acupressure

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

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 (such as the relief of tension or pain) — compare shiatsu

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In Singapore, AiTreat—a startup at Nanyang Technological University—has created robots that can give Chinese medical massages, which focus on acupressure points. Natasha Khan, WSJ, "Your Next Robot Encounter: Dinner, Drinks and a Massage," 9 June 2018 In addition to bed rest and a bland diet, treatment options include homeopathic remedies like ginger or acupressure, but the most severe cases require hospitalization, IV fluids and feeding tubes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Kate Middleton Suffered Through It During Pregnancy," 23 Apr. 2018 In addition to bed rest and a bland diet, treatment options include homeopathic remedies like ginger or acupressure, but the most severe cases require hospitalization, IV fluids and feeding tubes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Kate Middleton Suffered Through It During Pregnancy," 23 Apr. 2018 In addition to bed rest and a bland diet, treatment options include homeopathic remedies like ginger or acupressure, but the most severe cases require hospitalization, IV fluids and feeding tubes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Kate Middleton Suffered Through It During Pregnancy," 23 Apr. 2018 According to acupressure experts, firmly pressing this spot with your fingers for two to three minutes and focusing on breathing can, over time, deplete energy blockages that have stored up from things like stress and emotional trauma. Kayla Keegan, Redbook, "Introducing: The "Orgasm Button" That Will, Well, Make You Orgasm," 2 Mar. 2016 This foam mat has plastic nails offering a chance for an at-home acupressure session. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Tools to Help You Recover From Any Workout," 30 Mar. 2018 Where His Bladder Is The bladder contains a very sensual acupressure point aptly named the Gate of Origin. Redbook, "33 Sexy Places to Touch Your Guy," 30 Oct. 2017 In a music-free, conversation-free room at L’Auberge de Sedona, The Quiet Mind signature treatment uses flower essences, breathing exercises, and acupressure to help guests feel fully present during a massage. Victoria Veilleux, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Out-There Spa Treatments of 2018, and Where to Get Them," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of acupressure

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acupressure

acu- (in acupuncture) + pressure entry 1

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acupressure

noun

English Language Learners 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

acupressure

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

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

Other Words from acupressure

acupressurist \ -​ˌpresh-​ə-​rəst \ noun

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