Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Acupuncture

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_57

Definition

A system of healing that is part of traditional Chinese medicine. It consists of the insertion of thin solid needles into specific points, usually into muscles, on the body that lie along channels or meridians, in order to treat different symptoms.

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