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AcupressureMany patients find success by using holistic methods to cure illness and disease, but others use natural healing to make their body more receptive to traditional treatments.
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First Known Use of acupressure
ACUPRESSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acupressure for English Language Learners
: a method of relieving pain or curing illness by pressing on particular points on a person's body with the fingertips or thumbs
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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