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acupressure

[ak-yoo-presh-er] /ˈæk yʊˌprɛʃ ər/
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
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; acu(puncture) + pressure
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acupressure

/ˈækjʊˌprɛʃə/
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 ac·u·pres·sure (ak'yə-prěsh'ər)
n.
See shiatsu.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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