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acupressure

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

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

Full 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) — compare shiatsu

First Known Use of ACUPRESSURE

1958

Rhymes with ACUPRESSURE

acupressure

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

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
acu·pres·sur·ist \-ˌpresh-ə-rəst\ noun

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