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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Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes.
After she applied the PRA to various acupuncture points and tender spots on her neck, knees, and feet for two to three minutes each, her pain was minimal.
Electrostimulation wristbands, which supply continuous electrical stimulation to the antiemetic acupuncture point, have been shown to have no benefit in controlling nausea and vomiting.
Furthermore, acupuncture points were not standardised in many of the studies and duration of intervention varied between studies.
But she uses traditional acupuncture points - usually on the foot - to identify the complaints.
Each system has developed many of its own types of treatment plans with acupuncture points that are not part of a traditional system.
What we know is that magnets have a direct and swift action on acupuncture points and their pathways (meridians) when you use them at very low frequencies, as they are with the PRA device.
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.
Small rubber cones on an adhesive plaster stimulate the H7 acupuncture point located on the wrist.
Different methods used include: needles - applied to acupuncture points moxa - burning of herbs to warm an acupuncture point electro - using a mild electric current through the acupuncture point cupping - glass or bamboo cups placed on the back to draw out toxins.
Though there are many techniques, the common factors are clearing the mind, breathing slow, deep abdominal and comfortable breaths, and focusing on acupuncture point Guanyan, located four finger widths below the umbilicus (belly button).
A channel description and clinical relevance of the channel is provided prior to a description of each acupuncture point along the described channel.