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Meaning of ACUPRESSURE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Chinese and Japanese) treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
 

ACUPRESSURE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: G-Jo, shiatsu
 
 See Also: treatment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`u*pres"sure\, n. [L. acus needle + premere,
pressum, to press.] (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. --Simpson.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The application of pressure or localized massage to specific sites on the body to control symptoms such as pain or nausea. Also used to stop bleeding.
 

 

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