Meaning of acupuncture

ac•u•punc•ture

Pronunciation: (n.ak'yoo-pungk"churv.ak'yoo-pungk"chur, ak"yoo-pungk'-), [key]
— n., v., -tured, -tur•ing.
—n.
  1. a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
—v.t.
  1. to perform acupuncture on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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