noun. the approach of pushing tiny needles directly into the body at particular spots to minimize aches, to prompt anesthesia for medical treatments, or as a type of treatment. It is grounded in the notion of old-school Chinese treatments that passages run life force energy referred to as chi from areas on the skin's surface and the human body's organ systems.

ACUPUNCTURE: "Terri visits her internist regularly and receive acupuncture to help alleviate the symptoms of her PMDD."
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