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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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While acupuncture can reduce pain and may help reduce the growing opioid addiction rate, today's nationally board-certified acupuncturists can address many health concerns including digestive issues, weight loss, headaches as well as improving immune system function and overall health," says Kory Ward-Cook, PhD, MT(ASCP), CAE, CEO of the NCCAOM[sup.
In contrast to the herbal medicine/naturopathy professions, other complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner professions, including chiropractors, acupuncturists, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, have made the decision to be, and are now registered with, the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
Acupuncturists are currently unregulated, though there are ongoing efforts to bring in measures so that acupuncturists have to be registered.
When I went to the acupuncturist, he asked me about my lifestyle and diet, that didn't happen when I visited my GP and I think that could be another reason that people don't go to an acupuncturist because there is a fear of what they will have to look at in themselves.
I am calling for physiotherapists to refer to fully qualified acupuncturists before advising patients incorrectly and causing them unnecessary worry.
These first four essays in the book explore the medical identities of a wide variety of healers and promoters of health, including acupuncturists, physicians, diviners, and medicine sellers.
o Acupuncturists use an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine to help relieve their clients' symptoms.
Most acupuncturists are self-employed so incomes vary considerably from pounds 18,000 up to pounds 35,000 a year.
Eugene acupuncturist Julie (Qiuling) Fu counts two cardiologists among her estimated 2,000 patients, and says she receives referrals from many more.
The acupuncturist may also press different acupuncture points, for example on your stomach or back, to check for tenderness or pain.
Cardiff acupuncturist Penny Williams has launched acupuncture to aid fertility sessions at the Gaia Therapy Centre, Severn Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff.
The clinic specializes in the ``five-minute face-lift,'' that being the amount of time it takes acupuncturist Niloufar Gorman to insert her needles in key points that tone many of the 50-plus muscles in the face.
The acupuncturist would place needles along the appropriate meridians in the shoulder area.
The BAA had asked to be excluded from a requirement in the West Midlands County Council Bill that all acupuncturist practitioners should register.