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ac·u·punc·ture points(ak'yū-pungk'shŭr poynts)
Points on the body surface at which acupuncture is believed to correct disturbances of energy flow associated with disease.
the Chinese practice of inserting needles into specific points (acupoints) along the 'meridians' of the body and manipulated to relieve the discomfort associated with painful disorders, to induce surgical anesthesia, and for preventive and therapeutic purposes. It is proposed that acupuncture produces its effects by the conduction of electromagnetic signals at a greater-than-normal rate, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals, such as endorphins and immune system cells, at specific sites in the body. Studies have also shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones and affecting sensory perception and involuntary body functions. In recent years, the techniques have been adapted for use in veterinary medicine.
includes cups for vacuum creation, needles, hot needles, moxibustion, electronic heating devices, coolant spray, ultrasound, electroacupuncture machines, laser equipment.