What does acupuncture mean?
The definition of acupuncture
Ac`u*punc”ture, n.
Etym: [L. acus needle + punctura a pricking, fr. pungere to prick: cf. F. acuponcture.]

Pricking with a needle; a needle prick. Specifically (Med.):
The insertion of needles into the living tissues for remedial purposes.

Ac`u*punc”ture, v. t.
To treat with acupuncture.