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A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Dr Jun Huang (MD, Acupuncture and Tuina), Chaslu Wellbeing Centre says, "Acupuncture is one of many solutions in TCM for pain alleviation, and all focus on the life energy chi, its 12 meridians or channels, and its 365 treatment points. A rough translation of an old Chinese saying is -- channel blocked only pain, channel opened, no pain."
She said traditional Chinese medicine is based on a model similar to that used in the West, with the addition of acupuncture channels and treatment points used to describe the interconnection of various functional systems of the body.
Andrew Misell, of Alcohol Concern, said: "City centre alcohol treatment points are a great idea."
These structured case reports include technical aspects of cases from both the clinical and treatment points of view, as well as the potential benefits and toxicity of treatment, in addition, candidates describe both the lessons they have learnt and the candidates role in treating the case, to add a reflective element.
The treatment points and moxibustion procedures were selected in a consensus process by professors and researchers in acupuncture and moxibustion.

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