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  • noun Plural form of acupoint.


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  • Stimulation of certain areas to release the blocked Qi called acupoints can be done through the insertion of very thin needles or with heat, pressure or a laser, the study authors pointed out in background information in the article.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion 2011

  • The locations are called acupoints and contain nerve endings.

    wacotrib - Latest News Headlines 2010

  • Acupuncture treatment, a two-thousand-year-old component of traditional Chinese medicine, involves stimulating one or more predetermined points on the body, called acupoints, with needles for therapeutic effect.

    Newswise: Latest News 2010

  • It involves using fine needles to pierce specific parts of the body (called acupoints).

    unknown title 2008

  • This Qi flows throughout your body by way of "acupoints," and when it is blocked it causes sickness.

    Jacob Dickerman: Journalists Present Acupuncture Placebo As Cure 2009

  • Although the "acupoints" highlighted by the meridian map of the body don't correspond to any part of the anatomy, they seem to be the most effective places to apply needles or electrical currents.

    Ouch! That Feels Better 2007

  • He said the cobblestone walking paths are common in China, where traditional medicine teaches that the uneven surface of the stones stimulate "acupoints" on the soles of the feet.

    SMA cobblestones make you healthier 2005

  • This Qi flows throughout your body by way of "acupoints," and when it is blocked it causes sickness.

    The Full Feed from 2009

  • "acupoints," produced changes in the body's flow of current, and by doing so, influenced the health of an individual. 2008

  • The ear contains more than a hundred acupoints, which can stimulate life force energy and reinvigorate your body.

    The Secret Language of Your Body Inna Segal 2010


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