acupressure


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ac·u·pres·sure

 (ăk′yə-prĕsh′ər)
n.

acupressure

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

ac•u•pres•sure

(ˈæk yʊˌprɛʃ ər)

n.
1. a type of massage therapy using finger pressure on the bodily sites used in acupuncture.
2. a procedure for stopping blood flow from an injured blood vessel by inserting needles into adjacent tissue.
[1855–60]

acupressure

(also known as shiatsu). A therapy in which pressure is applied to specific points on the body along acupuncture meridians, using techniques that include a gentle form of rolfing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acupressure - treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the bodyacupressure - treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Translations
akupresura

acupressure

[ækjəˌpreʃəʳ] Nacupresión f, digitopuntura f

acupressure

[ˈækjuprɛʃər] nacupressing m acupressure pointacupressure point npoint m de l'acupressing

acupressure

nAkupressur f

acupressure

n acupresión f, tipo de masaje empleando presión de los dedos sobre ciertas áreas con el fin de curar
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