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An example use of acupuncture in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… and acupuncture i think that both are …”
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that uses thin needles to stimulate the body's energy flow.
the word acupuncture occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that acupuncture can be often used in the following areas:
1) leisure and entertainment;