Any of the specific points on the body that in the practice of acupuncture or acupressure are stimulated to produce beneficial health effects (such as the relief of pain or promotion of healing). The majority of acupuncture points are located along the path of a Meridian, but there are also Extra Points that do not belong to any Meridian. It has been recognized that acupuncture points have lower electrical resistance than other places on the skin which might explain why they work.