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Acupuncture Definitions

Acupuncture is a health care service based on an Oriental system of medical theory. Acupuncture uses Oriental diagnosis and treatment to promote health and treat organic or functional disorders through specific acupuncture points or meridians. Acupuncture includes the following techniques:

  • Use of acupuncture needles to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians
  • Use of electrical, mechanical, or magnetic devices to stimulate acupuncture points and meridians
  • Moxibustion
  • Acupressure
  • Cupping
  • Dermal friction technique
  • Infra-red
  • Sonopuncture
  • Laserpuncture
  • Point injection therapy (aquapuncture)
  • Dietary advice based on Oriental medical theory provided in conjunction with all techniques listed above
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