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Glossary: acupuncture needle, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

acupuncture needle

(AK-yoo-PUNK-cher NEE-dul)

A stainless steel needle that is slightly thicker than a human hair. Acupuncture needles are inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms.

2006-02-21

2006-05-17