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Needles bein insertit intae a person's airm
OPS-301 code:8-975.2
Traditional Chinese針灸[1]
Simplified Chinese针灸
Leeteral meanin"needlin [an] moxibustion"

Acupunctur[lower-alpha 1] is a form o alternative medicine[3] an a key component o tradeetional Cheenese medicine (TCM) in that thin needles are insertit intae the bouk.[4] Acupunctur is a pseudoscience[5][6] acause the theories an practices o TCM are nae based on scienteefic knawledge, an it haes been chairacterised as quackery.[7]

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  1. Frae Laitin, acus (needle) an punctura (tae punctur)[2]

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  1. The wird "needle" can be written wi aither o the twa characters or in tradeetional contexts.
  2. Pyne D, Shenker NG (August 2008). "Demystifying acupuncture". Rheumatology. 47 (8): 1132–6. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ken161. PMID 18460551.
  3. Berman BM, Langevin HM, Witt CM, Dubner R (July 2010). "Acupuncture for chronic low back pain". The New England Journal of Medicine. 363 (5): 454–61. doi:10.1056/NEJMct0806114. PMID 20818865.
  4. Adams D, Cheng F, Jou H, Aung S, Yasui Y, Vohra S (December 2011). "The safety of pediatric acupuncture: a systematic review". Pediatrics. 128 (6): e1575–87. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-1091. PMID 22106073.
  5. Baran GR, Kiana MF, Samuel SP (2014). Chapter 2: Science, Pseudoscience, and Not Science: How Do They Differ?. Healthcare and Biomedical Technology in the 21st Century. Springer. pp. 19–57. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8541-4_2. ISBN 978-1-4614-8540-7. various pseudosciences maintain their popularity in our society: acupuncture, astrology, homeopathy, etc.
  6. Good R (2012). Khine MS (ed.). Chapter 5: Why the Study of Pseudoscience Should Be Included in Nature of Science Studies. Advances in Nature of Science Research: Concepts and Methodologies. Springer. p. 103. ISBN 978-94-007-2457-0. Believing in something like chiropractic or acupuncture really can help relieve pain to a small degree [...] but many related claims of medical cures by these pseudosciences are bogus.
  7. Barrett, S (30 December 2007). "Be Wary of Acupuncture, Qigong, and "Chinese Medicine"". Quackwatch. Retrieved 4 May 2015.