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
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Medical Definition of acupressure
: 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
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