a type of massage in which finger on the specific bodily sites described in therapy is used to promote healing, alleviate fatigue, etc.
Medicine/Medical. a procedure for stopping blood flow from an injured blood vessel.
Contemporary Examples

Elastic bracelets—with brads to place just so in an acupressure spot on the inner wrist purported to reduce nausea—are popular.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum: What’s Ailing Kate Middleton Kent Sepkowitz December 3, 2012

Historical Examples

In this he was mistaken for, on the contrary, acupressure was beginning to be forgotten long before twenty-five years had elapsed.
Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870) Henry Laing Gordon

Though the inventor of acupressure, his name will forever be associated with the introduction of chloroform.
An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park

acupressure, checking hemorrhage in arteries during an operation by compressing their orifices with a needle.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

The nature of reparatory inflammation in arteries after ligatures, acupressure, and torsion.
History of the Division of Medical Sciences Sami Khalaf Hamarneh

another name for shiatsu

1859, from Latin acus “needle” (see acuity) + pressure (n.).

acupressure ac·u·pres·sure (ak’yə-prěsh’ər)
See shiatsu.


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