acupressure

[ak-yoo-presh-er]
noun
1.
a type of massage in which finger pressure on the specific bodily sites described in acupuncture therapy is used to promote healing, alleviate fatigue, etc.
2.
Medicine/Medical. a procedure for stopping blood flow from an injured blood vessel.

Origin:
1855–60; acu(puncture) + pressure

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acupressure (ˈækjʊˌprɛʃə)
 
n
another name for shiatsu
 
[C19: from acu(puncture) + pressure]

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acupressure ac·u·pres·sure (ak'yə-prěsh'ər)
n.
See shiatsu.

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Example sentences
Acupressure is a method to use if you do not have the needles for acupuncture.
The park is popular with joggers and walkers using the west lake's acupressure therapy track.
Moderate seas on the second day brought out the usual accessories of behind the ear patches and gray acupressure wrist bands.
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