needling

Definition / meaning of needling

In acupuncture, the insertion of a thin needle into a specific place on the body to unlock qi (vital energy). The needle may be twirled, moved up and down at different speeds and depths, heated, or charged with a low electric current.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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