aesthenic states (es·theˑ·nik stātsˑ),
n.pl in medical acupuncture, a loose categorization for premorbid medical conditions. These dysfunctions typically are seen by conventional medicine practitioners but have not been associated with a definitive laboratory finding or diagnosis. Specifically, medical conditions fitting into this category will be indicated by a vague definition of fatigue, a mild form of depression, a myofascial indication related to stress or a disturbance in function. Circulating the appropriate amount of energy through the body is thought to treat successfully these types of conditions.