any of the specific points on the body where a needle is inserted in acupuncture or pressure is applied in acupressure
short for acupuncture point, a specific point on the surface of the body located on a meridian (line of energy flow) into which an acupuncture needle may be inserted for treatment
see acupuncture point
- Acupuncture point
noun any of various places on the human body on a line of energy (called a meridian) into which an acupuncture needle can be inserted to exact a benefit; also called acupoint word origin 1932-34
a person, as a physician, chiropractor, or layperson, who practices . n. 1843, from acupuncture + -ist.
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a needle for cutting tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current.