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Glossary: trigger point acupuncture, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

trigger point acupuncture

(TRIH-ger poynt AK-yoo-PUNK-cher)

Use of acupuncture to treat pain by inserting needles into trigger points on the body. Trigger points are places on the body where injury has occurred, but the pain has been sent along nerves and is felt in another place in the body.