What is an acupoint (acupuncture point)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
An acupoint is a specific spot on the body where an acupuncture needle may be inserted to control pain and other symptoms. It is also called an acupuncture point.

This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute.

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