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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Acupoint and Trigger Point Therapy for Babies and Children: A Parent's Healing Touch shows parents how to release restricted muscles and allow bodily energy to flow freely to aid in the body's healing abilities with colds, infections, diarrhea and other common conditions.
Sea of Tranquility": Acupoint #17 on the Conception Vessel meridian, located on the center of the sternum about three thumbs' width from the base of the bone
Sue Fendrick of Newton, Massachusetts, was 35 weeks pregnant with twins when she tried acupuncture needles and moxibustion (a process in which a grain-sized cone of dry, yellow, spongy substance made from mugwort [moxa] is placed on the acupoints and lit with an incense stick.
What Cho thought happened was that stimulating the acupoints provoked an opposite effect: increasing blood flow in the yin brains, decreasing it in yangs.
The following acupoints were chosen: Zhongwan (CV12), Guanyuan (CV4), Daju (ST27, bilaterally), and Fujie (SP14, bilaterally) on the abdomen; Zhigou (TE6) and Houxi (SI3) on the forearms and hands; and Fenglong (ST40), Rangu (KI2), Taibai (SP3), and Zulinqi (GB41) on the lower legs and feet.
Two primary acupoints were used for all constitutional groups ('bai hui' and 'zu san li') and one additional acupoint was used for each of the four different constitutional types: 'qi hai' for the qi deficiency group; 'shen yu' for the yang deficiency group; 'feng long' for the phlegm dampness group; and 'xue hai' for the blood stasis group.
2007) The effect of 2 Hz and 100 Hz electrical stimulation of acupoint on ankle sprain in rats.
A randomized controlled trial of rotatory reduction manipulation and acupoint massage in the treatment of younger cervical vertigo], Zhongguo gu shang = China J Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Clinical research of acupoint application for "treatment of winter disease in summer" used to prevent and treat bronchial asthma in children.
The Encyclopedia of Healing Points: The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment" is a guide to the healing points and what they can offer to help the healing process and help pain relief.
Surrounding the Dragon" is an acupoint selection technique that is specifically for enhancing the flow of chi and blood to and through a particular location on the body.