NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- verum acupuncture
- listen (VEER-um AK-yoo-PUNK-cher)
- Refers to traditional acupuncture, which is the technique of inserting thin needles through the skin to certain depths and at certain points on the body to control pain and other symptoms. The term verum acupuncture may be used when comparing traditional acupuncture to sham (placebo) acupuncture. In sham acupuncture, needles do not go as deep and are not used at the same points on the body.