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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.Alternative and traditional therapies
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