acupressure

noun

acu·​pres·​sure ˈa-kyə-ˌpre-shər How to pronounce acupressure (audio)
ˈa-kə-
: 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 (such as the relief of tension or pain) compare shiatsu

Examples of acupressure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This acupressure mat and pillow have gentle stimulators that activate points across the body to unlock tension. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 9 May 2024 Some treatments blend Swedish and Japanese techniques, while others use acupressure and stretching techniques. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 23 Apr. 2024 Spend your days alone savoring treatments like Ayurvedic massage and an acupressure facial with Edenesque scenery as your backdrop. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 10 Feb. 2024 The top-tier spa, which blends Turkish hospitality with traditional Asian healing methods and well-being practices, from Chinese-style acupressure to traditional Thai massage to stretch you back to life after a long-haul flight. Vogue, 26 Dec. 2023 Mat | $89 Give the gift of deeper recovery — for body and mind — this year with an acupressure mat from Shakti. Outside Run Editors, Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2022 Designed for at-home acupressure, this kit comes with 40 gold ear seeds, tweezers for application, and a how-to guide for beginners. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 1 Dec. 2023 Using hand sensors that measure acupressure points, the aura camera translates physiological metrics into vibrant halos. Monica Corcoran Harel, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 Early in the book, Darrieussecq provides a long list of the products and services that have failed to lull her to sleep: weighted blankets, acupuncture, acupressure, tea, yoga, psychoanalysis, machines, meditation, medication, hypnosis. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 12 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

acu- (in acupuncture) + pressure entry 1

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acupressure was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“Acupressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acupressure. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

acupressure

noun
acu·​pres·​sure ˈak-(y)ə-ˌpresh-ər How to pronounce acupressure (audio)
: 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 noun

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