acupressure

noun acu·pres·sure \ ˈa-kyə-ˌpre-shər , ˈa-kə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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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Origin and Etymology of acupressure


ACUPRESSURE Defined for English Language Learners

acupressure

noun

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 Dictionary

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

acupressurist

play \-ˌpresh-ə-rəst\ noun


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