Acupressure definition

akyo͝oprezhər, akyəprezhər
A practice analogous to acupuncture but involving the application of manual pressure to parts of the body rather than the insertion of needles.
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(med.) A procedure of placing needles in the tissue adjacent to a seriously bleeding vessel to compress the vessel and stop the bleeding.
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An alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints.
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(dated) A mode of arresting hemorrhage resulting from wounds or surgical operations, by passing under the divided vessel a needle, the ends of which are left exposed externally on the cutaneous surface.
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Noun

Singular:
acupressure
Plural:
acupressures

Origin of acupressure