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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



trigger point acupuncture  listen  (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.