a person, as a physician, chiropractor, or layperson, who practices acupuncture.

1950–55; acupuncture + -ist Unabridged
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acupuncture (ˈækjʊˌpʌŋktʃə)
Also called: stylostixis the insertion of the tips of needles into the skin at specific points for the purpose of treating various disorders by stimulating nerve impulses. Originally Chinese, this method of treatment is practised in many parts of the world
[C17: from Latin acus needle + puncture]

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Three days earlier, he had visited an acupuncturist for treatment, and his pain had grown much worse since.
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