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ac·u·pres·sure

 (ăk′yə-prĕsh′ər)
n.

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acupressure

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

acupressure

[ækjəˌpreʃəʳ] Nacupresión f, digitopuntura f
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acupressure

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

nAkupressur f
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acupressure

n acupresión f, tipo de masaje empleando presión de los dedos sobre ciertas áreas con el fin de curar
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The studs press against accupressure points on the inside of the wrist.
Secondly, you get free accupressure walking barefoot!," he said, referring to the ancient Chinese therapy acupuncture.
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Lying on a mat on the floor Ken started the Thai Therapy by working the accupressure points in my feet, before working his way up my shins and knees.
Some intravenous medications can be administered, as well as massage therapy and accupressure. For relief of back labor pains, options include injections of sterile water papules or electrical nerve stimulation, the kind frequently used by physical therapists.
Holistic therapies can be split into two areas ( holistic medicine, such as Chinese herbal medicine and complementary therapies such as homeopathy, accupressure, aromatherapy, reflexoloy, reiki and acupuncture, to name but a few.
'And for those who don't like tablets we often recommend the bands which work by accupressure and, for pregnant women, too, because they can't take tablets, we often recommend something like ginger biscuits or tea
She is now working towards a qualification in seated accupressure massage, a traditional Japanese treatment that takes 15 to 20 minutes.
The following are appended: (1) Definition of Terms; (2) Certification of Expedited Review; (3) Letter to Study Participants; (4) Statement of Consent; (5) E-1, E-2, E-3 Study Questions; (6) F-1, F-2, F-3, F-4, F-5, F-6, F-7 Accupressure Points; (7) Exploring Your Energy Field; and (8) Breathing Exercises.
The 48-year-old, who runs Edwyna Mills' Therapy Clinic out of premises in Bedlington, specialises in aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and accupressure facial massage.
Many cruisers use Sea Bands[R], wrist bracelets that, through accupressure, apparently reduce the effect of ship motion.