acupoint


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acupoint

/acu·point/ (ak´u-point) any of the specific sites for needle insertion in acupuncture; also used in other therapies, including acupressure and moxibustion. Most are areas of high electrical conductance on the body surface.

acupoint

An acupressure point which is said to be a relay station for the flow of energy—e.g., chi or qi—through meridians and collateral neural pathways.

acupoint

(ak′yŭ-point″) [ acu- + point]
A specific location on the body where an acupuncture needle is inserted or pressure is applied for therapeutic purposes, e.g., the control of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Acupoint

A pressure point stimulated in acupressure.
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