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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Acupuntor

Acupuncturist (AK-yoo-PUNK-cheh-rist)
A person trained in acupuncture (therapy that uses thin needles inserted through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms). Acupuncture is a type of complementary and alternative medicine.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.