acupressure

[ ak-yoo-presh-er ]
/ ˈæk yʊˌprɛʃ ər /

noun

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.
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
/ (ˈækjʊˌprɛʃə) /

noun

another name for shiatsu

Word Origin for acupressure

C19: from acu (puncture) + pressure
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Medicine definitions for acupressure

acupressure
[ akyə-prĕsh′ər ]

n.

shiatsu
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