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A form of therapeutic massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture. Also called acupressure.
[Short for Japanese shiatsuryōhō : shi, finger + atsu-, pressure + ryōhō, treatment.]
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(Complementary Medicine) massage in which pressure is applied to the same points of the body as in acupuncture. Also called: acupressure
[Japanese, from Chinese chĭ finger + yā pressure]
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or shi•at•zu(ʃiˈɑt su)
n. (sometimes cap.)
a Japanese massage technique that includes the use of acupressure.
[1965–70; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, = Chinese chǐ finger + yā pressure]
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|Noun||1.||shiatsu - 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
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shiatsu[ʃiːˈætsuː] n → shiatsu m
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n → Shiatsu nt
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n. técnica oriental de acupuntura, masaje del cuerpo con presión de los dedos y la palma de las manos para liberar la energía.
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