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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for shiatsu

Word Origin for acupressure

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

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

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