Baunscheidtism

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Etymology[edit]

Baunscheidt +‎ -ism, after its founder Carl Baunscheidt (1809–1873), a German mechanic and inventor.

Noun[edit]

Baunscheidtism (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A form of acupuncture with toxic oil, causing inflammation that is alleged to draw the body's "attention" away from the patient's illness, thus effecting a cure.