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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


constitutional acupuncture  listen  (KON-stih-TOO-shuh-nul AK-yoo-PUNK-cher)

  A type of acupuncture based on a form of Oriental medicine in which treatment is based on a person’s constitution. According to this type of medicine, the constitution is the specific way a person’s organs affect health and how he or she looks, thinks, behaves, and responds to treatment. Also called Korean acupuncture.