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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



de qi sensation  listen  (duh chee sen-SAY-shun)

  Tingling, numbness, heaviness, and other feelings that occur after an acupuncture needle has been properly placed in the body. The needle may be twirled, moved up and down at different speeds and depths, heated, or charged with a small electric current until the de qi sensation occurs.