acupuncture point


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acupuncture point

one of many discrete points on the skin along the several meridians, or chains of points of the body. Stimulation of any of the various points may induce an increase or a decrease in function or sensation in an area or a system of the body.

acupuncture point

Any anatomical location used in acupuncture to relieve symptoms or treat disease.
See also: point
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Reinhold's system, beginning in 1952, was the first medical approach to acupuncture of substance, an electrodermal method to measure "energy" at the topical acupuncture points as anatomical references and to evaluate ailments from a state of hypertonia or hypotonia measured electronically.
Recent research has shown that each acupuncture point is a fascial structure'.
In order to demonstrate and teach the technique of orchiectomy in standing position in equine cart horses from Alagoas State in practical classes for the discipline of Veterinary Surgical Technique and enable the surgery at a low coast for the poor community, this paper proposed the evaluation of the use of the postoperative technique of autohemotherapy at acupuncture points as a substitute medical therapy for the use of analgesics and antibiotics, leading to exemption of the surgical cost and promoting welfare in places were such medical drugs are not available.
The study gave him the idea that boosting adenosine at acupuncture points, which are located where nerves contact muscle, could be a localized way to treat pain.
Milne explored numerous energy technologies in addition to electrical stimulation that he could apply directly to acupuncture points.
An analysis of acupuncture points using a neurophysiological perspective is lacking, the only Western clinical reasoning for utilisation of points is that of local and distant points.
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.
A randomized study found that stimulating acupuncture point PC6 helps ease nausea.
Once he finds what he's looking for, he holds the acupuncture point with one hand and, with the other hand, uses a guide tube to insert the needle.
Mrs Qudrat said: "Our readings are taken by touching a probe on an acupuncture point on the hand or foot, and so far this is the only machine of its kind in the Midlands.
Instead of using a known clinical acupuncture point in a clinical trial, we could choose a different point that does not actually correspond to a true acupuncture point.
Researchers wanted to do rigorous research, so they developed studies that compared a "real" acupuncture point to a "sham" acupuncture point.