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acupressure

[ak-yoo-presh-er]
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noun
  1. a type of massage in which finger pressure on the specific bodily sites described in acupuncture therapy is used to promote healing, alleviate fatigue, etc.
  2. Medicine/Medical. a procedure for stopping blood flow from an injured blood vessel.

Origin of acupressure

First recorded in 1855–60; acu(puncture) + pressure
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British Dictionary definitions for acupressure

acupressure

noun
  1. another name for shiatsu

Word Origin

C19: from acu (puncture) + pressure
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Word Origin and History for acupressure

n.

1859, from Latin acus "needle" (see acuity) + pressure (n.).

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acupressure in Medicine

acupressure

(akyə-prĕsh′ər)
n.
  1. shiatsu