Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, a method (first published by Sir J. Y. Simpson in 1859) of stopping hemorrhage in arteries during amputations, etc., consisting in pressing the artery closely by means of a pin or needle or bit of inelastic wire, introduced through the sides or flaps of the wound, instead of tying with a thread. There are various modes of inserting the pin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An alternative medicine technique, derived from acupuncture, in which physical pressure is applied to acupoints.
  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[acu(puncture) + pressure.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Blend of acupuncture and pressure?

Examples

  • In my home, this is what we call the acupressure point that relieves nausea.

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  • To start, treatment using acupressure is based on the ancient art of using pressure points to align "chakras" in the body, thought to release the body's natural healing powers.

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  • To start, treatment using acupressure is based on the ancient art of using pressure points to align "chakras" in the body, thought to release the body's natural healing powers.

    Dr. Michael J. Breus: Acupressure Can Improve Insomnia

  • To start, treatment using acupressure is based on the ancient art of using pressure points to align "chakras" in the body, thought to release the body's natural healing powers.

    Dr. Michael J. Breus: Acupressure Can Improve Insomnia

  • Unlike a classic nail bed made famous by performers, the modern-day mats, sometimes called "acupressure mats," are made with small disks of plastic spikes.

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  • Traditionally the Chinese have used many methods including a massage technique called acupressure, the use of heat in the form of moxibustion and the placement of small bamboo or glass cups by a vacuum or suction method.

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  • Unlike a classic nail bed made famous by performers, the modern-day mats, sometimes called 'acupressure mats,' are made with small discs of plastic spikes.

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  • The majority of gringos work in real estate, construction, food service, export and personal services such as acupressure and computer support.

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  • The majority of gringos work in real estate, construction, food service, export and personal services such as acupressure and computer support.

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  • In Oriental medicine, meridians, also known as acupressure vessels, are energy pathways, a system or networking of invisible bodily energy channels that run and recharge the body’s energy fields.

    Acupressure and Meridians

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