutes each, her pain was minimal.
The traditional acupuncture points were located on the ear, foot, hand, and calf.
Sienna Hair and Beauty, on Beaumont Road, North Ormesby, has imported Garra Rufa fish, which feed on dead skin cells, softening the skin and acting on acupuncture points in the feet.
It uses faint beams of coloured light on acupuncture points to energise and heal the body.
Acupuncture may date back to Otzi, the 5,000-year-old iceman found in Austria, whose body was decorated with tattoos consisting of lines and dots that seem to correspond with acupuncture points.
In addition, patients in the acupuncture group were given ten sessions of acupuncture focusing on the acupuncture points which boost general strength according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and are also known to influence the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and inflammation markers.
Five minutes of treatment with needles placed at two specific acupuncture points on the top of the head allowed all 20 patients to conquer their fear.
of Montpellier, France) and another on measuring electrical skin resistance on acupuncture points by Filadelfio Puglisi (biomechanics, U.
Kathleen, who has been practising the ancient Chinese tradition for more than 10 years, said: "A typical treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into acupuncture points on the body, followed by gentle manipulation of the needles.
She is only one of a handful of nutritional therapists in the north west using a Vantage machine which measures electrical conductivity at acupuncture points on the hands and feet.
The meridians' internal pathways connect to 12 internal organs, and their external pathways extend to the skin, which is where the acupuncture points lie.