Acupuncture (noun)

  1. A traditional Chinese medical practice that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to balance the flow of energy.
  2. The practice of using fine needles to stimulate points on the body to relieve pain or treat various medical conditions.


From latin acus ("a needle") + punctura ("a pricking"), from pungere ("to prick").


  1. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat various medical conditions.
  2. Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine that is becoming increasingly popular.
  3. The acupuncture treatment helped to relieve the pain in my back.
  4. Acupuncture is based on the belief that energy flows through the body along pathways called meridians.
  5. Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of treatment for many medical conditions.
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