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acupuncture

noun [U] uk   /ˈæk.jʊ.pʌŋk.tʃər/ us    /-tʃɚ/
a treatment for pain or illness in which thin needles are positioned just under the surface of the skin at special points around the body: Acupuncture originated in China.
Translations of “acupuncture”
in Spanish acupuntura…
in French acupuncture…
in German die Akupunktur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 針刺療法, 針炙…
in Russian иглоукалывание…
in Turkish akupunktur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 针刺疗法…
in Polish akupunktura…
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