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Accuracy and Precision in Acupuncture Point Location: A Critical Systematic Review.

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Name: Journal of acupuncture and meridian studies
ISSN: 2093-8152
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A measure of scientific precision, exactness, or correctness of quantitative or qualitative values, relative to the actual or true measurements.

A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

The burning of a small, thimble sized, smoldering plug of dried leaves on the SKIN at an ACUPUNCTURE point. Usually the plugs contain leaves of MUGWORT or moxa.

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Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.

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