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acupressure

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noun acu·pres·sure \ˈa-kyə-ˌpre-shər, ˈa-kə-\

Simple Definition of acupressure

  • : a method of relieving pain or curing illness by pressing on particular points on a person's body with the fingertips or thumbs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acupressure

  1. :  the application of pressure (as with the thumbs or fingertips) to the same discrete points on the body stimulated in acupuncture that is used for its therapeutic effects (as the relief of tension or pain) — compare shiatsu

1958

First Known Use of acupressure

1958

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acupressure

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noun acu·pres·sure \ˈak-(y)ə-ˌpresh-ər\

Medical Definition of acupressure

  1. :  the application of pressure (as with the thumbs or fingertips) to the same discrete points on the body stimulated in acupuncture that is used for its therapeutic effects (as the relief of tension or pain)—see shiatsu

acupressurist

\-ˌpresh-ə-rəst\play noun



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